THE 2O19 14ER FEST

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

RUN

4:00PM-5:30PM: GROUP RUN

Join us for a kick-off group run! All skill levels are welcome to join us for this fun trail run, led by running local legend Tommy Jayne. This is an awesome time to join other runners and learn about some of BV’s best trail routes from Tommy. We’ll jog for approximately 3-4 miles. Route will be determined by what the group wants. 

LOCATION: We’ll meet in front of The Trailhead (402 East Main Street) in downtown Buena Vista.

MTN BIKE

4:00PM-5:30PM: BROKEN BOYFRIEND RIDE

Join other mountain bikers for kick-off ride up Buena Vista’s Midland Hill, an awesome area for single-track right at the end of East Main Street in downtown BV. All skill levels welcome.

MEET-UP LOCATION: Meet at Black Burro Bikes Booth in Vendor Village

FLY FISH

4:00PM-5:30PM: ARKANSAS RIVER MEET UP

An informal fishing meet-up session. Bring your own gear and join other fly fishing enthusiasts for some amazing fishing on the Arkansas River to kick off the weekend. Local fishermen will show you some great sections of water. Must bring all your own gear.

Meet-Up Location: Ark Anglers Booth in Vendor Village

4:00-4:45PM: Kids fly fishing competition
Kids will be given a short demonstration and time to practice with a practice rod and then each kid will get 5 tries to cast into the hula hoop.  The kid with the most out of 5 will win.  If there is a tie both kids can try a distance casting tie breaker.  Kids should be 10 and under to participate.  Prizes will be awarded to the top finisher.
Meet-Up Location: Right next to the Buena Vista Roastery. We will be using the side street by the coffee shop

FUN

3:00PM-7:00PM: VENDOR VILLAGE OPEN

The 14er Fest Vendor Village will be open from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Friday, September 27.

Come talk to outdoor brands and industry leaders! Check out latest gear, items for sale, and take part in the Vendor Village classes.

402 East Main Street, Bunea Vista, CO 81211

3:00pm-9:00pm: Beer garden

Come grab a cold one and listen to music in the heart of downtown Buena Vista, Colorado!

402 East Main Street, Bunea Vista, CO 81211

3:00pm-7:00pm: KIDS Remote Control TRACK

Presented by Stay the Trail:

Let you kids try the Remote Control Track to see if they can stay on the trail. Once completed they will receive a TreadLightly backpack filled with goodies!

Location: Stay the Trail booth in Vendor Village

4:00pm-7:00pm: SHOW & SHINE VEHICLE DISPLAY

Come view a range of 4×4 vehicles from Tomken Machine, Metal Cloak and others! Bring your own vehicle to this location to add to the display and meet other off-roading enthusiasts. You will also have a chance to test your vehicles suspension travel via the Metal Cloak Flex Trailer! All makes/models of vehicles welcome.

LOCATION: Parking on East Main Street in downtown Buena Vista in front of the Avery Parsons Elementary School (516 E Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211)

3:00pm-6:00pm: MUSIC - TROPICAL WAFFLE DJ

Tropical Waffle is a Tropical House DJ. Tropical house, or ‘trop house’ is a sub-genre of house music that incorporates horns, marimbas and steel drums into the songs. Fans of Thomas Jack, Kygo, Matoma, Lost Frequencies, Seeb and Klingande will want to come and dance the day away to the tunes of DJ Tropical Waffle.

LOCATION:  East Main Street in downtown Buena Vista. 402 East Main Street, Buena Vista, CO 81211

6:30pm-9:00pm: MUSIC - stillhouse junkies

Born in a distillery in Durango, CO, Stillhouse Junkies play a delirious, head-spinning mixture of original roots, blues, funk, swing, and bluegrass music. With all three band members sharing vocal duties and swapping instruments, the Junkies conjure a wide range of tonal landscapes that pay tribute to the iconic sounds of Gillian Welch, the Allman Brothers, Tim O’Brien, the Wood Brothers, John Hiatt, and countless others while breaking new musical ground with their genre-bending original material.

LOCATION:  East Main Street in downtown Buena Vista. 402 East Main Street, Buena Vista, CO 81211

CLASSES

3:30PM-4:30PM: HOW TO CLEAN YOUR GEAR

Maintaining your gear and keeping it clean is an important part of the outdoor lifestyle. This clinic will show you how to properly use Nikwax to clean your gear and keep if functioning.

LOCATION:Nikwax/Deuter Booth in Vendor Village.

4:00PM-5:00PM: GEAR SELECTION & RIGGING DEMO

Come join BV Fly to discuss fly and gear selections for your next fishing trip. Watch the rigging demo so you know exacly what to do for your next fishing trip.

LOCATION: CKS Main Street, 327 E Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211

4:00PM-5:00PM: HOW TO SELECT HIKING SHOES

Come learn from Oboz Footwear professionals! They’ll teach you all about hiking shoes, what to look for, how to choose one for your foot, and answer your questions.

LOCATION: Oboz Booth in Vendor Village

4:30PM-5:30PM: Offroad vehicle repair

On Trail Training Clinic: 

Do you know how to repair your vehicle is you have a breaddown while in the backcountry? How to seat the bead on a tire or fix your broken steering? Come join Matt Balazs for this basic clinic discussing common offroad vehicle repairs.

LOCATION: On Trail Training Booth in Vendor Village

5:00PM-6:00PM: BACKCOUNTRY COMMUNICATION

CO 4×4 Rescue and Recover Clinic:

Communication is ciritical while in a group in the backcountry. Learn basic info on SPOT communication, HAM Radios and handheld walkies.

LOCATION: Colorado 4×4 Rescue and Recovery Booth in Vendor Village

5pm-6pm: FLY FISHING CASTING 101 CLINIC

Presented by ARK ANGLERS

Learn the basics of casting a fly rod. All abilities welcome, but you must bring your own equipment.

LOCATION: Meet in Front of the BV Roastery

6:00PM-7:00PM: camping for beginners

Big Agnes Clinic:

Come learn from the professionals! Big Agnes reps will explain everything you need to know for your first camping adventures, including gear selection and how to set up camp. 

LOCATION: Big Agnes Booth in Vendor Village

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

OFF ROADING

8:00am-3:00PM: ROCK CRAWLING At CARNAGE CANYON

Carnage Canyon, or Carnage BV as it is sometimes referred too, is an extreme rock crawling trail. Though it is less than a mile long, this trail will take the majority of the day to complete depending on the group size and the trail repairs needed. It is impossible to get through without a winch and a minimum of 37” tires. Lockers are required and vehicle damage is almost a certainty. This route features huge boulders, daunting waterfall climbs, and a V-Notch obstacle that pushes most vehicles onto their sides. This trail should not be attempted if you do not meet the posted requirements at the trailhead. Vehicle requirements: 2 lockers, winch, 30″ tires, role cage, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, spare tire. The Colorado Rock Hoppers will complete a vehcile check at the trailhead.

