Go to Sedona, shred bikes that aren’t yours, drink beer, get a hangover. Oh wait, I mean ride Hangover--Sedona’s famous steep and technical ‘must-ride’ trail. If you attend the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival, all of this will be happening with a perfect mix of sun and reasonable temperatures. Early March in Arizona. The living’s easy. The event is a long weekend of bike demos, music, beer, food trucks and shuttles. In addition, there will be skills clinics, tech talks and more put on by the Yeti Cycles Vida series. The Vida series creates a safe and comfortable environment for the women who come to the festival to practice their skills. Added this year, there is a new dual slalom track at the Sedona bike park and Ryan Leech will by teaching skills clinics open to all.
The three-day-festival will take place in the middle of Sedona with easy access to the hundreds of miles of surrounding singletrack. If you have a family in tow, Sedona has activities for kids and adults alike. Even non-bikers. The downtown also offers close-by lodging and food. Of course, if having a roof over your head isn’t your thing, tent camping is available 5 miles from the site, and there’s room for 20 RV’s.
Group rides go out all day for those looking to ride with others. Alternatively, head to the less-traveled trails for a soul shred. Now until February 2nd, three day passes are $80. The first 1,000 people to register also get a free TASCO MTB t-shirt and a pint glass.