Holy poo!  The 3rd annual Sedona MTB Festival exploded this year!  A who’s who of mountain bike brands, awesome food trucks, great bands and beer had my head spinning.  It shouldn’t be a shock with killer access to trails, quality of trails, amazing weather and an awesome venue that the supremely well-organized festival has become this good.    Unfortunately, I failed with photos as I wandered around with my mouth wide open in amazement in the transformation of this event.  I promise to make it up next year!

The great thing about this event is you can fly in without your bikes, WITH friends for one great weekend organized to make it easy to experience the best Sedona has to offer in 3 days.  Ride maps, shuttles to the popular trailheads, food, beer and bands ensure that fun times are easy to be had.  I honestly can’t imagine a more well-planned mountain bike trip with friends.  All you need to do is get there and find a few nights of accommodations.  Everything else awaits you at the festival.

Sedona MTB Festival

Canyon Spectral

Canyon Spectral on US soil?! Yes, and it was AWESOME too!

Sedona MTB Festival

Oh, so you wanted to ride one of the bad ass new Rocky Slayers? Sorry, we had them for High on the Hogs and they were incredible!

Even though Crankjoy has relocated back east, I see the Sedona mountain bike festival as a must-do annual event that brings will us back out west for many years to come.  If you haven’t been to Sedona yet and you like mountain bikes, don’t miss it next year!