MTB Festival

Festival Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Mountain Bike Festival?

The Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival is the longest running MTB festival in Washington State, organized by the nonprofit Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, bringing two full days of MTB demos, clinics, skills zone, live music, family-friendly activities, food trucks, 40+ vendors, and much more. The festival will run Saturday, June 8th from 9am-6pm and Sunday, June 9th from 9am-4pm.

What if it rains or snows?

This is a rain or shine event. Be prepared for all kinds of weather and pack appropriately.

Can I camp on-site?

Unfortunately for 2024 there will not be camping on-site due to new venue and space limitations. However, there are several great campgrounds near the venue that we recommend!  Camping options within 30 minutes of the venue:

Where can I find lodging nearby?

Issaquah Fairfield Inn is a brand-new hotel, conveniently located right off I-90 at exit 18. As our lodging sponsor for 2024, the Fairfield Inn is offering special rates for Evergreen MTB Festival attendees!

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What’s the parking situation like?

Please see this page for full info on parking and shuttles to the venue.


What are the new Raging River Phase 3 trails opening?

That's right, we will be celebrate thing Grand Opening of our Raging River Phase 3 trails June 8-9! We'll be opening 5 NEW trails, including A1 (Downhill), A2 (Uphill), A3 (Downhill), Plumb Creek (Downhill), and a XC trail. a total of 7 miles of new trails for you to ride. Our Trail Builders have been hard at work on ~7 miles of new trails during this Phase 3 at Raging River over the past year, and we are so excited to finally open these trails for the first time to the public. 


Are dogs allowed?

Unfortunately, no, please leave the furry friends at home for this one. Too many bikes and kids and vehicles in the venue for this to be safe for them. Thanks for understanding!

Will there be food available?

Yes! We will have a variety of food trucks as well as coffee on site during the Festival hours, along with options for different dietary restrictions.

What is the restroom situation?

There will be plenty of portables, and handwashing stations on site, including a few mid mountain!

Is the festival accessible for those with disabilities?

The Festival location, with the exception of the parking lot and access road, is mostly uneven, natural terrain. We will have a designated lot for ADA parking, right at the entrance to the venue, as well as ADA accessible restrooms. Food trucks and some vendors will also be located on or adjacent to paved paths. Most of the vendors will be located on uneven, natural terrain and may be challenging for those with limited mobility or accessing the space via wheelchair.

We will also provide an Adaptive MTB guide to the festival trails, as well as aMTB specific programming during the festival.


What is included in a Festival Pass?

A Festival Pass includes access to the bike demos, skills areas, group rides, events, clinics, shuttles (at an additional cost) and more!

Parking on-site is not included in the Festival Pass.


Are bike demos included in my Festival Pass?

Yes, Festival pass holders will have access to bike demos, but not reservations. You will be required to leave a copy of your ID or credit card when demoing as insurance that you will bring the bikes back in one piece and on time.

Is there a limit to how many bikes I can demo?

No, we ask that you keep demos to approximately 1 hour per bike to be considerate of your fellow riders as there will be a limited amount of demo bikes available. Kids demo bikes will not be available this year so please plan accordingly.

Will there be programming for kids?

Yes! We will have kid-friendly group rides, a skill zone in the base area, coaching sessions available, and a coloring zone for the littles!

How much is a Festival pass?

Passes are required for all bike demos, group rides, events, clinics and contests.

Discounted online pricing applies to online sales before June 8th.

Online Pass Pricing:

  • 2-Day Adult Pass (18+): $70 members ($90 non-members)
  • 2-Day Youth Pass (13-17 years old): $20 members ($40 non-members)
  • 2-Day Child Pass (12 and under): Free

On-Site Pass Pricing

Please note: No discounts are available on-site.

  • On-Site 1-Day Adult Pass (18+): $70
  • On-Site 2-Day Adult Pass (18+): $110
  • On-Site 1-Day Youth Pass (13-17 years old): $20
  • On-Site 2-Day Youth Pass (13-17 years old): $40
  • On-Site 2-Day Child Pass (12 and under): Free

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What should I bring?

Your bike (if you’re not planning to ride demos), helmet, drivers license & credit card (for beer garden and demos collateral) water & snacks (yes, we have food & beverage in the base area but Raging River is a large trail system so we recommend being prepared), and pedals if you plan to demo and don’t ride flats.

Please note, there are no youth demos at this time.

Cancellation Policy

View our full cancellation policy here.

What trails should I ride? Are there beginner friendly trails?

Raging River has a great variety of trails including a few that are suitable for newer riders, and plenty of challenging options for the seasoned expert! We recommend using Trailforks or Evergreen’s trail guide to help you find out your perfect loop. We will also have a couple of information tents with trail maps and ride loop recommendations.

Can I bring my e-bike?

For the general public, e-bikes are only allowed on the roads within the venue, not on trails. Bicycles with a removable battery (such as the Transition Relay) may be used on trail with the battery disconnected. Olallie Trail, less than 10 minutes from the venue, allows e-bikes, and is a suitable alternative to Raging River.

Important note: If you have an ADA card, you are legally permitted to ride an e-bike on trail at Raging River. For more information about this, please contact us.

Can I volunteer?

Yes! Please sign up via the volunteer page.

What else do I need to know?

We have tried to include answers to everything throughout our FAQs and on the Code of Conduct and our Event page. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need more info.