2016 Mountain Bike Demos: Coming to a Trailhead Near You
2016 Mountain Bike Demos: Coming to a Trailhead Near You

2016 Mountain Bike Demos: Coming to a Trailhead Near You

Spring is officially here, and so are 2016 mountain bike demos. Although it may not be time to write off the chance of a sneaker pow day, it might be a good time to start planning your summer stand-in. Skateboarding has always been a staple at evo but with the rise of backcountry skiing and splitboarding we’re seeing a huge growth and interest in mountain biking as well.

These disciplines parallel each other well, especially as gear gets lighter, more durable and more capable. Common threads like escaping the bustle of city life, scenic exploration and ear to ear, grin worthy descents make mountain biking and skiing/snowboarding ideal seasonal counter-weights to one another. If you’re looking to buy your very first mountain bike or adding another bike to your stable, our 2016 mountain bike demos are the perfect way to find a new ride and ensure your summer is full of adventures on the trail. Maybe you’re a gravity fueled descender, or an all-day, epic explorer. Either way, we’re sure you’ll find something you like so check out what’s planned near our stores and come ride with us.

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PORTLAND: DEVINCI DEMO DAY AT SANDY RIDGE

Join us for an awesome early spring day at Sandy Ridge with Devinci and evo bike ambassador Matthew Slaven. Sandy Ridge is less than an hour from downtown Portland and offers 12 trails and 15 miles of singletrack ranging from beginner flow trails to narrow technical trails with exposure all accessed by a gated, paved road.

  • Where: Sandy Ridge Trailhead, Brightwood, OR
  • When:  April 1st from 10AM to 6PM. Last bike out at 5PM
  • Bikes available from Devinci: Troy, Spartan, Wilson, Hendrix and the all new Django
  • What you need to bring:
    • Credit card and ID required
    • Must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or guardian
    • Don’t forget  your helmet, pedals, bike shoes and pads
  • Invite your friends on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/239183406433219/

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SEATTLE: evo TRAIL WORK PARTY, DEMO AND SHUTTTLE DAY AT TIGER MOUNTAIN

UPDATE: This event has reached capacity. Don’t miss out on a fun community based event. Join evo’s employees, bike reps, athletes and friends in helping Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance move closer to their trail building goals for the summer. For your volunteer services evo will provide food and drink for lunch, our brand representatives will have their fleets of bikes available to ride all of Tiger’s trails. We’ve even arranged for trucks to shuttle folks to the top. Due to the number of trail crew leads space is limited to just 60 volunteers so don’t wait. Sign up to volunteer on the Evergreen event calendar page early. Spots for this awesome time will be first come, first serve. Just past Issaquah, Tiger Mountain hosts over 26 mils of singletrack on 9 trails accessed by a 3.6 mile climb to the summit.

Attendees must sign up via the evergreen event page. No other forms of registration will be accepted due to limited capacity.
  • Where: Tiger Mountain Trailhead Parking Lot on HWY 18
  • When: April 30th from 8:30 AM to 5PM. Last bike out at 4PM
  • We’ll have all the latest bikes from: Devinci, Transition, Yeti and Juliana
  • What you need to bring:
    • Pack for a morning of getting your hands dirty, helping to build trail
    • A Discovery Pass to park in the trailhead lot. No permit is required for parking in the first lot, just off State Hwy 18
    • Credit card and ID required to demo a bike
    • Must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or guardian
    • Don’t forget your helmet, pedals, bike shoes and pads
  • What else you’ll need to know:Check in 8:30-9AM
    • Trail work party from 9AM to 12:30, no prior trail building experince needed
    • Lunch provided back at the trailhead at 1PM
    • Demos and shuttles run from 1PM until 4:30PM
    • We’ll have raffles and giveaways from our brands

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 PORTLAND: TRANSITION BIKES DEMO DAY AT SANDY RIDGE

Join us for a day full of awesomeness starting at Sandy Ridge and ending at our Portland store. The boys from Transition including evo and Transition bike rider, Lars Sternberg will be on hand with plenty of bikes and high fives, followed by burgers and a special slideshow from Paris Gore back at the store. Sandy Ridge is less than an hour from downtown Portland and offers 12 trails and 15 miles of singletrack ranging from beginner flow trails to challenging technical trails all accessed by a gated, paved road.

Come for a little bit or come for all of it. Either way it’s guaranteed to be a good time.

  • Where: Sandy Ridge Trailhead, Brightwood, OR
  • When: April 10th from 9AM – 5PM Last bike out at 4PM
  • Bikes available from Transition: Patrol, Scout and Smuggler
  • What you need to bring:
    • Credit card and ID required
    • Must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or guardian
    • Don’t forget your helmet, pedals, bike shoes and pads
  • What else you’ll need to know: Join evo and acclaimed mountain bike photographer Paris Gore at our store beginning at 6PM for food, drinks and a slideshow of Paris’ trip to Valle Las Trancas, Chile with evo and Transition Bikes last December.
  • Invite your friends on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/211462625877011/

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 SEATTLE: EVERGREEN MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL AT DUTHIE HILL

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance has expanded their annual Bike Festival to two days this summer. This event is a fundraiser for Evergreen, Washington’s largest mountain bike advocacy group. Bike demos, friendly competitions, food, a beer garden, lots of giveaways and more all at one of the best suburban bike parks in the country. It’s a huge community event with a great cause so don’t miss out. Built through the hard work of Evergreen and many volunteers and with the cooperation of the King County Parks Dept, Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park is truly a place for ALL experience and ability levels. Although small in acreage, Duthie offers nearly 15 miles of singletrack along 22 trails, skill centers and pumptracks to progress your bike handling skills.

  • Where: Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park, Issaquah, WA
  • When: June 11th and 12th
  • All the the brands we sell – Devinci, Transition, Yeti and Juliana will be there with demo bikes available
  • What you need:
    • The festival is FREE to attend.
    • A $20 donation (Just $10 for Evergreen Members) get’s you a Festival Clearing Pass good for demos and participation in clinics and competitions
    • Credit card and ID required to demo
    • Under 18 requires a parent or guardian on site to demo bikes
    • Don’t forget to bring your helmet, pedals, bike shoes and pads
  • Additional info:
    • No advance registration needed but further details can be found here
    • Family friendly
    • Fun contests and competitions for all all ages and skill levels