Though you can bring your own bike to Plaid Goat, you can also add a Demo Shuttle Wristband onto the general ticket to test the Fest’s bikes 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 way more than one bike & gives you shuttle love to trailheads throughout the valley!
The 2019 Demo Shuttle Wristband add on costs only:
See the list of 2018 Plaid Goat brands here. Brands for 2019 are still registering, though the list is expected to surpass that of last year’s.
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 will be the actual Demo-licious Days.
While there will be a lot of bikes at the event, they’re on a first come first served basis. So, if there’s a specific bike you’d like to try – please come early. Each vendor will determine how long you can take a bike on a ride for, 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:
- A 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 so you can take out a bike.
- PEDALS – please bring your own pedals.
- 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.