The Race for the Ridge Trail Festival will be held on Saturday, October 30 at Redwood Park in the Arcata Community Forest. The festival is a fundraiser for the Arcata Ridge Trail Project, a new 4-mile trail and additional open space that will connect southern and northern Arcata neighborhoods through the Arcata Community Forest. All proceeds will go to the Arcata Forest Fund, which was established to acquire and protect forest lands through partnership with landowners, the City of Arcata and state and federal funding agencies.
The Race for the Ridge Trail Festival includes a running race, mountain bike race, kids rodeo and bike race, costume contest, trick or treat, live music, food, beer and family events all in Redwood Park. Wear your favorite costume and a chance to win prizes! Spectators are encouraged to wear a costume and showcase Humboldt wackiness
Saturday, October 30.
The Run for Your Life 5K at 9:00 a.m. is sponsored by the Jogg N’ Shoppe and held at Redwood Park in the Community Forest. The 5K event will be three 1-mile loops beginning and ending in Redwood Park.
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. Ghosts and Goblins Kids Events.
Kids’ Bike Rodeo is followed by a kids’ race, a costume contest and Halloween activities. Bring your bikes, helmets and costume. A limited number of bikes will be available for use during the festival, thanks to our sponsors.
12:00 p.m. Ichabod’s Wild Ride XC Mountain Bike Race starts in Redwood Park in the Community Forest. Top collegiate and citizen racers from throughout the Western U.S. will compete in a multi-lap race in the Arcata Community Forest. Each lap features 1300 feet of climbing, and a variety of distances are available to suit all abilities and fitness. Beginners will do one 7.25 mile loop, collegiate C and D racers will do one 7.25 mile loop. Intermediate and collegiate B racers will do two 7.25 mile loops. Experts and collegiate A racers will do 3 laps for a total of 22 miles and 3900 feet of climbing! There are a number of excellent technical sections for cowbell ringing, screaming and cheering on the racers.
All-Day Events on Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
* Barbecue and local organic food buffet
* Trick or Treat
* Beer Garden sponsored by local breweries
* Live Music with local bands and Lost Coast Communications
* Climbing Wall sponsored by North Coast Adventure Center
* Kids Bike Rodeo
* Bike Demos from Kona, Niner, and others…
* Raffles and Silent Auction
Sunday October 31 No Festival but more fun for the MTB enthusiast, racers and spectators
8:00 a.m. Short Track Slaughterfest Redwood Park
This race will be 20-45 minutes of brutal effort (depending on your category). You will experience a fast pace, close finishes and maximum efforts from beginning to end, with a short, technical course through the redwoods. This spectator friendly race can be seen almost entirely from the meadow at Redwood Park.
12:00 p.m. Screaming Super D Downhill (No shuttle. All riders need to ride up to start. Plan accordingly.) Finish in Redwood Park.
3:00 p.m. Awards (You may get one if you survive the haunted forest and are one of the top three finishers in