Evergreen East’s annual fall mountain bike race and fundraising social in support of the group’s trail building and maintenance efforts happens again this year on Sunday, October 13 at Camp Sekani Park. Last year 80 racers participated and organizers expect the race to continue to grow.

The Oktoberfest theme of the event means the multi-stage enduro race covering favorite and less-ridden Beacon Hill/Camp Sekani trails will also include brats, beer, camping for racers, and other bike shenanigans.

Photo courtesy of Evergreen East website

“Last year we introduced Esmeralda parking lot challenges to the course with a ‘wheelie’ challenge, and this year we will have additional challenges,” says one of the event organizers, Andrea Frost.

Racers can expect the same 4-stage format this year, but Frost says there will also be an additional bonus stage that will take place in the newly completed Central Park Pump Track.

Registration is $60 for Evergreen members and $80 for non-members, with all proceeds going back to local trails. Race stages won’t be revealed until the Friday before the race, and online registration closes Oct. 11, with no day-of registration available. Race check in is Sunday morning at 9 a.m. for the 10 a.m. start. More info at Evergreenmtb.org/eastoberfest