See You at Spokatopia Saturday, July 9, 2022!

What is Spokatopia?

The Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival held at Camp Sekani Park on the Spokane River is the place to try different outdoor sports and gear, bike miles of singletrack or the paved Centennial Trail with your friends, enjoy outdoor games and kids’ activities, listen to live music, participate in or watch fun competitions and events, and more!

Spokatopia is a whole summer’s worth of Spokane fun packed into one day. Go mountain biking on 35+ miles of singletrack, take advantage of a MTB shuttle to the top of Camp Sekani trails (the only day of the year that shuttling is allowed), watch skilled riders huck themselves and their bikes off jumps at the MTB Jump Show, enjoy an adult beverage benefitting Evergreen East and our local MTB trails, let the kids ride demo bikes or their own bikes on the pump track, listen to live music, bring your kid(s) to one of the outdoors-themed programs, join a group trail run or yoga class, or join a group ride! Full schedule of activities coming soon.


Bike Demos & Local Bike Shops

Spokatopia is the place to talk to the staff from most Spokane-area bike shops all in one place. Come shop for bikes and biking gear, participate in a bike skills clinic, and while bike supply issues continue to limit the number of demo bikes available, Spokatopia will once again offer some demo bikes that you can check out and test ride on Camp Sekani dirt trails and the paved Centennial Trail. Check back for an updated list of the demo bikes that will be available this year.

To demo bikes, you will need to have a Spokatopia Gold Pass and sign a waiver. Bring your own bike too and enjoy what may be some of the best trail conditions in a while. Camp Sekani/Beacon Hill has over 30 miles of singletrack mountain bike trails. Read more about the trail system and check out the trail map here.

Spokane bike shop exhibitors, including Wheel Sport, Shred Sports, The Bike Hub, Mojo Cyclery, and North Division Bicycle, will also have new bikes and biking gear on display and for sale.

Water Sports Demos & Activities

Spokatopia is a great event to plash around in the lake-like waters of the Spokane River at Boulder Beach and cool off on different types of inflatable paddleboards and sit-on-top kayaks or join the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club for a ride in their 8-person Voyageur canoe.


New this year, be one of the first in the PNW to try a Manta5 Hydrofoiler! Using the same technology as America’s Cup sailboats, riders can pedal along a wide range of waterways with or without electric assist. Learn more about the Hydrofoiler here. Stay tuned for details on the 2022 water sports demos, clinics, and activities!

We are excited to offer demos of the Manta5 Hydrofoiler at Spokatopia this year!

Ride Your Bike to Spokatopia

The best and most fun way to get to the festival is to ride the Centennial Trail from your neighborhood or from one of the festival parking areas with family or friends. If you live too far away, the closest place to park and ride is at the nearby Pasadena Elementary (8508 E. Upriver Drive) parking lot (1-mile east from Camp Sekani Park on Upriver Drive). Spokatopia will have a large, secure bike corral at Camp Sekani to keep your bike (and/or bags) safe while you’re enjoying the festival at no charge. Plus, everyone who rides their bike to Spokatopia and checks it in at the bike corral gets a free Kate’s Real Food bar and the chance to win other prizes from local bike shops!

Outdoor Recreation & NW Lifestyle Booths

The festival grounds at Camp Sekani Park is an outdoor adventure expo with booths from the region’s top outdoor recreation-oriented companies and organizations, from bike shops and outdoor product retailers to outdoor clubs, outfitters, and other small businesses that cater to the lifestyle we enjoy here in the Northwest. We have some awesome exhibitors lined up for 2022! If you would like more info about being an exhibitor, email derrick@outtheremonthly.com.


Shuttle up, Ride down. Sekani MTB Shuttles

Spokatopia is the only day of the year when riders can put their bikes on a bike trailer and catch a ride in the Mt. Spokane Ski Race Team van for a shuttle to the top of Sekani for a gravity-fueled ride back down the trail of your choice! Don’t miss your chance to shuttle Sekani! A Spokatopia Gold Pass/wristband and insurance waiver is required to ride the shuttle.


Big Kids, Tiny Bikes Race

For Spokatopia 2022, we are adding a bike competition that will really be more like a bike spectacle.

Come watch grown adults riding kids bikes in a race on the Camp Sekani pump track! Up to four adult riders will complete four pump track laps, and the “big kid” with the fastest laps wins! Great prizes for 1st and 2nd place riders and a fun bike spectacle to watch! Details coming soon.

