Spend a spring weekend with Fat Bike enthusiasts in the quaint coastal village of Cannon Beach, April 20-22nd, 2018 at the Oregon Coast’s first ever Fat Bike Festival.
The event begins on Friday with a sunset ride with Haystack Rock as the background and plenty of fun Fat Bike activities around the bonfire including a slow race, obstacle course and various Fat Bike skills competitions. Enjoy delicious beverages from local craft brewers Public Coast and Pelican Brewery, and sit around the fire as the sun sets at Tolovana Beach. Family and friends are welcome to join to spectate the Friday night Fat Bike Rodeo and stay for s’mores.
After dinner on your own at one of the delicious eateries around town, retire for the evening at one of the many wonderful Cannon Beach hotel or vacation rental properties. Many of which are offering deals for the weekend including 15% off for all registrants with BeachComber Vacation Homes.
Meet back in the late morning Saturday for a 14-mile beach ride which will take you from Ecola Creek, past Haystack Rock, to Arch Cape and back. Along the way there will be several “poker stops” where riders will learn of the local ecology from Haystack Rock Awareness Program. At the Haystack Rock poker stop, be treated to the world-famous clam chowder at Mo’s poker stop and have various snacks along the route while picking up cards and riding along the beautiful beaches of Cannon Beach.
End the day at Public Coast Brewing where their motto is, “Beaches Forever Beer for Everyone!” Snack, sip craft-brewed beer and see if you win a variety of great prizes. The grand prize is two nights at SurfSand Resort. Those with best poker hands during the day’s ride will be winners. You will have plenty of time on Saturday afternoon to browse, shop, eat, play and discover the many treasures of Cannon Beach.
On Sunday, celebrate Earth Day by joining forces with Surfrider to participate in the Fat Bike Beach Clean Up where you help to clean up, reuse and recycle. Certain plastics collected will be given to local artists to be made into jewelry that will be sold to help fund stewardship and environmental educational programs.
There will be some Fat Bikes available for people to demo if you don’t yet have their own. For more information on the weekends activities visit bikecannonbeach.com.