Port Angeles Biketoberfest

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310239998/outdoors-biketoberfest-events-set-this-weekend-in-port-angeles

A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY exists for trail and downhill bike enthusiasts this weekend with the two-day day Port Angeles Biketoberfest event Saturday and Sunday.

The Biketoberfest schedule consists of a poker ride and cross country trail ride Saturday and a Fall Down Shuttle Day down the trails of Dry Hill on Sunday.

For the poker ride and cross country outing, organizers will shuttle participants to the west end of the Olympic Discovery Trail’s Adventure Route.

Riders will then pedal the 19.6-mile undulating length of the Adventure Route, picking up poker cards along the way for a chance at winning a prize.

Upon arrival back at the Elwha Dam RV Park, riders can indulge in some German-inspired food and cold microbrews from Ellensburg’s Iron Horse Brewery.

The first beverage is on the Olympic Dirt Society, the organizers of Biketoberfest, and more brews are available by donation.

Camping is available on site at the Elwha Dam RV Park, so no need to travel home tipsy.

Registration for this event opens at 9 a.m. with shuttles from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Saturday’s ride is likely to tire participants out and organizers have planned ahead with the Fall Down Shuttle Day.

Shuttles will ferry riders to the top of Dry Hill where, unlike on Dry Hill race days, mountain bikers can ride down any of the trails on the hill.

Shuttles will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Walkabout Way up Dry Hill.

No food or drink services will be provided Sunday, so riders should pack their own goodies and beverages.

Dry Hill is comprised of state Department of Natural Resources land so Discovery Passes are required.

They can be purchased at a variety of

Entry is $35 for one event or $60 for both events.

Sponsors include All Around Bikes, Bike Garage, Gravity, Iron Horse Brewery, Lib Tech, Northwest Riders, Nuun and Sound Bikes & Kayaks.