MEET-UP LOCATION: Carnage Canyon Trailhead

8:00am-3:00PM: MOUNT ANTERO 4x4 RIDE

CROSSOVER EVENT with MTB BIKE:

It’s not everyday that a trail can take you within 500′ of a 14er summit, but the Mount Antero Trail does just that! Starting low in the valley, the trail climbs through Conifer forests and Aspen groves before continuing above treeline up 9 spectacular switchbacks that will leave you wondering how anyone could have built a road up the side of the mountain. Once up the lower switchbacks the views of Cronin Peak (13,802′) and the Baldwin Valley below are panoramic. The upper switchbacks take you near the summit of Mount Antero to an elevation of 13,800′. The views of the Arkansas River Valley here are amazing and the Mount Antero Summit is only 500′ away should you choose to bag a 14er. The downhill mountain bike section begins from this point. The Little Browns singletrack allows experienced riders the opportunity to descend into the Arkansas Valley below. The trail will connect with the Colorado Trail and then north to Mt. Princeton Resort.

 

MEET-UP LOCATION: Avery Parsons Elementary

8:00AM-3:00PM: ROCK CRAWLING AT CHINAMAN GULCH

The Edge 4×4 Led Ride:

Chinaman Gulch is a very popular, difficult rock crawling trail best suited for modified vehicles. There are many obstacles and rocks to play on along this 4wd trail, many of which provide multiple lines from easy to hard. Views of the Collegiate Peaks and the Arkansas River Valley from the trail are astonishing. Required equipment: 35” tires, at least one full locking differential, winch, recovery equipment, spill kit, spare tire and 4×4 experience for drivers.

LOCATION: Staging in front of Avery Parsons Elementary School at 7:45am. Trail ride will leave promptly at 8am.

8:00AM-2:00PM: Stewardship project

Project to be completed by CORE, Stay the Trail, Association of 4-wheel Drive Clubs and Colorado Jeep Girls

LOCATION: Avery Parson Elementary

8:30AM-2:30PM: MT. PRINCETON TO CHALET

Mount Princeton (14,196′) is the most majestic and popular of the Collegiate Peaks, and the Princeton Chalet road takes you well above timberline on the southern slope of the mountain. The trail is in such close proximity to Buena Vista that you can look up at the mountain from downtown and then two hours later you can be looking down on the valley below giving you views of nearly the entire county. The road will certainly test the nerves of even the most experienced drivers as it switchbacks its way up the mountains and then traverses to the south crossing a large avalanche chute before ending on a ridge below Tigger Peak (13,300′). A chalet built by Young Life in the 60s still stands at the end of the road and is used by hikers and mountaineers during their adventures.

LOCATION: Meet in at Avery Parsons Elementary School, staging at 8:15, leaving at 8:30.

9AM-3PM: BALDWIN LAKE 4X4 & FLY FISHING

The Baldwin Lake Trail follows the Baldwin Creek drainage, gaining elevation as it climbs out of Baldwin Gulch. The trail offers postcard worthy views of Baldwin Lake as it sits in the basin below Grizzly Mountain (13,708′). The trail is part of the Mount Antero Trail system, and is a side trip off the Mount Antero Trail. Baldwin Lake offers the opportunity for high alpine fishing and the trail continues into the basin above giving a glimpse of the area’s past mining history. Views of Mount Antero (14,275′) are prominent on the return trip down the valley. A short hike to the lake could offer an opportunity to fish this alpine lake (fishing license required).

LOCATION: Meet at Avery Parsons Elementary School, staging at 8:45am, leaving at 9am.

9AM-3PM: POMEROY LAKE 4X4 & FLY FISHING

A ride to Pomeroy Lakes above St. Elmo. This trail is rated medium and requires a 4×4 vehicle. If you enjoy mining history, alpine fishing and camping then this trail is a must do. You will gain a glimpse of the area’s mining history as you begin the trail at the old townsite of Romley. You will then pass several arial tram towers that are still standing before you reach the Mary Murphy Mine area, which offers an opportunity to explore several of the old structures that are still standing. After the mine you will continue through meadows and heavy timber before you reach the parking area at an elevation of 12,109′ with a view of Lower Pomeroy Lake. Upper Pomeroy Lake is about a mile hike farther up the basin along an old road and is situated below Pomeroy Mountain (13,151′). Limit 10 vehicles. A short hike to the lake will offer an opportunity to fish this alpine lake (fishing license required).

LOCATION: Meet at Avery Parsons Elementary School, staging at 8:45am, leaving at 9am.

9AM-1PM: FOURMILE NORTH ADV/DUAL SPORT

The Fourmile Travel Management area lies in the rolling hills and sandy washes just east of Buena Vista. It encompases the areas north and south of Trout Creek Pass. As you ride your moto you will come close to the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness area, and then head south on your way to areas of interest featuring Mushroom Gulch, The Castles and Bald Mountain. Views of the Collegiat Peaks and the Arkansas Valley below are sure to steal you attention multiple times along the way.

LOCATION: Meet in at Avery Parsons Elementary School

10AM-2PM: DAVIS MEADOW 4X4 & MTN BIKING

4×4 vehicles and MTBers join forces on this awesome adventure. Vehicles will shuttle bikers out to the Davis Meadow Trailhead as part of the Fourmile Tour 4×4 Trip. From there MTBers will travel the Davis Meadow singletrack from west to east. The first part of Davis Meadow is a steep 1.3 mile climb that most participants hike-a-bike to get up. You are then rewarded with a rolling gradual descent as you travel through pine and aspen forests, riparian areas and might mountain desert areas. Views of the Collegiate Peaks are spectacular in areas. The 4×4 trip will make a large loop in the Fourmile Area and arrive to pick up bikers at the Davis Meadow trail where it intersects the Sevenmile 4×4 Road. Vehicles and bikers will then be treated to panoramic views of the Arkansas River Valley as they head back to BV together!

LOCATION: Meet at Avery Parsons Elementary School.

