We are partnering with Patagonia Pittsburgh to host a Season Send Off Celebration. We will be closing out our final Big Screen Saturday and the bi-weekly mountain bike group rides with a whole day of fun centered around biking and raising funds for Trail Pgh.
The days festivities will include a mountain bike skills workshop, a trail maintenance working session, group rides, local bike vendors, craft beer for donations, and several mountain biking films to closeout the evening as well as food truck vendors.
Golden Triangle Bicycles will be joining us Saturday with mountain bike rentals for $20/day, come grab one for a quick spin or the whole day. They will be bringing both Jamis Eden and Kona Kahuna/Cinder Cone hardtails. First come first available.
MT BIKING SKILLS CAMP: 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
Learn how to shred the trails in Frick Park! Instructors Sue Haywood and Karen Brooks will start the day with fundamental skills and progress to popping over logs, railing corners, and even catching a bit of air. The terrain in Frick is quite steep, so this will be an intermediate to advanced level camp, limited to two groups of 8 participants (16 total). Skills sessions and rides will all take place at Frick Park and meet at 3 Rivers Outdoor Co. 50% of the registration proceeds will be donated to Trail Pittsburgh. Registration is $60 and includes both morning and afternoon sessions, with lunch provided. Scholarships are available for anyone wishing to participate in the skills clinic needing assistance. Please message email@example.com to discuss available scholarships.
IT TAKES A COMMUNITY: 9am-12pm
Give back to our local gem, Frick Park, by volunteering for a few hours with Trail Pgh leads and stewards to build, improve, or maintain trail. We are beyond lucky to have this unique green space of over 600 acres and 17 miles of trail, including some of the best single track in our backyard. If you can join us for the trail working group please register at the link below so we have a count for tools.
GROUP RIDES: 2-4ish pm
Come join fellow mountain bike riders for a group ride through Frick Park for a few hours. All levels welcome. We are still in search of local trail experts to lead and sweep for group rides. We will break up into 2 to 3 groups for beginner to advanced depending on turnout. Local bike shop Fern Hollow Bicycles will be setup before and after the ride to offer free bike inspections and minor tune ups before you head out.
COMMUNITY FESTIVITIES - Hitchhiker Brewing will be serving up craft beer with all donations going to Trail Pgh to support the hard work and efforts of maintaining and building local trails.
We will have the campfire burning and FREE S’MORES all evening and Patagonia Pittsburgh will be serving up Patagonia Provision samples throughout the day in collaboration with a local chef/restaurant and we are working to have a few food trucks on hand.
Various bike shops and organizations will be on hand for demos and information including; Fern Hollow Bicycles, Regent Squares recently opened bike shop, will be offering minor tune ups and bike safety checks. Free Ride a community center for all things bicycles including free parts and bike maintenance classes will be on hand to share their offerings. Bike PGH will be on hand with their I <3 My Bike Anti-Theft Photo Booth setup. You bring your bike and they record your important contact information, bike serial number, and other key features of your bicycle for safekeeping in the Bike PGH private database.
More vendors to be added.
FINAL BIG SCREEN SATURDAY: 7-8:30pm
In partnership with Patagonia Pittsburgh we will also be hosting our final Big Screen Saturday film showing with a series of mountain bike films to get you stoked to ride. This is a BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) event.
Life of Pie, a film by Ben Knight and Travis Rummel about Jen Zeuner, Anne Keller and the mountain bike community in Fruita, Colorado. It wasn’t long ago that the small Colorado town of Fruita was solely a hub of agriculture and oil and gas development. But singletrack shredders and pizza chefs Jen Zeuner and her partner Anne Keller have helped to transform the high-desert town into a mountain biking hotspot with their Hot Tomato Café. - Duration 12 Minutes
The Explorers Series: Casey Brown. Mountain biker Casey Brown is already one of the fastest mountain bike racers in the world. But because ripping down mountains at 50 miles per hour isn't quite thrilling enough for her, she's now into freeriding, an extreme discipline that essentially involves riding down the sides of massive cliffs, sending huge air along the way. It's the sport's version of big-wave surfing, and typically only attracts male riders with huge risk tolerances. Until Brown came along. - Duration 4 minutes
Life Cycles - This visually stunning film uses mountain bikes as a vehicle to explore the ideas of creation and destruction in nature’s most beautiful, dramatic and unforgiving landscapes - Duration 45 minutes
Dirt Magic - Patagonia MTB presents Dirt Magic, a Freehub and Teton Gravity Research film documenting Downieville, CA’s journey from dying mining town to mountain-biking mecca. Inspired by a desire to save their home trails, shaped by a grassroots-organization’s unintentional stewardship and fueled by the sport’s rowdiest festival, Downieville’s newest dirt miners are using their reputation to create a model community for struggling mountain towns across the globe—and it all started with a van, a chainsaw and a few maxed-out credit cards. - Duration 20 Minutes