Live Music

Listen to live music outside under the pine trees or from the Bikes & Brews adult beverage garden that benefits Evergreen East and local MTB trails. Don’t miss Matt Mitchell Music Co. from 4-6PM. We are working on finalizing our 2022 live music line up and will have details soon.


Bikes & Brews Adult Beverage Garden & Food

Enjoy brews from your favorite breweries and cider from the Inland Northwest and beyond in the adult beverage garden located in the Spokatopia meadow next to the stage. Proceeds from the brews garden benefit Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance – drink up and support your local mountain bike club! Special thanks to our 2022 presenting beer sponsor New Belgium Brewing! Food vendors list coming soon.


Mountain Bike Jump Show

Watch talented local riders fly through the air on bikes, pulling off tricks and launching off huge gap jumps that few mountain bikers can execute and land. Follow the signs to the Camp Sekani bike park, a short walk through the trees a few hundred yards to the east of the main festival grounds. This free event promises to be an awesome experience for spectators. Show up early to watch riders “practice”. The main show runs from 1:00-1:45 p.m. 


Hammock Garden

Chill in the pines on an ENO Hammock behind the music stage.


Spokatopia Campground

The Spokatopia campground is the place to relax in a camp chair or hammock, explore different backpacking and car camping tents and gear, and check out Toyota show vehicles. The Campground will also be the place to gather for kids programs and activities and free snacks from Kates Real Food! We will have several large tents, camp chairs and other camping gear set up and on display, including a Tentsile tree tent.


Kids Bike Demos

Kids of all ages can try bikes in the kids bike demo area at the pump track a few hundred yards east of the main festival grounds, including BMX bikes, kids mountain bikes, and Strider bikes. Free demo pass for kids, liability waiver, and parent monitoring required.


Yard Games

Play Cornhole, Towerball, and other games for adults and kids of ages next to the beer garden.


Slacklining

Slacklining is a great balance and strength act, and is harder than it looks! A ticket with wristband for adults and signed waiver for kids is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. We will have a local slacklining expert on hand to help you learn the ropes of this fun activity. Slacklining happens behind the music stage. Look for the sign.


Kids Nature Programs

Kids and their parents can participate in one of several programs with a nature or outdoor recreation focus. Activities include games, book readings, kids geology presentations, and outdoor skills activities. Several presentations throughout the day under tents in the Spokatopia “Campground” area will be geared toward different age groups. Details coming soon.


Trail Running

Start the day off right with a 5k trail run on Camp Sekani singletrack. Racers take home a Spokatopia bandana and a festival Gold Pass. The run starts at 8 a.m. a few hundred feet east of the Camp Sekani Parking lot at the gate by the start of the Up Chuck Trail. Come early for an optional trail running clinic. Details and registration link coming soon.


Morning Yoga “For Everyone” Class

Join a “yoga for everyone” class under the big tent in the Spokatopia meadow at Camp Sekani above (north) of the parking lot (free with a Spokatopia ticket). Everyone will be welcomed and will fit in. Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one. This year’s class starts at 9 a.m. rain or shine under the large tent next to the stage (follow the signs up from the Camp Sekani Parking lot). The class is free with any Spokatopia pass, including the $5 Adventure Pass, available at the ticket/info booth at the event before the class starts.


Mountain Bike Skills Clinics & Group Rides

Looking to improve on specific mountain biking skills? Evergreen East will be putting on one of their popular MTB skills clinics as part of Spokatopia. The clinic will cover basic bike skills. Clinic participation will be limited, with sign-up happening at the Evergreen tent the day of the event on a first-come-first-served basis. Mojo Cyclery is leading two gravel/adventure rides from their booth at Camp Sekani Park; details coming soon.


Weather & What to Wear

Since Spokatopia is an outdoor adventure festival in early July, check the forecast and come prepared for all sorts of weather. Don’t forget your bike shorts/helmets for clinics, group rides, and trail riding. Please also bring shoes or boots for bike demos, your own water bottle, a current picture ID and credit card/cash for tickets and purchases. Cash or a card will come in handy for the beer garden, food vendors, and other outdoor recreation items that will be for sale from festival exhibitors too.


Festival Parking/Directions

Spokatopia happens at Camp Sekani Park on E. Upriver Drive along the Spokane River. All of the info on bike and vehicle parking options for 2022 is here. The best Spokatopia transportation option, as always, is to ride your bike! We have a free, secure bike corral where you can park your bike when you’re not riding it. This year we will be giving away a free Kate’s Real Food Bar and random prizes to people who check their bikes in at the bike corral throughout the day.