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September 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 6 PM – 10 PM
… the infamous ride that started with a small group of Mountain Bikers wanting to ride at night almost 20 years ago has seen MANY changes over the years… The Event has grown and morphed into a large festival…we have had Music acts, Running races, hikes, camping, taco trucks, you name since 2001. We have changed locations a handful of times as well! From the days at Beehive, to Misson Ridge Lodge, to Ancient Lakes, and then Squilchuck the last few years. We have seen Mother Nature flex her muscles over the years! From rain, to Blazing Heat, to smoke, and, of course, SNOW! When Mother Nature wants to show you who’s the boss, she can! With all the fun over the years, I’ve heard grumblings from locals that the Darkside lost the organic feel that it did so many years ago… that MAYBE we “fixed” something that didn’t need fixin’… …so this year, we are going organic. Back to being a ride. Back to standing around a campfire after the ride, with a hot dog and a coldy, catching up with new and old friends. Back to NEEDING a light for the ride. Back to celebrating mountain biking in the Wenatchee Valley. It just feels right… Our plan is to have it at #2. We are talking with the FS about it, so not 100% nailed down. We will get you checked in, and head out around 6 30 ish up Stairway to our First stop at the Shark Fin to catch the sun set at 6 50 pm, and watch night fall onto the city. Our other stops will be dependent on what trails get built over the upcoming summer. We will all return to stand by the fire, roast a dog, raise a glass of cheer to each other, to our community, and to Mountain Biking in the Valley! We will get registration up and running later, but wanted everyone to get this on their calendar! BEST in health to you and your family!