The Wild Ride Mountain Bike Festival celebrates the great sport of mountain biking by providing a safe, fun, festive atmosphere where experienced and beginning riders get a chance to ride some of the best mountain bike trails in the state.
This family-friendly festival includes bikes to demonstrate, build-your-skills sessions, gear talks, fix-it clinics, bike games, group rides, timed competitive events, kids’ activities, and great food and beer.
New in 2017, there will be a pre-event race and best beard and best flannel outfit contests.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: West Trailhead, Lebanon Hills Regional Park
Food: Food and beer available to purchase from Blue Door Pub.
Competitive pre-festival races:
Race registration at the Penn Cycle Ambulance from 8-9 a.m.
Races are free, helmets required, bike safety checks available, day-of registration only. Racers ages 17 and under must have a parent or legal guardian present.
No pre-rides. Prizes to be determined.
Races from 9-10 a.m.
Advanced (Men and Women): Three laps, about 9 miles
Beginner Men: One lap, about 3 miles
Beginner Women: One lap, about 3 miles
- Gateway Cycle
- Otso Cycles
- North Star Mountain Bike Guides
- HED Cycling
- Penn Cycle
- Valley Bike and Ski
- One on One Bicycle Studio
- Seven Spokes Bike Shop
- Erik's Bike - Board - Ski
- Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists
- Blue Door Pub
Bike brands available to demo:
- Santa Cruz Bicycles
- Trek Bicycle
- Specialized Bicycles
- Strider Bikes
Parking: Free onsite. Overflow parking available at the School of Environmental Studies, 12155 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley.
Lodging: Stay overnight at the Lebanon Hills Campground — just across the road, and south about half mile from the event grounds.