Mountain Bike Tours, Rides, Camps, and Festivals (Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming)

2018 Utah and Regional (ID, WY, MT, NV, CO, AZ ) Mountain Bike Tours and Mountain Bike Festivals Event Calendar

March 2-4, 2018 — Sedona Mountain Bike Festival, Sedona, AZ, Held in the heart of Sedona next to trails, bike park, and downtown. Main Expo/Festival area at the beautiful Posse Grounds Park, Bike Demos, Shuttled Rides, a Beer Garden, great Bands, and endless singletrack., Sedona MTB Festival , 928-282-1106, [email protected], sedonamtbfestival.com

March 3, 2018 — VIDA MTB Clinic Series: Sedona, VIDA MTB Series, Sedona, AZ, Women's Mountain Bike Skills Clinic during Sedona MTB Festival, Rachel Gottfried, 949-677-6809, [email protected], vidamtb.com

March 9-11, 2018 — Poison Spider Bicycles Spring Thaw, Moab, UT, Fun long weekend with Demo bikes, women's ride, shuttles, and guided group rides on Bar M and the Mag 7 Trail. Food and parties, Preregister early for free t-shirt! Plus women's only ride/clinic., Billy , 435-259-7882, 800-635-1792, [email protected], moabthaw.com

March 9-October 21, 2018 — Zion and Gooseberry Weekend Warrior Tour, yes, Moab, UT, Whether from Brian Head's lofty peak or Gooseberry's majestic mesa, this fun-filled weekend is your ticket to the amazing vistas and backcountry mountain biking around Zion National Park! Tour includes 3 days/2 nights camping, transportation and meals. 3/9-11, 3/23-25, 4/27-29, 6/15-17, 6/29-7/1, 7/20-22, 8/17-19, 8/31-9/2, 9/28-30, 10/19-21, Kevin Ford, 800-596-2953 x1, 702-596-2953, [email protected], escapeadventures.com

March 12-October 25, 2018 — White Rim (MTB), yes, Moab, UT, The White Rim Trail through Canyonlands has become a favorite annual pilgrimage for countless numbers of mountain bikers. Our 4-day bike trip follows the canyons carved by the Green and Colorado Rivers. A multi-colored array of spires, arches, buttes, and mesas comprise the classic high desert scenery of Canyonlands National Park. Mar 12-15, 19-22, 22-25, 26-29, Apr 2-5, 9-12, 16-19, 19-22, 23-26, 26-29, Apr 30-May3, 3-6, 7-10, 10-13, 14-17, 17-20, 21-24, 24-27, 28-31, Sep 6-9, 10-13, 13-16, 17-20, 20-23, 24-27, 27-30, Oct 1-4, 4-7, 8-11, 11-14, 15-18, 18-21, 22-25, Kevin Ford, 800-596-2953 x1, 702-596-2953, [email protected], escapeadventures.com

March 18-October 25, 2018 — The Maze Mountain Bike Tour, Yes, Moab, UT, We've planned an unforgettable mountain bike trip into the Maze, taking full advantage of its unique character and outstanding slickrock riding. This bike tour begins with a descent down the historic Flint Trail, and follows the curve of the canyons to the Maze Overlook. One of the trip highlights is a hike through the heart of the Maze. On the sinuous walls of sandstone we'll pass the Harvest Scene, a stirring petroglyph left by the Anasazi. The next three days lead us through the Land of the Standing Rocks and the spectacular Doll's House. Our ride finishes at Lake Powell, where we board a plane for a scenic flight over the Maze District back to Moab. 3/18-22, 4/1-5, 4/7-11, 4/22-26, 4/28-5/2, 5/5-9, 5/13-17, 5/20-24, 9/9-13, 9/15-19, 9/23-27, 9/30-10/4, 10/14-18, 10/21-25, Kevin Ford, 800-596-2953 x1, 702-596-2953, [email protected], Tim Schall, 800-596-2953, 800-559-1978, , escapeadventures.com

March 23-25, 2018 — Hurricane Mountain Bike Festival, Hurricane, UT, Ride with us on some of the most stunning trails in the world with Zion National Park as your backdrop. Fun festivities, awesome demo bikes/accessories, bike shuttles, skills clinic, beer garden, dutch oven dinner, prizes & more!, DJ Morisette, 435-635-5455, [email protected], Brittany Phelps, 435-635-5455, [email protected], hurricanemtbfestival.com, otesports.com

