Plaid Goat MTB Festival is a 3-day (June 21-23) cultural celebration revelling in the mountain bike stoke of the Canadian Rockies. The weekend will include a main expo/festival, bike demos for Demo-licious Days wristband holders, group rides, a craft beer tent, kms on end of great Canadian singletrack & a few surprises!
Here’s what to expect June 21–23:
Demo & Shuttles: test the tastiest bikes of the season from the best mountain bike brands in the industry & get a lift to fast track your travel. Add-on required ($20/day and $30/weekend). Limited tickets available.
Regional Craft Beer Hub: sample handpicked high quality beverages from hand-picked regional brewers and distilleries.
Bike Rodeo hosted by the Flannel Crew: this event features fun spectator events like huck-to-flat comps, adult tricycle races, costume crits and other ridiculous behaviour … you get the idea!
Family friendly non-race activities: check out group rides, shuttles and coaching clinics (coaching clinics are additional, fees direct to coaches)
Kids-only Hub: the kids will love face painting, digger pits, a skills & drills area, colouring and more! Find out more.
Secure bike parking: leave your car at home! We’ll keep your bike safe while you test bikes and participate in activities.
Representation from grass-roots mountain bike associationsacross the whole region
Wildlife safety and anatomy of a trail sessionsdemonstrating our commitment to responsible riding
Collaboration with partner-run, fun & friendly events like TransRockies Race Series’ Rundle’s Revenge.
Ride the Rockies Regional Trails Fund
Plaid Goat will donate an annual contribution to mountain bike associations; the groups dedicated to caring for the mountain bike trails across our region. This will be done by creating the Ride the Rockies Regional Trails Fund and distributing grants to qualifying mountain bike alliances.
Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest is a new mountain bike tourism experience that will break down barriers, while breaking new ground. The activities at this three-day festival will be different from any other event in Western Canada as it will align to the following pillars:
- Regional collaboration
- Celebration of our Canadian culture and the unique experience of mountain biking in the Canadian Rockies
- Inclusion and FUN!
- Socio-economic reinvestment