The VVCC has been working closely with the Sedona MTB Festival organizers and the Red Rock Ranger District, Coconino National Forest, on a plan to maximize Festival attendees’ trail experience and minimize trail impact as a result of last week’s snowfall.
The Festival shuttle drivers will only take registered riders to trail heads where trail conditions support mountain bike use. There will be a large trail status board at the Festival - similar to those at ski resorts – providing up to date trail conditions. The Red Rock Bike Patrol will also be placing recommended closure signs at certain trailheads, if determined to be necessary by the RRRD prior to the festival.
At check in, riders will be advised of trail status and reminded of the following information daily:
Respect your local trail builders and be a good steward of the physical environment. Keep singletrack single by staying on the trail. Practice Leave No Trace principles. Do not ride muddy trails because it causes rutting, widening and maintenance headaches. Ride through standing water, not around it. Ride (or walk) technical features,
Riders who have a specific trail in mind they want to ride will be encouraged to ask at the registration booth, the Forest Service booth, or in the shuttle pit for advice on current conditions.
There will be plenty to do at the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival even if some trails are wet. There is live music everyday, a killer beer garden, food trucks and one of the largest expos at any festival.