10AM-1PM: ASPEN RIDGE ADV/DUAL SPORT

Aspen Ridge features open ranges, dense forests, and wide views. As the name implies, the 10,000ft elevation ridge is covered in Aspen trees. The Forest Service Road is generally a graded dirt road that travels in a north-south track. The road crosses broad meadows providing expansive views of the Collegiate Peaks. Despite rougher conditions at elevation, the entire road is easily navigable by a stock 4WD vehicle. Aspen Ridge is popular among ATV and motorcycle riders, mountain bikers, and equestrians who enjoy the wide open spaces. There’s dispersed camping available along all segments of the road, and nearby towns of Nathrop, Johnson Village, Buena Vista, and Salida offer commercial campgrounds, motel lodging, and outdoor supplies.

LOCATION: Meet in at Avery Parsons Elementary School

10AM-2PM: NATURAL BRIDGE 4X4 & HIKING

A 4-hour ride that will take you from Main Street to the Fourmile area and to a viewing/hiking area of the Natural Bridge rock formation. The Natural Bridge Loop is a scenic trail with a hiking option located just northeast of Buena Vista. The trail snakes back and forth over small ridges and through steep gullies before reaching the Natural Bridge rock formation. While an impressive photo opportunity from the road, the optional .75 mile hike to the bridge allows for an up close look and an amazing view of the Arkansas River Valley below. The return trip is equally as impressive with panoramic views of the 14,000′ Collegiate Peaks as the backdrop. Bring your hiking gear and some water if you plan to hike to the bridge as it’s a steep non-maintained trail up the mountainside. Limit 12 vehicles.

LOCATION:Meet in at Avery Parsons Elementary School, staging at 9:45am, leaving at 10:00am.

MTN BIKING

8:00am-3:00PM: MOUNT ANTERO 4x4 RIDE

CROSSOVER EVENT with MTB BIKE:

It’s not everyday that a trail can take you within 500′ of a 14er summit, but the Mount Antero Trail does just that! Starting low in the valley, the trail climbs through Conifer forests and Aspen groves before continuing above treeline up 9 spectacular switchbacks that will leave you wondering how anyone could have built a road up the side of the mountain. Once up the lower switchbacks the views of Cronin Peak (13,802′) and the Baldwin Valley below are panoramic. The upper switchbacks take you near the summit of Mount Antero to an elevation of 13,800′. The views of the Arkansas River Valley here are amazing and the Mount Antero Summit is only 500′ away should you choose to bag a 14er. The downhill mountain bike section begins from this point. The Little Browns singletrack allows experienced riders the opportunity to descend into the Arkansas Valley below. The trail will connect with the Colorado Trail and then north to Mt. Princeton Resort.

 

MEET-UP LOCATION: Avery Parsons Elementary

8AM-2PM: ALPINE TUNNEL LOOP MTN BIKE RIDE

18.0 mile ride. This ride has it all. A historic ghost town, railroad history, primitive high alpine singletrack and a fantastic descent. On this ride, you’ll experience beautiful fall color from the aspens and alpine tundra.

MEET-UP LOCATION: Black Burro Bikes Shop in South Main (801 S. Main)

8:30AM-2PM: COLORADO TRAIL GROUP RIDE

This segment features alpine singletrack with a mixture of easier flow and steep technical trail. If you are looking for a moderate-to-challenging mountain bike ride that will remind you you’re in the mountains, this ride is for you! You’ll traverse the eastern flanks of majestic Mount Princeton and will be rewarded with a soak at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs before being shuttled back to town.

MEET-UP LOCATION:Black Burro Bikes Shop in South Main (801 S. Main)

9:30AM-11:30AM: GRAVEL GRINDERS BIKE RIDE

Explore some of Buena Vista’s best roads for those looking for an easy, rolling dirt road option. This ride is designed for beginners to interemediate skill levels.

MEET-UP LOCATION: Black Burro Bikes Shop in South Main (801 S. Main)

10AM-2PM: DAVIS MEADOW 4X4 & MTN BIKING

4×4 vehicles and MTBers join forces on this awesome adventure. Vehicles will shuttle bikers out to the Davis Meadow Trailhead as part of the Fourmile Tour 4×4 Trip. From there MTBers will travel the Davis Meadow singletrack from west to east. The first part of Davis Meadow is a steep 1.3 mile climb that most participants hike-a-bike to get up. You are then rewarded with a rolling gradual descent as you travel through pine and aspen forests, riparian areas and might mountain desert areas. Views of the Collegiate Peaks are spectacular in areas. The 4×4 trip will make a large loop in the Fourmile Area and arrive to pick up bikers at the Davis Meadow trail where it intersects the Sevenmile 4×4 Road. Vehicles and bikers will then be treated to panoramic views of the Arkansas River Valley as they head back to BV together!

LOCATION: Meet at Avery Parsons Elementary School.

FLY FISHING

7AM: FLY FISH COMPETITION STAGE 1 - ACCURACY

Who can compete:

The 14’er fest/BV Fly fishing competition is  casting and fishing competition. This event is open to all interested anglers over the age of 12. Competitors under the age of 18 must register with a parent or legal guardian. Competitors must be able to attend all scheduled events. Anglers will be required to provide all their own equipment, including flies and must have a valid 2019 Colorado fishing license.

Anglers must also comply to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations during their time competing.

Registration- This is a combination casting and fishing competition that will be broken down into 3 events. This is an individual competition. Events, locations, and times may change based on water levels.

There will be a cap at 20 competitors.

You must complete registration at https://14erfest.regfox.com/14er-fest

Results- Organizers will appoint judges for each event in the competition. Those judges’ decisions will be final. There will be no review of scoring.

Round 1- Accuracy

Equipment- Each angler will be responsible for bringing their own rod to the competition. We will only

allow 9 foot, 5 weight, standard production rods for the casting portion of the competition. All

rods will be inspected by our judges at the time of the competition. Reel, line, leader, and fly

will be provided by the judges.

Selection- Anglers will draw a random number prior to the accuracy competition that will dictate their staring order. Times will range from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. The qualifying round will take place on dry land at the Buena Vista Baseball field.

Accuracy- Accuracy targets will be placed at varying distances on dry land. The course will remain set

once the first caster has begun. There will be three targets for accuracy. Each angler will

attempt three casts at each target. Target point value will be as follows: Short distance=10 points, Medium distance= 30 points and Long Distance=40 points. A perfect round is worth 240 points. If any cast touches land on a forward cast, that attempt will result in an immediate score or forfeit of that cast. Anglers will have one minute to strip out their line and prepare for the competition. They will then place the fly in their hand and wait for the judges to clear the clock. They will then have 3 minutes to attempt their three casts at each target.

