• September 6, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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The 2014 SF Mountain Bike Festival Returns to McLaren Park!

The headline event is the McLaren Short Track Challenge, a competitive event on a urban Cross Country course. The XC race does require a waiver and registration fee to participate.

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10-MILE URBAN ADVENTURE RIDE (Non-Competitive) – The Urban MTB Ride from McLaren park to the San Bruno Mountain saddle is a gem that SFUR would like to share with the non-competitive mountain bike community. The ride is 10-Miles of legal urban adventure with 70% dirt, and an invigorating 1700′ of elevation gain. It features fun trails, stunning views, a mid-way water & restroom break, a ripping 1-mile singletrack descent, and a visit to the future location of the McLaren Bike Park. The ride will be offered as both Self-Guided and one Group Ride (11am departure).

CARGO BIKE HILL CLIMB CHALLENGE (Competitive) – This will quickly become a fan favorite, as it will be super fun, and very spectator friendly for the entire 150-yard dash uphill. Carry weight, and other event details are still being worked out.

YOUTH/FAMILY BIKE SKILLS CHALLENGE  –SF Recreation & Park Department will be setting up the Bike Skills Challenge  area which will encourage and reward youth participants for learning to be good riders! It will consist of FIVE Stations, and each participant will get STAR for completing each station. Collect 3 (or More) Stars and earn a cool cycling prize (as donated by our sponsors). A limited fleet of loaner bikes will be available for those without a suitable bike to test out the fun.

The Bike Skills Challenge will consist of BMX and Mountain Bike skills features for youth/family, and beginners to practice and develop better bike handling technique.   There will be other activities like Bike Repair clinics, a professional bike jump demonstration to watch, and for qualified advanced riders a chance to ride a portion of the course.

COMPLIMENTARY YOUTH BIKE RAFFLE – SFUR will once again work with youth providers like The Boys & Girls Club, Real Option for City Kids, the YMCA, and other neighbor organizations to host a FREE Bike raffle for the local participating youth. Bikes are being donated from local bike shops like Roaring Mouse, in an effort to provide a few lucky youth around McLaren Park with an opportunity to enjoy contemporary bicycle recreation every day!

Eligible youth must have Parent or Guardian signature. ONE Raffle Ticket per eligible youth.


The Ride SFO Crew will be on hand with their urban style of entertainment, which involves lofting bikes off the Box Jump for flips, whips, bar spins, table tops, and suicides.


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