Grip the handlebars, point your bike straight, and just hope for the best– we’ve all been there when faced with a tricky trail situation.
And for the past few months, planning for the upcoming Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival has felt similar. Managing vendors, opening ticket sales, organizing volunteers and promoting an event that draws well over 3,000 visitors each year, all while in the middle of a global pandemic, has left us feeling about as “in control” as a run down your steepest local trail in late August.
So, with heavy hearts we’ve made the tough decision to cancel the 2020 Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival that was originally slated for June 13-14 at Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah.
The annual event is a hallmark of Evergreen’s community programs and serves as an important annual fundraiser and source of community stoke.
This cancellation is also a bummer for our awesome vendors, many of whom have told us that our festival is their busiest demo event of the entire season. We don’t take this lightly, and we’re working on finding new ways to allow the local riding community to connect and ask questions of these top brands and reps.
In fact, we want to hear from you. Do you have ideas for an all-online Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival? Please share your thoughts if so!
Later on, in June, we’re also looking into hosting an online fundraiser to auction off products that were donated by vendors for use in this year’s festival raffle.
Stay tuned for more information and stay healthy! Like you, we can’t wait to get back to normal riding and sharing the stoke as a community.
Give Big Fundraiser
We’re going to take a financial hit by not hosting our usual festival this year, but the safety and health of the local riding community is our foremost concern.
Our friends at Clif Bar are longtime sponsors of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival and they’ve already stepped up to offer $6,500 in matching funds for GiveBig.