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Festival events

That’s a wrap on 2017! Check out our schedule from last year to get an idea of what to expect in 2018! We’ll have another full weekend planned of mountain and road biking events.


Friday, August 10, 2018

Spirit Mountain

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  • Women's Clinic - 9:00 am - 5:00pm

    For 2017, the festival  included the Zenith MTB Skills Clinic for Women, a one-day women’s skills camp in a fun, supportive and encouraging environment. Riders learned the foundational skills needed to for all trail types. Beginner riders are encouraged to register! Cost includes coaching, a light breakfast, lunch, lift-ticket and access to a free Trek demo-bike for the day.

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  • Early Registration - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Stop by Spirit Mountain to pick up your race packet or to register for Saturday’s races. Day-of registration and packet pickup are available, but participants are encouraged to pick up packets on Friday. While you’re there, pre-ride the trails to give you an edge on Saturday.

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  • Pre-Riding - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Pre-ride the trails for Saturday’s mountain bike races and enjoy food and drink at Spirit Mountain’s Grand Avenue Chalet.

    Discounted lift tickets for race participants are only valid on Saturday. Lift tickets will be full price ($29) for Friday pre-riding.


Saturday, August 11, 2018

Spirit Mountain

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  • Expo Village and Demo Town - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Booths from Trek Bikes, Ski Hut, St. Luke’s Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, Kraus-Anderson,  Spirit Mountain, and more.

    Beverages from local craft breweries and food from Spirit Mountain.

    Product demos from Trek, Specialized, Continental Ski and Bike, Santa Cruz and SRAM. Take a bike out for a test ride in the Skills Park.

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  • Kids Downhill Race - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Location – Spirit Mountain
    Start – All day

    A free event to participate in throughout the day. A very mellow path will wind down the base of Spirit Mountain and is aimed at the youngest of young riders! This course is all about FUN and developing bike handling skills. Spend some time here with your little one getting them introduced to the thrill of gravity!

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  • Youth Downhill Race - 11:00 am

    Location – Spirit Mountain
     – 11:00 am

    The youth downhill race will be open to riders who have a bit of bike handling skills, regardless of their age. All riders will be racing down the beginner level flow trail, “Happy Camper”. To help keep things fair there will be two age categories: a 5-9 year old age class and a 10-15 year old age class. This race is geared towards the young up-and-coming downhill riders that are the riders and racers of the future.

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  • Silent Auction - 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Location – Inside Spirit Mountain’s Grand Avenue Chalet

    Items provided by our sponsors and local businesses, from bike gear to brewery swag. Browse at your leisure and be sure to check back in case you get outbid!

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  • Bike Games and Kids Bike Parade - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Location – Spirit Mountain Grand Avenue Chalet

    Kids Strider Bike Races – bring your own or use one of ours
    Bike Decorations
    Kids Bike Races – laps in a flat field, all abilities and bikes welcome
    Adult Strider Bike Relays – teams of four adults battle it out tournament style for all the marbles

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  • Downhill Race - 5:00 pm

    Location – Spirit Mountain
    Start – 5:00 pm

    Racers will have two timed runs down Spirit Mountain’s expert level trail “Calculated Risk”.    The best of the two runs will count in the standings.   Full Face helmet required. Watch the full race preview to see why.

    View men’s results
    View women’s results


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Spirit Mountain