Shelden Mountain Bike Fest
New to mountain biking or an expert on the trails, we invite you to join us for our annual Shelden Mountain Bike Fest at Stony Creek Metropark. On Saturday, September 30, experience the thrill of the newly redeveloped Shelden Trails with fellow mountain bike enthusiasts, visit vendor and bike-related booths, enjoy some great food vendors, grab a beer to enjoy by the bonfire and relax after hitting the trails with free s’mores from REI!
Catch some air and capture the moment forever at our Jump Jam! A professional action photographer will take your photo as you try out the jump on the Pines Trail.
Beginner mountain bike clinics, demos, and group rides for ages 8 and up will ease new or young riders into the sport and introduce them to the trails. Two sessions of the Bike Demo and Beginner Clinic will be available and require registration. The GROM loop is a beginner loop that will introduce riders to the sport and allow you to enjoy beginner obstacles. This trail is handcycle accessible too! A handcycle demonstration and clinic will be available.
Rounding out the evening will be a group twilight trail ride, so be sure bring your bike lights! Please note, participants are recommended to wear a helmet and must have their own functioning bike.
Ages: Fun for all ages!
Time: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
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. – 8 p.m. – Jump Jam Photo Opp on the Pines Trail
3 p.m. – 9 p .m – Food Truck & Beer Tent Available
3:30 p.m. – Bike Demo & Beginner Clinic (Pre-registration required, link below)
4 p.m. – Beginner Group Ride
4:30 p.m. – Handcycle Demo & Clinic
5 p.m. – Women & Girls Group Ride
5:30 p.m. – Bike Demo & Beginner Clinic (Pre-registration required, link below)
6 p.m. – Beginner Group Ride
7 p.m. – Howlin’ at the Moon Twilight Group Ride
Pre-registration is only required for Bike Demo and Beginner Clinic. Click here to register for Bike Demo & Beginner Clinic.
A special thank you to our event partners: REI, Specialized (Rochester), Main Street Bikes (Lake Orion & Washington), Trek, Moosejaw, CRAMBA, MiSCA BRAVE, Bike Patrol, Fjallraven, mParks: Adaptive Recreation Group, SportsAbility, and Disability Network Eastern Michigan.
Mountain Bike Skills Lessons
Get a jump on the fundamentals of mountain biking before Shelden Mountain Bike Fest! Take advantage of fundamental mountain biking skills lessons from a certified instructor, Kevin Gorman from MI MTB Instructors, LLC. Click here to learn more and how to register.