We’re excited to announce the first batch of sponsors and exhibitors who will be joining us at Dirt Fest. If you love Dirt Fest you’re sure to love their products, so check them out. Special thanks go to Pivot Cycles as our Presenting Sponsor, Kona Bikes as our Gold-level sponsor and Niner Bikes as our Bronze-level sponsor. See the complete list of who will be joining us at Dirt Fest here and keep checking back in as we add more to the list.
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.
Getting In – ($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 and many more to come.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or joining our expo area, please contact Trina Haynes via email@example.com.
If you are a local business in Huntingdon County and would like to become involved contact Evan Gross via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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@example.com
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Photographer and videographer Bryan Kirkwood sent us these great videos he helped work on from Dirt Fest. Makes us wish we were still there!
Once again we had a great time at Dirt Rag Dirt Fest presented by Niner Bikes at the Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania. We had a blast and we sure hope you did, too.
We’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to our title sponsor Niner Bikes, all our exhibitors, the volunteers to put in tons of hard work, the Friends of Raystown Lake, the Raystown Mountain Bike Association (RMBA), and of course all of you who could attend. Be sure to thank anyone who helped make it happen and spread the word to all your friends.
And, ultra-special thanks to our partners at Rothrock Outfitters for putting on a flawless event weekend. We simply couldn’t do this event without all their hard work. Please consider tapping them for your cycling, camping and boating needs.
More than 3,000 individuals attended this year’s event, and the proceeds will allow us to donate more than $10,000 to the Friends of Raystown Lake and RMBA.
Most of the Allegrippis trail system held up to Thursday night’s rain quite well, but we had a couple of muddy spots on Fawn and Eagle trails. Don’t feel guilty about tearing up the trails though because RMBA will be building a four-foot wide, elevated boardwalk the length of those muddy sections. Materials were purchased prior to Dirt Fest and will be put in place throughout the summer of 2014.
Dirt Fest Swag
|SITE #||GROUP NAME|
|1||RMBA Volunteer Site|
|10||Scohenge Family Reunion|
|16||Friends of Dirt Rag|
|21||240 Destroyers, Dirty Shame|
|25||Deep Dish Unlimited|
|28||Dead Beat Dads|
|31||Individuals and Groups of Two|
|34||Individuals and Groups of Two|
|35||NOT A SITE|
|36||WNR, Team Sak, TightDragonPlaya, Shumutzholdzen, Schweddy Ball, SBR, BIC|
|38||Pollo Loco, Lepley Family,|
|39||Lost Colony -only 7|
|42||Shady Grove Shredder|
|43||Corning Area Mtn Bike|
|46||KB Electric LLC|
|47||Southern Huntingdon County Cyclists|
|48||Lube Daily/ Rothrock Allstars|
|50||Akron Zips , Beers Gears , Coal Bucket , Dirty Boyz, BRAP, Black Tee Pack, Old and Cranky|
|52||Probably Fine – Open Up|
|53||Eastern Shore IMBA, Dragons of ECC, Funk Express, Duck Butter, Fat Hoages, Jolly Roger|
|55||Lost and Floundering|
|57||Mountain Bike Bum, more beer|
|59||Rim Strippers/ Stanley’s Bukkake Club|
|60||Bald Eagle Mountain Bike Association|
We’ve finalized the schedule for Dirt Fest 2014. Click here to see all the skills clinics, group rides, beer school, musical acts, and a whole heap of good times.
Light up the night with Lupine on the official Dirt Fest night ride Saturday night at Dirt Fest. They’ll even have a limited number of lights to demo, so be sure to stop by their booth early and sign up!
“I am stoked to be a leader for the women’s rides and women’s clinics at the biggest mountain bike party of the year… Dirt Fest! Dirt Rag knows how to celebrate trails, bikes and friends,” Haywood said. “I am so excited to be a skills instructor and ride leader for the women’s events there.”
Dirt Fest is a family-friendly event that strives to promote diversity on the trails. There will be a number of events for women, kids and beginners. Watch for a complete schedule soon.