9AM-1:30PM: BALDWIN LAKE 4X4 & FLY FISHING

The Baldwin Lake Trail follows the Baldwin Creek drainage, gaining elevation as it climbs out of Baldwin Gulch. The trail offers postcard worthy views of Baldwin Lake as it sits in the basin below Grizzly Mountain (13,708′). The trail is part of the Mount Antero Trail system, and is a side trip off the Mount Antero Trail. Baldwin Lake offers the opportunity for high alpine fishing and the trail continues into the basin above giving a glimpse of the area’s past mining history. Views of Mount Antero (14,275′) are prominent on the return trip down the valley. A short hike to the lake could offer an opportunity to fish this alpine lake (fishing license required).

LOCATION: Meet at Avery Parsons Elementary School, staging at 8:45am, leaving at 9am.

9AM-3PM: POMEROY LAKE 4X4 & FLY FISHING

A ride to Pomeroy Lakes above St. Elmo. This trail is rated medium and requires a 4×4 vehicle. If you enjoy mining history, alpine fishing and camping then this trail is a must do. You will gain a glimpse of the area’s mining history as you begin the trail at the old townsite of Romley. You will then pass several arial tram towers that are still standing before you reach the Mary Murphy Mine area, which offers an opportunity to explore several of the old structures that are still standing. After the mine you will continue through meadows and heavy timber before you reach the parking area at an elevation of 12,109′ with a view of Lower Pomeroy Lake. Upper Pomeroy Lake is about a mile hike farther up the basin along an old road and is situated below Pomeroy Mountain (13,151′). Limit 10 vehicles. A short hike to the lake will offer an opportunity to fish this alpine lake (fishing license required).

LOCATION: Meet at Avery Parsons Elementary School, staging at 8:45am, leaving at 9am.

9:30AM: PTARMIGAN LAKE 4X4 & fly fishing

MEET UP 4X4 RIDE AND FISHING SESSION:

The Cottonwood Creek drainage just west of Buena Vista is an area rich with mining history, alpine lakes, wildlife and an opportunity to travel off the beaten path in Central Colorado. The Ptarmigan Lake Trail offers unique access to Ptarmigan Lake from an off-road trail and the ascent up Jones Mountain will not disappoint. You will travel to 12,500′ of elevation, high on the side of the mountain with incredible views from the backside of Mount Princeton and the South Cottonwood Creek valley below. Make sure to bring your fishing gear as Ptarmigan Lake is a short hike and has a good population of Native Cutthroat trout. This trip will also include a minor stewardship project on the trail.

MEET UP LOCATION: Avery Parsons Elementary

10AM: FLY FISH COMPETITION STAGE 2 - DISTANCE

Round 2-Distance

Equipment- Each angler will be responsible for bringing their own rod to the competition. We will only

allow 9 foot, 5 weight, standard production rods for the casting portion of the competition. All rods will be inspected by our judges at the time of the competition. Reel, line, leader, and flywill be provided by the judges.

Selection-This round will start at the conclusion of the accuracy round.  Distance casting order will be done in the reverse of the accuracy.  The final accuracy caster will be the first distance caster.

Distance-  The distance casting will be judged on actual distance within a casting lane. Anglers will have three distance casts and they all count towards the overall score. A cast will be forfeited if any portion of the fly line, leader or the fly itself lands on or outside the casting lane. 

If any cast touches land on a forward cast, it will result in a score. Any cast that is removed before

accurate scoring can take place will be considered a forfeited cast. Distance will be measured in

actual foot distances. The three distance casts will be added together and added to the anglersscore from the Accuracy casts.

 

MEET-UP LOCATION: The Buena Vista River Park at the end of East Main Street in downtown Buena Vista

TRAIL RUNNING

9AM-10:30AM: ALTRA MORNING RUN

Get your day starting by joining Altra for a group run on some of Buena Vista’s unique trails!

MEET-UP LOCATION: Meet in front of The Trailhead

3PM-4PM: 5K FUN RUN & RACE

REGISTER HERE. 

Grab some of the family or friends and join us for this 3.1-mile fun run & race! The race starts and ends right in the heart of vendor village. You’ll run on road, dirt and gravel trails during this race as you wind through the Buena Vista Riverpark. You’ll get some of the best views of the Arkansas River as you run along part of the river trail, through South Main and then as you return toward the event center and vendor village, the views of the Collegiate Peaks will be panoramic! This 5k course is mild and has little elevation gain (62 feet total).

MEET-UP LOCATION: VENDOR VILLAGE

4PM: 5K AWARD CEREMONY

Awards will take place on the Main Stage in Vendor Village. Top 3 male and top 3 female finishers will be awarded. Raffles will also take place based upon bib number. 

HIKING

8:00AM: KROENKE LAKE with Oboz Footwear

This moderate out and back hike features a total distance of 8.4 miles (4.2 miles one way) with 1,720’ of elevation gain. The trail follows North Cottonwood Creek as it winds back and forth through the beautiful Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. The reward for this trip comes by way of a pristine lake that sits below Browns Pass (12,400’). Cutthroats are plentiful in the lake with the best fishing on the north and east side.

MEET-UP LOCATION: The Trailhead (the store)

9:30AM: SLEEPING INDIAN with ELEVATION OUTDOORS

This trip takes you on a hike along the summit trail that leads to the highest part of Sleeping Indian (9,555’), the locals call this peak White Box. This hike also features the chance to explore a cave like feature called Fat Man Squeeze. This 1.5 mile hike with 1,300′ of elevation can will treat you to panoramic views of Buena Vista and the entire Arkansas River Valley below.

MEET-UP LOCATION: The Trailhead (the store)

10AM: Natural Bridge 4x4 & Hiking w/ National Geographic

A 4-hour ride that will take you from Main Street to the Fourmile area and to a viewing/hiking area of the Natural Bridge rock formation. The Natural Bridge Loop is a scenic 4×4 trail with a hiking option located just northeast of Buena Vista. The trail snakes back and forth over small ridges and through steep gullies before reaching the Natural Bridge rock formation. While an impressive photo opportunity from the road, the optional .75 mile hike to the bridge allows for an up close look and an amazing view of the Arkansas River Valley below. The return trip is equally as impressive with panoramic views of the 14,000′ Collegiate Peaks as the backdrop. Bring your hiking gear and some water if you plan to hike to the bridge as it’s a steep non-maintained trail up the mountainside. Limit 15 vehicles.

