2013 SF MTB Festival
Check back for information on the 2014 SF MTB Festival. The McLaren Short Track returns!
You are invited to participate in the FIRST Annual San Francisco Mountain Bike Festival, hosted in McLaren Park. A fundraiser for the McLaren Bike Park, the event is FREE to attend with a youth BMX area, beginner MTB riding zones, a professional bike jump demo, and other activities.
The headline event is the McLaren Short Track Challenge, a competitive event on a urban Cross Country course. The XC race does require a waiver and registration fee to participate.
The bike industries response for the SF MTB Festival has been amazing, with over $20,000 in sponsorship, services, and prizes pledged so far. Great prizes exist for each category! There is also a General Raffle with great prizes, so it is a Double-Bonus chance to win!!
The San Francisco Mountain Bike Festival would not be possible without the support of these amazing people!
1st ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL
DATE: Saturday September 7th, 2013
LOCATION: Jerry Garcia Amphitheater @ McLaren Park
ADDRESS: 20 John F Shelley Drive San Francisco, CA. 94134
Link to Map of Area
The SF MTB Festival, a fundraiser for the McLaren Bike Park would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors.
The McLAREN SHORT TRACK CHALLENGE is a competitive event which will challenge the skills and endurance of riders of all ages and abilities.
Our friends up north at Bike Monkey have been contracted for registration, timing, and on-site production of the McLaren Short Track Challenge. This should give all participants confidence that the event will be set up and run smoothly and professionally!
Registration Fees Include:
All net proceeds go to SF Urban Riders and the McLaren Bike Park project. Fees include; insurance, accurate computerized timing, EMT support, aid stations, event T-shirt, media materials, SFRPD park permit fees, SFRPD User Fee for park maintenance ($5 per rider), SFRPD Park Patrol staff, porta-potties, garbage cans, and recycling receptacles.
Click here for more information on the Short Track Race!
12-MILE URBAN ADVENTURE RIDE (Non-Competitive) – The Urban MTB Ride from McLaren park to the San Bruno Mountain saddle is a gem that SFUR would like to share with the non-competitive mountain bike community. The ride is 12-Miles of legal urban adventure with 70% dirt, and an invigorating 1700′ of elevation gain. It features fun trails, stunning views, a mid-way water & restroom break, a ripping 1-mile singletrack descent, and a visit to the future location of the McLaren Bike Park. The ride will be offered as both Self-Guided and one Group Ride (11am departure).
YOUTH/FAMILY BIKE SKILLS CHALLENGE – SF Recreation & Park Department, and its partners (YBike, Pedal Revolution) will be setting up the Bike Skills Challenge area which will encourage and reward youth participants for learning to be good riders! It will consist of FIVE Stations, and each participant will get STAR for completing each station. Collect 3 (or More) Stars and earn a cool cycling prize (as donated by our sponsors). A limited fleet of loaner bikes will be available for those without a suitable bike to test out the fun.
The Bike Skills Challenge will consist of BMX and Mountain Bike skills features for youth/family, and beginners to practice and develop better bike handling technique. There will be other activities like Bike Repair clinics, a professional bike jump demonstration to watch, and for qualified advanced riders a chance to ride a portion of the course.
COMPLIMENTARY YOUTH BIKE RAFFLE – SFUR will once again work with youth providers like The Boys & Girls Club, Real Option for City Kids, the YMCA, and other neighbor organizations to host a FREE Bike raffle for the local participating youth. Bikes are being donated from local bike shops like Roaring Mouse, in an effort to provide a few lucky youth around McLaren Park with an opportunity to enjoy contemporary bicycle recreation every day!
Eligible youth must have Parent or Guardian signature. ONE Raffle Ticket per eligible youth.
BOX JUMP DEMO
The Ride SFO Crew will be on hand with their urban style of entertainment, which involves lofting bikes off the Box Jump for flips, whips, bar spins, table tops, and suicides.
More details on Jump Times and Riders TBA.
STAGING AREA - The SF MTB Festival will be family, team, and spectator friendly with a large spacious staging area that will be complete with Food Trucks, Sponsor/Vendor Booths, Team Area, Picnic Area, Recycling and Restrooms. The staging area will have easy access to the youth/family/beginner skills areas, and the McLaren Short Track Challenge course will pass by the Staging Area twice so spectators can cheer and support family and friends.