The Shredona MTB Festival
Photos and words by Locke Hassett
A few weeks back, some of the biggest names in the dirt cycling industry gathered for a long weekend in Sedona, AZ, one of the world’s top destinations for off-road radness for the Sedona MTB Festival. This gathering truly felt like a festival as opposed to an expo or trade show. Live music, food carts, beer gardens and group rides took up much more time than showing off their product. A few familiar faces and plenty of absolutely gorgeous bikes abound. Group rides with local framebuilder Richard of Moustache Cycles, Sam Schultz (another Montana boy) with Rocky Mountain and Kitsbow, a huge group of lady shredders, and a skills clinic taught by Krista Rust made for plenty of fantastic riding and conversation over everything from flow trail to sandstone rock gardens and creek beds.
If you are looking for a trade show that helps build stoke in the MTB community, the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival should be at the top of your list. Ride the latest offerings of MTB tech on world class trails, eat the best damn breakfast burritos in AZ (Thanks 3s in the Trees!), meet local makers (Rogue Panda, Guerrilla Gravity, Moustache Cycles), and soak in spring in the desert. What’s not to love?
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