March 25-September 21, 2018 — Moab MTB Multisport Adventure, yes, Moab, UT, Picture vibrant sandstone walls chiseled by the mighty Colorado River, lit by the evening glow of a desert sunset, and backed by a magnificent range of snow-capped mountains. In the midst of Utah's Canyon Country, Moab's backcountry provides the perfect setting for your multi-sport adventure!6-days, 5 nights Hiking, Rafting, Mountain Biking, Intro to Rock Climbing & Canyoneering in the amazing National Parks. Camping or Inns 3/25-30, 4/29-5/4, 5/6-11, 9/2-7, 9/16-21., Kevin Ford, 800-596-2953 x1, 702-596-2953, [email protected], escapeadventures.com

March 31-April 1, 2018 — Fatty Fools Day Fat Bike Festival, Polaris, MT, Fat Bike Festival, Lift access Fat biking down the ski runs, held at Maverick Mountain, fat biking, camping, hot springs, beer, pub crawl, group ride on the Great Divide, Max Lohmeyer, 208-756-7613, 208-357-9109, [email protected], Isaac Flemmer, 406-834-3454, [email protected], ridesalmon.com, skimaverick.com

April 6-8, 2018 — Outerbike Spring, Moab, UT, An opportunity to ride next year's bikes and gear on world class trails. Participants get bike demos,shuttles, lunch, beer, and admission to parties and films, 7000 N. Hwy 191 at Moab Brands Trailhead, Mark Sevenoff, 800-845-2453, 435-259-8732, [email protected], outerbike.com

April 6-September 23, 2018 — Best of Moab Weekend Warrior, yes, Moab, UT, For some, the canyonlands of southern Utah bring to mind the last of the Old West and America's frontier. For others, it speaks of the mystical lives of ancient civilizations long gone. The sun is on your back and snow-capped mountains rise in the distance. Welcome to Moab! Choose between all inns or camping. Tour includes 3 days/2 nights of lodging, transportation and meals. Inns-4/6-8, 4/13-15, 9/21-23 Camping- 4/27-29, 5/18-20, 8/31-9/2, Kevin Ford, 800-596-2953 x1, 702-596-2953, [email protected], escapeadventures.com

April 21-22, 2018 — Trek Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camp, Moab, UT, Women's Mountain Bike Camp for beginner to advanced levels, focusing on skill development and trail riding, for cross country and downhill riders. Skill instruction ranges from basic front wheel lifts and switchback turns to technical climbs, descents, drops, jumps and more., Penny Deck, 604-484-6238 (Canada), [email protected], Emily Neuman, 604-484-6238, [email protected], Elli Petersilie, [email protected], dirtseries.com

May 4-6, 2018 — US Bank Fruita Fat Tire Festival, Fruita, CO, 23rd Annual festival kicking off the Mtn bike season in CO, world renowned trails, expo, Clunker Crit, Prizes, and live music., Mike Heaston, 303-635-2815, [email protected], George Gatseos, 970-858-7220, , fruitafattirefestival.com

May 5, 2018 — WomenMTB Kick-Off Party and Group Rides, Women MTB Wasatch Club, Corner Canyon, UT, Come see what WomenMTB is all about! We will have all ability group rides and Bingham Cyclery will have demo's available. Start time will be 9:00am ., Rae Sutherland, 801-520-6658, [email protected], Danita Ritter, [email protected], womenmtb.com

May 12, 2018 — VIDA MTB Series: Boulder, tentative date, VIDA MTB Series, Boulder, CO, Women's mountain bike skills clinic, Rachel Gottfried, 949-677-6809, [email protected], vidamtb.com

May 13, 2018 — Amazing Earthfest Kanab Trails Ride, Kanab, UT, 18-mile Arizona Trail ride celebrating 50th anniversary National Trails System Act. Meets 3/13 in Kanab, UT at 8:00 AM. 12th Amazing Earthfest., Rich Csenge, 435-644-3735, [email protected], Susan Johnston, 435-644- 8328, [email protected], amazingearthfest.org

May 17-20, 2018 — Tour de Bloom, Loma, CO, Benefits Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association. 4 day fully supported tour of the Kokopelli Trail from Loma, CO to Moab, UT., Bryce Palo, 970-241-3728, [email protected], Whit Smith, 303-475-2255, [email protected], copmoba.org

May 18-20, 2018 — MECCA Spring MTB Festival, tentative location, Huntington, UT, Registration begins Friday at 1pm followed by a “warm up ride” at 3pm. Evening meal is provided as is a prize drawing. Saturday begins with a provided breakfast and then all-day, guided rides, ranging from beginner to advanced. Finish up on Sunday morning with a provided breakfast and a guided (or on-your-own) scenic ride. Family-friendly (meal tickets only available)., Kim Player, 435-653-2440, [email protected], biketheswell.org

