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To host the "Greatest Of All Time” (G.O.A T.) mountain bike festival that celebrates the culture of riding in the Canadian Rockies. This bucket list event will make locals proud and rally riders of all stripes from around the region and beyond.
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    PLAID GOATCelebrate mountain bike culture; Canadian Rockies style!

    Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest is a three-day festival held in the beautiful mountain town of Canmore, AB offering a buffet of for-fun activities. The event is a large-scale demo and expo that has a low entry cost and offers different ways to celebrate riding the Rockies. Check out the full schedule here.

    Though we’re working on next year’s program now (and there will be some exciting additions!), here’s a general snapshot of what to expect June 22–24, 2018:

    Demo-licious Days: sample the tastiest bikes of the season from the best mountain bike brands in the industry. Add-on required ($35/Fri & Sat). Limited tickets available.

    Local craft beer hub: sample handpicked high quality beverages from seven hand-picked regional brewers and two distilleries. We’ll also have a free photo booth and other activities.

    Bike Rodeo hosted by the Flannel Crew: this event features fun spectator events like huck-to-flat comps, adult tricycle races, costume crits and other ridiculous behaviour … you get the idea!

    Family friendly non-race activities: check out group rides, shuttles and coaching clinics (coaching clinics are additional, fees direct to coaches)

    Kids-only Hub: the kids will love face painting, digger pits, a skills & drills area, colouring and more! Find out more.

    Secure bike parking: leave your car at home! We’ll keep your bike safe while you test bikes and participate in activities.

    Representation from grass-roots mountain bike associations across the whole region

    Wildlife safety and anatomy of a trail sessionsdemonstrating our commitment to responsible riding

    Collaboration with partner-run, fun & friendly events like TransRockies Race Series’ Rundle’s Revenge.

    Ride the Rockies Regional Trails Fund
    Plaid Goat will donate an annual contribution to mountain bike associations; the groups dedicated to caring for the mountain bike trails across our region. This will be done by creating the Ride the Rockies Regional Trails Fund and distributing grants to qualifying mountain bike alliances. Learn more.

    Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest is a new mountain bike tourism experience that will break down barriers, while breaking new ground. It will close gaps in our area to attract a growing market, which will enhance culture, economy and mountain bike infrastructure around the region.

    The activities at this three-day festival will be different from any other event in Western Canada as it will align to the following pillars:

    • Regional collaboration
    • Celebration of our Canadian culture and the unique experience of mountain biking in the Canadian Rockies
    • Inclusion and FUN!
    • Social-economic reinvestment


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