*** NEW FOR 2016 “WAY FINDING” ***
Under our permit with the Black Hills National Forest we will be offering way finding this year on undesignated trail systems for those who are not from around here. Stop by the festival HQ to get information on which trail systems we will be highlighting for this year’s event for all to experience.
Shhh we have been the best kept secret until this year!
Sponsored Guided Rides
We are working hard to offer guided rides sponsored by our local bike shops and their affiliated representatives. Check back for more information as these rides get scheduled.
Bikes, Brews & BBQ
The best part of the mountain biking community is the camaraderie. This year we have partnered with Main Street Square on the corner of Main Street & Sixth Street in the heart of Downtown Rapid City. Come down to this social for the Hill Climb Awards and stick around for a Feature Film presentation at dusk. Brews and BBQ will be onsite for purchase. This event has free admission and it is open to the public.
Day: Friday, June 17th
Location: Main Street Square
Fun at Founders
The place to be on Saturday Night is at Founders Park. Stick around the festival grounds because Summer Nights will be providing a beer garden onsite in support of our event. Crowning of King and Queen of the Hills and awards for all race categories will be presented. Live music and an adult bike rodeo will top off this evening’s entertainment.
Day: Saturday, June 18th
Location: Founders Park
STRIDER Adventure Zone
Provided by Scheels All Sports and Rapid City Parks & Recreation. This safe and friendly environment encourage kids of all abilities from 18 months and up to test ride a STRIDER and play with other kids, while improving and developing fundamental bike handling skills. Our expanded adventure zone will appeal to every level STRIDER rider. Demos will be available. This is a free activity.
Location: Founders Park Vendor Area Next to the Scheels booth
STRIDER Group Ride
Bring your STRIDER rider over to the festival HQ and participate in this family friendly group activity that kids and adults of all abilities can be apart of. Bring your own STRIDER or demos will be available. We will ride from Founders Park across the bridge to the North side of the creek; take the Nature Trail to the STRIDER Nature Loop and back. Approximately 1.5 miles total length which includes the Nature Trail Loop. This is a free activity, but you will need to pre-register at HQ by 3:00 p.m. Saturday.
Day: Saturday, June 18th
Location: Founders Park Festival HQ
Family Fun Ride
The family fun ride and treasure hunt is an event families and children of all ages will enjoy. This ride will begin at the festival headquarters in Founders Park and will take you on a tour of the Rapid City bike path for an exciting treasure hunt and the opportunity to discover the beautiful scenery and parks Rapid City has to offer. Whether you wish to take your time and enjoy the area or you are set on being the first to discover all of the hidden treasure locations, this ride is a great way to spend time with your family and have fun on your bikes or on foot. Maps will be provided at the starting point. Be prepared to get creative and decipher the hidden meanings in the map!
Day: Sunday, June 19th
Location: Founders Park HQ