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.