Mountain Bike Festivals

5 Fun Mountain Bike Festivals

It's time to get pumped for mountain bike festivals. These five events promise a wide variety of trail rides, clinics, races, gear and beer. See which event is right for you.

2012 Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival

Aptos Village, California - April 14-15

Don't miss this early season extravaganza of high-flying, dirt-jumping, track-pumping fun. Amateurs and Pros are welcome to spectate and participate in a variety of events for cash, giveaways and pure love of the sport. Enjoy clinics, demos and beer from local brewers. Read More

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17th Annual Fruita Fat Tire Festival

Fruita, Colorado - April 26-29

It's not too late to jump on the bandwagon of this major Colorado tradition. Dabble in the New Belgium beer gardens, group rides, and the Clunker Crit—a funky race with costumes, old bikes and lots of laughs. Read More

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Mud Sweat and Beers Mountain Bike Race

Traverse City, Michigan - May 5

Riders of all ages and abilities will support improvements to the Midwest's only non-profit ski, mountain biking and disc golf area. With a variety of race routes, participants will launch and finish at Mt. Holiday Ski and Recreational Area overlooking beautiful Grand Traverse Bay. Read More

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Microbrew Mountain Biking Festival

Parsonfield, Maine – August 10-12

With guided group rides, sponsor giveaways, bonfires, barbecues and live music, this is Maine's best mountain bike party. Read More

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Keweenaw Chain Drive Festival

Houghton, Michigan – June 16, 2012

Take part in one of several point-to-point race distances with good food at the finish line. King of Mountain prize will be awarded for the first rider up Cemetery Hill. Read More

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