“You can always judge how cool a mountain bike event is by the number of women who attend. Dirt Fest does a great job getting hundreds of women to come out to attend the Fest and ride at the Allegrippis Trails,” Haywood said.
May 16-18, 2014
The annual celebration of bikes called Dirt Fest takes place on a hilly, chimpmunk-infested peninsula in Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania. There are 34 miles of fast, fun, flowing trails known as the Allegrippis Trails System just a few steps away from the campground. The expo area will showcase more than 50 vendors from all over the country with everything from demo bike fleets, wheels, apparel and accessories. Is there a new Niner RIP 9 in your future? Here’s your chance to get one dirty.
A portion of the proceeds from 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.
We’ve made some changes to the registration options this year. Please read on to choose the option that is right for you.
Admission and Accommodations
Option One: Weekend pass with camping on-site – $65
Susquehannock Campground is primitive and sometimes crowded‚ others call it cozy. There is very limited parking so be prepared to unload and then move your vehicle to a remote parking space.
There are no: showers, electric hook-ups, RV’s, internet hot-spots, trailers of any sorts, bad attitudes, etc.
There are: trees with roots, hilly slopes, the occasional rock, great views, lots of friendly riders, vault toilets, and hand pump water.
A good rule of thumb is your will have room for one vehicle on-site for every four people. The larger your group, the more primo the space you are assigned. Register individually but please include your desired group name, shop name, or club name so we can place your group together. Spell it out though, no acronyms; “Chicago Area Mountain Bike Association” instead of “CAMBA.”.
Please plan on arriving: Thursday, 2 p.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Option Two: Event pass only (staying off-site) – $40, $45 at the gate
Choose this option if you are staying elsewhere or not spending the night and you want access to the vendors, expo, events and demos. Your “Festival Attendance Only” wristband is good for all three days of Dirt Fest. Gets you demo bikes, live music, beer, nutrition clinics, skills clinics, and any other events you want to attend. Day-of registration is $5 extra.
If you are looking for a nearby, family-friendly camping option, consider Seven Points Campground Loop. Operated by the Army Corps of Engineers, it provides improved RV and tent camping with electricity and running water, including hot showers. This location is approximately three miles away from the expo area, but you can ride on trails the entire way to the campsite. That’s right, we added a trail. Ridge Camp and Meadow Camp are closest to the trails. If this sounds like what you are looking for you must purchase a day pass to Dirt Fest and register your campsite independently through the Army Corp of Engineers. They are first come-first serve.
There are other area local campgrounds as well: Woodland Campground and Raystown Family Campground. Be sure to check the proximity of the campground relative to the event before booking!
Please plan on arriving: Friday, 1 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Option Three: Houseboats – $35 per person (boat fee not included)
Houseboats are a fun and unique way to enjoy Dirt Fest. Doing so is easy: rent the boat through Seven Points Marina, then have each member of your crew register individually for “Housboater” pass. They will need to include their boat number.
Pick up the boat on your scheduled day at the marina and cruise over the event on the Susquehannock Peninsula. All cars will must be parked at the marina.
Note: Private Boats are not permitted to moor along Susquehannock Peninsula.
Please plan on arriving: Thursday: 2 p.m.-8 p.m.; Friday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Sponsors and exhibitors
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or joining our expo area, please contact Trina Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a local business in Huntingdon County and would like to become involved contact Evan at email@example.com.
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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While Dirt Rag is of course your favorite mountain bike magazine, our friends over at Mountain Bike are pretty cool too, and they stopped by Dirt Fest and had nothing but good things to say:
The trails here have been optimized for flow and fun: Imagine yourself on a seemingly endless giant-sized pumptrack with rippling climbs that feed long roller-coaster descents. But what you might not notice are the little moments that make navigating the trails easier . Case in point—arrival at each well-marked intersection requires nothing more than locating yourself on the map, deciding what to ride next, and then pedaling off onto the next trail. It’s as simple as that.