The Wild Ride Mountain Bike Festival celebrates the great sport of mountain biking by providing a safe, fun, festive atmosphere where experienced and beginning riders get a chance to ride some of the best mountain bike trails in the state.
This free family-friendly festival includes bikes to demonstrate, build-your-skills sessions, gear talks, fix-it clinics, bike games, group rides, timed competitive events, kids’ activities, and great food and beer.
Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists (MORC)
Valley Bike and Ski
Erik's Bike - Board - Ski
Seven Spokes Bike Shop
Angry Catfish Bicycle Shop and Coffee Bar
One on One Bicycle Studio
Jonny Rock Bikes LLC
Bike Brands to demo (bring your own helmet and driver’s license):
Santa Cruz Bicycles
2018 Wild Ride Schedule of Events:
Ongoing Activities 10-4 PM (Free)
+Bikes to demo (Bring your own helmet, driver’s license and credit card)
+Bike safety checks
+Bike decorating at the Dakota County Parks tent
+Used Bike Collection at Jonny Rock Bikes tent
+Food, Beverages and Beer for sale at Green Mill tent
Mountain Bike Skills Clinics (Adult Beginner, Free)
Meet at the Valley Bike and Ski Tent. Learn correct riding positions and more.
Basic Bike Repair Clinic (Free)
Meet at the Strider Bike Table (Seven Spokes Bike Shop) in the Skills Park Flat tires, shifting and brake adjustments and more.
Other Fun Stuff (Free)
+12:45 PM Adults-on-Kids-Bikes Race (All Ages) Meet at the Strider Bike Table (Seven Spokes Bike Shop) in the Skills Park
+2:30 PM Otso Cycles Bike Olympics (Bunny Hop Contest, Track Stand Contest & Bike Limbo) Meet at the Otso Tent near Skills Park. Great Prizes!
Kids Activities (Free)
+10- 12 PM Loppet Trail Kids Mountain Bike Skills Clinic and Games (Ages 6-14). Come get a mountain bike skills lesson and try out our various stations including fundamental bike skills like figure eight cornering, slalom course and ratcheting/slowest rider, riding low skinnies and riding bike ramps. Look for Trail Kids flutter flag.
+11 AM Strider Races (Ages 1-5) Register at the Strider Bike Table (Seven Spokes Bike Shop) in the Skills Park. Metals for all participants.
+12 PM Kids Bike Races (Ages 6-10) Register at the Strider Bike Table (Seven Spokes Bike Shop) in the Skills Park. Ribbons for all participants.