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  • FORC Fest 2017

    2017 FORC Fest Double X FORC Fest | August 4th - 6th (Fri-Sun) 2017 | Scott County Park - Park View, IA


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    What it's all about

    FORC was founded in 1997 and has been busy building & maintaining MTB trails across the QC area ever since. Today we enjoy over 30 miles of local singletrack with more miles being added each year. The Double X FORC Fest is a chance to celebrate local trails, volunteers, and the community that made it all possible.

    Registration

    Online registration has not yet opened. XX FORC Fest entry fee is $20 and includes some kickass swag: stickers, bottle opener, coozies, and 20th anniversary FORC logo t-shirts. Online registrants will have the option of selecting the T-shirt for an additional $5. Preregister by July 26th to reserve your shirt! Join the fun at the XX FORC Fest registration page Free admission for those 12 and under.

    Men's fest t-shirt.
    Women's fest t-shirt.

    Fest shirt design.

    Events

    The three day celebration will feature organized group rides, night rides, away rides to other QC trail systems, bike skill clinics (MTB-101 & 201), Saturday night cookout, not lame bike games (longest skid, bike polo, dodge tire, and more), live bluegrass music courtesy Frankie Joe and Kinfolk, plus a few more things. Participate in as many as you want, spectate, or do you're own thing. The only rule is to enjoy yourself.

    Full Fest Schedule Here

    Event Highlights:

    Friday
    • Fest Fire Up Party - 5-8pm
    • 20yrs of FORC: The Movie- 7pm
    • Night Ride - 8-10pm

    Saturday
    • Lion's Club Breakfast - 7-10am
    • Away Rides - 10am-4pm
    • Not Lame Games & Happy Hour - 3-6pm
    • Cookout - 6-9pm
    • Live Music - Frankie Joe & the Kinfolk - 6-9pm
    • Night Ride - 8-11pm

    Sunday
    • Breakfast Pizza - 8-11am
    • Away Rides - 8am-2pm
    Night rides at SCP!

    Night rides at SCP!

    Camping

    Scott County Park has both modern and primitive camp sites. A block of sites will be reserved for festers in the Sac-Fox campground. All fest campers must register for their own camping at the main park entrance station. Tell them you're with the mountain bike fest and they'll point you in the right direction. SCP camping fees are listed here.

    Directions

    Scott County Park is located in Park View, IA about 10 miles north of the metro Quad Cities via US-61.

    Swag

    If you are a local business and would like to donate door prizes or swag get in touch. FORC will also have merchandise on site for purchase. Festers will receive various 20th anniversary FORC gear with their registration (coozies, stickers, bottle openers, t-shirt). The fest t-shirt will be available to preorder until July 26th and comes in men's ringspun cotton or women's v-neck cotton styles.

    Bring meat for the Saturday evening cookout.

    Bring something to grill for the Saturday evening cookout.

    Food

    Bring something to throw on the grill and a side for Saturday's cookout. There may be a food vendor on site for lunch Saturday and Sunday morning breakfast will be provided by us. Bring food for yourself for the rest of the fest or check out local restaurants.

    Questions

    If you have any questions feel free to contact us through the following channels:

    Volunteers

    We're looking for a few volunteers to help with event/ride leaders, registration, merch, setup, & cleanup. If you would like to help out, post up in the FORC Fest - Call for Volunteers thread on the forums or stop by the day of the event to sign up.


  • Upcoming Events

    Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day

    Sat. Oct. 21st 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Global Fat Bike Day Ride

    Sat. Dec. 2nd 2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

    Chili Cookoff & Membership Drive

    Sat. Jan. 13th 2018 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

  • MTB Trail Etiquette

    • Ride Open Trails: Respect trail and road closures — ask a land manager for clarification if you are uncertain about the status of a trail. Do not trespass on private land. Obtain permits or other authorization as required. Be aware that bicycles are not permitted in areas protected as state or federal Wilderness.

    • Leave No Trace: Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones. When the trail is soft, consider other riding options. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don't cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.

    • Control Your Bicycle: Inattention for even a moment could put yourself and others at risk. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations, and ride within your limits.

    • Yield Appropriately: Do your utmost to let your fellow trail users know you're coming — a friendly greeting or bell ring are good methods. Try to anticipate other trail users as you ride around corners. Bicyclists should yield to other non-motorized trail users, unless the trail is clearly signed for bike-only travel. Bicyclists traveling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill, unless the trail is clearly signed for one-way or downhill-only traffic. In general, strive to make each pass a safe and courteous one.

    • Never Scare Animals: Animals are easily startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement or a loud noise. Give animals enough room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses, use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain). Running cattle and disturbing wildlife are serious offenses.

    • Plan Ahead: Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding and prepare accordingly. Strive to be self-sufficient: keep your equipment in good repair and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.