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Outdoor Adventure

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Need a natural recharge before getting back to the music?

Stop by the FloydFest Outdoor Adventures tent in the Global Village. The OA schedule annually features a host of activities to enrich your weekend experience and help you fully enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge.

2014 FloydFest Outdoor Schedule-click here

What to Bring

  • Mountain bike and helmet
  • Disc golf discs
  • Camera
  • GPS Device
  • Endurance and a keen sense of adventure
  • Rain gear – most events are rain or shine

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Adventures Headquarters - Tent open Thursday, 2-6pm, Friday and Saturday 9:30am – 5pm, and Sunday 9:30am – 4pm.

Osprey Guided Hikes- Take a guided hike along the Blue Ridge, Thursday 6pm, Friday 10:30 am  & 4pm, and Saturday 10:30 am  & 4pm.  Sign up and get local trail info at the Outdoor Adventures tent.

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Moon Stomper Hiking Trail – Hiking is encouraged on the Moon Stomper Trail ONLY from sunrise to 10 am and 7 pm to sunset due to disc golf and mountain bike usage.

Innova Disc Golf - Pick up a course map at the Outdoor Adventures tent and toss for the weekend’s best score on our Innova-sponsored 9-hole course. (The course is only open for play during designated hours.) Sign up for Saturday’s tournament at the OA tent.

Get Out More Tour Geocache -Try to find the geocache full of goodies that we’ve stashed deep in the woods around the site!

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Backpacker Trail-For all of those that love to hike, there’s a 3.5 mile trek from the offsite GA parking and camping lots to the festival. Guided hiking trips to the festival site will take place Thursday & Friday 10am and 4pm, Saturday & Sunday at 10am.  Backpackers will be picked up at the Alpha lot 30 minutes before the scheduled hike and at the Delta lot 15 minutes before the scheduled hike.   Shuttle stops at Alpha and Delta will be signified with trail kiosk stands.  Happy hiking!

Get Out More Tour! Dates, locations and times below for GOMT stops where a pair of FF tickets will be raffled!

5/6/2014 – 6:30p – Rock/Creek at 2 North Shore,www.rockcreek.com
5/8/2014 – 7pmHigh Country Outfitters,www.highcountryoutfitters.com
5/13/2014- 6pm – Eddie Bauer, www.eddiebauer.com
5/15/2014-TRAIL DAYS   DAMASCUS, VA
5/23/2014 – Asheville Mountain Sports, Asheville, VA
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/27/2014 – 6pm – The Local Hiker, www.thelocalhiker.com
5/29/2014 – 6pm – Mast General Store – www.mastgeneralstore.com
6/3/2014 – 6pm – Black Creek Outfitters  - www.blackcreekoutfitters.com
6/6/2014 – 6pm – Brasington’s Adventure Outfitters – www.brasingtons.com
6/7/2014 – 1pm – Mosquito Creek Outdoors – www.mosquitocreekoutdoors.com
6/10/2014 – Eddie Bauer – www.eddiebauer.com
6/12/2014 – 6pm – Appalachian Outfitters – www.appalachianoutfitters.com
7/9/2014 – Eddie Bauer – www.eddiebauer.com

Moon Stomper Mountain Bike Trail-

Come check out a free mountain bike rental from Roanoke’s Starlight Bicycles and enjoy our onsite 1 mile intermediate-level trail. Helmets are required for all bike activities! The trail is only open to riders during designated hours. