2014 Wydaho Mountain Bike Rendezvous
[stag_dropcap font_size=”70px” style=”normal”]S[/stag_dropcap]eptember 29 through August 1, marks the fifth year for the Wydaho Bike Festival. This festival is one of the best mountain bike festivals in the west and is located in mountain biking’s best kept secret: Teton Valley. With hundreds of miles of single track, downhill trails, and some of the most scenic rides, it’s no wonder why Teton Valley continues to attract bikers from across the country. The Wydaho Mountain Bike Festival is also one of the best fundraisers in the valley for Teton Valley Trails and Pathways.
TVTAP promotes a trails and pathways connected community. The organization bring together citizens, businesses, and local governments to expand the Valley’s opportunities for outdoor recreation and nature appreciation, while linking communities, providing access to National Forest trails, and promoting healthy mountain lifestyles.
The Wydaho Mountain Bike Festival brings riders of all levels together with daily group rides, clinics, including women’s only clinics, races, demos, a kids bike race and Strider Cup, live music from West Water Outlaws, a beer garden, and more. Festival registration includes a weekend chairlift pass, raffle tickets, unlimited 2015 bike demo, discounts on entries for races, unlimited group rides, and a goodie bag filled with swag from sponsors including, event t-shirt, coupons for local bike shops, area maps, stickers, and more.
Basic registration is $65 for adults and $35 for kids 8-14. Get the most out of your dollar with the 2014 Wheelie Goods Pass. This pass includes entry into the exclusive Wheelie Good Raffle, one free skills clinic, a free Club Ride jersey, a pint glass, water bottles from local bike shops, free use of bike wash and mechanic check station, and $50 donation to Teton Valley Trails and Pathways.
This year’s clinic lineup includes:
MB 101 – The Basics of Mountain Biking. This clinic covers the basic of bike set up, fit and fundamental skills like braking, climbing, descending, position, and cornering. Instructor: Ripstoke
Women Only MB 101 – Just like MB 101, but for ladies only! This clinic covers the basic of bike set up, fit and fundamental skills like braking, climbing, descending, position, and cornering. Instructor: Amanda Carey
Intro to Downhill – Take some rides up the chairlift and learn everything from the key fundamental skills to downhill, cornering, braking points, line selection and bike park etiquette, to suspension set up and riding gear/protection. Instructor: Ripstoke
MB 102 – Fancy Basics of Mountain Biking – A cross-country clinic taught rolling on the Targhee XC trails. This clinic covers the more advanced fundamentals of clearing obstacles, switchbacks, cornering, and suspension and bike setup.
Women Only MB 102 – Just like MB 102, but for ladies only! This clinic covers the more advanced fundamentals of clearing obstacles, switchbacks, cornering, and suspension and bike setup.
Strava – Race at you own pace throughout the weekend.
Strava Peaked Hillclimb
Strava Rick’s Basin XC
Super Day Race – Sunday, August 31, 2014 10:00am – $25 with Festival Pass or $40 Without
This 9.9 mile long course with 3,952’ vertical feet of elevation change starts on Grand Travers Trail to Upper Buffalo Drop to Rock Chuck intersection then descends Bullwinkle to the Targhee base area, a ride up Andy’s to the cut off on Buffalo Soldier, then descends Colters Escape to Mill Cree Trail and continues do descend down the Mill Creek Trail to Teton Canyon.
Camping is available for festival goers, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Festival for $21.60 per person. Camping passes are available online or upon arrival. Festival lodging options are also available. Please call 800-TARGHEE to reserve a mountainside room and ask for the Wydaho Mountain Bike Festival offer.