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06 | Jun | '18

Our Biggest Event of the Year! This Weekend!

June 9: 9am-5pm | June 10:10am-3pm Bikes, Events, and Prizes! --- What’s your demo plan? Because if you’re coming to the 9th Annual Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival at Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah THIS WEEKEND (June 9 & 10) you’ll need one—where else can you demo this many bikes in a day? We’ve got guided rides from Evergreen Instructors, more than 14 demo fleets, a Sweetlines Jump Show on Saturday, food trucks, a beer garden from Chainline Brewing Co., and raffles both days—join us now! And when you register now you’ll get a commemorative 2018 Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival sticker: Get your Tix! Raffles, you say? We do say! Stevens Pass Bike Park passes. Chris King headsets. Salsa Cycles components. Or walk away with a new bike like a Diamondback  Mason 2, Rely 2, or a Norco Storm. Can I ride bikes? You bet. Demo fleets are waiting for you to take a spin on the latest models from Yeti, Giant, Liv, Pivot, Transition, Evil, Santa Cruz, Orbea, and more--or see what vendors are in the mix for the weekend! Hungry? Slide Thru Food Truck (of 2017’s Enduro Burger fame) and Green Tree Food Truck will be on hand whipping up tasty ride fuel. And when you’re done, cap off the day with adult beverages at the Chainline beer garden. How do I join in? Easy! If you want to ride your bike, just join us! To demo or participate in activities just prebuy your ticket--$20 for members, $40 for non-members--and get your limited-edition sticker (one per clearing pass), and drive on over to Duthie! Want to breeze straight to demos? You can complete your waiver (and a waiver for your child) when you preregister! How can I demo for FREE? Volunteer! We’ve still got some open positions, so sign up for one!  First time at Duthie? Unsure where to park? We’ve got a map here for you, and Compass Outdoor Adventures will be supporting the festival with rides from designated lots. What else should I know? What is it? The 9th Annual Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival June 9-10th! Where is it? At King County's Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah, WA  When is it?  Saturday, June 9th 9-5pm & Sunday, June 10th from 10-3pm What does it cost? Entry to the park is totally FREE! If you’d like to demo bikes it’s $20 for Evergreen members, $40 for non-members (for the day). Register here! It’s almost time! Rain or shine, we’re ready to ride some bike and we want you to join us. Come on out, win some swag, and raise some money for your statewide trailsl!   *Remember--this is all ages, all abilities, and family friendly--so new and first-time riders are welcome!  
31 | May | '18

Minors at the Bike Festival: Yes, guardians can pre-sign waivers!

Clearing passes, demos, guided rides, and clinics—they all have one thing in common: they require a waiver! But what happens if you and your younger rider aren’t showing up together? Do they have to sit and wait for you? Fortunately, no!  
30 | May | '18

Join us June 9-10 for the 9th Annual Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival!

  Two days of bikes, events, and fun: Your ticket is waiting for you now. How is it already Evergreen Bike Festival time? We’re STOKED to bring you and your family Washington’s largest, all-abilities, mountain biking extravaganza—but it snuck up on us with all the statewide projects! Well it’s go time! The 9th Annual Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival is June 9 & 10 at Duthie Hill Park and you can breeze through registration when you buy your tickets now! If you’re new to the festival, you’re invited to join in two days (Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm) of the latest bikes to demo, mini skills clinics from Evergreen Instructors, guided rides for the Evergreen Crank Sisters, a Jump Show from Sweetlines, (experienced jumpers can join here) and the Chainline Brewing Co.  Beer Garden for when your legs give out!
22 | May | '18

Celebrating the Raging River

Did you miss the party? You can still check out the trails! Thanks to the vision of our hardworking partners at the Washington Department of Natural Resources, Washington continues to establish itself as a leader in sustainable outdoor recreation.What a day at the new Raging River trail system! On Sat,. May 19, more than 400 riders celebrated the opening of 17 miles of new trail—and this is just Phase 1. Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz joined the festivities and helped unveil the new trail kiosk—and took her first spin on a mountain bike. Bravo Hilary!
21 | May | '18

May 19th's Cougar Attack

Last weekend held extreme highs and lows for bikers in the Snoqualmie Valley. The opening celebration for the Raging River trail system introduced hundreds of mountain bikers to 17 miles of new ride opportunities. But overshadowing the day was a tragic cougar attack that claimed the life of S. J. Brooks and seriously injured Isaac Sederbaum. The outpouring of grief and concern over this loss speaks to the personal connections that make up the core of our community.    
17 | May | '18

You're invited! THIS Saturday--the Raging River Opening Celebration!

