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Event Schedule

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Organize a Community Group Ride

EMBFest is built on the community that supports it. The people who ride are the backbone of the festival and we are now accepting application to lead a group ride during the 2022 festival. The festival is held over 3 days from September 9-11, 2022 at Queen Elizabeth Park. Group ride leaders are entered in the draw for awesome festival prizes provided by our sponsors!

NOTE: All rides require an assistant leader, should be approximately 60-90 minutes in length and depart Queen Elizabeth Park. Dates for Community Led Group Rides are:

  • Friday, September 9 at 7:00PM

  • Saturday, September 10 at 4:00PM

  • Saturday, September 10 at 7:00PM.

 

Your ride will be open for up to 10 people to register starting August 19, 2022. Applications are open to all riders 18 years of age and older.

Friday

September 9, 2022

 

5:00 pm

Gates Open

EXPO, Food Vendors, Craft Beer Hub, Kids Activity Area Open

Pick-up your EMBFest Wristband with Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park

5:00 pm

Trail Bingo

Pick up your Trail Bingo card for the weekend.

Extra Fee Required (EMBA Fundraiser)

Queen Elizabeth Park - Craft Beer Hub

5:30 pm

Kick-Off Bike Parade

Wear a costume and decorate your bike to take part for your chance to win prizes OR come and watch

Advanced Sign-Up

Queen Elizabeth Park - Kids Activity Area

6:00 pm

Food Bike Tour

The Brewery & Distillery Tour led by Chef Table Living

Advanced Sign-Up + Extra Fee Required

Queen Elizabeth Park - Ride Meetup Area

6:00 pm

Kids Ride Activity

Kids official ride activity for 5-12 years old

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Kids Activity Area

6:15 pm

Guided Beer Tasting

Taste and learn about great local beer led by Town Square Brewing, 18+ years old

Advanced Sign-Up + Extra Fee

Queen Elizabeth Park - Craft Beer Hub

6:15 pm

Bike First Aid Session

Learn about basic first aid on a bike led by Canadian Standard First Aid

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Local Business EXPO

6:15 pm

BIG WHEEL RACES - Qualifiers

Race a big wheel trike head-to-head elimination style, 18+ years old to enter OR watch the entertainment!

Advanced Sign-Up to take part OR Drop-In with your EMBFest Wristband to Watch

Queen Elizabeth Park - Event Area

6:15 pm

Local Live Music Showcase

Watch great local up and coming musical talent, All Ages

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Craft Beer Hub

6:30 pm

Ladies Group Ride

Ladies only official group ride led by SheShreds YEG, All Abilities

Advanced Sign-Up

Queen Elizabeth Park - Ride Meetup Area

6:45 pm

BIKE RODEO - Event 1

The Bike Limbo

Advanced Sign-Up

Queen Elizabeth Park - Event Area

6:45 pm

Mountain Bike Coach PD

For certified coaches ONLY to refresh their skills led by Sweet Riders

Advanced Sign-Up + Extra Fee Required

Queen Elizabeth Park - Ride Meetup Area

7:00 pm

GROUP RIDE - Option #1

Join a community group ride on the planned Canada Cup Route #1

Advanced Sign-Up OR Apply to lead a ride to win prizes! (*Link provided with EMBFest Pass Purchase*)

Queen Elizabeth Park - Ride Meetup Area

7:00 pm

Kids Activity

Join a fun kids activity for young riders

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Kids Activity Area

7:15 pm

Bike First Aid Session

Learn about basic first aid on a bike led by Canadian Standard First Aid

Drop-In with your EMBFest Wristband Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Local Business EXPO

7:15 pm

Bike Service Session

Learn tips and tricks about how to service your bike

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Local Business EXPO

7:30 pm

House of Wheels JUMP JAM

Pro riders show off their stuff: Watch the entertainment!

Come and Watch

Queen Elizabeth Park - Event Area

7:45 pm

BIG WHEEL RACES - Finals

The Finals for the Big Wheel Race Qualifiers: Watch the entertainment!

Come and Watch

Queen Elizabeth Park - Event Area

8:00 pm

Ladies Hour

It's Ladie Hour in the Craft Beer Hub, 18+ years old

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Craft Beer Hub

8:15 pm

BIKE RODEO - Event 2

Wheelie Contest

Advanced Sign-Up

Queen Elizabeth Park - Event Area

8:30 pm

Kids Activity Area Closes

N/A

N/A

Queen Elizabeth Park

8:30 pm

MOURAINE Live

Local hip-hop artist, Mouraine, hits the stage

Weekend OR Friday Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park - Craft Beer Hub

9:00 pm

Expo Closes

Last Call in the Craft Beer Hub

N/A

Queen Elizabeth Park

10:00 pm

Gates Close

N/A

N/A

Queen Elizabeth Park

11:00 pm

Official Afterparty

Join the official EMBFest Friday night afterparty, 18+ years old

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

The Backyard

Saturday

September 10, 2022

 

10:00 am

Trail Clean-Up

Join a trail clean-up led by Edmonton Mountain Bike Alliance (EMBA)

