HOW TO DEMO BIKES
Whether you’re looking to try your first mountain bike, explore gravel riding or curious about the latest e-bike tech, you’ll have plenty of options for demoing a bike. Free bike demos are included with all 3-day and single-day tickets. Demos are available from participating brands Friday–Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All bikes must be returned to the Expo Village by 5 p.m.
Choosing a bike
Demo bikes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and exhibitors will not be taking demo reservations in advance. If there’s a specific bike you want to demo, please arrive early in the day. It’s up to each vendor to determine how long demos can be ridden, but 2–3 hours is generally the standard amount of demo time per bike.
To ensure you get on the trail quickly and safely, please come prepared with a few essentials. Some exhibitors may have helmets, shoes or pedals to demo, but it’s best to bring your own in case they aren’t available. Please bring the following items with you:
Valid festival pass (3-day pass or single-day ticket)
Valid I.D and credit card
Helmet, shoes and pedals
Hydration pack (most demo bikes don’t have bottle cages)
Multi-tool and flat tire repair kit (optional but encouraged)
A ride plan (to get the most shred for your bread)