Brief: Revelstoke Bikefest brings action-packed weekend

The weekend of September 9–11 celebrates biking with the Revelstoke Bikefest hosted by Skookum.

The Revelstoke Women's Enduro takes place Saturday, September 10. The race is sold out. Photo: Revelstoke Cycling Association

As warm weather wanes, the thought of fall biking becomes something to look forward to. The Revelstoke Bikefest is a family-friendly event celebrating the joy of riding bikes. Over the weekend of September 9–11, there are two bike races, the Revelstoke Women’s Enduro and the Revy 50.

Due to a lack of registration, the Revelstoke Cycling Association announced the cancellation of the Mt. Revelstoke Steamer road race cycling event in Mount Revelstoke National Park for 2022.

Revelstoke Bikefest is organized by Revelstoke Cycling Association’s (RCA) black-level sponsor, Skookum Revelstoke. The festivities begin on Thursday, September 8, with a screening of Teton Gravity Research’s new mountain bike movie, Esperanto, 7:30 p.m. at the Roxy Theatre. Tickets are $15, and all proceeds go to the RCA.

The action-packed weekend kicks off September 9 with the Bikefest expo at Skookum Revelstoke, presenting bike products, demos, samples, and ideas. Friday’s event will include a Mini Bike Showdown at 2 p.m., a fun-filled kid’s event involving bike skills. A BBQ served by Chubby Funsters to celebrate the festivities will happen at 3 p.m. And a Mega Bike Showdown where adults can show off their bike skills at 5 p.m. with prizes and awards to follow at 8 p.m.

Bikefest continues into the weekend with the Revelstoke Women’s Enduro and the Revy 50.

On Saturday, the Revelstoke Women’s Enduro goes down. This year, the event presented by Juliana Bicycles has sold out, and the waitlist is full. The biking community is excited to welcome this event back after a hiatus due to COVID, say’s the RCA in this month’s newsletter.

Riders will bike a minimum of 25 kilometres and mix intermediate and advanced trails. Each September, the mountain bike race brings together approximately 150 women to ride and race.

Sunday, September 11, caps off the Bikefest weekend with the Revy 50. The inaugural Revy 50 cross-country race will start in Grizzly Plaza at 9 a.m. and head to the Mt. Macpherson trail network for 50 kilometres of single-track and four timed descents. The Revy 50 race is for anyone who likes riding their bike, says program coordinators.

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