Presented by the volunteers at Velo MSM
Come to Mountain Fest 2020
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.
2020 Pricing Coming Soon
Ride Ottawa Skills Clinics
Join Ride Ottawa Saturday July 27th, 2019 for a special group clinic covering fundamental MTB Skills at Mountain Fest 2019 !
We are super stoked to offer this session to Mountain Fest Weekend Pass holders!
The session starts at the lodge and covers basic bike set-up, control skills and body position fundamentals. It will then break into groups to practice specific skills on the trails. An easier group will head out to Hollywood Boulevard, and two intermediate groups will head to Trans-Am to practice roll-downs and to Cookie’s to work on cornering.
Space is limited. There are 15 spots for the session in three groups. These sessions are intended for adults only.
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 would like to participate in the festival by enjoying the music, hiking or running the trails, riding the chairlift and enjoying the beach area. The Mountain Spirit pass is less expensive and give you access to all things except biking events. This year the Spirit events include: a “Learn to Trail Run” clinic and a group trail run led by Salomon with prize giveaways, two yoga classes on the beach led by Shala Yoga and Cathia Yoga, a “Core & More” group strength training session led by Premium Performance Fitness Centre, an ultimate frisbee game and Stand-Up Paddle Boarding provided by Paddlefit. In the evenings, a DJ Dance party on Friday night and live rock bands on Saturday night are sure to round out an amazing festival experience for everyone. All of this is included in your Mountain Spirit pass, which supports Velo MSM in maintaining and building our great trail system.
- 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
This year at MountainFest, Velo MSM is pleased to host 2 evenings of exciting entertainment sure to please music lovers of all kinds! Friday June 26, the weekend will kick off with a DJ Dance Party. Back to back DJ’s will spin tunes from 6pm to midnight and get everyone in the spirit for a weekend party. DJ Kitty Funk will again rock the main stage Saturday afternoon to keep the energy high. Finally, after the fajitas and marguaritas in the main lodge (tickets must be purchased in advance on the registration page), a live acoustic set will be followed by a rocking hot performance by Hot Jupiter. See you at the party!
A staple of Ottawa’s underground club scene, this proven crowd favourite is guaranteed to have everyone dancing to her beats. Music like you’ve never heard before, a sound like no other. Plush will bring you on a journey of musical diversity. There are no limits to the creative experience and skill that makes this DJ so unique. Her stylistic versatility has enabled her to be heard on countless dance floors at clubs and festivals in major cities across Canada, the US and South America. Her influences are many, providing her with an arsenal of standout tunes that will make your booty shake from sundown to sunrise. You know a party is hot when Plush gets behind the decks and the crowd tears up the dance floor.
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