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Registration Now Open for Dirt Fest presented by Pivot Cycles


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We’re excited to announce Pivot Cycles will join us at Dirt Fest 2015 as our Presenting Sponsor. Pivot Cycles will be on-hand with a demo truck packed full of the latest Mach 4 Carbon, Mach 429SL and Mach 6 models.

Registration to Dirt Fest 2015 is open now at BikeReg.

If you don’t already know, Dirt Fest is the sixth annual gathering of the mountain bike tribe takes place on a wooded, porcupine-infested peninsula, jutting out into Central Pennsylvania’s Raystown Lake, the third weekend in May. There are 36 miles of fast, fun, flowy trails known as the Allegrippis Trails System just a few pedal strokes away from event HQ and a new trail on the other side of the lake accessible only via boat, the Terrace Mountain Trail. We will be offering a limit number of spots on the boat to access it, so sign up as soon as you arrive.

Weekend shenanigans include but are in no way limited too…..

  • Womens Only Skills Clinics and rides throughout the weekend.
  • Weekend Only Skills Park with professional skills clinics.
  • Themed Group Rides; night, costumed, fat bike, unicycle, kids, teens, and whatever else we might come up with.
  • The famed Dirt Fest Epic with a boat shuttle
  • Live music, craft beer and revelery both nights!
  • A huge expo with tons of demo bikes, packs, helmets, shoes, etc.
  • Boat Shuttles across Lake Raystown to and from Terrace Mountain Trail.
  • And more!

Everything above is included in the $40 Weekend Pass. Parking and camping space not included.

A portion of the proceeds from Dirt Rag Dirt Fest go directly to support the Allegrippis Trails System, through the Friends of Raystown Lake Trails Fund. Thus far the event has donated nearly $20,000 to the trails which keeps them open and maintained.

Details

General admission – ($40 pre reg/ $55 day of)

Everyone (even houseboaters) looking to participate in Dirt Fest will need to register for the Weekend Event Pass. This will allow you to ride any demo bike you like, take any class or clinic, use the shuttles, enjoy the social events, you get the idea.

The event opens to the public at noon on Friday.

Camping – ($20 per individual, pre registration only)

Be sure to register for camping if you plan to camp at Susquehannock Campground, the home base for Dirt Fest. This camping registration includes Friday and Saturday nights, Thursday if you’d like to come early. Susquehannock Campground will close on Sunday at 3pm.

Camping is primitive and sometimes crowded‚ others call it cozy. Register as either Camping at Dirt Fest with a group or Camping at Dirt Fest as an individual.

Parking – ($30 per vehicle/ limited to 300)

For those camping at Susquehannock only!

In an effort to improve event safety and encourage carpooling (or riding) to the event, we’ll be limiting the number of vehicles that can park at Susquehannock campsites.

If you wish to park your vehicle at or near your campsite, you’ll need to purchase one $30 parking pass per vehicle.

However, purchasing a parking pass is not mandatory. If you do not wish to purchase a parking pass, you will be issued a temporary pass for the purpose of unloading camping gear. After unloading your gear, you will be required to move your car to a remote parking area.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

In addition to Pivot Cycles, we have commitments from Michelin, NiteRider, Velocity Wheels, MET Helmets, Pearl Izumi, Hutchinson, FiveTen, Ibis, Juliana, Gravity Components, Rocky Mountain, Community Bikes and Boards, Santa Cruz, Rothrock Outfitters, Scott Sports, SRAM, Transition Bikes, Trek, Niner, Kona and many more to come.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or joining our expo area, please contact Trina Haynes via [email protected].

If you are a local business in Huntingdon County and would like to become involved contact Evan Gross via [email protected].

Volunteering

If you are serious about volunteering, we are serious about having you. We are talking the real deal: a 1 a.m.-traffic-directing, registration-tent-working, toilet-paper-restocking, recycle-container-emptying, T-shirt-wearing VOLUNTEER!

  • Must be willing to work a minimum of six hours a day.
  • Must sign up for hours one month prior to event.
  • Show Up and Smile, don’t stop until Sunday at 3 p.m.!
  • Think this sounds like you? Contact Evan at [email protected]

Latest info

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Photo Gallery

In case you missed it, here are some photos from Dirt Fest 2014.

 

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