Shelden Mountain Bike Fest
Whether you are new to mountain biking or an expert on the trails, join us on Saturday, October 1 for our first-ever Shelden Mountain Bike Fest at Stony Creek Metropark. Experience the thrill of the newly redeveloped Shelden Trails with fellow mountain bike enthusiasts, visit vendor and bike-related booths and enjoy food vendors and s’mores around a bonfire.
Beginner mountain bike instruction, demos and group rides will ease new or young bikers into the sport and introduce you to the trails. The GROM and Beach trail loops on the Shelden Trails are handcycle accessible and handcycle demonstrations and clinics will be available.
Rounding out the evening will be a twilight trail ride, so be sure to bring your bike lights! After the ride, relax around the bonfire with food and drinks.
Pre-registration is not required.
Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: 3 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Ages: Fun for all ages!
Cost: Free! A Metroparks daily or annual vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark
Location: Stony Creek Metropark, Shelden Trails West Branch parking lot area- GROM Trailhead
Schedule of Events
3 p.m. – Bike Demo & Beginner Instruction
4 p.m. – Beginner Group Ride
4:30 p.m. – Handcycle Demo & Clinic
5 p.m. – Women and Girls Group Ride (MiSCA-BRAVE Led)
5 p.m. – Bike Demo & Beginner Instruction
6 p.m. – Beginner Group Ride
7 p.m. – Howlin’ at the Moon Twilight Group Ride (CRAMBA Led)
From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. enjoy free s’mores from REI and the Great Greek Mediterranean Grill Food Truck will be onsite to purchase food and beverages.
Please note, participants are recommended to wear a helmet and must have their own functioning bike.