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Festival Schedule

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Friday

September 8, 2023

 

5:00 pm

BIKE DEALS DAY - Festival Site Opens

EXPO SALE, Food Vendors, Craft Beer Hub, Skills Area, Activities, Seminars

FREE Access & Activity Passes Available

Queen Elizabeth Park

5:00 pm

Trail Bingo Available

Pick up your Trail Bingo card for the weekend.

FREE Access

Queen Elizabeth Park - Info Booth

5:00 pm

2022 EMBFest Scholarship Presentation

Celebrate the 2023 EMBFest Scholarship recipients

FREE Access

Queen Elizabeth Park - Seminar Stage

5:30-6:00 pm

SEMINAR - Shop Owners

A panel discussion from the Local Shop Owners: Get the lowdown of mountain biking in Edmonton

FREE Access

Queen Elizabeth Park - Seminar Stage

5:30-6:45 pm

TRAILBLAZERS - Group Ride

Ages 12 yrs and under

Trailblazers Activity Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park - Group Ride Area

6:00 pm

BIKE RODEO #1

The Bike Limbo, Ages 13+ yrs

Activity Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park - Event Area

6:00-7:30 pm

New Product Showcases

TBD

FREE Access

Queen Elizabeth Park - Local Business EXPO

6:00-7:45 pm

GROUP RIDE - TBD

TBD

Activity Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park - Group Ride Area

6:15 pm

Beer Tasting

Food Truck Beer Pairings

FREE Access + Price of Beer

Queen Elizabeth Park - Craft Beer Hub

6:15-7:00 pm

SKILLS SESSION - Coaching

TBD

Activity Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park - Skills Area

6:15-7:00 pm

TRAILBLAZERS - Skills Session

TBD

Trailblazers Activity Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park - Skills Area

6:30-7:00 pm

SEMINAR - Servicing Your Bike

TBD

FREE Access

Queen Elizabeth Park - Seminar Stage

6:30-8:15 pm

GROUP RIDE - TBD

TBD

Activity Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park - Group Ride Area

7:00 pm

Jump Jam

Pro riders show off their stuff: Watch the entertainment!

FREE Access

Queen Elizabeth Park - Event Area

7:15-8:00 pm

RACE - Granny Gear Hill Climb Sprints

TBD

Activity Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park - Event Area

7:30-8:00 pm

SEMINAR - Trail Association Meeting

TBD

FREE Access

Queen Elizabeth Park - Seminar Stage

7:30-8:30 pm

Bike Obstacle Course

TBD

FREE Access

Queen Elizabeth Park - Skills Area

7:30-10:30 pm

Light The Trail

Light the Trail Opens

FREE Access

Queen Elizabeth Park - East Trail

8:00 pm

BIKE RODEO #2

Wheelie Contest, Ages 13+ yrs

Activity Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park - Event Area

8:15 pm

Beer Tasting

Apres Bike Tasting

FREE Access + Price of Beer

Queen Elizabeth Park - Craft Beer Hub

8:30 pm

Kids/Skills Area Closes

N/A

N/A

Queen Elizabeth Park

8:30 pm

VIDEO SHOWCASE

TBD

FREE Access

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

Festival Site Closes

N/A

N/A

Queen Elizabeth Park

10:30 pm

Light The Trail Closes

Experience a fun mountain bike trail of lights brought to you by Revolution Cycle!

FREE Access

Queen Elizabeth Park

Saturday

September 9, 2023

 

9:00 am - 2:30 pm

RACES - Race Office Open

TBD

Activity Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park - Seminar Tent

10:00 am

COMMUNITY DAY - Festival Site Opens

EXPO, Food Vendors, Kids Area, Seminars

FREE Access

Queen Elizabeth Park

10:00-11:15 am

KIDS GROUP RIDE

TBD, 12 yrs and under

Trailblazers Activity Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park - Group Ride Area

10:00 am

AB Provincials Race

U15, U17, Novice & Sport

Activity Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park

11:30 am

AB Provincials Race

Elite & Expert

Activity Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park

12:00-12:45 pm

KIDS SKILLS

TBD

Trailblazers Activity Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park - Skills Area

12:00pm

KIDS BIKE RODEO

Bike Limbo

Trailblazers Activity Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park - Event Area

1:00 pm

Craft Beer Hub Opens

Craft Beer Hub Opens

FREE Access

Queen Elizabeth Park

1:00 pm

Trailblazers Race

12 yrs and under

Trailblazers Activity Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park

1:00-9:00 pm

Photo Contest Voting

TBD

FREE Access

Queen Elizabeth Park - Local Business EXPO

2:00 pm

Jump Jam

TBD

FREE Access

Queen Elizabeth Park - Event Area

2:30-3:30 pm

Hot Laps

TBD

Activity Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park - East Trail

2:30-4:00 pm

MTB Instruction - TBD

TBD

Activity Pass

Queen Elizabeth Park - Group Ride Area

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!