Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival
MAY 12-14, 2023
CANNON BEACH FAT BIKE FESTIVAL 2023
Come and enjoy a weekend of fun Fat Bike events and explore the beaches & quaint community of Cannon Beach by Fat Bike. Events planned throughout the weekend include a beach bike ride, a self-guided ride on the Klootchy Creek Trails, a “Community Scavenger Hunt” around town to discover hidden treasures and tasty treats, and a bonfire with Fat Bike games and activities to finish off the day. In addition, we will have a 13-mile beach bike ride to Hug Point and the scenic waterfall during low tide. Lots of fun Fat Bike activities but plenty of time to explore and enjoy Cannon Beach.
E-bikes are welcome! E-Bikes will not have to have an individual permit this year. Our event permit covers ALL bikes that are registered for the event.
2023 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Friday, May 12th
5-6:30 pm | Packet pick up & social gathering @ Cannon Beach Chamber ~ Community Hall, 207 N Spruce St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
6:30-7:30 pm | Fat Bike Meet Up - Meet at the Chamber at 6:30 pm for a sunset beach ride along Ecola Creek and on to Haystack Rock to kick off the weekend.
Saturday, May 13th
11 am-2 pm | Community Scavenger Hunt – A scavenger hunt around town. You will use a digital passport this year to visit our sponsor locations & “check-in.” It can be done by bike or on foot. Families are welcome to join you on this interactive community Scavenger Hunt to find the hidden treasures and beautiful places of Cannon Beach! You can earn prizes for visiting the most locations.
2 pm-4:30 pm | Fat Bike Beach Ride to Waterfall. Meet at the Chamber at 2 pm for a guided 13-mile Beach Ride to the waterfall & back. Enjoy a picturesque beach ride past Haystack Rock, along the old “Oregon Beach Highway,” and to the beautiful waterfall at Hug Point. Staff will be scattered throughout points on the ride to assure safety.
4:30 pm-6:30 pm | Fat Bike games and local beer sampling. We will ride directly from the waterfall to Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site (in front of Mo’s Restaurant) to enjoy a bonfire, brews, & fat bike beach races & games. We will have several activities set up along a stretch of beach and rotate small groups through each game/race/task, where they will sample beverages from local breweries and enjoy the warmth of a bonfire. Prizes for Scavenger Hunt will be handed out at the beach party.
Sunday, May 14th
We encourage everyone to go and ride the Klootchy Creek Trails, just 5 miles outside of Cannon Beach @ Klootchy Creek County Park. E-bikes are allowed from October – August. Many options for beginners & intermediates and a couple of black diamond (challenging) options. Link to Trailforks to download the maps directly to your mobile device. https://www.trailforks.com/region/klootchy-creek-trails/
A free access permit from Greenwood Resources Lewis & Clark Timberlands is Required. Click here to sign up online. Create an account, then request an Oregon Permit. A printable vehicle placard and user card will immediately be available online. If you are without a printer, you might be able to get away with a handwritten vehicle placard with the permit number on it.
Here is a link on where to park & meet to ride the trails: Klootchy Creek. Google Map HERE!