MEET-UP LOCATION: The Trailhead (the store)

FUN

7AM-8AM: JEEPS N' JAVA COLORADO

Presented by THE EDGE AUTOMOTIVE 

Jeeps ‘N Java Colorado was created to bring owners of all makes and models of 4x4s together (many of which are fellow Coffee lovers) for a once a month unprecedented meetup group! Great way to meet other like minded folks to show off their rigs and enjoy an awesome cup of Joe! Please join us in celebrating two things we all love very much Jeeps ‘N Java!

Location: EAST MAIN STREET IN FRONT OF AVERY PARSON ELEMENTARY

2:00PM-7:00PM: VENDOR VILLAGE OPEN

The 14er Fest Vendor Village will be open from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Friday, September 27.

Come talk to outdoor brands and industry leaders! Check out latest gear, items for sale, and take part in the Vendor Village classes.

402 East Main Street, Bunea Vista, CO 81211

2:00pm-9:00pm: Beer garden

Come grab a cold one and listen to music in the heart of downtown Buena Vista, Colorado!

402 East Main Street, Bunea Vista, CO 81211

4:00pm-7:00pm: SHOW & GRIM VEHICLE DISPLAY

Bring back your dirty vehicles, bikes and equipment from the day’s adventures to swap stories and mingle at the vendor show. The Metal Cloak Flex Trailer will be available to test the limits of your vehicles suspension.

LOCATION: Parking on East Main Street in downtown Buena Vista in front of the Avery Parsons Elementary School (516 E Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211)

4:00pm-6:00pm: MUSIC - TROPICAL WAFFLE DJ

Tropical Waffle is a Tropical House DJ. Tropical house, or ‘trop house’ is a sub-genre of house music that incorporates horns, marimbas and steel drums into the songs. Fans of Thomas Jack, Kygo, Matoma, Lost Frequencies, Seeb and Klingande will want to come and dance the day away to the tunes of DJ Tropical Waffle.

LOCATION:  East Main Street in downtown Buena Vista. 402 East Main Street, Buena Vista, CO 81211

6:00pm-8:45pm: MUSIC - FLASH MOUNTAIN FLOOD
Named “One of Colorado’s Top Ten Jam Bands” by Denver Westword, Flash Mountain Flood is a 5 piece rock n’ roll band committed to preserving American Roots Music Culture with their unique approach to live shows and extensive catalogue of original songs. Playing over 500 shows since 2015, Flash Mountain Flood delivers their loyal Front Range fanbase a true concert experience with their fresh take on American roots music. Fans show up with an expectation for improvisation, diverse genres of original music, surprise covers and a true sense of musical community. Whether jazz, country, funk, folk, bluegrass, reggae, blues or rock n’ roll – Flash Mountain Flood’s music brings together music lovers of all ages and backgrounds.
LOCATION: MAIN STAGE, East Main Street in downtown Buena Vista. 402 East Main Street, Buena Vista, CO 81211
7:00pm-9:00pm: Kids Movie Night

Presented by Outer Limit Supply

Have kids, but want to listen to Flash Mountain Flood’s music performance on Satureday night? We have your answer, Outer Limit Supply will be showing a kids movie at their vendor booth from 7-9pm on Saturday night. Bring the kids down, some chairs and a blanket to keep them cozy while you watch the main music act.

Meet Up Location: Outer Limit Supply Booth in Vendor Village

8:45pm-9:00pm: Raffle Giveaway

Meet Up Location: Outer Limit Supply Booth in Vendor Village

9:00pm-11:00pm: MTN Standard Happy Hour

Join MTN Standard and the 14er Fest crew for drinks and fun at the Deerhammer Distillery!  321 E Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211.

CLASSES

8AM-4:30PM: FLY FISHING 101 COURSE

Presented by ARK ANGLERS

This class is a full day intro to Fly Fishing Course taught from an expert guide from Ark Anglers. This course will cover everything from understanding the tackle and tactics to entomology to a casting clinic. Max number of students is 15. Cost is $125. Each student will receive a $100 gift certificate for them to use at either Ark Anglers store. Students will need hats, sunglasses, rain coats, and a 2018 CO fishing license (1 day license is $9).

Call Ark Anglers to reserve your spot ahead of time: (719) 539-4223

LOCATION: Buena Vista Community Center. 

10AM-11AM: FLY FISHING CASTING 101 CLINIC

Presented by ARK ANGLERS

Learn the basics of casting a fly rod. All abilities welcome, but you must bring your own equipment.

LOCATION: Meet in Front of the BV Roastery

2:00PM-7:00PM: PLAN YOUR ADVENTURE WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Come purchase a map at the National Geographic booth during vendor hours, and National Geographic staff members will help you plan your next outdoor adventure and mark up your map with you. Come meet the National Geographic cartographers! 

LOCATION: National Geographic Booth in Vendor Village

2PM-3PM: TIPS FOR READING WATER (FISHING)

Presented by ARK ANGLERS:

TIPS FOR READING WATER: INTERACTIVE FISHING CLINIC ON THE ARKANSAS RIVER

Learn tips and techniques for reading river water. Must bring own equipment. Limited to 10 people.

LOCATION: Meet in Front of the BV Community Center

2PM-3PM: TIPS & BEST PRACTICES FOR RUNNING TRAINING - ALTRA

Presented by Altra

ALTRA CLINIC: TIPS, TACTICS AND BEST PRACTICES FOR RUNNING TRAINING

1 hour talk info session on nutrition, how to train, how to pick out a shoe, how to get in shape for a race, etc.

LOCATION: Altra Booth in Vendor Village

3PM-4:30PM: Mountain Navigation 101 Class

Fundamentals of Land Navigation: learn map and compass skills. A solid foundation in land navigation is essential for hikers, peak baggers, mountaineers, skiers, and anyone who enjoys traveling in the backcountry. Become proficient at using your map and compass. Plan your route and “stay found” in mountainous terrain. This class culminates with an orienteering skills challenge where students compete against the clock and each other to find a series of waypoints. A fun way to put all of your new skills to the test and find out how much you learned!

TOPICS COVERED: Map symbols and scales Terrain features and contour lines MGRS and UTM grid systems Magnetic declination and how to apply it How to use a compass Intersection and resection techniques Tactics for terrain association and backcountry travel

LOCATION: Meet at the Buena Vista Community Center

3PM: RECOVERY CLINIC (ON TRAIL TRAINING)

ON TRAIL TRAINING RECOVERY CLINIC

Instructional clinic on safety and proper use of recovery equipment for offroad vehicles.

LOCATION: On Trail Training Booth in Vendor Village

3:30PM: BIKE MAINTENANCE CLINIC

Presented by Black Burro Bikes

Come learn all the basics of caring for your mountain bike, how to change a flat tire, and other on-the-trail repair tips.

