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    Dirt Rag Dirt Fest is now Bike Bash at Big Bear West Virginia

    Bikes - Trails - Camping - Music - Fun

    Big Bear Lakes Camplands has taken over the former Dirt Rag Dirt Fest and renamed it  the Bike Bash at Big Bear West Virginia. Big Bear Lakes has been the venue for the event for the past three years and is excited to take over to the event and provide a fun weekend for celebrating the mountain bike lifestyle, bike demos, live music and more.

    Big Bear Lakes was choose as the original venue because of its technical and fun trails, scenic surroundings, a great event venue, and friendly committed staff.

    Over the years, the team at Big Bear has invested a lot of time, effort and expense to make the venue perfectly suited to host our ‘gathering of the tribe.’ With miles of trails, a performance stage, large pavilion, community bonfire ring, potable water, hot showers and plenty of flat-ground camping.

    The trails at Big Bear features more technical terrain. Big rock features, most notably “The Crack” (which is literally a crack in a huge rock through which the trail cuts), offer a challenge. But there are plenty of more mellow trails for beginners as well.

    Hope to see you in July!

    Pass Types

    Weekend Dirt Fest Attendee

    Full access pass! Expo, three expo days, two nights of live music, demo bikes and gear, exclusive clinics, classes, forums, and fun. Night rides, endurance rides, kids events, and more.

    • Thursday-Sunday 

    • Age: 16 and older

    • Pre-Reg Cost: $80

    • Pre-Reg includes FREE 1-year subscription ($20 )

    • Day of Event Cost $

    • Bringing a car? (see Parking)

    Weekend Kid/ Teen Dirt Fest Attendee

    • Thursday-Sunday

    • Age: 16 and under

    • Cost: Free 


    Camping & Accommodations 

    Weekend Group Camping at Air Strip 

    This is where you become part of the Dirt Rag Nation. Super primitive grouped camping. This is field/woods camping. Sites will be chalked off into 20 feet wide x 60 feet deep lots that have woods off the back. Must have registered for a Weekend Event Pass to be eligible for camping.

    • Primitive Camping at the Air Strip (see map) literally a grassy airstrip. 

    • No trailers, box trucks, campers, pop-ups  are permitted.

    • There are no individual fires permitted unless in a chiminea, or other container. Communal fires will be maintained by event staff.

    • If you are fewer than five people and you can just camp at the "singles table."



    Event pass and camping rates starting at $80 for the weekend

    RVs - Pop Up Campers - Cabins 

    Beaver Creek Camping Loop at Big Bear Camplands

    • 25 wooded RV sites located within a short ride to all the activities.

    • Rustic tent sites with fire ring and picnic table

    • Pull through full hook up sites with electric, sewage, and water hook up

    • Rustic Cabins 

    Sounds more like your preferred way to camp?

    Check out Beaver Creek Camping Loop - Reserve through Big Bear

    Still part of the Big Bear Lake Camplands but individual RV sites with electric hookup. 

    Just a short ride away. Nighttime shuttle


    Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Hazelton/Bruceton Mills 

    Casteel Rd Bruceton Mills, WV


    Super 8 Morgantown 

    Venture Dr Morgantown WV


    Parking & Shuttles



    Coming in for the day

    • Parking is $10 for the entire weekend 
    • Your parking pass is valid from Friday through Sunday 
    • You can ride or shuttle the (roughly) 2 miles to the venue

    Coming in for weekend

    • Parking is $10 for the entire weekend 
    • Campers pay for parking along with their camping registration
      • Camping with car: $50 ($30 Car Camping + $20 Camp Pass)
      • Camping without car: $20 
      • Camping with car parked remotely: $30 ($10-Car at remote lot+$20 Camp Pass)


    Shuttles Run Daily Between Entrance Station/ Remote Parking and Air Strip on the half hour. 

    People Only Shuttles run until 10:30pm

    Bike Shuttles run until 7pm

    Families Teens Kids 

    Where to stay

    If you have a family unit with younger kids we recommend staying at Beaver Creek - Reserve with Big Bear! (see camping) if wanting to camp with the family. And they will love it because we just introduced an entirely new family oriented expo, two movie nights, and a bike park. All just a short ride from the campgrounds. Don't worry the Big Bear Trail network surrounds the whole festival.

    Family Friendly Biking Activities

    • Two Bike Movie Nights
    • Kids Zone w/ mini-features trail
    • Teen Rides
    • High School Mountain Bike League Info Session
    • Children and Teen Specific Demo Bikes

    Other things to do?

    • Hit the Beach for a swim
    • Mini-Golf
    • Boating
    • Fishing- no license required
    • Tennis Courts
    • Game Room
    • Spacious Playgrounds 
    • Splash around at the onsite Bear Foot Springs water park
    • Morning Yoga Sessions at the beach
    • Paddle board Demos

    Prohibited Items

    Just leave it at home!

    • Dogs, under no circumstances will dogs be permitted in the expo area or other event areas. Dogs in vehicles seeking entrance will be turned away.
    • Illegal Drugs
    • Fireworks
    • Beer Kegs
    • More than one case of beer per person
    • Glass Bottles 
    • Open Fires
    • Unlicensed vending
    • RVs, Trailers, and Pop-Ups - nothing that tows behind a vehicle will be permitted onsite at the airstrip camping area. Vendors/ Exhibitors can make arrangements in advance. (see Camping for more information)
    • Drones- Must register drone with event. Must carry drone operator insurance. Contact us for registration information.
    • Paper Lanterns
    • Generators
    • Non-licensed motorized vehicles (i.e. trikes/ fourwheelers/ dirt bikes)
    • Weapons - (i.e. swords, guns, bats, etc)

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