May 19, 2018 — Three Peaks Revival ICup Festival, Cedar City, UT, Mountain Bike Festival and Race, Joey Dye, 435-674-3185, [email protected]cycle.com, Margaret Gibson, 435-229-6251, [email protected], ridesouthernutah.com

May 26-27, 2018 — NUMB Fest, Vernal, UT, Two fun and action packed days of organized riding and festivities. There will be organized trail rides each day based on ability level with gatherings in the evening involving food, beverage, revelry, and prizes provided by the event sponsors. All events are in & around the Uintah Basin, starting at McCoy Flats Saturday the 26th. There is no charge or entry fee., Troy Lupcho, 435-781-2595, [email protected], Bike Numb, [email protected], bikenumb.org, altitudecycle.com

May 28-October 5, 2018 — Bryce and Zion National Parks (MTB) Singletrack, yes, St. George, UT, Standing as brilliant masterpieces of color, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks are even more breathtaking when seen from a trailside perspective! Come and experience the richness of Utah's Color Country with the first outfitter to offer you this mountain bike trip! Tour includes 3-night camping and 1 inn or 4-night all inns, transportation and food. Camping and inn dates:June 11-June 15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 2-6, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3, Aug 6-10, Aug 13-17, Aug 20-24, Aug 27-31, Sep 3-7, Sep 10-14, Sep 17-21, Sep 24-28, Oct 1-5.All inn dates: May 28-June 1, June 18-22, July 23-27, Aug 20-24, Sep 17-21., Kevin Ford, 800-596-2953 x1, 702-596-2953, [email protected], escapeadventures.com

June 1-3, 2018 — Eagle Outside Festival, Eagle, CO, Massive free bike and product demo with access to 100+ miles of trails. Haymaker Hotlap MTB Race, Clinics, Beer Mile, Chromoly Chef Frankenbike Building and More!, Mike McCormack, 970-485-5847, [email protected], Jeremy Gross, 970-328-9625, [email protected], eagleoutsidefestival.com

June 1-3, 2018 — Eagle Outside Festival, Eagle, CO, Mountain Bike Festival, Mike McCormack, 970-485-5847, [email protected], eagleoutsidefestival.com

June 2, 2018 — VIDA MTB Series: Beti Bike Bash, VIDA MTB Series, Lakewood , CO, Women's mountain bike skills clinic, Rachel Gottfried, 949-677-6809, [email protected], vidamtb.com

June 2, 2018 — Weiser River Trail Ride, Council, ID, A one day ride of either 28 or 48 miles on the Weiser River Trail. Shuttles from Cambridge or Council. Snack stops., Craig Kjar, 208-571-7447, 208-253-4433, [email protected], kotaho.com/annual-bike-ride, weiserrivertrail.org

June 15-18, 2018 — Black Hills Fat Tire Festival, Rapid City, SD, Celebration of single track mountain biking in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Kristy Lintz, 605-394-4168, 605-484-1724, [email protected], Black Hills MTB Festival , [email protected], bhfattirefestival.com, rcparksandrec.org

June 16, 2018 — Beaver Dam 49er Gravel Grinder, Beaver Dam State Park, NV, Ride the Rim and see the park from a different perspective. Pedal down an old chaining road that runs along the Park's rim and winds you through Pinyon and juniper trees. Through the small town of Barclay where lunch is served at the one room schoolhouse. The course then swings around back to the main park road and down into Campground B where we end the ride with a BBQ. The course is subject to change based on weather conditions. 35 and 45 mile options., Dawn Andone, 775-728-4460, [email protected], beaverdamgravelgrinder.com

June 16-17, 2018 — Knobby Tire Bike Tour of Idaho City, Boise, ID, Some asphalt, mostly dirt roads and some single track. 8am on Saturday leave Boise for Idaho City. 90 miles over 2 days – 5,000 feet of climbing each day. 21st Annual, Harley Parson, 208-861-2182, 208-789-2327, [email protected], knobbytirebiketour.com, cycleidaho.com

June 16, 2018 — Gourmet Gravel Grinder, tentative date, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce & Gourmet Gravel, Nevada City, CA, Gravel Grinder/Mixed Terrain ride. Two distances , fully supported with post ride party, Kurt Stockton, 406-381-7962, 530-264-6364, [email protected], gourmetgravel.com

