Presented by the volunteers at Velo MSM

About

Come to Mountain Fest Five

Mountain Fest has become one of the premiere East Coast mountain bike events.  Run by the not-for-profit Velo MSM trail crew, with assistance from Mont Ste Marie management, this fundraiser has enabled the trail organization to continue the expansion and maintenance of the trail system.

Mountain Fest tickets are your gift that keeps on giving!

Many of the development grants that Velo MSM applies for are ‘matching’ grants. Essentially, this means that in order to receive the grant money, we need to demonstrate that we have the ability to match the grant’s contribution dollar for dollar. One of the key reasons why the festival exists (besides the fact that mountain biking is fun and the MTB community is awesome) is as a means to generate the revenue that can be used for matching grants to build more trails. Three days of epic biking, fun and challenging races, an industry expo including bike demos, music, and lots of activities for the whole family.

About Velo MSM

Velo MSM is a not-for-profit trail crew dedicated to the creation of a unique and special trail destination at Mont Ste-Marie. The Velo MSM trail network is composed of two unique sections, the mountain area and the lake loop. The lake loop consists of mostly beginner and intermediate trails. The mountain area, is intermediate to advanced. The mountain area, contains everything from fast flowy trails to rough natural trails. In total is there is 30+ KM of trails, with enough variety to keep riders happy for an entire weekend.

When and Where

Mountain Fest will be held from July 20th to July 22nd, 2018 at Mont Ste-Marie. The chairlift will run Saturday and Sunday from 10AM – 4PM.

Velo Mont Ste Marie

76 Chemin de la Montagne, Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC J0X 1Z0

Pricing

Come To Number Five

Early-Bird prices end May 31st

Ticket
Early-Bird
(Until May 31st)
Online
In-Person
Adult
$70
$90
$100
U18
$60
$80
$90
U12
$20
$25
$30
Mountain Spirit
$35
$45
$50
One-Day
N/A
$50
$60
One-Day U18
N/A
$40
$50
One-Day Mountain Spirit
N/A
$25
$30
Enduro Race add-on
$25
$25
N/A

Featured Events

Marin Mountain Fest Enduro

Sponsored by: Marin Bikes

Saturday Afternoon will feature a fun 3 stage enduro race, on intermediate terrain. This will be an excellent opportunity to try out the event that everyone is talking about. This is our third year running this event, and it is a highlight of the weekend.

Kids Events

The children’s race will surely delight with two exciting race events for the young racers in your family. For the young kids, a mini-race will see them complete several loops on a small closed course surrounded by cheering spectators, followed by a more challenging race for the older kids and teens, competing for Mountain Fest glory. Kids will have a blast testing their mountain biking skills on the obstacle course, earning points for each bridge, skinny and roller ramp that they successfully navigate. Older children can sign up for our -no drop- group rides led by experienced riders who will lead participants through the easier trails while offering guidance, encouragement and support.

The children’s race will surely delight with two exciting race events for the young racers in your family. For the young kids, a mini-race will see them complete several loops on a small closed course surrounded by cheering spectators, followed by a more challenging race for the older kids and teens, competing for Mountain Fest glory. Kids will have a blast testing their mountain biking skills on the obstacle course, earning points for each bridge, skinny and roller ramp that they successfully navigate. Older children can sign up for our -no drop- group rides led by experienced riders who will lead participants through the easier trails while offering guidance, encouragement and support.

Kids Events

Mountain Spirit Events

Each year of Mountain Fest we strive to bring entertainment and events for the whole family which includes riders and non-riders alike. We offer a Mountain Spirit (non-bike) pass for folks who don’t mountain bike but want to participate in the festival by enjoying the music, walking/hiking or running the trails, riding the chair or enjoying the beach area. The Mountain Spirit pass is less expensive and give you access to all things except biking events. This year we have these great names in fitness helping us out – Salomon, Yogatown & Real Edge Fitness leading the Spirit events – Trail running workshop, Core Strength session, Ultimate Frisbee, Yoga at the beach and a Distance Swim. All Mountain Spirit sessions have prize giveaways from our kind sponsors as well. Purchasing a Mountain Spirit pass supports Velo MSM in maintaining and building our great trail system.

Please note that the new “Gravel Growl” tour ride by Tall Trees Cycle is not a Spirit event and is $25/rider.

Industry Expo

Various industry types, from bike manufacturers to local retailers will be on hand to answer questions, ride with you, and otherwise make it an incredible experience. The list of Expo exhibitors will be updated on an ongoing basis. …And much more!

