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Wenatchee Valley Hosting Outdoor Sports ‘Dark Side Festival’

23 Sep, 2016


The Dark Side Festival takes place in Wenatchee Valley, Washington, on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort - 7500 Mission Ridge Road, Wenatchee, WA 98801 - View Map

The Dark Side Festival features a mountain bike ride, a trail run and a hike held at dusk, followed by live music from two bands (the Staxx Brothers from Seattle and Gavin McLaughlin of Wenatchee), an Iron Horse beer garden and food — and all in a beautiful fall mountain environment.

Proceeds benefit the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and its trail building program in the Wenatchee Valley's Foothills.

Come for a ride or a run or a hike. Or come just for the music and beer and food. No matter what you partake in, you'll end up clamoring for more — and helping a great cause!

Schedule: 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Cost is $25 per ticket through Sept. 18, and $35 per ticket from Sept. 19 through Sept. 24 (Tickets can be purchased online at http://darksidefestival.eventbrite.com through Sept. 23, and at Mission Ridge the day of the festival.). For the price of admission, you get a mountain bike ride, trail run or hike on marked courses, one free beer at the beer garden, and live music from the Staxx Brothers and from Gavin McLaughlin. The beer garden opens at 5 p.m. and will feature Iron Horse craft brews. Live music begins at 8 p.m. and will continue until about 11 p.m. The hike will leave at 6 p.m. The mountain bike rides leave at 6:15 p.m. And the trail run starts at 6:30 p.m. (Sunset is at 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 24). Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort also will be selling food during the festival.

Accommodations: For hotel reservations, please visit http://wenatchee.org/ Camping is available for free at Squilchuck State Park for tents and at Mission Ridge for tents and RVs. However, there are no hook-ups at Mission Ridge.

Online ticket sales for the Dark Side Festival ($25 per person through Sept. 18, $35 per person from Sept 19 through Sept. 23): http://darksidefestival.eventbrite.com

On-site ticket sales for Dark Side Festival ($35 per person): 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort.

Course maps: Click here for the mountain-biking map; click here for the trail-running map; click here for the hiking map.

Shirts: There will be a limited number of commemorative t-shirts sold at the festival.

Parking: There is ample parking at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort.

Trash: Leave no trace. Be kind to our beautiful and amazing mountain environment and clean up after yourself. Please don't abandon trash.

Email: steve@adventurewenatchee.com

Organized by: AdventureWenatchee and Wenatchee Valley Velo Club

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