Sedona Mountain Bike Festival Postponed to November

Jan 24, 2021
by redrockrider  

Press Release: Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

Due to COVID-19, the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival will not hold a Spring event, which was scheduled for March 5 – March 7, 2020, and is working to reschedule the event for Nov. 12 – Nov. 14, 2021.

This will allow for COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates to drop, and vaccines to arrive for the general public.

It likely comes as no surprise that with everything going on right now it is next to impossible to hold a Sedona Mountain Bike Festival in March of 2021. We had hoped with all of our might that things would be at a better point by now and it would look like we could provide that same great experience that you have come to expect from the Festival but it can’t be done this spring.

This is why the Festival team is scheduling a one-year-only Fall Festival for Nov. 12 – 14, 2021. If things look better in the summer, tickets will be offered for sale for a Fall Festival, before getting back to normal with the typical March event in 2022.

Save the Dates:
- One-time only Fall festival:
Nov. 12 – 14, 2021
- Back to normal Spring festival:
March 4 – 6, 2022

It has become so clear how much we miss all of the great events that happen every year and help shape not only the industry but the whole mountain bike experience. Please do all that you can to support other events you value whether it is music, theater, mountain biking or anything else you’re into. The people that dedicate their lives to these experiences need you, and we need them. See you hopefully in the Fall.


  • 46 0
 Which crystals kill COVID?
  • 17 0
 I've been collecting the purple ones in Crash Bandicoot and I haven't got it yet so try those out
  • 1 0
 @sjma: Purple, got it. You're on to something there. Keep it up.
  • 1 0
 Wish I knew. The vortex just makes me bonk.
  • 24 0
 I'm new to the West/SW and was hoping to get down, but this is clearly the right call. I wouldn't have gone in March, but I may in November.

Plus, by the end of this year, manufacturers might actually have some bikes in stock!
  • 26 1
 I love the optimism that bikes will ever be back in stock
  • 9 2
 Trails are open. Go ride yer bike
  • 2 0
 Trails around me are a muddy mess. So until spring, skiing for me.
  • 1 0
 @HB208: not a bad trade off IMO
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 @TylerG96: Nope, not at all. My mind switches to skiing once the resorts open around me anyways. I get less days in than I do mountain biking, but we do have night skiing so I am usually able to make it 3 days/nights a week.
  • 2 0
 Sedona was riding well a few weeks ago, not sure I’d attend a festival, the place is already too popular. If you prefer a lower profile area with just as good a riding, check out Hurricane. Sadly the spring Hurricane fest is probably gonna get postponed again ....
  • 5 0
 Bummer. This is the best MTB festival in the US, in my opinion.
  • 3 0
 Well it is still happening atleast
  • 4 0
 Get ready for a ton of cancellations and postponements as we get closer to Spring.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, all the events and races I was scheduled for last spring and summer, auto enrolled me for this year’s events and have already cancelled 2021 too. Fall 2021 sounds realistic though.
  • 1 1
 @Dornbox: what’s already cancelled in 2021?
  • 1 0
 @stevemokan:looks like I was overstating / being more of Debbie Downer after re reading my post but Rasputitsa, Northwoods Gravel Grind are off and I thought the Vermont Overland was too but it looks like my reg is still good and I can’t find anything about it.... I only do a handful of fully organized events a year and at least 2 of them have been nixed already and it’s only January.
  • 3 0
 Postponed is better than it not happening at all! Keeping fingers crossed. I miss friends.
  • 5 1
 Bikes are cancelled. Lock yourself up.
  • 1 0
 I was riding in Sedona last weekend and a local told me it was canceled for the whole year so this is good news...
  • 2 0
 Is there a virtual option?
  • 1 0
 Will it?
  • 1 3
 He’s rocking the Pit Viper sunglasses!
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