September 13 – 16, 2018
2017 Banana Belt Age Category Results can be found here! Click on the following links to see how you placed in your category, as opposed to overall.
Check out photos from Bike Fest 2017, and the Banana Belt Race taken by local photographer Daniel Flanders. These are stored in Dropbox, so grab em’ while you can!
Salida BikeFest is a 4 day festival celebrating bicycles of all kinds! Various groups in Salida have teamed up to create and promote unique and fun bike events throughout the week. Free group rides, bike-related travelogue, the chainless race, a kick-off party at Soulcraft Brewing with live music, a bike parade, the Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race sponsored by Absolute Bikes, the 20th Annual Monarch Crest Crank and much more!
The following schedule may change. Please check back for updates.
Events at a Glance
Thursday, September 13
9:00 A.M. — BAM (Bicycle in the A.M.), Ride sponsored by the Salida Cycling Club, Meet at Absolute Bikes
5:30 P.M. — Ladies Mountain Bike Ride, Organized by Absolute Bikes, Meet at the Caboose
Friday, September 14
4:30 P.M. – Chainless Race, Organized by Salida High School Mountain Bike Team, Register at the Caboose
6:00 P.M. – Bike Fest Kickoff Party! This event is sponsored by Soulcraft Brewery and includes a bike ride straight through the brewery itself!
Saturday, September 15
9:30 A.M. Bike Decorating for Bike Parade at Alpine Park
9:45 A.M. Race day registration begins for Banana Belt Race at Riverside Park
10:30 A.M. All ages & bikes welcome in Bike Parade from Alpine Park to Riverside Park
11:00 A.M. Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race, start at F street bridge
1:00 P.M. Banana Belt After Party, open to the public with music & refreshments at Riverside Park
5:00-8:00 P.M. Monarch Crest Crank Registration
Sunday, September 16
8:00 A.M. Monarch Crest Crank Ride, Benefiting AADA
8:30 A.M. Pastry Ride, pastries afterward at Steamplant patio, meet at Absolute Bikes
12:00 Noon – 5:00 P.M. Crest Crank After Party, open to public with live music & refreshments at Riverside Park