Advanced Sign-Up

Gold Bar Park

10:00 am

EMBFest Instructional Ride

Ride and learn from a coach from one of the great local mountain bike clubs

Advanced Sign-Up + Extra Fee Required

Mill Creek - Nellie McClung Park

10:30 am

WOW YEG Group Ride

Ladies only and Coed official group rides led by Women On Wheels YEG, All Abilities

Advanced Sign-Up

Government House Park

1:00 pm

Lunch Meet-Up

TBD

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

TBD

4:00 pm

Gates Open

EXPO, Food Vendors, Craft Beer Hub, Kids Activity Area Open

Pick-up your EMBFest Wristband with Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park

4:00 pm

GROUP RIDE - Option #1

Join a community group ride on the planned Canada Cup Route #1

Advanced Sign-Up OR Apply to lead a ride to win prizes! (*Link provided with EMBFest Pass Purchase*)

Queen Elizabeth Park - Ride Meetup Area

4:15 pm

Guided Beer Tasting

Taste and learn about great local beer led by Town Square Brewing, 18+ years old

Advanced Sign-Up + Extra Fee Required

Queen Elizabeth Park - Craft Beer Hub

4:15 pm

Strider Ride Activity

Kids official ride activity for 2-4 years old

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Kids Activity Area

4:15 pm

Bike First Aid Session

Learn about basic first aids on a bike led by Canadian Standard First Aid

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Local Business EXPO

4:15 pm

Local Live Music Showcase

Watch great local up and coming musical talent, All Ages

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Craft Beer Hub

4:30 pm

BIKE RODEO - Event 3

Foot Down Comp

Advanced Sign-Up

Queen Elizabeth Park - Event Area

5:00 pm

Mountain Bike Coach PD

For certified coaches ONLY to refresh their skills led by Sweet Riders

Advanced Sign-Up + Extra Fee Required

Queen Elizabeth Park - Ride Meetup Area

5:00 pm

House of Wheels JUMP JAM

Pro riders show off their stuff: Watch the entertainment!

Come and Watch!

Queen Elizabeth Park - Event Area

5:15 pm

BIKE RODEO - Event 4

Huck to Flat

Advanced Sign-Up

Queen Elizabeth Park - Event Area

5:15 pm

Bike First Aid Session

Learn about basic first aid on a bike led by Canadian Standard First Aid

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Local Business EXPO

5:30 pm

Kids Ride Activity

Kids official ride activity for 5-12 years old

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Kids Activity Area

5:30 pm

Food Bike Tour

The Donut Tour led by Chef Table Living

Advanced Sign-Up + Extra Fee Required

Queen Elizabeth Park - Ride Meetup Area

5:30 pm

BIKE PARK PRESENTATION

Queen Elizabeth Park will be home to Edmonton's Bike Park, learn from EMBA the plans and get an update about the river valley trails

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Craft Beer Hub

5:45 pm

Accessible Bike Demonstration

Learn about making biking more accessible led by Paralympic Sports Association

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Local Business EXPO

6:00 pm

Hardtail Group Ride

Hardtail bike official group ride led by Garry Ogletree, All Abilities. Wear your Hawaiian shirt!

Advanced Sign-Up

Queen Elizabeth Park - Ride Meetup Area

6:15 pm

Bike Service Session

Learn tips and tricks about how to service your bike

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Local Business EXPO

6:15 pm

BIKE RODEO - Event 5

Old Bike Toss

Advanced Sign-Up

Queen Elizabeth Park - Event Area

6:15 pm

Local Live Music Showcase

Watch great local up and coming musical talent, All Ages

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Craft Beer Hub

7:00 pm

MILE AND A YARD RELAY & FASHION SHOW

Similar to a beer mile where teams of racers ride a mile before downing a beer with bonus points for costumes, 18+ years old to enter OR watch the entertainment!

Advanced Sign-Up to take part OR Drop-In with your EMBFest Wristband to Watch

Queen Elizabeth Park - Event Area

7:00 pm

GROUP RIDE - Option #2

Join a community group ride on the planned Canada Cup Route #2

Advanced Sign-Up OR Apply to lead a ride to win prizes! (*Link provided with EMBFest Pass Purchase*)

Queen Elizabeth Park - Ride Meetup Area

7:00 pm

Kids Activity

Join a fun kids activity for young riders

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Kids Activity Area

7:30 pm

House of Wheels JUMP JAM

Pro riders show off their stuff: Watch the entertainment!

Come and Watch!

Queen Elizabeth Park - Event Area

8:00 pm

Ladies Hour

It's Ladie Hour in the Craft Beer Hub, 18+ years old

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Craft Beer Hub

8:00 pm

Awards

Awards from the weekend events: Bike Rodeo, Big Wheel Races & Mile And A Yard Relay

Drop-In with your EMBFest Pass Purchase

Queen Elizabeth Park - Craft Beer Hub

8:30 pm

Kids Activity Area Closes

N/A

N/A

Queen Elizabeth Park

8:30 pm

EL NIVEN AND THE ALIBI Live

Local rock band, El Niven and The Alibi, hits the stage

Weekend OR Saturday Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park - Craft Beer Hub

9:00 pm

EXPO Closes

Last call in the Craft Beer Hub

N/A

Queen Elizabeth Park

10:00 pm

Gates Close

N/A

N/A

Queen Elizabeth Park