June 17-September 28, 2018 — Grand Staircase Escalante Singletrack (MTB), yes, Panguitch, UT, From the high alpine terrain of the Aquarius Plateau to the deep canyons of the Escalante River, discover a fantastic array of backcountry cycling! This mountainous region contains biking trails so remote that each year we are commissioned by the US Forest Service to maintain and clear them ourselves! These primitive trails reveal hidden lakes, secret canyons, and spectacular mountain vistas. We often encounter large herds of elk and other rarely seen wildlife. Trip highlights include cycling atop the highest plateau in North America, visiting John Wesley Powell's favorite lookout point, climbing Hell's Backbone, and moutnain biking the exciting Gap Mountain Trail! June 17-22, July 1-6, July 29-Aug 3, Aug 26-31, Sep 23-28., Kevin Ford, 800-596-2953 x1, 702-596-2953, [email protected], escapeadventures.com

June 17-September 16, 2018 — Crested Butte Singletrack MTB Tour, Crested Butte, CO, Tours available June, July, August and September. Immensely beautiful, challenging and remote terrain in the Elk Mountains and Crested Butte region of south-central Colorado., John Humphries, 970-728-5891, [email protected], lizardheadcyclingguides.com

June 19-24, 2018 — Crested Butte Bike Week, Crested Butte, CO, The World's Oldest Mountain Bike Festival celebrates 38 years with an Amateur Film Festival, Chainless World Championships, Fat Tire 40, Junior Wildflower Classic, Bridges of the Butte townie tour, Pinnacle Race Series at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, guided rides, clinics, and great memories!, Scott Stewart, 970-349-6438, [email protected], cbbikeweek.com

June 23-24, 2018 — VIDA MTB Series: Winter Park, tentative date, VIDA MTB Series Flagship Clinics, Winter Park, CO, Women's mountain bike skills clinic, Rachel Gottfried, 949-677-6809, [email protected], vidamtb.com

June 24-August 24, 2018 — Colorado Trail MTB Tour, Monroe, CO, 6/24-29; 7/8-13; 7/15-20; 7/22-27; 7/29-8/3; 8/5-10; 8/12-17; 8/19-24. You'll explore unspoiled landscapes, rush through cool mountain air, drink in 360 degree mountain views and pedal past carpeted fields of wildflowers (which can be handle-bar high). High altitude campsites offer a canopy of bright stars and deep sleep at night. Your experienced guide takes care of all the route finding, planning and logistics., John Humphries, 970-728-5891, [email protected], lizardheadcyclingguides.com

July 8-August 10, 2018 — Glacier National Park Bike Tour, Whitefish, MT, 7/8-13; 7/15-20; 7/22-8/3; 8/5-10. Options for cyclists of all abilities. Ride the Going to the Sun Road! Big climbs and bonus mileage options available., John Humphries, 970-728-5891, [email protected], lizardheadcyclingguides.com

August 4-5, 2018 — Trek Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camp, Park City, UT, Women's Mountain Bike Camp for beginner to advanced levels, focusing on skill development and trail riding, for cross country and downhill riders. Skill instruction ranges from basic front wheel lifts and switchback turns to technical climbs, descents, drops, jumps and more., Penny Deck, 604-484-6238 (Canada), [email protected], Emily Neuman, 604-484-6238, [email protected], Elli Petersilie, [email protected], dirtseries.com

August 4-5, 2018 — VIDA MTB Series: Snowmass Bike Park, VIDA MTB Series Flagship Clinics, Snowmass Village, CO, Women's mountain bike skills clinic, Rachel Gottfried, 949-677-6809, [email protected], vidamtb.com

August 4, 2018 — South Boundary Big Ride, Angel Fire, NM, The South Boundary BigRide is an absolutely stunning 40 mile mostly singletrack ride from Angel Fire Resort to Taos Youth and Family Center on the South Boundary Trail. The South Boundary trail is arguably the best ride in New Mexico and probably one of the top rides in the whole country with beautiful high alpine views and amazing aspen forests. It will be a perfect warm up for those training for Leadville, as the course tops out at nearly 11,000 feet!, Seth Bush, 505-554-0059, [email protected], ziarides.com

August 18-20, 2018 — Outerbike Summer in Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO, An opportunity to ride next year's bikes and gears on world class trails. Participants get bike demos,shuttles, lunch, beer, and admission to parties and films, at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Mark Sevenoff, 800-845-2453, 435-259-8732, [email protected], outerbike.com

August 23-26, 2018 — Jurassic Classic Mountain Bike Festival, Lander, WY, Mountain bike Festival in Lander, WY . Demos, shuttles, clinics, group rides, parties, live music, film fest, beer, food trucks, and raffles! All skill levels welcome., Nyssa , [email protected], Tony Ferlisi, [email protected], Mike Dicken, 307-332-2926, [email protected], jurassicclassicfest.com, landercycling.org

