See You at Spokatopia
Saturday, July 8, 2023 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m!
BIKES, BOATS, BOARDS, TUNES, & BREWS!
Spokatopia 2023 happens at Spokane’s Camp Sekani Park and Boulder Beach on the Spokane River Saturday, July 8 from 9AM-6PM. Enjoy a weekend of mountain biking, paddling, live music, brews, family outdoor activities, and more! Tickets available here. Kids 12 and under are free.
NEW! Friday night Happy Hour Bike Demo with MTB shuttle, beer garden, and food by Good ‘Dilla. Limited Gold Pass tickets available now! Try all of the bikes with shorter lines, catch a shuttle, and grab dinner and a beer from 5-9PM on Friday, July 7!
Tickets are available at the event but get tickets online in advance for the faster pre-paid ticket line.
One of the biggest bike demo events in the Northwest! Try the latest mountain, e-bike, gravel, fat, and other bikes from these shops and brands!
THESE AWESOME SPONSORS MAKE IT HAPPEN!
It’s All About the Bikes
We were stoked to have the latest MOUNTAIN, GRAVEL, & ELECTRIC–ASSIST bikes from some of the best brands and local shops for you to test ride (ticket required for bike demos)! New this year, Friday night Happy Hour Bike Demo with MTB shuttle, beer garden, and food by Good ‘Dilla. Limited Gold Pass tickets available now! Demo bikes and ride the shuttle without the lines.
Bring your own bike too and ride the Camp Sekani/Beacon Hill system of 30+ miles of singletrack mountain bike trails and the Centennial Trail paved path. Read more about the trail system and check out the trail map here.
Try Kayaks, Paddleboards, & other Boats & Water Craft
Spokatopia is a great event to plash around in the lake-like waters of the Spokane River at Boulder Beach on different types of inflatable paddleboards, inflatable kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, pedal kayaks, hydrofoil bikes, and sail craft. Or join the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club for a ride in their 8-person Voyageur canoe! Water sports demos run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Paddle Hobie kayaks and inflatable kayaks from Spokane Alpine Haus. Test paddle Retrospec Weekender inflatable paddleboards and an entire fleet of Aire Tomcat Solo and Tandem kayaks from Rambleraven Gear Trader. Plus Rambleraven is bringing Aire Outfitter Tandem kayaks that are great for more intense whitewater to test paddle. Paddle on Stillwater Outdoors inflatable stand up paddleboards from Fun Unlimited. Try your hand at sailing with sail craft from Fun to Sail. And try the new easy-start, self-launching electric-assist Manta 5 waterbike from CDA Aqua Sports that magically floats on a foil above the water while you pedal or watch experts ride a LIFT4 eFoil from Tobler Marina!
Shuttle up, Ride down. Sekani MTB Shuttles
Spokatopia is the only day of the year when riders can put their bikes on a Huckwagons 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 Shuttle Pass or Gold Pass and insurance waiver is required to ride the shuttle. Thank you to this year’s shuttle sponsors Huckwagons and Salazar Construction!
Clinics & Tours
Learn rock climbing basics in a safe environment with skilled guides at a 45-minute clinic right at a mellow crag at Spokatopia. Or join a two-hour guided paddling tour of the super-scenic, flat water stretch of the Spokane River from Boulder Beach. Equipment provided for all tours and clinics. Space is limited so register soon here. Find clinic times and more info here.
Listen to live alternative rock, reggae, and other killer 90s music outside in the meadow or from the Bikes & Brews adult beverage garden that benefits Evergreen East and local MTB trails. Live tunes this year by indie rockers Snacks at Midnight, reggae by Agápē, and alternative and other acoustic favorites by Suhanna Cree! Plus live hand pan music by Joe Cajon during the free yoga class from 9-10 AM.
Bikes & Brews Adult Beverage Garden & Food
Enjoy beer, cider and wine from your favorite brands from the Inland Northwest. Proceeds benefit Evergreen East and local trails – drink up and support your local mountain bike club! Special thanks to our 2023 presenting beer sponsor New Belgium Brewing! Eat up at the Good ‘Dilla and Sengsational Cuisine food trucks.
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 from 1:00-1:45 PM in the bike jump park.
Spokatopia is a dream for families who like to get outside together. Relax in a camp chair or hammock, play yard games, participate in kids/family activities in the Spokatopia “Campground” and check out trailers from R’nR RV Center.
Kids can bring their bikes to ride on the pump track or try one of the demo BMX bikes sponsored by Spokane BMX; check out a limited number of Strider bikes and other kids bikes; go slacklining or paddleboarding with their parents; watch live wildlife presentations; experience nature-themed story telling, puppet shows, and games; watch the bike jump show, or sign up for a 2-hour kids nature/adventure camp all at Spokatopia July 8! Check out the full schedule of kids activities here.
There is limited space available for the kids adventure/nature camps, so sign up in advance here!
Slacklining is a great balance and strength act, and is harder than it looks! A ticket with wristband is required for this activity. 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.
5K Trail Run
Start the day off right with a 5k trail run or walk on Camp Sekani singletrack. Racers take home a Spokatopia bandana, beverage ticket, and a festival Adventure Pass. Run starts at 8 a.m. with a short trail running clinic (optional) before the run. Register for the Spokatopia 5k here! Find more info about the trail run and clinic here.
Yoga for Mountain Bikers, Runners, & All Abilities Class
Join a “yoga for everyone” class in the Spokatopia festival area at Camp Sekani Park sponsored and led by Harmony Yoga. All ability levels welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one. The class starts at 9 a.m. Poses especially for cyclists, runners, and hikers will be taught. A Spokatopia pass is highly encouraged to help support the instructor and the event!
Bike Skills Clinics, Gravel Ride & Group Trail Rides
Stay tuned for a schedule of group rides coming soon! Join a 15-20 mile mostly gravel ride Saturday morning led by Spokane’s own gravel guru Justin Short with Gravel Braintrust (space will be limited, just have a Spokatopia pass to register).
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. Ride your bike and park it in our bike corral and you will score endless good karma plus, plus you won’t have to worry about finding a good parking spot!
Parking & Family/Passenger Drop Off
Parking at Spokatopia can be limited at peak hours but there are plenty of ways to make getting here easier, including hopping on one of our van shuttles that depart every few minutes from the Pasadena Elementary School parking lot 1-mile to the east on E. Upriver Drive. Consider carpooling withe friends and drop off your family/passengers in the main Camp Sekani lot and then go find a parking spot. Ride your bike or walk from a nearby park & bike/walk location. Take an Uber or Lyft with friends. All of our parking and park and bike/walk info can be found right here!
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.