PRESS RELEASE: Allies Mountain Bike Festival, Simpcw First Nation, Chu Chua | April 29th-May 1st, 2022
We recognize and honour the people of the Simpcw First Nation on whose traditional unceded lands we live, work and play.
Simpcw is a division of the Secwepemc, or Shuswap, Nation. The territory extends from south of Vinsulla and north to Kakwa Park, from west of Goat River and east of Jasper, including the Big Bend of the Columbia River and northern Adams Lake, from south of Squam Bay.
The Simpcw First Nation in partnership with the Indigenous Youth Mountain Bike Program and First Journey Trails are inviting you to attend the Allies Mountain Bike Festival. This event is a festival centered around learning, listening and riding.
So what is the Allies Mountain Bike Festival?
The festival is two days long featuring shuttles, campfires, a movie premiere, hikes, food, and camping.
The Allies Mountain Bike Festival is the first of its kind, a festival vibe to bring people together to learn, listen, ride and connect.
The Simpcw First Nation are proud of the trails and the accomplishments of their youth and community trail builders and are excited to share them with the world.
Starting Friday afternoon with a blessing from Simpcw elders, the festival will include group rides and fun on the trails built by the youth and membership of the Simpcw First Nation. With more than fifteen kilometres of trails there is a broad range of trail categories including beginner to advanced and suitable for all riders.
Everyone is welcome! Indigenous and non-Indigenous. The goal is to bring people together to ride in solidarity and for the love of trails and mountain biking. Hikers, dog-walkers and trail runners are also encouraged to attend and participate! There will also be a BBQ on site throughout the day on Saturday, a community meal and celebration along with a viewing of mountain bike films.
What's the price to attend?
There is no price to attend the event, however, food, beverages and camping are by donation.WHAT:
Allies Mountain Bike FestivalWHERE: Simpcw First Nation, Chu ChuaWHEN:
April 29th to May 1st, 2022ORGANIZERS:
Simpcw First Nation, Indigenous Youth Mountain Bike Program and First Journey TriailsSOCIALS: Indigenous Youth Mountain Bike ProgramSOCIALS: First Journey TrailsREGISTRATION:
There is no formal registration, but if you have a few moments to RSVP, please let us know you're coming by filling out this form.
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