Mountain Bike Festivals - Best in North America

Velirium International Mountain Biking Festival  - Québec
Mont-Sainte-Anne will celebrate 20 years of mountain biking by holding the UCI World Championships in 2010. The vacation spot has hosted the World Cup since 1991, and the area has become known as Eastern Canada’s mountain bike Mecca and a classic on the UCI circuit. Vélirium—a three-weekend event created in 2003, culminating with the World Cup—has become THE mountain bike festival in Canada. The 2010 edition is going to be the best mountain bike event ever. No ifs, no buts, no excuses.

Vélirium will take place from August 21 to September 5, 2010. The program includes amateur runs (downhill, freeride, cross-country, and endurance), family events with free races for the kids, cultural events including photo and video exhibits, loads of fun, dancing every night, and, of course, the World Championships from August 30 to September 5 to top off the festival!


    

Sea Otter Classic  - California
Next year will mark the twenty first anniversary of the largest cycling festival and consumer trade show in North America. Sea Otter also marks the start of the "season" for the cycling industry. Over five days, it includes a wide variety of bike races and fun rides for every kind, level and age of rider, an expo with more than 300 exhibitors, club zones, a product demo area, a ride zone, stunt shows, access to the best teams on the race circuit, kids activities and a bike playground.
 
Drawing over 50,000 spectators and nearly 10,000 athletes every year, the Sea Otter Classic is the must-attend event of the year for athletes, vendors, industry VIPs, cycling fans and enthusiasts. They will all converge on Monterey this week, April 15-18, 2010, from all over the world, to watch the best racers, compete against the best in the field, and check out the year’s new products.
 
Kokanee Crankworx  - Colorado
Crankworx Colorado is one of the largest gravity-fueled mountain bike festivals in the United States. Come up and check out the action for FREE*!! During four intense days, spectators are awed by some of the world’s best mountain bike athletes battling it out for over $35,000 in prizes. Some of the biggest names in mountain biking like Semenuk, Basagoitia, McCaul, and Berrecloth will be on site. Don’t miss the mountain biking event of the summer; make your plans now. You won’t regret it.

Fruita Fat Tire Festival - Colorado
Join us again at the end of April for the celebration of another great season of Fruita Singletrack Mountainbiking. Hundreds of miles of world class mountain bike trails across the high desert and red rock canyon country of western Colorado. Lets ride with friends form all over the world and the shop that launched a MTB revolution - Over the Edge Sports - Great riding, legendary parties and live bands every evening in downtown Fruita!