Marin Bikes
Bushtukah
The Cyclery
Full Cycle
Rebec & Kroes
Expeditions Wakefield
La Shop
Phat Moose Cycles
Mobivélo
Procycle
Kunstadt
Tall Tree Cycles
Cycle Outaouais
Fresh Air Experience
Enve Composites
Velofix
Santa Cruz Bicycles
Intense Cycles
Ibis
Woven Precision
Devinci
Mavic
Pivot Cycles
She Beest
Arcade Belts
Norco
Trees Mountain Apparel
S4 Suspension

Amenities

  • High speed chairlift will be running all day Saturday and Sunday
  • Washrooms (2 locations) and showers on-site
  • Complimentary camping
  • Tasty food and drink sold on-site
  • Beer garden
  • Beach at Lac Fournier
  • Bike wash and bike maintenance stations

Music

Playing Saturday Night will be Hot Jupiter.

DJ

With nearly a decade under her belt as a professional entertainer, Kitty Funk has the confidence to mix between genres easily and keep the crowd interested, no matter who the audience. Kitty loves to test the limits of the crowd introducing new music and fresh sounds. Her sets are never cookie cutter, boring or repetitive. In 2017, Kitty signed on to the Snow Pride event to spin for the annual Snow Ball at host mountain Mont Ste Marie. With a broadening expoure to both the Ontario and Quebec scenes, expect to see lots of new bookings for Kitty across Canada in the coming years!  

Lodging

Beggar's Bench Rentals

Beggar's Bench Rentals

Chalet and Condo Rentals

Visit: http://www.thebeggarsbench.com/rental_properties/rentals.html

Domaine Decelles

Domaine Decelles

Reception centre and accommodations on Lac Ste-Marie. Ideal for weddings, retreats, group chalet rentals and parties.

Visit: http://www.domainedecelles.com

Decelles Chalet

Decelles Chalet

Chalet Rental

Visit: http://www.decelleschalet.com/

Auberge des Deux Rives

Auberge des Deux Rives

Hotel

Visit: http://www.aubergerives.ca/

Chez Nathalie-Ann

Chez Nathalie-Ann

Bed & Breakfast

Visit: http://www.cheznathalieann.com/

FAQ

I’m a vendor, can I attend?

Of course! The more the merrier, please contact us at info@velomsm.com for details about our vendor package.

Do Velo MSM members get a discount?

Yes Velo members get a coupon code for 20% off the registration cost of the festival.

What are the registration hours?

See schedule.

What if I come to ride but don’t want to pay?

Don’t do it. Don’t be that guy. Seriously, we are a not-for-profit volunteer organization, and the trails are free every other weekend, although we do appreciate your donations. There is no excuse, this is the one time we ask you to pay.

There is always a really angry looking Aussie guy, what's his deal?

Oh don’t mind him, he’s a big teddy bear. Give him a big hug, and just watch him light up!

Can I suggest a beer fondo event?

Yes. We are a group of volunteers, and we try as best we can to keep things fresh and fun, but as we operate as a collective, we welcome and in fact encourage ideas and contributions from all attendees.

Can I bring my dog?

We love dogs, but with a large number of people, we suggest leaving our fury friends at home.

Can I come just to listen to the music?

Yes you can, but we ask that you make a donation to Velo MSM. Remember that this is the main fundraiser for our not-for-profit organization.

Where is the camping?

The most popular spot is along the south edge of the main parking lot.

Can I buy tickets on site?

Absolutely! Walk up registrations are certainly welcome, but there are some benefits to registering online… Also the enduro race requires pre-registration.

What are the chairlift hours?

The lifts run from 10AM – 4PM on Saturday and Sunday. The lifts may be unavailable should there be lightning in the area.

How much does it cost to demo bikes?

Nada. Although if you are making heavy use of retailers, please consider making a donation.

What brands are coming to the industry expo?

We update the list of logos on this page often. We try to have it represent who will be there, but unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, sometimes some of the listed brands are not available.

Can I have my picture taken with Paul Cook?

We are shocked how often this request comes up, but yes you can! Just ask him, he is always amenable to fan requests.

Can I get a refund?

Mountain Fest is quite a large production and as a result we have a number of fixed costs that we are responsible for regardless of the number of participants that attend the event. As a result we do not offer refunds. To do so could jeopardize our ability to offer the event and the mountain biking trails as we operate on a net zero budget and do not have the means to fund losses.

Can I transfer my pass?

Yes, passes are transferable prior to the event. Please just let us know by Thursday July 18th at info@velomsm.com

Make It Great - Donate!

The Velo MSM trails are funded through donations, grants and other fundraising activities. Velo MSM as a wing of Club Mont Ste Marie is a completely not for profit organization. In order to continue development of the trails we need your help! Financial and labour contributions will ensure that the Velo MSM trails continue their progression as the best in the region!