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EMBFest

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Festival Days
September 8-10, 2023

Friday - INDUSTRY DAY

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Special Activities: Product Showcases, Demos, Industry Events, MTB Movie

FREE ACCESS (ACTIVITY PASS required for some activities)

Saturday - COMMUNITY & RACE DAY

9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Special Activities: MTB XC Race, Photo Contest, Community Rides & Events

FREE ACCESS (*ACTIVITY PASS required for some activities)

Sunday - FAMILY DAY

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Special Activities: Trailblazers Race, Family Activities, Community Rides

FREE ACCESS (*ACTIVITY PASS required for some activities)

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Community Group Rides

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

ACTIVITY PASS or TRAILBLAZERS PASS

All weekend long features group rides led by Edmonton's own riders and ride groups. Activity Passes give you access to sign up and drop in to some great group rides for all ages and abilities. Most Rides depart Queen Elizabeth Park with feature rides on Sunday morning from the Devon Bike Park and Strathcona Science Park

*WAIVERS REQUIRED - Complete Here*

Arts & Entertainment

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

FREE ACCESS

The festival has a large number of arts and entertainment throughout the weekend, including a movie showcase, bike jump jam, photo contest, bike show & shine and features live music by:

Friday         Movie Showcase TBD @ 8:30 PM

Saturday   TBD @ 4:00 PM

TBD @ 6:00 PM

TBD @ 8:30 PM

Sunday      TBD @ 2:00 PM

TBD @ 4:30 PM

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Bike Lifestyle Business EXPO

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

FREE ACCESS

The festival features great local businesses from around Edmonton who support an active lifestyle and strong mountain bike community.

-Friday from 5:00 - 9:00 PM (Industry Events)

-Saturday from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

-Sunday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Check out our partners & supporters for full list.

MTB XC & Trailblazers Races

Provincial Friday & Saturday: Trailblazers Sunday

WEEKEND ACTIVITY or TRAILBLAZERS PASS

Join a fun or competitive mountain bike race in the heart of the city. With a variety of ability options available try your hand at a MTB race. Check out the MTB XC Race Page OR Trailblazers Race Page for more information and schedules.

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Craft Beer Hub

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

FREE ACCESS

Featuring local craft beer from around Edmonton, tasting activities, information, and local live music showcases. Open:

-Friday from 5:00 - 10:00 PM

-Saturday from 12:00 - 10:00 PM

-Sunday from 12:00 - 6:00 PM

*Please do not drink and ride*

Mountain Bike Skills & Activities

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

FREE ACCESS

EMBFest is a family friendly event that will host an in-event activity & skills area! Access for free with your ticket to come ride, play and relax.

There are also a large number of Free activities to take part in throughout the weekend. Check out the Schedule for more information.

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Mountain Bike Events & Rodeo

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

ACTIVITY PASS or TRAILBLAZERS PASS

The weekend features a number of exciting and entertaining events to take part in or spectate! Test your skills and talents during the weekend with fun prizes: Bonus points for costumes! Get an "Activity Pass" to take part.

With a "Trailblazers Pass" 12 yrs & under can take part in the fun races, kids bike rodeo, skills sessions, group rides and more! Check out the schedule.

Mountain Bike Seminars

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

FREE ACCESS

Learn from members in the community and join in on free seminars all weekend long. Seminars include panels of business owners, trail builders, riders, and even full instructional and informational sessions. A full seminar list can be found on the schedule.

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Light The Trail

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

FREE ACCESS

Ride a fun filled interactive trail with lights and sound. The Vignettes YEG designed trail will be open for riders for the entire festival. Open:

  • Friday from 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

  • Saturday from 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

  • Sunday from 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Come to Queen Elizabeth Park and follow the signs!