A lot of work goes into putting on an event but it truly is one of the best weeks of the year. With good friends hanging out and riding, there's not much more you can ask for! With a dream set of jumps and hanging out in the backcountry, it's pretty cool to show everyone where we live and why. Hopefully, this photo epic will inspire people to get outside and maybe even come check out the Koots for their next riding trip.
Retallack's newest edition "The Beast" is ready to go!
Must make it through the night first...
Defenders of the faith.
Catching some branches.
Is it just me or do you see that too...
Herding cats.... Meeeeeeow
Loadin 'er up!
Gunna be some tacky trails!
Snuff is ready to go! Casey Brown's right-hand woman.
Makken finally making it to HoffFEST!
Johnny Smoke - Man, Myth, and Legend.
Time to ride.
CP Gang Scoping it out
Makken's "sweet" Red Bull Helmet.
Jordie Lunn is "Striktly" business
TV taking a mid-morning nap.
Alex Volokhov and Jordie Lunn are the first to the top.
The prior day's rain left the jumps pretty wet in the morning.
KJ and Vink always having a good time!
The Phantom hip...
The Viking has arrived.
Casey Brown getting the Fest Tune.
As soon as the jumps were dry enough to ride there was no time to waste!
Casey stepping up to the plate!
TV no foot canning in front of Nick Pescetto.
Through the goal posts.
Nothing but Jordie Lunn.
Alex Volokhov fresh off a broken Femur!
Scrubbing the step-down.
A classic Thomas table!
Spotting the landing.
Ethan Nell hitting all the Fest stops this year!
Casey heading up!
Taking in the Scenery
Nick Pescetto turning it up!
The first few hits were pretty slow but as the day went on, it got faster and faster.
KJ cracking one!
Showing everyone what a turn-up whip is!
The kid following the kid.
Jordie keeping it real.
Lining it up.
A couple seat grabs from Jord and Nico.
Thomas was cranking the whips and walked away with the Best whip award!
Pinning it into the last jump to pull it up and over
Still loving it!
Everyone had a wicked session!
Cranking it over.
Nico Vink taking home the Best Style award!
And this is why!
AV is stoked!
Big bike dirt jumps.
So many angles.
Thomas whips were a pleasure to watch!
When in the air be like superman.
Ethan Nell just celebrated his 19th birthday and took home the Best Trick award!
This trick never gets old!
Makken locking in for a cliff hangar.
Some local riffraff came to watch.
The jumps are so good!
Jordie's secret power source.
Some wicked trains were had!
Casey Brown sending the second jump! Charging hard on the trails and stepping up to be the first Woman to ride a Fest Event and also looping out at the bottom of the landing for a clean slide out earned her the Hoff Award!
Jordie stretching out huge nothing combos.
The kid's still got it.
Nick Pecetto with the "Mamba Spin".
Jordie Lunn was looking comfy all day and threw some rad lines and combos together to win the Best Line Award!
Throwing the horns over the crew to end the session!
Satisfaction... time to party!