It's Bike Fest Weekend and we are stoked!
This year we have about 50 vendors onsite bringing you all the best they have to offer. We want to make sure that everything goes well, for you and our generous vendors, so here are some things you need to know:
1. On-site parking is VERY LIMITED. The lots off SE Duthie Hill Road and SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd will be open but can only accommodate a small number of vehicles.
2. Parking offsite for Shuttle Parking is RECOMMENDED. We will be running shuttles from Beaver Lake Middle School and Challenger Elementary School. Compass Outdoors will be running shuttles continuously from these lots throughout the festival and can carry bikes! Please plan to use the shuttle.
3. Carpool if you can! We love to see all of you, but let's reduce our footprint and bring one car if possible. There are a couple of close spots to meet your buddies and carpool. Try these lots: Issaquah Highlands and Sammamish.
4. Ride or Walk in. If you park at the Cascade Ridge Elementary you can walk in or ride in. Just be careful crossing the roads!
5. No parking in the LDS Church lot! You will be towed!
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1. You must have a wristband to participate. You are registered and you must still check in and get a bracelet to participate in the demos, clinics or competitions.
2. You must check in for each day. We will have a new bracelet for each day, please stop by the registration tent to pick up the correct bracelet for the day.
1. Demos are first come-first served. There are no reservations for bikes or brands. This is by far the busiest demo event of the year for our vendors and they will get bikes turned around as fast as possible.
2. Check them out and get them back. See number one above, there are a lot of people wanting to try out bikes. If you are done with your ride, please return the bike right away so that someone else can give it a shot. No demos in the beer garden!
3. There are no kids’ bikes. If you, or someone with you does not fit a small adult bike there will be no bikes to try. Manufacturers generally only demo their best-selling adult bikes.
4. State ID and/or Credit Card required for demo. Your wristband only tells us you have signed a waiver and paid a fee. Bike demos will require that you leave a valid ID or Credit card in exchange for that really expensive bike you get to ride. Student ID's may not be accepted, it is dependent on the vendor. If you have a minor trying bikes separately from you, please arrange for them to have something to leave behind while they try the bike.
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1. Thanks to the Crank Sisters, we have a bike check! For the first time we can offer a bike valet for your bike while you try another. Our awesome Crank Sisters program will be hosting this, there is no fee but a donation to their program is suggested.
1. Coffee. Yes! We'll have coffee from Flying Mug Coffee both Saturday and Sunday.
2. Food. Two trucks will be on site: Ohana BBQ and Yummy 8 Lunchbox.
3. Ice Cream! I know... right?! The Issaquah Ice Cream Trike will be on site both days.
4. Clif Bars. A great supporter of Evergreen, and a healthy treat! Please stop by their booth for a sample.
5. Water. We highly recommend you bring your own, but we'll have some to sell.
1. Roadside. The entrance to parking lots will be extremely busy. Bikes, pedestrians and drivers need to watch out for each other. Please be safe.
2. Trails. This is the busiest two days of the year for the trails here. Everyone needs to be aware, be visible, be smart, and be polite. We are all here for the same reason--to have a great time on a bike! Help us by not standing under jumps, riding the wrong way or riding over your ability level!
3. No Drinking and Riding! Our beer garden is fun, crashing is not. If you are drinking, please be sure you are done riding. We reserve the right to refuse service or remove your wristband if we feel you are intoxicated.
Rides, Clinics, Contests, etc:
1. Raffles! There will be several raffles throughout the weekend. Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5, and an Arm's length for $20! Be sure to find the long-armed sellers throughout the festival.
2. Build and show off your skills. Our very own Evergreen Education Team will be onsite to give you tips and tricks to improve your skills. Kat Sweet and Sweetlines Racing will have a Jump Clinic and Whip Off contest registration (and fee) is required. The Pump Track challenge is great for the kids!
3. Ride with a Sista! Guided rides will be led by our Crank Sisters team throughout the weekend. Check the schedule for details.
4. Evergreen Merch! Want to sport your Evergreen pride? Buy a hat (we'll have our awesome updated caps on site!), socks, t-shirt or beer koozie and let everyone know that you support great mountain bike trails!
Thank a Volunteer!
This weekend could not happen without the help of over 100 volunteers! Please be sure to say thank you, be kind and give them a high five whenever you can.
Be patient and kind :-)
As mentioned before this is by far one of the busiest bike demo events in the Northwest, if not the country. All our vendors want as many people as possible to try their cool stuff. You may have to wait for the bike you want, please do so kindly and with gratitude for the guy or gal who is setting you up!
Big thanks to Clif Bar, Specialized, Cush Core, Chainline Brewing and CDI for their sponsorship support! Please check them out and say thanks at the Festival.
We look forward to seeing you there!