Iowa Mountain Bike Festival

Iowa Mountain Bike Festival


Saturday, October 17, 2020

Co-hosted by the Iowa Bicycle Coalition and the City of Coralville
Time: 9:00 am-7:00 pm (free drop-in events begin at 12:00 pm)
Location: Coralville Creekside Sports Park and connecting trails
Address: 3550 340th Street, Coralville. Get directions

About the Event


Celebrate Fall with a “Bikecentric” Event that Everyone Can Enjoy


Events are happening throughout the day, with over 100 acres to socially distance.

Things to do: Sign up for intensive morning clinics or drop in for free, short seminars throughout the day. Bring your bike and ride Creekside Cross or Creekside Flow Trails, or take a more leisurely ride at Woodpecker Singletrack Trail or Clear Creek Trail. There will be plenty to do for those who don’t want to bicycle. Yard games, music, food, a variety of vendor booths, and adult beverages can be enjoyed at the festival. 

Free tickets: Help us plan for social distancing: sign up for a ticket. They’re free and help us plan for a safe, spread-out day.
Sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iowa-mountain-bike-festival-tickets-119274353803

Health and safety: Masks and social distancing are expected at this event. 
Iowa Mountain Bike Festival

Sponsors


Sponsored by the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, the City of Coralville, and 808 on 5th.

Things to Do

Family Fun


12:00 – 6:00 pm

Fun for everyone. Giant Jenga, giant tic tac toe, bags games (cornhole), disc golf basket, washers, or enjoy the playground. 

3:30 pm:
Kids bike parade down the concourse. Pick up a bag of decorations or decorate at home and bring your bike. Register at the games sanitizing tent so we can announce bikers and their favorite places to bicycle. 

Music: New Trick

4:00 – 7:00 pm
Enjoy a variety of songs from many of the big classic rock artists. It’s a musical collage of all your favorite rock concerts. Come early and claim a circle painted on the grass for your social distancing area.
New Trick music band

Food and Brews


12:00 – 7:00 pm

  • Creekside Ballpark Concessions: Burgers, hotdogs, and other goodies
  • Other vendors: TBA
  • Beverage Garden: Featuring canned craft beers by local brewers at the Creekside Concessions Stand. Creekside Sports Park is a designated beverage garden. IDs checked. Cash or credit card.  

Ribbon Cutting for Creekside Flow Trail


3:00 pm
We are celebrating our newest singletrack feature by cutting the ribbon for our flow trail project. Creekside Flow Trail offers a mountain bike experience for intermediate to advanced riders.  Berms, rollers, sand, bridges, rock jumps, and switchbacks all create two trails rated Blue and Black in the International Mountain Biking Association designation.  After the ribbon cutting, join the Walk and Talk with staff and contractor to learn how these features were created.  

Vendor Expo


12:00 - 6:00 pm

Talk to local businesses (from a safe distance, of course) about their business. There will be bike retailers, local nonprofits, wellness practitioners, and more.

To Bring or Not to Bring


  • Things that are great to bring: lawn chairs, bicycles, tricycles, and lots of friends with masks.
  • Things to leave at home: coolers, food or beverages not purchased at the event, and pets.  

To Bring or Not to Bring


  • Things that are great to bring: lawn chairs, bicycles, tricycles, and lots of friends with masks.
  • Things to leave at home: coolers, food or beverages not purchased at the event, and pets.  

Clinics and Seminar Shorts


Registered Clinics


These clinics have a registration fee. 
Women’s Mountain Bike Skills Clinic
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Cost: $50 
  • About: Learn the basic skills and techniques to be comfortable on local singletrack. Learn how to best position your body on your bicycle and use your body position to navigate corners, climbs, and descents. Learn how to hold your line on singletrack trails and how to approach obstacles with confidence.  
  • Skill and age: This beginner to intermediate level clinic is taught by certified mountain bike coaches and limited to 12 participants, fourteen years of age and older. Face coverings are required.  
  • Learn more and register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iowa-mountain-bike-festival-tickets-119274353803
Person mountain biking
Mountain Bike Skills Clinic
  • Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Cost: $50
  • About: Learn the basic skills and techniques to be comfortable on local singletrack.  Learn how to best position your body on your bicycle and use your body position to navigate corners, climbs, and descents.  Learn how to hold your line on singletrack trails and how to approach obstacles with confidence.
  • Skill and age: Open to anyone fourteen years of age and older. This beginner to intermediate level clinic is taught by certified mountain bike coaches and limited to 12 participants. Face coverings are required. 
  • Learn more and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iowa-mountain-bike-festival-tickets-119274353803

Seminar Shorts


  • Cost: These clinics are free
  • About: These thirty minute or less seminars provide information about biking and/or mountain bike features.  
  • Location: These seminars will be held at the shelter at Creekside Ballpark.  
  • Clinics:
    • 12:00 pm: Suspension 101
    • 1:00 pm: Fix a Flat
    • 2:00 pm: Berm Building Technique
    • 3:15 pm: Building Bridges and Flow Trail Walk and Talk
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