LOCATION:Black Burro Tent in Vendor Village

4PM: STOP THE BLEED CLINIC

Presented by Outer Limit Suppy

This demo will define the five critical steps to saving someone’s life and the minimal amount of equipment needed. Each participant will be empowered to affect the outcome of a potentially life threatening injury(s). These steps are proven to work and, with a little knowledge, can be implemented immediately!

LOCATION: Outer Limit Suppy Booth in Vendor VIllage

4:30PM: Outdoor Photography Clinic

Presented by MTN Standard

Come learn photography basics you can use while on mountain adventures. Let MTN Standard help hone your skills and you will be on your way to producing great photos.

LOCATION: MTN Standard Booth in Vendor Village

5PM: WHAT TO PACK FOR A BACKPACKING TRIP

Presented by Deuter

Learn the ins and outs of packing for a backpaking trip. You will learn what you should bring and other considerations as part of your backpacking prep.

LOCATION: Deuter Booth in Vendor VIllage

5PM: HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR FEET (HIKING)

Presented by Oboz Footwear

Come learn ways to care for your feet while you’re out on the trail. 

LOCATION: Oboz Booth in Vendor VIllage

6PM: WHAT TO PACK WHEN CLIMBING A 14ER

Presented by Deuter

Have you been thinking of climbing a 14er? Maybe you climbed one before but didn’t give much thought to grear selection. Come Join Osprey for this clinic discussion what you should pack and why when you prep to climb a 14er.

LOCATION: Deuter Booth in Vendor Village

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

OFF ROADING

8:00am-3:00PM: ROCK CRAWLING At CARNAGE CANYON

Carnage Canyon, or Carnage BV as it is sometimes referred too, is an extreme rock crawling trail. Though it is less than a mile long, this trail will take the majority of the day to complete depending on the group size and the trail repairs needed. It is impossible to get through without a winch and a minimum of 37” tires. Lockers are required and vehicle damage is almost a certainty. This route features huge boulders, daunting waterfall climbs, and a V-Notch obstacle that pushes most vehicles onto their sides. This trail should not be attempted if you do not meet the posted requirements at the trailhead. Vehicle requirements: 2 lockers, winch, 30″ tires, role cage, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, spare tire. The Colorado Rock Hoppers will complete a vehcile check at the trailhead.

MEET-UP LOCATION: Carnage Canyon Trailhead

8AM-2PM: HANCOCK LAKE 4X4 & FLY FISHING

Presented by Colorado Jeep Girls

Alpine tundra, pristine lakes, epic fishing and high mountain valleys are just some of the rewards that await at the end of the Hancock Lake Trail. The trail begins at the old townsite of Hancock, Colorado and from there heads south into the Chalk Creek Pass Valley. You will traverse through conifer forests, willows and tundra on your way toward the parking area that sits at just over 11,600′ of elevation. A short hike from the parking area brings Lower Hancock Lake into view, and a more focused hike will take you to Upper Hancock Lake that sits just a bit higher in the valley. Be sure to respect this pristine area and pack out everything you pack in. A short hike to the lake will offer an opportunity to fish this alpine lake (fishing license required).

LOCATION: Avery Parsons Elementary School

8AM-3PM: MOUNT ANTERO 4X4 AND MTN BIKE

It’s not everyday that a trail can take you within 500′ of a 14er summit, but the Mount Antero Trail does just that! Starting low in the valley, the trail climbs through Conifer forests and Aspen groves before continuing above treeline up 9 spectacular switchbacks that will leave you wondering how anyone could have built a road up the side of the mountain. Once up the lower switchbacks the views of Cronin Peak (13,802′) and the Baldwin Valley below are panoramic. The upper switchbacks take you near the summit of Mount Antero to an elevation of 13,800′. The views of the Arkansas River Valley here are amazing and the Mount Antero Summit is only 500′ away should you choose to bag a 14er. The downhill mountain bike section begins from this point. The Little Browns singletrack allows experienced riders the opportunity to descend into the Arkansas Valley below. The trail will connect with the Colorado Trail and then north to Mt. Princeton Resort.

LOCATION: Avery Parsons Elementary School

9AM-1PM: FOURMILE NORTH ADV/DUAL SPORT

The Fourmile Travel Management area lies in the rolling hills and sandy washes east of Buena Vista and goes all the way to just north of Salida. It encompases the areas north and south of Trout Creek Pass. This trip starts in Salida and gives you the comple tour of the entire Fourmile Area as you make your way toward Buena Vista. As you ride your moto you will skirt the edge of Browns Canyon National Monument, ride over Apen Ridge and then go through othe scenic areas such as Bald Mountain, Mushroom Gulch and the Castles. Views of the Collegiat Peaks and the Arkansas Valley below are sure to steal you attention multiple times along the way.

LOCATION: Meet in at Avery Parsons Elementary School

9AM-1PM: CORE LADIES RIDE: Mineral basin

The Mineral Basin Trail offers users the chance to explore the South Cottonwood Drainage above Cottonwood Lake. The trail snakes its way up the valley as it heads toward Mineral Basin and Emma Burr Mountain (13,538′) Along the trail you will travel close to Cottonwood Creek, pass through open meadows, Aspen groves and along the upper sections of the trail are marshy areas that are frequented by Moose and Elk. The trail ends at a large parking area high in the basin with views of Jones Mountain and the South Cottonwood Valley below.

LOCATION: Meet in at Avery Parsons Elementary School

9:30AM: PTARMIGAN LAKE 4X4 & FLY FISHING

The Cottonwood Creek drainage just west of Buena Vista is an area rich with mining history, alpine lakes, wildlife and an opportunity to travel off the beaten path in Central Colorado. The Ptarmigan Lake Trail offers unique access to Ptarmigan Lake from an off-road trail and the ascent up Jones Mountain will not disappoint. You will travel to 12,500′ of elevation, high on the side of the mountain with incredible views from the backside of Mount Princeton and the South Cottonwood Creek valley below. Make sure to bring your fishing gear as Ptarmigan Lake is a short hike and has a good population of Native Cutthroat trout. This trip will also include a minor stewardship project on the trail.

