Festival Activities

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.  Otherwise, at the event they are $40(or $30 for those under 21).  You get a one day lift ticket good for your choice of Friday, Saturday, or Sunday; two beer tickets and a raffle ticket, a Festival T-shirt, Pint glass, and Cowbell; and the option to do the Poker Ride on Sunday or the Tahoe Mountain Guides epic guided ride on Saturday for only $10 more.  Note that the ‘Under 21′ Festival Pass does not include the pint glass or beer tickets.

3rd Annual Shine Queen of the MTN Women’s DH Clinic
Friday Sept 13th 9am – 4pm.  The women’s specific downhill clinic will be taught by local female certified coaches and professional athletes. This clinic is excellent for all abilities and will teach you to have more CONTROL and CONFIDENCE on the downhill trails!  Clinic will cover riding fundamentals, cornering, drops, jumps and more.  Clinic proceeds to benefit the Shine Gravity Race Team.  Space is limited and registration closes Sept 6th.  REGISTER TODAY! (Registration is separate from TFTF Registration.  Clinic includes a festival pass.)

Film Festival
We will be showing the new Anthill Films movie Not Bad and ARRIVAL Friday night on the Tram Promenade starting at 7:30pm.   The screening is free to all.  Since it is outside, warm clothes and blankets are recommended.  A raffle will precede the movie, but is only for people that have picked up a festival pass or registered for a race since that’s how you get a raffle ticket.  Come early and groove to tunes from Decoy or enjoy a New Belgium brew or two.

TMG Guided Ride-$1o add-on to the festival pass
The guided ride is presented by Tahoe Mountain Guides.  TMG has the best shuttle and mountain bike guide service on Tahoe National Forest land!  This ride will all be led by an experienced TMG guide to show you the way.  They will shuttle you to Brockway Summit for a 20 mile ride (1400′ of climbing) back to Squaw along the Tahoe Rim Trail and Western States.  Meet at the TMG booth at 9:30am on Saturday to load the shuttle.   Tipping your guides is appropriate, because they really are awesome!  Sign-ups are first come-first served.  You can reserve one of the ten spots available through online registration by purchasing the festival pass and the $10 add-on for the TMG Shuttle Ride.

Clint’s Clinics
Pro rider Clint Claassen will be offering two skill clinics with short rides around Squaw on Saturday.  Meet Clint at the Finish Line at 2pm Saturday for an hour long beginner clinic.  Immediately following that at will be an hour long intermediate clinic, meeting at 3:30pm at the Finish Line.  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.

Kids Races
Bring the kids!  Free races for Striders, 7 & under, and 8-12.  Distances will be appropriate for the age levels.  Prizes for all the participants.  Saturday @ 2pm.

Jump2Jump BMX show
This high flying stunt show will be sure to awe the kids and adults alike.  Watch them do aerial stunts that will take your breath away.  Bring the kids out for the kids races and stay to check out the high energy show.  Saturday @ 3pm

Tour de Squaw Poker Ride
The Tour de Squaw Poker Ride, hosted by Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship and TAMBA, is a non-competitive, non-timed, FUN RIDE on cross country trails across Squaw Valley. The ride starts at 9:30 am on Sunday. Riders will randomly receive one card only at five separate stations along the trail to build a poker hand. The best hand wins a famous, highly coveted, limited edition New Belgium Cruiser Bike. Other prizes include weekend lodging and dinner at the Hotel Truckee-Tahoe in Truckee and other cool stuff. The poker ride is a $10 add-on donation to your festival pass, or if you can only make it to the festival on Sunday, get a Sunday-Fun Day-One Day pass at the event. The Sunday-Fun Day-One Day pass is a $25 donation that gets you into the poker ride, live music from Jelly Bread, two beer tickets, one raffle ticket, and a cowbell – which you can use to be totally obnoxious while watching the Nor-Cal Downhill State Championships later that day. All fees for the poker ride are a donation directly to TAMBA for maintaining and building all of those fabulously fun trails in the Tahoe/Reno area.