Dirt Rag is pleased to announce that Pivot Cycles is returning as the Presenting sponsor for the seventh-annual Dirt Rag Dirt Fest, taking place May 20-22, 2016, at Raystown Lake in central Pennsylvania.
“We are bringing a big fleet of bikes with all the newest models in every size for riders to try, including our Mach 6 Aluminum and the Mach 429 Trail. And our favorite East Coast rider, Aaron Chase, will be there to ride and chill with everyone, too,” said Chris Cocalis, Pivot’s president.
Set a calendar reminder for January 4, 2016, when registration will open to the public. With more than 3,500 people from across the country attending last year, Dirt Fest has become the annual mountain bike ride/party/festival/gathering that you don’t want to miss.
A huge thanks to Pivot and all of the sponsors that have so far signed up to support the fun:
- Pivot Cycles: Presenting sponsor
- DT Swiss: Silver
- Fuji Bikes: Bronze
- Five Ten: Skills Park
- SRAM: Women’s Ride & Clinic
- SWORD: Hydration Station
- Surly: Rollin’ Fat Ride
- Wolf Tooth: Epic Ride
- NiteRider: Night Ride
- WTB: Coffee & Donut Ride
- Pedro’s: Bike Wash/Lube
- SR Suntour: Beer School
- Focus Bicycles: Saturday Photo Booth
- Happy Valley Brewing Company: Friday Entertainment
- Oskar Blues: Saturday Entertainment
There are 36 miles of fast, fun, flowy trails known as the Allegrippis Trails System just a few pedal strokes away from event headquarters and a new trail on the other side of the lake accessible only via boat, the Terrace Mountain Trail. The trails are perfect for chasing your buddies all day or demoing new bike after new bike from one of our many attending bike brands.
Weekend shenanigans will include (but are not limited to):
- Bike and gear demos from several companies
- Women’s mountain bike clinics
- Skills park
- Gravel rides
- Themed rides/races featuring fat bikes, costumes, nighttime darkness, kids, whatever else we come up with
- Live music
- Craft beer and beer tasting clinics
- Wheelie competitions and the like
- New friends, old friends
A portion of the proceeds from Dirt Rag Dirt Fest go directly to support the Allegrippis Trails System via the Friends of Raystown Lake Trails Fund. Since the event began, we have been able to donate more than $20,000 to the trails, which helps keeps them open and maintained. Go us.