LOCATION: Avery Parsons Elementary School

9:30AM-1PM: FOURMILE SOUTH DIRTBIKE SINGLETRACK

LOCATION: Meet in at Avery Parsons Elementary School

10AM-2PM: DAVIS MEADOW 4X4 & MTN BIKING

4×4 vehicles and MTBers join forces on this awesome adventure. Vehicles will shuttle bikers out to the Davis Meadow Trailhead as part of the Fourmile Tour 4×4 Trip. From there MTBers will travel the Davis Meadow singletrack from west to east. The first part of Davis Meadow is a steep 1.3 mile climb that most participants hike-a-bike to get up. You are then rewarded with a rolling gradual descent as you travel through pine and aspen forests, riparian areas and might mountain desert areas. Views of the Collegiate Peaks are spectacular in areas. The 4×4 trip will make a large loop in the Fourmile Area and arrive to pick up bikers at the Davis Meadow trail where it intersects the Sevenmile 4×4 Road. Vehicles and bikers will then be treated to panoramic views of the Arkansas River Valley as they head back to BV together!

LOCATION: Meet at Avery Parsons Elementary School.

MTN BIKING

8AM-3PM: MOUNT ANTERO 4X4 AND MTN BIKE

It’s not everyday that a trail can take you within 500′ of a 14er summit, but the Mount Antero Trail does just that! Starting low in the valley, the trail climbs through Conifer forests and Aspen groves before continuing above treeline up 9 spectacular switchbacks that will leave you wondering how anyone could have built a road up the side of the mountain. Once up the lower switchbacks the views of Cronin Peak (13,802′) and the Baldwin Valley below are panoramic. The upper switchbacks take you near the summit of Mount Antero to an elevation of 13,800′. The views of the Arkansas River Valley here are amazing and the Mount Antero Summit is only 500′ away should you choose to bag a 14er. The downhill mountain bike section begins from this point. The Little Browns singletrack allows experienced riders the opportunity to descend into the Arkansas Valley below. The trail will connect with the Colorado Trail and then north to Mt. Princeton Resort.

LOCATION: Avery Parsons Elementary School

9:00am-12:00pm VITAMIN B MTN BIKE RIDE

With over 6 miles of of flow and hard technical moves, Vitamin B is quite simply one of the best trails I have ever ridden. In fact, if some evil spell was cast on me, and I was only allowed to ride one trail every day for the rest of my life, it just might be it. That being said, the Vitamin B isn’t for the faint of heart. It weaves in and among the granite outcroppings that litter the Fourmile area. To try to explain all of the features on this trail would be wonderful, but it would take far too long, but you can expect granite slabs, ledge drops, and segments of fast flow followed by slow tech. For expert riders, this trail has it all!

MEET-UP LOCATION:Black Burro Bikes Booth in Vendor Village

10AM-2PM: DAVIS MEADOW 4X4 & MTN BIKING

4×4 vehicles and MTBers join forces on this awesome adventure. Vehicles will shuttle bikers out to the Davis Meadow Trailhead as part of the Fourmile Tour 4×4 Trip. From there MTBers will travel the Davis Meadow singletrack from west to east. The first part of Davis Meadow is a steep 1.3 mile climb that most participants hike-a-bike to get up. You are then rewarded with a rolling gradual descent as you travel through pine and aspen forests, riparian areas and might mountain desert areas. Views of the Collegiate Peaks are spectacular in areas. The 4×4 trip will make a large loop in the Fourmile Area and arrive to pick up bikers at the Davis Meadow trail where it intersects the Sevenmile 4×4 Road. Vehicles and bikers will then be treated to panoramic views of the Arkansas River Valley as they head back to BV together!

LOCATION: Meet at Avery Parsons Elementary School.

10am-11:30am FAMILY BIKE RIDE ON RIVER PARK TRAILS

Join local cycling expert Dawn Dennison for a ride on some of Buena Vista’s beautiful trails. This will be a beginner ride open to all ages and abilities.

MEET-UP LOCATION:Black Burro Bikes Booth in Vendor Village

12PM: KIDS STIDER RACE

Our strider bike race is a good way for young children to get involved at 14er Fest. The race will loop around vendor village and is sure to be entertaining for everyone! Don’t have a strider bike? No worries, Black Burro Bikes will have some on hand to lend to participants.

Swing by the registration booth in Vendor Village anytime between 11am-12pm to sign your child up before the race! Awards right after. 🙂 

402 East Main Street, Bunea Vista, CO 81211

FLY FISHING

8AM-2PM: HANCOCK LAKE 4X4 & FLY FISHING

Presented by Colorado Jeep Girls

Alpine tundra, pristine lakes, epic fishing and high mountain valleys are just some of the rewards that await at the end of the Hancock Lake Trail. The trail begins at the old townsite of Hancock, Colorado and from there heads south into the Chalk Creek Pass Valley. You will traverse through conifer forests, willows and tundra on your way toward the parking area that sits at just over 11,600′ of elevation. A short hike from the parking area brings Lower Hancock Lake into view, and a more focused hike will take you to Upper Hancock Lake that sits just a bit higher in the valley. Be sure to respect this pristine area and pack out everything you pack in. A short hike to the lake will offer an opportunity to fish this alpine lake (fishing license required).

LOCATION: Avery Parsons Elementary School

8AM-2PM: HARVARD LAKES FLY FISHING SESSION

This trip begins with a short, easy offroad adventure along FS 368 at the foot of Mt. Columbia (14,078′). The hike to the lakes is just over a mile one way. You will be rewarded for your effort when you arrive at the two lakes at an elevation of 11,300′. You will enjoy the peace and solidute of the area and can test your luck at fishing these alpinle lakes as you take in the beauty of the area.

MEET-UP LOCATION: Avery Parsons Elementary

10:30AM: FLY FISH COMPETITION STAGE 3 - FINALS

Finals- Head to Head Float Fishing Competition

Selection- The 6 anglers with the best combined scores from round 1 and 2 will advance to the Final round taking place on Sunday morning at 10:30 am. Anglers will meet at Fisherman’s Bridge Recreation site at 10:15 am (each vehicle will need a valid Parks Pass ($8) which can be purchased on site).  Anglers will then be randomly assigned a guide and transported to the put-in upstream in the guides vehicle. Salida Fly LLC will be providing the guides and boats. Each guide boat will have 2 competitors in their boat. The event will last until approximately 2:00 pm.

Head to Head Float Fishing

Equipment- Anglers will need to provide their own fly rod and reel for the  final round. Only one rod and reel will be allowed per angler. No spare rods will be available to the anglers.  Personal Floatation Devices will be provided to the anglers and must be worn at all times while on the river. Anglers only get to use 6  flies during the competition. These flies can be of any type and any size. Flies with multiple hooks are not allowed.  Judges can ask for a fly inspection at any point during the competition. All anglers MUST have a valid Colorado Fishing License.