August 25, 2018 — York 38 Special, York, MT, Mountain bike rides of either 38 or 76 miles of breathtaking scenery through the Big Belt Mountains, gaining 3,000 vertical feet from lowest point, 6 aid stations. Starts at York Fire Station 7:00 9:00 am; Spirit of 76 starts at 6:30 am, Rita Naylor, 406-475-3085, [email protected], york38special.org

August 31-September 3, 2018 — Wydaho Rendezvous Teton Mountain Bike Festival, Teton Valley, WY/ID, 9th annual hosted at Grand Targhee Resort. Come enjoy endless miles of cross-country, singletrack, dirt road, lift-served downhill, dirt jump and freeride. Wydaho Rendezvous Bike Festival supports Teton Valley Trails and Pathways tvtap.org. Includes 2018 demos, group rides, skills clinics, shenanigans, kids activities, music and libations. New Shoshone chairlift bike park access, TVTAP , 208-201-1622, [email protected], Devin Dwyer, 208-201-1622, [email protected], tetonbikefest.org, grandtarghee.com

September 8, 2018 — VIDA MTB Series: Golden Giddyup, tentative date, VIDA MTB Series , Golden, CO, Women's mountain bike skills clinic, Rachel Gottfried, 949-677-6809, [email protected], vidamtb.com

September 14-16, 2018 — Tinker Classic, Beatty, NV, MTB Race and Festival, 100k and 60k races, Guided rides, demo bikes and industry vendors. Enjoy 60 + miles of Single track and many more miles or gravel roads and pavement. The weekend events will include a 3 day Bike Expo with demo's, festival rides on 60 + miles of single track, races for kids, a cyclo-cross style Crit Race, the 60 K Gravel Gran Fondo though Death Valley National Park and Rhyolite Ghost town, and the Main Event ! The 100K Tinker Classic Mountain Bike Race. Held at Spicer Ranch, Cimarron Chacon, 970-759-3048, [email protected], tinkerclassic.com, GROpromotions.com

September 21-23, 2018 — MECCA Fall MTB Festival, Wedge Overlook (Near Castle Dale), UT, Registration begins Friday at 1pm followed by a warm up ride at 3pm. Evening meal is provided as is a prize drawing. Saturday begins with a provided breakfast and then all-day, guided rides, ranging from beginner to advanced. End the day with a provided dinner. Finish up on Sunday morning with a provided breakfast and a guided (or on-your-own) scenic ride. Family-friendly (meal tickets only available)., Kim Player, 435-653-2440, [email protected], biketheswell.org

September 22-23, 2018 — Trek Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camp, Fruita, CO, Women's Mountain Bike Camp for beginner to advanced levels, focusing on skill development and trail riding, for cross country and downhill riders. Skill instruction ranges from basic front wheel lifts and switchback turns to technical climbs, descents, drops, jumps and more., Penny Deck, 604-484-6238 (Canada), [email protected], Elli Petersilie, [email protected], dirtseries.com

October 5-7, 2018 — Outerbike Fall, Moab, UT, An opportunity to ride next year's bikes and gears on world class trails. Participants get bike demos,shuttles, lunch, beer, and admission to parties and films, 7000 N. Hwy 191 at Moab Brands Trailhead, Mark Sevenoff, 800-845-2453, 435-259-8732, [email protected], outerbike.com

October 6-7, 2018 — October Trek, Weiser, ID, 2 day mountain bike gravel ride, 86 mile rails-to-trails conversion trail from New Meadows to Weiser, Idaho. Supported ride with meals and camping., Craig Kjar, 208-571-7447, 208-253-4433, [email protected], weiserrivertrail.org/octobertrek.html, kotaho.com/octobertrekinformation/

October 6-7, 2018 — Trek Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camp, Sedona, AZ, Women's Mountain Bike Camp for beginner to advanced levels, focusing on skill development and trail riding, for cross country and downhill riders. Skill instruction ranges from basic front wheel lifts and switchback turns to technical climbs, descents, drops, jumps and more., Penny Deck, 604-484-6238 (Canada), [email protected], Elli Petersilie, [email protected], dirtseries.com

October 25-28, 2018 — Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike Festival & Film Fest, Moab, UT, 12th Annual – Mountain bike festival with dual stage enduro race, group shuttle rides, bike films, townie tour with poker run, dirt jump comp and costume party! The festival is a fundraiser for local trails and the bike park!, Tracy Reed, 435-259-4688, [email protected], moabhodown.com, chilebikes.com

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