This Saturday, October 7th, there’s a festival on Red Grade Trails to celebrate the fresh new miles of trails that have been built by and for the community.
If you head up to the trails at 9am to do yoga, or 10am to learn cyclocross, or 11am to hike, jog, walk, bike, listen to music, or just enjoy the trails as part of this festival, you could win BIG.
Why? Because it’s not a race: everyone participant has a chance to win from the following prizes this Saturday:
A weekend trip to a yurt in Shell Canyon
Fly rod from Fly Shop of the Bighorns
$500 gift certificate to Sheridan Bicycle Co.
Yeti Cooler from Rocky Mountain Discount Sports
$300 Patagonia gift card from Fly Shop of the Bighorns and a fly box
Hoka trail running shoes from Foot of the Bighorns
Biking Helmets from Smith
$100 Patagonia gift card from Fly Shop of the Bighorns and a fly box
$10 Patagonia gift card from Fly Shop of the Bighorns and a fly box
$60 gift card from Back Country Bike & Mountain Works
$30 gift card from Back Country Bike & Mountain Works
Black Tooth Brewery schwag bags
What could be better than a lovely fall weekend at Red Grade Trails – together with friends and family – with a chance to win amazing prizes? You’ll also get free lunch, a festival t-shirt, free beer, and more. Oh yeah, and you’ll be showing your support for your community and the trails just by being there. It doesn’t get better than that.
Biketoberfest is our biggest annual fundraiser. Every dollar raised helps us build and maintain the trails you love!
This year, we’ve moved Biketoberfest to Red Grade Trails to highlight the 6 total miles of hiking and biking trails that will be open to the public this fall. The community is so excited for more miles on this trail system, that we’ve teamed up with local businesses and organizations to create something fun for everyone. Bring your running or hiking shoes, your favorite bike and helmet, your yoga mat, and your friends and join us for an awesome festival in the foothills!
Schedule of events:
Friday at Black Tooth Brewery
6:00 – 8:00 pm – Kick-off pre-party and packet pick-up
Saturday at Red Grade Trails
9:00 am – Red Hot Yoga led by Asia at the Springs Lot
10:00 am – Cyclocross learners clinic
11:00am – All ages raffle ride/run/duathlon – Win awesome local prizes for hiking, running, biking, or all three! The farther you go on the new trails system, the bigger the prize. Plus, loop around as many times you’d like in 2.5 hours, and collect more tickets.
1:00pm – Beginner’s Cyclocross Races
1:45pm – Kid’s Race on Tinker Trail
2:30pm – Advanced Cyclocross Races
3:30pm – Awards/Raffle drawings
4:00pm – Music and drinks
6:00pm – Post-event party at Black Tooth!
*Music all day, FREE beer at the trails from Black Tooth Brewery, and FREE lunch provided by Jimmy Johns!
Sunday, continue to bike your way through the weekend with more events at Sheridan Bicycle Co.
9:00am – Goat Rope Gravel Ride: A mellow group ride starting from Sheridan Bicycle Co. touring around some fantastic gravel roads.
11:00am – lunch BBQ to wrap up the weekend!
Throughout the morning, we’ll have fun activities for the whole family. Make sure your kids bring their bikes so they can test their skills and win prizes (Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast Award) on the Tinker Trail built by and for them!
Don’t want to race? Come and enjoy the day, the music, and the community.
A $30 donation gets you a t-shirt, Jimmy Johns, Black Tooth beer, and entry into any and all events. And remember: Biketoberfest builds trails!
Is it like last year, but different?
You got it. Because Red Grade Trails is a work in progress, we are trying something a little different that our traditional mountain bike racing and trail run. Our hope is to get the whole community up there on Saturday to get involved in the trails you love. The math is simple: the more money we raise, the more trails you will have to enjoy for future generations.
Cross-country racing on bikes. ?? But, don’t worry! We’ll teach you (at 10am on Saturday).
You guys know that space up there is tight, so CARPOOL, please! We will have shuttles running from the snowmobile parking lot to the base parking lot.
A little (left to go) on Red Grade Trails
Red Grade Trails is a community trail system on public land at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains. The trail system winds through open meadows, canyons, saddles, and forest and offers great views of the communities below, challenging climbs and fun downhills, and a lot of peace and quiet off Red Grade road.
With the help of grants and individual donations to SCLT, we have been able to raise funding for 1.8 miles of natural-surface trail on State Land. These miles were completed in the fall of 2015. Currently, we continue to raise funds to complete an additional 4 miles of trails that cost a total of $100,000. We have $32,000 left to raise, and we can’t do this with your support!
Want to volunteer on Thursday, Friday or Saturday?
For starters, you’re awesome. Now, please contact us at email@example.com or call 307-673-4702.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, to our amazing local sponsors
Without their generosity, these trails wouldn’t exist. Please help us thank these generous businesses by shopping LOCALLY and helping our community thrive.
Our first ever Title Sponsor:
TOYOTA (you guys are rocking it)
Black Tooth Brewing Co.
First Interstate Bank
Fly Shop of the Bighorns
Alpine Climate Control
Back Country Bike and Mountain Works
Bighorn Design Studio
Tom Balding Bits and Spurs
ERA Carroll Realty
Foot of the Bighorns
State Farm Agent – Jon Oman
The Sports Stop