The Dark Side Festival on Sept. 24, 2016, features a mountain bike ride, a trail run and a hike held at dusk, followed by live music from two bands (check back for an announcement soon on the bands), and a beer garden and food — and all in a beautiful fall mountain environment at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort.
Proceeds benefit the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and its trail building program in the Wenatchee Valley’s Foothills.
Come for a ride or a run or a hike. Or come just for the music and beer and food. No matter what you partake in, you’ll end up clamoring for more — and helping a great cause!
Ticket prices: Cost is $20 per ticket until Aug. 23, and $25 per ticket from Aug. 24 to Sept. 23 (purchased online at http://darksidefestival.eventbrite.com prior to the festival). The cost goes up to $35 per ticket (the day of). For the price of admission, you get a guided mountain bike ride, trail run or hike on marked courses, one free beer at the beer garden, and live music (bands to be announced soon!). Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort also will be selling food during the festival.
Times: The beer garden opens at 5 p.m. with select regional craft brews. Live music begins at 8 p.m. and will continue until about 11 p.m. The hike will leave at 6 p.m. The mountain bike rides leave at 6:15 p.m. And the trail run starts at 6:30 p.m. (Sunset is at 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 24).
Accommodations: For hotel reservations, please visit http://wenatchee.org/. Camping is available for free at Squilchuck State Park for tents and at Mission Ridge for tents and RVs. However, there are no hook-ups at Mission Ridge.
Parking: There is ample parking at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort.
Trash: Leave no trace. Be kind to our beautiful and amazing mountain environment and clean up after yourself. Please don’t abandon trash.
Organized by: AdventureWenatchee and Wenatchee Valley Velo Club