The annual celebration of bikes called Dirt Fest takes place on a hilly, chipmunk-infested peninsula in Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania. There are 34 miles of fast, fun, flowing trails known as the Allegrippis Trails System just a few steps away from the campground. The expo area will showcase more than 50 vendors from all over the country with everything from demo bike fleets, wheels, apparel and accessories.
These are our type of our people! To us, Dirt Fest combines the best of both worlds: this weekend-long event celebrates both biking and camping by offering one hell of a set-up at the base of River Raystown Lake.
With the addition of skills clinics, group rides, and a variety of post-ride beers, you can’t describe a better day out on the trail. Check out the schedule for a full list of activities going on all weekend long.
The best part? A portion of the proceeds from Dirt Fest go directly to support the Allegrippis Trails System, through the Friends of Raystown Lake Trails Fund. Thus far the event has donated nearly $20,000 to the trails to keep them open, maintained & accessible to all mountain bike enthusiasts!
Osprey will be attending with a booth full of swag and look for our team out on the trail!
Here is what will be going on at the Osprey Packs booth:
Display of all of our Hydration Packs- That’s right, come check out what the Osprey fit is all about! We will be displaying all of our hydration packs so that you can see what makes an Osprey pack Osprey!
The Osprey Packs bike team is in Park City, UT at Bike DealerCamp providing free Raptor demos for some of the country’s top bike dealers. This event allows dealers to spend the day riding around the beautiful trails and roads in the Deer Valley/Park City area testing the latest in new bikes, apparel and accessories. Osprey packs is offering each dealer a new Raptor hydration pack featuring the revolutionary Hydraform reservoir filled with ice cold water to use on their test rides. Response has been overwhelmingly positive and it is obvious that these packs are going to be a real hit. For details on the new Raptor series hydration packs, check out the Osprey web site at: www.ospreypack.com
Over the weekend Osprey made its debut at one of the largest bike consumer and racing events in North America, the Sea Otter Classic. The reception to our hydraulics packs was outstanding. Cyclists from all areas including mountain, road and BMX, as well as an overwhelming amount of industry and media folks came by the Osprey booth to learn about our innovative Raptor and Manta series.
Over and over, comments on the features of these packs surfaced, many impressed by the LidLock™ helmet carry, the magnetic sternum strap for easy access and location of the bite valve and the ingenuity of the HydraForm™ and HydraLock™ reservoir compartment. These features have caught the attention of riders – they are surprised and delighted by our new take on hydration packs, an area that has been somewhat stagnant for many years.
Folks streamed by the tent constantly, on bike and on foot, and the buzz on our packs spread quickly. For those of you who haven’t been to Sea Otter, the sights and sounds were all about biking, with announcers giving play by play action of the dual slalom, crits and much more. Being up-close to the downhill and slalom was awesome–the skills on display from riders from all over the world were incredible. We tried to take in what we could; this is the place to showcase product, and even being a cyclist, it was still a little overwhelming. Afternoon reprieves came from Bike Mag and SoloSports Punta San Carlos (a baja bike mecca featured in Anthill Production’s Follow Me which premiered during the Sea Otter Classic event) crews’ coronas, a good opportunity to glean a little knowledge of what was hot (…see next month’s magazine for more!).
Our debut at Sea Otter was a success and we’d like to think that we brought a bit of Colorado sunshine with us along with our hydration packs. It was the first time in years that it’s been sunny and nice. See you next year!
Bikes, bikes, bikes!
Laguna Seca raceway
Free for all!! Easter egg hunters (post easter).
’bout lost this guy outta the frame he was zipping so fast. 2yrs old with peddles!!! They start young at Sea Otter!