Kettle Fest Descends on the Colville National Forest

Photo: Michael McLane, courtesy of Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance

The annual pilgrimage of mountain bikers from across the Northwest to the northeast corner of Washington known as Kettle Fest continues July 17-21. The five-day event hosted by Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and Evergreen East includes camping, trail work, and epic singletrack riding in the Kettle Crest area of the Colville National Forest. Organizers hail the trails as some of the best sub-alpine backcountry singletrack in the state. Not for the faint of heart, most of the rides have a considerable amount of climbing and some technical sections, but as anyone who has ridden in the Kettles will tell you, the descents are totally worth the work. Participants can join for all or part of the festivities but need to register at

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