Stay tuned for 2013 Activities! Below is the 2012 info…
Check out all the festival information below. Besides all the races, we have a bunch of other MTB fun going on. Although, you do not need a festival pass to come hang out at the festival or spectate the races from the base area, we tried to make it such a killer deal, that there’s no reason not to! If you plan on doing any of the festival rides or riding on any of the Squaw Valley trails, then a pass is needed for insurance reasons. By purchasing the pass through pre-reg, you will save $10. They are $40(or $30 for those under 21) at the event. You get a one day lift ticket good for your choice of Friday, Saturday, or Sunday; a Festival T-shirt, Pint glass, and Cowbell; a huge discount off of Tahoe Mountain Guides guided rides on a first come, first served basis; and more!
These festival rides are presented by Tahoe Mountain Guides. TMG has the best shuttle and mountain bike guide service on Tahoe National Forest land! These rides will all be led by an experienced TMG guide to show you the way. Saturday and Sunday rides are $10 each for festival pass holders to help cover the shuttle. Tipping your guides is appropriate, because they really are awesome! Sign-ups will be at registration on a first come-first served basis when you check-in. If you want to go ahead and reserve a spot, please e-mail Ken@tahoemountainguides.com with your name, phone, and your estimate of your riding ability.
Friday@10:30- “KT13″ ride from Squaw(no shuttle, no cost)
Meet at the KT Sundeck for this great advanced ride from the site. Dubbed “KT13”, this route will take you out to Hwy 89 and up the bike path to Western States Trail. After a solid climb up the “wall”, you’ll head out to painted rock for great views of Lake Tahoe, the return will descend down the OTB, Tevis Cup and Western States, returning to Squaw Valley along the bike path. The ride will total 16 miles and has approximately 1200 feet of climbing. This ride is limited to 25 people.
Saturday@9:30- Brockway TRT back to Squaw
Meet at the TMG booth in the vendor area. Take the Tahoe Mountain Guides shuttle up to the Tahoe Rim Trail at Brockway Summit (Hwy 267) and ride the TRT all the way back to Western States with a quick descent down the Truckee River Bike Path to get back to Squaw Valley. This is an advanced ride totaling about 20 miles and 1400 feet of climbing. There will be an option for the shuttle to take riders that want a shorter ride in to Watson Lake for a drop off, making this about a 14 mile intermediate ride with approximately 800 feet of climbing. This ride is limited to 10 people.
Sunday@9:30-Hole in the Ground
Meet at the TMG booth in the vendor area. The one and only Hole in the Ground Trail! This epic trail on Donner Summit will take about a 25 minute shuttle ride to get to from Squaw Valley. This ride will be 15-17 miles depending on where you want the shuttle to pick you up. Plan on 1400 feet of climbing. It is a technical ride for advanced riders, but well worth the trip. This ride is limited to 10 people.
Pro rider Clint Claassen will be offering two skill clinics with short rides around Squaw on Saturday. Meet Clint at the KT Sundeck at 2pm Saturday for an hour long beginner clinic. Immediately following that at will be an hour long intermediate clinic, meeting at 3pm at the KT Sundeck. You can attend both if you wish. These are on a first come, first served basis, you can sign up at registration when you check-in. A festival pass is needed to attend these free clinics.
IMBA Trail Care Crew
The IMBA Trail Care Crew will be at the festival doing their Club Care class on Friday afternoon from 3pm-5pm in the “O” Lounge in the Village. This class has information on how to build and strengthen your mountain bike organization. Saturday will be the Sustainable Trails School, meeting at the “O” lounge at 9am. Classroom will run until noon-ish. Lunch will be provided to attendees. After lunch we’ll shuttle you up the hill a bit to the worksite, rebuilding a blown out switchback on the Western States Connector. The afternoon work session will go until 4 or 5pm. Although the classes are free, please RSVP on the IMBA website.
We will be showing the new Anthill Films movie Strength in Numbers Friday night on the KT Sundeck starting at 7:30pm. This highly acclaimed movie is a rally call to connect all mountain bikers, regardless of location or language or discipline. The film captures a true way of life, from the world’s best pros to those who are just learning to love the sport. Shot over two years in some of mountain biking’s most iconic locations, Anthill’s signature style combines compelling stories with core action to create a shared experience that unites all riders. Come join us! The screening is free to all. Since it is outside, warm clothes and blankets are recommended.