Shuttles, demos, and the partners who made it happen. (PLUS: Chainline Brewing Co's Raging River IPA debut!) "Cool sticker."-all your envious friends Join the Raging River Opening celebration THIS Saturday (5/19 - 9:30-4:30pm) with Evergreen, DNR, MTS Greenway, and Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.  This family-friendly event has options for all-levels of riders (beginner, intermediate, and advanced)--shuttle tickets are sold out, but trails will be open for pedaling, so you're covered!
14 | May | '18

Let's hit our GiveBig goal by Wednesday, May 16th!

  Members like you make Washington MTB awesome. You’re part of a passionate community supporting epic trails through stunning terrain—wherever you are in the state. Here’s a virtual high five from our team and Board for your GiveBig donation to open new trails!     And once in a while we aim high but don’t quite make it.  And this time we’ve funded an amazing 60% of our historic goal—but we’ve still got 40% to go!  I know this is a big ask, but with hundreds of thousands of riders in our state we know this is doable. So why stop at 30 miles when we could be delivering you 65? Did you miss the opportunity to give? Or would you like to give more? Help us meet our goal and get ALL 65 trail miles and projects going THIS year. You’ve encouraged us to continue because one thing is clear—our community STILL funded the biggest GiveBig ever. That’s an amazing accomplishment. But as mountain bikers, we’re nothing if not stubborn. Come be stubborn too and help finish what we’ve started. Can you help make our last 56K happen by midnight Wednesday?  I wouldn’t sleep well if I didn’t at least try!  I'm stubborn and proud! A big year calls for a big ask.  Self-funding at this level is new territory for all of us—and this is a rare opportunity.  
09 | May | '18

GiveBig: Have 50 cents? That's a mile of trail.

  How much do you love Snickers? Because for less than the cost of a checkout-line candy bar each, you and your fellow members can build a mile of brand new trail. This year.   Imagine what we could do if you really GiveBig! No joke—if our members donated just $31 each, we’d fund all our projects today--your impact today could be huge. You’ve been calling about Team Epic membership and big matches--this is your chance. Let’s GiveBig, get our friends to GiveBig, and build 65+ more miles of trail now!  We’ve got the green light—we just need the funds by midnight May 9th. Riders like you from across the state have already scheduled their donations—will your join them now?   Trail Hungry? Don't Wait!     No matter where you live in the state projects are happening for you—and the goal is closer than you think.   If you GiveBig today (and encourage your friends!), you’ll make these projects happen this year:   -Sun Mountain Trail network expansion, Methow Valley: 20 miles -Completion of climbing trail and the new Ribbed Trail at Ski Hill, Leavenworth: 3 miles -3 new trails in the Yacolt Burn, Battle Ground:  8 miles  -Tokul trail connections, Fall City: 4 miles -Camp Sekani skills park and pump track, Spokane. -New Ride Park at Port Gamble  -Alpine Baldy Phase II, Skykomish:  3 miles -No. 2 Canyon, Wenatchee: 30 miles (8 miles in 2018)   GiveBig for your new trails!   You have the power and the numbers to create 65 miles of new trail NOW--and this is our last chance--don't let these projects get pushed back! Donate, GiveBig and share with your friends—your personal impact is much bigger than you think.  TODAY is your day to #BeTheBuilder. 
07 | May | '18

May 9th. 8 projects. 1 requirement: YOU.

  Cool air, hero dirt, and ahead--the perfect ride. Your perfect ride.  So you'd turn around and head home, right? Of course not--that's the chance we daydream about at our desks--and why I'm emailing today.     At this very moment Evergreen is cleared to build 65 NEW trail miles. Those miles ADD to Evergreen's existing projects at Raging, Darrington, Tiger, and Green Mountain. That's potential for over 100 miles to make your own perfect ride.  How ‘bout that--we could have over 100 miles of trail in development! What does it feel like to build triple-digit mileage? We don't know yet--but with your help today we will.  We can only do this work if you GiveBig now—will you help us break into the triple-digit club this year with your donation? Evergreen chapters are digging into savings to kick-start this work in 2018. They need you to #BeTheBuilder today to span the funding gap.   I'm 100% in for 100 new miles With your GiveBig donation you'll start these projects this year:   -Sun Mountain Trail network expansion, Methow Valley: 20 miles -Completion of climbing trail and the new Ribbed Trail at Ski Hill, Leavenworth: 3 miles -3 new trails in the Yacolt Burn, Battle Ground:  8 miles  -Tokul trail connections, Fall City: 4 miles -Camp Sekani skills park and pump track, Spokane. -New Ride Park at Port Gamble  -Alpine Baldy Phase II, Skykomish:  3 miles -No. 2 Canyon, Wenatchee: 30 miles (8 miles in 2018)