Bike Ride to Site

Help reduce the festival’s environmental impact and get active – leave your car at home and join the Bike Ride to Site!

Registrations will open in Spring 2017!

The approximately two hour bike ride is a great chance to enjoy the outdoors and help reduce the festival’s carbon footprint. By participating in the Bike Ride to Site and not driving to Birds Hill Park, we save approximately two metric tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. This is equal to the carbon sequestered by 53 tree seedlings grown for 10 years!

We have room for 300 riders. There will be three groups of 100 cyclists that depart between 5:45 AM and 6:15 AM. There are two Regular Rides and one Casual Ride.

  • The Regular Rides are ideal for intermediate to advanced riders. There are two Regular Rides as we need to split the ride in to groups of 100. Be sure to talk to your friends about what ride you will be registering for if you want to ride together.
  • The Casual Ride is ideal for beginner riders, those riding with bike carts, or those who want a more relaxed ride. 

To guarantee that you get into the ride that best fits your riding level, make sure you sign up soon! We cannot add any more spaces once rides are full.

All rides depart from The Forks.

There is a Park and Ride option. You can park your car in the designated parking area at The Forks for the entire festival. Be sure to indicate if you require this service on your application. There are a limited number of spots available.

All riders will have the option to load a maximum of two units onto a van to be delivered to Festival Campground Central or the Quiet Campground Box Office (examples of a unit would be one standard sized cooler, one duffle bag, one backpack, etc.). We cannot transport extra bags or coolers, so pack accordingly!

Bring appropriate riding gear, a bike that can go on trails and gravel, a snack, and plenty of water. Everyone must wear a helmet and be a respectful, responsible and safe rider.

No more than two people may ride side-by-side and you must stick with the group. We have worked hard to provide a safe route and will be spending very little time on busy roadways. However, rainfall can affect our route and we may need to reroute onto highway 59. If this happens, you must ride in single file and not pass other riders.

Remember: It’s not a race! We will rally in Birds Hill Park and everyone will be wristbanded at the same time and gain access to the campgrounds at the same time.

You will receive a confirmation email once you have registered for the Bike Ride to Site.

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