Vernon Bike Fest 2018
Whether you live here or are coming from out of town, we want to spend the weekend celebrating all things biking and the amazing trails in the North Okanagan!
thursday, May 3: Trails in motion Mountain Bike Film Festival
Location: Vernon Towne Cinema
Time: Doors at 6:30PM, Movie at 7:00PM
tickets: $15 online or at bike shops, $20 at the door
NOCS will be screening the Trails in Motion Mountain Bike Film Festival. Trails In Motion Mountain Bike Film Festival is an annual, community-driven film tour that brings a collection of the finest mountain biking films to audiences around the world.
The goal of Trails in Motion events is not only to ensure the audience leaves with a true sense of shared inspiration that will ultimately encourage them to go out and discover their own connection with the world's seemingly endless network of single-track, but also to support aspirant and professional filmmakers expand their limits of film making. The Program is approximately 2.5 hours long.
You can buy tickets online now, or shortly they will be available at our local bike shops.
friday, MAY 4: bike party @ Ratio
Location: Ratio Coffee
Time: 7:00 PM
tickets: $30 per person (available online at the link)
This event will be an 80’s Bike Theme Party with a killer soundtrack, as well as a showcase of our local bike community through photo submissions! Gourmet Ratio pizza buffet included with the purchase of a ticket. Alcoholic beverages (craft beer, local wine and BX Cider) will be available for purchase. This is a NOCS fundraiser, so a portion of ticket sales will be a NOCS donation.
SUBMIT YOUR BIKING COMMUNITY PHOTOS FOR THE EVENT: We want to showcase our awesome biking community and beautiful local area; Please send us pictures of family and friends as well as any favourite biking pictures in the local area. Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will get a free print of your photo after the event when we take them all down!
Our local photography legend and 2017 Pinkbike Photo of the Year winner Robb Thompson will be supporting this event by providing some of his photography for display and by offering up a custom photo shoot package to be auctioned off during the party, with all proceeds going to NOCS.
Tickets are available now, at this link.
saturday, May 5: Bike Demo Day
Location: twin bays parking Lot, Lake Kalamalka Provincial Park
Time: 10:00AM - 2:00 PM
NOCS’ partner bike shops will be offering demos of the their bikes to the community. Bike demos are a great way for new riders to get introduced to all the different bikes out there before they make their purchase. Come on out and try a new steed!
You will see the tents set up in the Twin Bays Parking Lot at Kal Park, also known as the Kalamalka Park Main Parking Lot.
The shops and brands that are confirmed to be attending with bikes so far are:
- Rocky Mountain
- Sun Country Cycle
- Olympia Ski and Cycle
- Santa Cruz
SUNDAY, May 6: group ride
(and electronic enduro awards ceremony)
Location: Ellison Provincial Park (lower day lot)
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 PM
A curated, guided, group ride of some of our classic trails. A perfect chance for people from out of town to become more familiar with some of the best of what our trail system has to offer. There will be three ride options:
When you come back to the parking lot at the end of the ride, we will treat you to a free BBQ at around 12:00 noon. At the BBQ we will go over the results from the weeklong Electronic Enduro and provide awards for fastest times as well as randomized participation awards for completing all of the curated trail segments over the span of the week.
BONUS weeklong EVENT: ELECTRONIC ENDURO
SUNday, april 29th to saturday, april 5th
Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 6 at 12:00 Noon after the Group Ride
We are trying out something new this year, which as far as we know, has never been done before! We are lucky enough to have a local developer for an exciting new website that will allow us to organize a do-it-on-your-own-time mountain biking event which we are calling the "Electronic Enduro"!
All you will need to do is track your rides during the week on Strava and make sure you hit the curated trail segments (which will be posted at the beginning of the week), and then connect your Strava account to this site (a link will be posted closer to the event when it's ready). All of your rides and times during the week will automatically be uploaded for the Electronic Enduro, and if you have completed all of the required trail segments you will be entered for randomized prizes to be drawn at the Awards Ceremony, and the top performers (Fastest Descender, Fastest Climber, Fastest Overall) will be crowned in glory and rewarded accordingly!
Stay tuned for more details and instructions as we get closer to the event.