Bootleg Canyon Gravity & Demo Fest Details

Oct 19, 2018
by Downhill Mike Scheur  
PRESS RELEASE: Bootleg Canyon Gravity & Demo Fest

The Bootleg Canyon Gravity & Demo Fest will once again take over the Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park in Boulder City, Nevada, on November 16-18, 2018. We are expecting many new riders to the area, so this year a few nice additions have been included with the usual Gravity Fest activities. We’ve put together a fun crew to help you explore the many DH trails, XC trails and even offer you some riding tips if you want them. If you haven’t done it, you’ve got to take the Historic 6 mile Gravel Ride that takes you downhill to some flats, through the historic tunnels and to the dam for some amazing views. A shuttle will be waiting to bring you back up!

We’ve made all the arrangements for you to come out and challenge yourself on some new dirt and trails not far from home. Our goal is to accommodate all riders and try our hardest to make your next adventure a great one!

We think Bootleg Canyon is beautiful on a bike and want you and your friends/family to experience it too.


Photo by Joseph Montesa
The Bootleg Fest includes unlimited shuttles, free camping, bike demos, group rides for all levels, product demonstrations, sponsor raffles and a Happy Hour on Friday and Saturday.

As a longtime supporter of the Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park, DVO Suspension will be present and offering demo bikes, showing off 2019 products and their usual shenanigans. If you are considering upgrading your suspension, have questions on your current set up, or just want to hang out please visit these guys.

Alchemy Bicycles will be making the journey to Bootleg Canyon from their factory in Denver, Colorado to show off and let you try their hand-crafted bikes. Factory rider and all-around nice guy, Cody Kelley will be easy to find and will be looking for riders to take some laps with. Come by the Alchemy booth, make some friends, grab an Arktos and take a run with us.

If you are still using tubes, riding with high tire pressure, or flatting, be sure to catch the Trucker Co "How to Go Tubeless" demonstrations on Friday and Saturday at 11:00 am.

On Saturday at 12 noon we will feature the Huck-Off contest. This is very spectator friendly and open to all that dare to get this much air. Please follow us on Facebook and/or our website for sponsors and prizes.

Imagine riding downhill for 5 miles on the paved River Mountain trail until you reach the flat gravel section through the 5 tunnels right next to Lake Mead. Then having us pick you up at Hoover Dam, so you do not have to pedal back up. Gravel Grinder tours provided by All Mountain Cyclery. Guided tours at 1:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. Expect to be back at the venue by 3:30 with a memory and stories to tell. Ebikes are welcome but may have to pedal back up to the venue. This unique tour starts and end right at the venue and is also included with your ticket. TICKETS

With the free camping, food, restrooms and showers, you can stay at the venue all 3 days! However, going into Historic Boulder City is just a few-minute ride away. Expect local deals on lodging and some after festival parties both in the camping areas and some local establishments. Please visit the event website for details:
Register online HERE

A huge thanks goes out to the late Brent Thomson for having the vision, passion, strength and friends for making these mountain bike trails. Also, not possible without the Boulder City Parks Department and our loyal supporters.

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  • 6 0
 Scariest time I’ve had on a bike was following Lance Canfield through all the local lines at Bootleg! That place is fun and intimidating at the same time. Sharp rocks everywhere!
  • 4 1
 Is the "shuttle" still the sketchy ass uhaul with a couch in the back? That thing is scarier than the DH trails IMO.
  • 3 0
 The AMC shuttle has been replaced it has mercedes sprinter seats. It is tight. The shuttles for this event will probably be the 5 ton stakebeds.
  • 2 0
 @bike-skate: You are correct and the new All Mountain Cyclery shuttle is pretty nice. They just started their seasonal shuttle service and I was fortunate enough to enjoy plush rides up the road all last weekend. When I say plush, I mean "Bootleg Plush".
Regarding shuttles for the event, we will be renting 26' stake trucks from Penske and lining the rails with carpet. The Penske trucks are nicer than the ones we used to rent from Ahern, but still a bumpy ride. These trucks take approximately 40 riders and their bikes at a time and we have 2 reserved so far. Until they put a lift in, we appreciate you all being so hard core. That road is rough and hang on.
  • 1 0
 @downhillmike: Are there talks about putting a lift in?
  • 1 0
 @bike-skate: > The AMC shuttle has been replaced it has mercedes sprinter seats. It is tight. The shuttles for this event will probably be the 5 ton stakebeds.

  • 2 0
 @turbo8: There have always been talks about a lift here. I would love the opportunity to help make it happen and plan on trying. With the new inter-state (I-11) that eliminated a lot of drive-thru type traffic, I think the city may be more receptive to a chair lift that would bring more people to Bootleg Canyon. I know Flitelinez wants it too.
  • 3 0
 Sooo much fun! This is my fav trip of the year!
  • 1 0
 Wow, thanks and that is what we like to hear. Always trying to make it even better.
  • 3 0
 That place is like riding on a cheese grater... epic
  • 2 0
 It reminds me of the roller coaster in the movie Nothing but Trouble. If you crash, your gopro footage cuts to bones shooting at a bullseye!
  • 2 0
 Has there been any trail work done up there in the last few years? Any new trails worth checking out?
  • 2 0
 A few miles of technical XC trails have been built connecting Mother to the Caldera loops, and out that direction for those that decide to come for the Railroad Pass casino or Henderson. Even the old trails never seem to get boring, but I suppose that could be just a personal opinion.
  • 2 0
 I noticed some new trails coming off POW. I haven't checked them out yet.
  • 4 0
 Bootleg, fuck yeah
  • 2 0
 Downhill Mike is the man. So is his dog Trance!
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  • 1 0
 Looks like fun! Next year for sure!!

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