September 26 2015
The Fall Color Festival
Annual mountain bike event held at the John Muir trails that raises money for future trail development and trail maintenance. This is your day to give something back to the trails and the sport you love. Money raised benefits this trail system. Your trail. Your event.
Wisconsin State Park Admission Fees apply.
The Fall Color Festival logo is burned into wooden plaques with bark on each side. The plaques are made from basswood, which is the best wood for successful wood burning. These unique, custom awards are for the top 3 (male & female) finishers. We also have 2-1/4 inch custom medallions with the raised Fall Color Festival logo for the top finishers in each age group.
Award Categories (PDF)
Activities for the Entire Family
Bring the entire family! There’s an exciting Children’s Ride and a Children’s Activity Tent that includes face painting among other fun and creative activities. There is also a Parent / Child Tag-Team event.
Free hot dogs and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for all children.
Fat Bike Event
The Fat Bike Event consists of 1 lap of the brown loop followed by 1 lap of the blue loop. Fat bikes were invented for winter trail riding and racing in sub-arctic Alaska and simultaneously, for touring the deserts of New Mexico. Their utility has expanded to include all forms of cycling; they thrive in snow, sand, desert, bogs and mud as well as riding what is considered normal mountain biking.
Food and Drink
What's a festival without food? There will be plenty of it, as well as a beer garden thanks to our beer sponsor – Second Salem Brewing Co. We have a variety of food from local vendors guaranteed to please your taste buds. Colectivo, Troubadour Bakery, Flying Cow Pizza and LD's BBQ.
Jay from Dean Foods will be back again with FREE samples of Tru Moo Protein Plus in vanilla and chocolate flavors.
Limited edition t-shirts pint glasses, cow bells and other gear available for purchase at the event. Pre-ordering a t-shirt (we are finalizing t-shirt design) guarantees you receive the exact size you want and eliminates the chance they might sell out. It also saves you money!
Wheel & Sprocket will be there to assist you with any mechanical problems you might have. Look for their support tent near the parking lot at John Muir.
Mountain Bike Clinic
We are thrilled that Matt Geib will be back again this year to run the very popular Mountain Bike Clinic. Learn tips to improve your riding skills and reduce trail intimidation.
The Fall Color Festival would not be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers. With that in mind, please consider volunteering. Your good deeds will be rewarded with a raffle ticket, t-shirt and lunch. To find out about the many volunteer opportunities, contact Michelle: firstname.lastname@example.org