GETTING TO THE TRAILHEAD
Leave the bike shuttling to us. We offer free bike shuttles from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday–Sunday to festival ticketholders so you can spend more time riding and less time driving in circles. And with free, on-site bike valet at the festival grounds, it’s easier than ever to ditch the car for the weekend. Need to take your own vehicle to the trailhead? Check below for trailhead directions and parking instructions. All bikes must be returned to the Expo Village by 5 p.m.
Bike shuttles operate every day of the festival, Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., every 15–30 minutes. Shuttles will transport ticketholders and their bikes to the Galbraith and Chuckanut trailheads. The last shuttles depart the festival grounds at 5:30 p.m. The last shuttles depart the trailheads at 6 p.m.
NOTE: Bike demo checkout ends at 3 p.m. and all demos must be returned to festival grounds by 5 p.m.
The last shuttles depart the trailheads at 6 p.m., but please plan your afternoon rides carefully to ensure you arrive at the festival by 5 p.m. You’ll need to make your own return arrangements if you miss the last shuttle from the trailhead. Riders that depart the festival grounds at 5 p.m. or later should expect to be without return shuttle service. Thanks to our shuttle providers Dig Deep Tours, Huckwagons, Intrinsic Flow and Transcadia Excursions.
Unable to take the shuttle to a trailhead? Parking is available at Galbraith and Chuckanut, but space is very limited. Please consider taking our free bike shuttle, available to all valid single-day and three-day ticket holders throughout the weekend.
Galbraith Mountain Bike Park trailhead parking is primarily based at two locations: Northside and Southside.
Directions to Galbraith Mountain Bike Park Southside Parking
Directions to Galbraith Mountain Bike Park Northside Entrance
Parking at Galbraith is very limited and will be even more challenging at the Southside trailhead during the Cascadia Dirt Cup Enduro over the NW Tune-Up weekend.
Galbraith Overflow Parking
If you must drive and find that the Galbraith trailhead parking is full, additional nearby parking lots at Galbraith are a short bike ride away.
Northside access: Park at Whatcom Falls Park on Electric Ave.
Southside access: Park at Transition Outpost, Samish Way Park n' Ride or Lake Padden Park.
Chuckanut mountain bike trails are located on the south end of Whatcom County along the Salish Sea. You will need to display a valid Discover Pass in your vehicle if parking at any of the Chuckanut areas below, which you can buy here.
Parking is available at the North Chuckanut Trailhead parking on Cleator Road or on Fragrance Lake Road.
Note that access on Cleator Road is gated and opens around 8 a.m. and closes at sundown. Plan your rides accordingly so you don’t get locked in!
Restrooms and trail maps can be found at Galbraith and Chuckanut trailheads. Be sure to access the areas’ maps on Trailforks before you ride to make the most of your time.
Galbraith mountain bike trails
Free and secure bike valet is available on festival grounds for valid ticket and pass holders. While bikes will be contained in a locked, staffed area, we recomment bringing a bike lock to increase theft protection. We cannot be held responsible for stolen bikes. Stay tuned for more information on getting to the festival grounds.