Explore, Ride and Play at the Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival! 

Explore, Ride and Play at the Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival! 

Explore, Ride and Play at the Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival! 

14 Mar 2024

Save the date for the ultimate Fat Bike Adventure at the Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival, May 17 – 19, 2024.  

Enjoy a weekend filled with exciting events as you pedal though the picturesque landscapes and charming community of Cannon Beach. Whether you are a seasoned rider or just starting, there is something for everyone at this annual festival.  

Event Highlights 

Beach Bike Ride 

Kick off the festivities on Friday evening with a sunset ride along Ecola Creek and past Haystack Rock, setting the tone for an unforgettable weekend. 

Fat Bike Adventure Quest 

Introducing a new and exciting event this year – the Fat Bike Adventure Quest! Blending the thrill of fat biking with the fun of a scavenger hunt and the challenges of the Amazing Race. Race again the clock individually or team up with a partner to complete tasks and checkpoints throughout town. 

Fat Bike Beach Ride to Hug Point 

On Saturday afternoon join a guided 13-mile beach ride to the scenic waterfall at Hug Point. Soak in the scenic beauty as you ride past Haystack Rock along the old “Oregon Beach Highway.” 

Pelican Brewing Co. Beach Party 

After the beach ride on Saturday afternoon, head to Tolovana Beach for a lively beach party. Enjoy Fat Bike games, sample local beer and sparkling non-alcoholic beverages from Pelican Brewing Co., snacks, and camaraderie. Prizes for the Fat Bike Adventure Quest will be presented here! 

Klootchy Creek Trails Adventure 

On Sunday, experience the thrill of a guided mountain bike ride through the Klootchy Creek Trails. Hosted by the Northwest Trail Association, riders can explore this local mountain bike trail system with options for intermediate to advanced levels. 

2023 Schedule of Events 

Friday, May 17 

5-6:30pm – Packet Pick Up (Public Coast Brewing Co., 264 E 3rd St) 

Get checked in, enjoy a complimentary beverage, mingle with fellow riders, grab a bite on your own, and get ready for the sunset beach ride.  

6:30-7:30pm – Fat Bike Sunset Ride 

Roll out from Public Coast Brewing Co. at 6:30 PM for a sunset beach ride, cruise along Ecola Creek enroute to the iconic Haystack Rock. Enjoy the salty breeze as you take in stunning views.  

Saturday, May 18 

12:30-2:30pm – Fat Bike Adventure Quest 

The quest will begin with your first clue at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce Community Hall (207 North Spruce). Whether riding solo or with a team, participants will navigate the town while completing tasks at various locations to earn clues for the next checkpoint. Challenges range from mental puzzles to physical feats, ensuring a dynamic adventure fueled by speed, strategy, and teamwork. Whether racing against the clock individually or collaborating with a team, the goal remains the same – be the first to cross the finish line! 

2:30-4:30pm – Fat Bike Beach Ride to Hug Point.  

Meet at the Chamber of Commerce at 2:30pm for a guided 13-mile beach ride to Hug Point and back. Enjoy a scenic ride past Haystack Rock, along the old “Oregon Beach Highway,” and to the picturesque waterfall at Hug Point. Staff will be scattered throughout points on the ride to assure rider safety. 

4:30-6:30pm – Beach Party and Fat Bike Olympics.  

After the waterfall ride, riders will pedal straight to Tolovana Beach Recreation Site (on the beach in front of Mo’s Restaurant) for fat bike games, races, local brews by Pelican Brewing Co., snacks, and good times with new friends.  

Sunday, May 19 

12-2pm – Guided Mountain Bike Rides at Klootchy Creek Trails 

Join members of the local bike club, Northwest Trail Association for a fun guided ride of the local mountain bike trail system. This ride is excellent on your acoustic fat bike or Class 1 e-bike. The local bike club maintains this system, but the trails are on private land, and the landowners do not allow any bikes that have a throttle. There will be options for intermediate to advanced-level riders. Download the maps from Trailforks to your mobile device. A free access permit from Nuveen Natural Capital is required. Create an account, then request an Oregon Permit.  

Tickets for the festival are $45. 

Book Your Cannon Beach Getaway with Meredith Lodging 

We have an amazing collection of Cannon Beach vacation rentals that will be the perfect home base to attend the Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival. Choose a cozy beach cabin or a sprawling oceanfront home. Many of our homes have hot tubs, ocean views, fireplaces, and welcome pets, too. Come stay, play and ride with us!