Head to Head-

The final round will be a head to head 2 hour long float fishing competition.  Position in the boat (front or back) will be determined by the highest scoring angler from round 1 and 2.  They will pick front or back for the first hour of the competition, then at the one hour mark positions in the boat will be switched.  Each angler will spend one hour in the front of the boat and one hour in the back of the boat. The angler in the front of the boat will have the right to ask the guide to fish one side of the river or the other, when practical and safe as determined by the guide.   An anglers will be done fishing at the point that they lose their 6th fly.  If the angler in the front of the boat loses all 6 flies, he/she no longer reserves the right to direct the guide as to which side of the river the boat will be on.  In this situation there will be no position switch, but the angler in the back of the boat can now direct the guide until the boat reaches the take out or the maximum time allotted is used. Each fish successfully brought into the boat that is hooked in the mouth area, and not foul hooked will be counted as 1 point.  Each angler will be given the opportunity to measure one and ONLY ONE fish that they catch and each inch will be 1 point.   All fish must be returned to the water alive and in good condition.  Any fish that dies in the process of the competition will be a 5 point deduction and the fish must be kept and utilized by the angler.  Anglers must boat their own fish, without the assistance of the guide or other angler. The guide will be considered the judge and will keep track of successfully caught fish and responsible for measuring one fish per angler, when the angler decides to record a measurement.  At the conclusion of the 2 hours of fishing core will no longer be kept and the boat will proceed to the take-out at Fisherman’s Bridge. The angler with the highest point score will be the winner.

TRAIL RUNNING

9:30AM: 14ER FEST 14K

REGISTER HERE

Yes…you read that right, 14er Fest is hosting a new 14K Race! This is our unique version of a more competitive and challenging race/trail run! You will begin with most of our 5k course that winds you through the Buena Vista River Park. Once through the River Park you will cross the Arkansas River bridge and continue on the Midland Hill Trail System. As you gain elevation you will be treated to elevated views of Buena Vista, the Arkansas River and the Collegiate Peaks! You just might be short of breath from the race and the scenery! The return trip takes you down the South Midland Trail, across the river, through South Main and then home to vendor village and the Eddyline Beer Garden! This course is challenging and features over 500’ of elevation gain.

MEET-UP LOCATION: Vendor Village

11:00AM: 14ER FEST 14K AWARD CEREMONY

Awards will take place on the Main Stage in Vendor Village. Top 3 male and top 3 female finishers will be awarded. Raffles will also take place based upon bib number. 

HIKING

8:30AM: COLORADO TRAIL HIKE

This 5 mile moderate hike starts on the north slope of Mt. Princeton near the Radio Tower Road and meanders back and forth as you head south traversing the face of the entire mountain. You will wind back and forth crossing the Maxwell Creek Drainage, the Dry Creek Drainage before finally descending back to CR 322 near the Latchaw Mine Drainage. There is a chance you may encounter wildlife along the trail and the view of the Arkansas Valley below is a sure thing. Upon completion of the hike you will be treated to a soak at the famous Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort.

LOCATION: The Trailhead store at 402 East Main Street, Buena Vista CO 81211

9AM: BROWNS CREEK Hike

This moderate out and back hike features a total distance of 6.2 miles (3.1 miles one way) with just under 1,000’ of elevation gain. You will enjoy a pleasant hike to a beautiful waterfall that features views of the Arkansas River Valley and Mt. Antero along the way. The hike has plenty of variety to keep you interested including meadows, aspen and pine forests and water crossings. Your reward will be a postcard worthy photo opportunity of Browns Falls that sit at 9,934’.

LOCATION: The Trailhead store at 402 East Main Street, Buena Vista CO 81211

9:30AM: ALPINE TUNNEL HIKE

If you love high mountain views and local area history, this moderate hike is just for you. Views of Tunnel Gulch and Chalk Creek Canyon await as you hike along the route the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad route that once connected St. Elmo and Gunnison. Completed in 1881, the narrow-gauge railroad was used during the areas mining days. The Alpine Tunnel was the first tunnel through the Continental Divide. This is a 3-mile hike that ends where the east portal once stood.

LOCATION: The Trailhead store at 402 East Main Street, Buena Vista CO 81211

FUN

9AM-1PM: VENDOR VILLAGE

The 14er Fest Vendor Village will be open from 9am-1pm on Sunday, September 29.

Come talk to outdoor brands and industry leaders! Check out latest gear, items for sale, and take part in the Vendor Village classes. 

402 East Main Street, Bunea Vista, CO 81211

12PM: KIDS STIDER RACE

Our strider bike race is a good way for young children to get involved at 14er Fest. The race will loop around vendor village and is sure to be entertaining for everyone! Don’t have a strider bike? No worries, Black Burro Bikes will have some on hand to lend to participants.

Swing by the registration booth in Vendor Village anytime between 11am-12pm to sign your child up before the race! Awards right after. 🙂 

402 East Main Street, Bunea Vista, CO 81211

CLASSES

9AM-10AM: FALL FISHING ON THE ARKANSAS RIVER

Presented by ARK ANGLERS:

This informational sessions is a great space to learn about places and techniques for fishing the Arkansas and South Park area. Bring your questions for local guide and expert Preston from Ark Anglers!

LOCATION: Meet in Front of the BV Community Center

9:30AM: LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING CLINIC

Presented by Deuter

Love to hike? You won’t want to miss this clinic discussing how to pack extra light for your next trip or thru hike. 

LOCATION: Deuter Booth in Vendor Village

10AM: EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT VAN LIFE

Presented by Oboz Footwear 

Come learn all the ins and outs of van life from Oboz Footwear employee Dave. He’s ready to answer your questions and share his experience with you! 

LOCATION: Oboz Booth in Vendor Village

10AM-11AM: FLY FISHING CASTING 101 CLINIC

Presented by ARK ANGLERS

Learn the basics of casting a fly rod. All abilities welcome, but you must bring your own equipment.

LOCATION: Meet in Front of the BV Roastery

11AM: how to make gourmet camping food

Presented by Deuter

Come learn amazing recipes from Deuter Backpacks rep TJ! He’ll share tips, tricks, and cooking secrets for the trail. 

LOCATION: Deuter Booth in Vendor VIllage

11AM: How CBD Improves Health/wellness

Hosted by MTN Standard

Higher Living — How CBD can Naturally Improve your Health and Wellness by Ret Taylor, founder of CBD and naturopath company, Ned

LOCATION: MTN Standard Booth in Vendor Village

11AM-12pM: FLY FISHING ENTOMOLOGY HOUR

Presented by ARK ANGLERS:

Come learn about various aquatic food sources in the Arkansas River Valley.

LOCATION: Meet in the BV Community Center