Bike Festival Information

SCHEDULE

Doors Open: 11:30 A.M.

Child Care (Into The Woods): 11:30-6:30 P.M.

Get more info about child care with Into The Woods here!

Skills Clinic Block 1: 12:00-1:30 P.M.

Skills Clinic Block 2: 2:00-3:30 P.M.

Skills Clinic Block 3: 4:00-5:30 P.M.

We'll help you find the right skills clinic for your level.

Sponsor Village: 12:00-6:00 P.M.

Help us thank the sponsors that support MTB for Women!

Self-Care Station: 12:00-6:00 P.M.

Snacks, photo booth fun, and chill vibes.

Mechanical Classes: Every ~30 minutes, 12:00-6:00 P.M.

Learn to fix a flat, adjust your drivetrain, set up your suspension, and maintain your bike! No reservations needed, just swing by.

Social Rides: Every ~60 minutes, 12:00-6:00 P.M.

Organize your own or join a guided ride! Sign up at the registration table.

Ice Cream Social: 5:30 P.M.

Mmm... ice cream.

Event Concludes: 6:00 P.M.

Ride on, friends! 

SKILLS CLINICS AND SOCIAL RIDES

Whether you're new to mountain biking or more experienced, join us to increase your confidence and abilities. Our clinics are designed to group you with others that have similar abilities and goals. Space is limited so be sure to register as soon as you can! 

Social rides are fun, no-drop group rides led by our friendly volunteers. We'll select terrain and trails based on skill level and interest, and explore some of the amazing singletrack trails at Kincaid Park.

MAINTENANCE AND SUSPENSION CLINICS

What does it take to keep your bike in great shape? Learn the basics of bike maintenance to keep your ride performing at its best, as well as common trailside repairs like fixing a flat tire or making quick adjustments.

We're also excited to offer suspension classes! If you've ever wondered what "set your sag" is even supposed to mean, this is the clinic for you. We'll cover the basics of front and rear bike suspension, as well as customizing your setup for a cushy ride.

ADDITIONAL INFO

Please be sure to show up to the class with your bike in good riding condition. Make sure you have enough air pressure in your tires, your brakes and shifters are working, etc. If you need help, don't hesitate to visit any of the local bike shops to get your bike in tip top riding condition.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Send your questions to info@alaskabikefestival.com or post to our Facebook event page. 

Do I need a nice bike to participate? 

You need a mountain bike to participate. It doesn't have to be fancy, but it needs treaded tires so you can ride dirt trails. Just be sure to make sure it's ready to be ridden. If in doubt, stop by any of the local bike shops for a tune-up. 

What skill level should I sign up for the clinics or social rides?

We want to get groups matched up as closely as possible by skill levels. If you don't know how to gauge your skill, read the descriptions below and choose the one that fits best. 

Super-Beginner: I have biked before but it has been a LONG time or you have never mountain biked. Want to cover topics like balance, getting on the bike, shifting, braking, etc. Want to go slow and take things cautiously. 

Beginner: You have biked some, but don't have much mountain bike experience. Have been on single track trails before. Don't feel too comfortable riding roots or other small features. Want to get better at shifting, going down hills, and technique generally. 

Beginner - Intermediate: You are comfortable with shifting and braking. You want to get better at cornering, descending, and riding common features found on the trails. 

Intermediate: You are a good rider, but wouldn't call yourself fast. You're building your confidence with descending and other features like small drops. You also want to improve your root riding abilities and strength overall. 

Intermediate - Advanced: You are rapidly getting better and feel like a few individualized tips would help you take your riding to the next level. 

Advanced: You ride bikes regularly and feel comfortable with a variety of terrain. 

What food will be served? What if I have allergies? 

Throughout the day we'll be serving tasty snacks and treats to keep your energy levels high. Details TBD, but we'll let you know when we have the full story! We will have gluten-free, vegetarian, and dairy-free options.

My partner, family, friend, etc. is welcome right?

All are welcome to join us to hang out at the Bike Festival! The event activities, however, are specifically designed for women, trans, femme and non-binary riders. Encourage your partners and friends to come out to cheer, hang out in the stadium, and help out as volunteers. 

Will there be alcohol?

We won't be serving alcohol at this event...but if some adult beverages were in your cooler, we wouldn't stop you ;)

Do you need volunteers?

Ummm YES! If you are interested in helping with event planning, email us at info@alaskabikefestival.com to get involved. If you can help day-of, we need volunteers. This is a great way for partners and older kids to be involved. Please drop a line!

How can we get involved as sponsors?  Or involve sponsors?

Thank you for wanting to support this event! Please email Event Director Alexa at info@alaskabikefestival.com. You can download our sponsorship informational packet here.