Bootleg Bike Fest Schedule

Schedule at a glance

Friday Sept 21

Camping available through Kootenay Rafting Co.  (250) 427-3266

Saturday September 22nd

8:00-11:00 Vendor and Tent Set up

10:00-12:00 Trail Workshops

11:00 - 4:00 Shuttles

11:00-2:00 (Cancelled due to low water) Funyaking with Kootenay Raft Co.

11:00 - 2:00 Mini Poker Enduro PB Kootenay Mountain Works

3:00 - 5:00 Nimby Kids Race PB Black Dog Bike and Ski

5:30 - 7:00 DH Race PB Bootleg Bike Co 

7:30 - 8:00 Nimby Night Race

Sunday September 23rd - Adventure Day

11:00 AM Start.  All trips will meet at start at the base staging area of Bootleg Mountain. Please Park at the first opening on the left side of Bootleg FSR

Tour de Bootleg - Big ride up Branch C

Hike - Bootleg Knoll Summit hike from upper cut block

Open Mountain - Ride some more laps!

Detailed Schedule

Friday Sept 21

Camping available through Kootenay Rafting Co.  (250) 427-3266

Saturday September 22nd

8:00-11:00 Vendor and Tent Set up

Trail Workshops

10:00-12:00

Groups will be shuttled up the mountain leaving from the base (base of trails, or KRC Basecamp?) at 10:00am.  Please be ready to ride with functioning bicycle by 10:00.  

Looking to step up your riding?  These workshop style rides will get you riding the new trails like the pros.  Ride down with like-minded people stopping, discussing and trying out the different features.  This is the best way to learn how to ride new types of terrain and improve riding skills without ever feeling like you are just trying to keep up.  All workshops will have a lighthearted, low pressure tone where riders will be encouraged to ride within their limits while learning new skills.  Full suspension bikes with no mechanical issues recommended for all trails.

Snow Mexican  (Advanced) - Mixed Learn to ride steeps and features

Perfect for riders who are confident throughout the rest of Kimberley’s trail network.

Atlas to PPP - Ladies only workshop from top of Atlas

A great ride down this diverse trail with other women who want to improve their Mountain biking skills.

Pinch and Roll - Mixed learn to ride a technical blue trail and the berms and jumps of Nimby

Perfect for riders who enjoy trails like Magic line and Thunder Turkey and want to try something slightly more advanced.


Shuttles

Start - 11:00 Finish 4:00

To limit the amount of traffic on the day there will be volunteer shuttle drivers along with TransBC’s bike trailer.  Shuttles will leave approximately every hour.  Donations to KTS will go directly to trail maintenance and fuel for the day. (suggested donation $5 shuttle).

Shuttle Turn around will be 100m up from the staging area to limit traffic through the staging.


KAYAK RAFTING

Funyaking with Kootenay Raft Co.

Groups of 8 - 2 trips per day.11:00 and 3:00 Meeting at Bootleg Staging Area

Info: https://youtu.be/quhXUFKKzFY

A BLEND BETWEEN RAFTING & KAYAKING ADVENTURES, WITH NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Meet the inflatable kayak: 50% ‘Intro Sport Raft’ trip, 50% Kayaking lesson, 100% FUN. Expert instruction and ample goofy jokes included. Wetsuits, helmets & lifejackets included.  This trip will leave from the Bootleg Staging area and run from Matthew Creek to the Kimberley Riverside Campground.

Space for 8 people per trip (FCFS) - 2 trips on Saturday (see Sunday for longer trip).

11:00 and 3:00 Meeting at Bootleg Staging Area

Cost: TBD

What to bring:

Bathing suit

Reusable water bottle

Snacks (estimated 3 hour return)

Sunscreen


Mini Poker Enduro PB Kootenay Mountain Works

Start 11:00 - Finish 2:00

A lighthearted enduro style race.  Only descents will be timed. Collect playing cards along the way.  Prizes for fastest times and best poker hand.  

Pedal up to the top of the mountain and ride three of Bootleg’s trails.

Stage 1:  Upper Atlas

Stage 2: Middle Atlas to Bootridge

Stage 3: Snow White and the Seven Wasps

Stage 4: Pinch and Roll (Matts)

Cost: $2 ($5 for non KTS members)

See full route details here: https://www.trailforks.com/route/bootleg-bike-fest-enduro-course/ 


Nimby Kids Race

3:00 - 5:00

The format of this race is going to be a bit different and will be very friendly to riders of ALL SKILL LEVELS.

We will do two laps of NIMBY and the winners will be the individuals with the most consistent times of the two laps. The least time difference between two laps wins!  Parents are welcome to lead or follow their child down the course.  You will have TWO hours to complete TWO laps.  Shuttling and pedalling are both welcome.

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DH Race PB Bootleg Bike Co 

5:30-7:00

Race one lap down Pinch and Roll from the top to the 4km mark.

Cost: $2 ($5 for non KTS members)

Nimby Night Race

7:30 - 8:00

Bring your headlamp for this mad scramble up and down the mountain in the dark.  One quick sprint up Bootleg FSR and down Nimby.  

Cost: $2 ($5 for non KTS members)

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7:00 - Awards, Announcements, Mingling, Demos

9:00 Event end for the day/takedown


Sunday September 23rd - Adventure Day

11:00 AM Start.  All trips will meet at start at the base staging area of Bootleg Mountain. Please Park at the first opening on the left side of Bootleg FSR

Rafting River float on St Mary’s River

Leader - Kootenay Raft Co - Ben Vo Van

Description - St Mary’s lake to KRC Basecamp Campground

Meeting Place - Bootleg Base Staging Area

Cost -

What to Bring - bathing suit, reusable water bottle, snacks, sunscreen

Expected Return Time - 11:00-3:00

https://youtu.be/LOunjbMRuw0 

Climbing - TBD

Tour de Bootleg - Big ride up Branch C to Upper Lake

Leader - Ryan Mckenzie

Description - Pedal up Branch C to a beautiful lake then back down to ride one more lap on Pinch and Roll.

Meeting Place - Bootleg Base 11:00AM

Cost - Free

What to Bring - Minimum 3L of water, snacks for a 4 hour ride, warm layer.

Expected Return Time - 3:00

Hike - Bootleg Knoll Summit hike from upper cut block

Lead Volunteer - Zach Singer

Description - A moderate hike up from the last switch back on Bootleg to a beautiful ridge overlooking the Bootleg drainage, Purcell Mountains and the Rocky Mountain Trench.  The views get better the higher you get. Approximately 6km round trip and 380m elevation gain.  

Meeting Place - Bootleg Base 11:00AM

Cost - Free

What to Bring - Minimum 3L of water, snacks for a 4 hour hike, warm layer. We will need a few people to drive up to the top parking.  Trucks are ideal.

Expected Return Time - 3:00

How to ride…(clinics on how to ride certain trails)

Leader - If demand

Description - Depending on demand. More riding workshops to take place on Sunday.

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