Though you can bring your own bike to Plaid Goat, you can also add a Demo Shuttle Wristband onto the general entry to test the best bikes of the year, and catch a lift to the trailhead. Think of the average daily cost to rent ONE bike alone ($75-$150). The Demo Shuttle Wristband saves you money, provides access to a tons of bikes & gives you shuttle love to trailheads throughout the Bow Valley!
This year’s brands include: Cannondale, Commencal, Evil, Ibis, Norco Bicycles, Rocky Mountain, Pivot, Scott, Specialized, Structure Cycleworks, Santa Cruz, Benno, Salsa Cycles, Cleary Bikes by Kids Bikes Canada, etc.
The 2019 Demo Shuttle Wristband add on costs only:
Friday will be the Demo “Sneak a Peek” so you can set your tick list, get sized up and have your weekend organized to make the most of your demo time. Saturday and Sunday are your Demo-licious Days.
While there will be a lot of bikes at the event, they are available on a first come first served basis. If there’s a specific bike you’d like to try – come early. Each vendor will determine how long you can take a bike on a ride, but the most common duration will be 1-2 hours. To help ensure everyone has a chance to try all of the bikes, we ask that you don’t hold onto a bike while you get lunch or take a break.
What to bring if you’re demo’ing bikes:
- Wicked stoke for what’s ahead. You’ll get to test out amazing bikes on some of Canada’s most treasured trails.
- ID and credit card.
- PEDALS – please bring your own.
- Bear spray – the Canmore Nordic Centre requires anyone riding their trails to do so with bear spray (please also know how to use it).
- A helmet, riding shoes, sunglasses, hydration (a pack or bottles), bike pump, multi-tool, spare tube(s) and whatever you would typically ride with.