Sept. 14-16 | Brought to you by Interbike | 1st Annual

Northstar Free-Ride Festival

Get ready for a bumpy ride during this action packed three-day weekend of mountain biking and cycling, competitions, product demos, live music, food, drinks, shopping and more. Bring your family, bring your bikes (or not, we’ll have all of next year’s top-of-the-line bikes ready for demo), and let the Freeride Festival fun begin.
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All-Weekend Activities

  • Live Music
  • Craft Beers & Ciders
  • Brewmaster Dinner
  • Run the Brewery 5k/10k
  • Kids Zone
  • Soda Walk
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaintop Yoga        
  • Mini Golf
  • Cornhole
  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Spider Climb Rock Wall
  • Gem Panning
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
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Bike Clinic
Brush up on your cycling skills with one of multiple ride-alongs and clinics throughout the weekend for guests of all ability levels and disciplines, from road to mountain.
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Village Wine Walk
After a fun day of riding, wind down with the Wine Walk in Northstar Village. Tickets include a variety of wines, light snacks, live music and even a complimentary commemorative wine glass.
*Check-in is at the Season Pass and Tickets Office in the Village. All participants must be 21, and show a valid I.D.
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Kids’ Activities
After playing around on some new bikes, practice your putt-putt skills with our Sierra-themed mini golf course that weaves through town, featuring elements of local flora, wildlife, and facts about the area’s mining background and history. Not done yet? Keep the fun going with cornhole, Gem Panning, the Bungee Trampoline, Spider Climb or Rock Wall; or kick back and relax in Adirondack chairs or at the Overlook Bar.
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Live Music
Grab a drink, grab a seat in one of our cabanas, or get on your feet to enjoy live music all day long from the Village Stage right in the heart of Northstar.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
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Yoga
Make time for some mindful recovery and rejuvenation before, during, or throughout this long weekend of activity by stopping into the Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center located at 10770 Donner Pass Rd # 104, Truckee, CA 96161
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Vendor Festival with Bike Demos
Test out the latest products and technology on the exact terrain it was designed for with lift access to Northstar’s world-class trails all day long. Demos are available for consumers, retailers and those who like bikes as much as we do from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Village Pub Crawl

With each location’s favorite drink ready and waiting for you to sample upon arrival, the Village Pub Crawl will give you a taste of all the best cocktails, wine and seasonal beers Northstar has to offer.

*Check-in is at the Season Pass and Tickets Office in the Village. All participants must be 21, and show a valid I.D.

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Kids' Activities
Get another kind of roll on while rocking out to live music at Northstar’s outdoor roller rink, which will be open all day long. Or practice your putt-putt skills with our Sierra-themed mini golf course that weaves through town, featuring elements of local flora, wildlife, and facts about the area’s mining background and history. Not done yet? Keep the fun going with cornhole, Gem Panning, the Bungee Trampoline, Spider Climb or Rock Wall; or kick back and relax in Adirondack chairs or at the Overlook Bar.
Northstar, California
Live Music
Grab a drink, grab a seat in one of our cabanas, or get on your feet to enjoy live music all day long from the Village Stage right in the heart of Northstar.
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High Fives Foundation Dinner
Join Peter Stetina, Levi Leipheimer, Marco Sullivan, and friends for dinner at 6 p.m. in the Zephyr Lodge to help support the High Fives Foundation, which supports the dreams of outdoor athletes who have suffered life-altering injuries and promotes injury prevention awareness. The Gala Dinner will be a fine-dining experience you won’t want to miss, and proceeds will go towards the foundation’s efforts.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Northstar, California
Yoga
Make time for some mindful recovery and rejuvenation before, during, or throughout this long weekend of activity by stopping into the Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center located at 10770 Donner Pass Rd # 104, Truckee, CA 96161
Northstar, California
Vendor Festival with Bike Demos
Test out the latest products and technology on the exact terrain it was designed for with lift access to Northstar’s world-class trails all day long. Demos are available for consumers, retailers and those who like bikes as much as we do from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Northstar Downhill Bike Race
With 20 adrenaline-ready divisions for men, women and juniors, this isn’t your average Sunday ride. For those watching, don’t blink or you might miss the action as riders rip by at up to X mph; and for those riding, good luck and enjoy the ride as you race down Northstar’s world-class terrain featuring conditions that are fit for the big event.
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Brewmaster Dinner
Join Northstar’s Executive Chef Steve Anderson at Tavern 6330’ as he guides you through five courses of seasonally inspired dishes that are carefully paired with craft beers – thanks to partnering up with local breweries. After a long few days of mountain biking, it’s the perfectly tasteful way to wrap up the weekend ­(pun absolutely intended).
Northstar, California
Live Music
Grab a drink, grab a seat in one of our cabanas, or get on your feet to enjoy live music all day long from the Village Stage right in the heart of Northstar.
Northstar, California
Kids' Activities
Get another kind of roll on while rocking out to live music at Northstar’s outdoor roller rink, which will be open all day long. Or practice your putt-putt skills with our Sierra-themed mini golf course that weaves through town, featuring elements of local flora, wildlife, and facts about the area’s mining background and history. Not done yet? Keep the fun going with cornhole, Gem Panning, the Bungee Trampoline, Spider Climb or Rock Wall; or kick back and relax in Adirondack chairs or at the Overlook Bar.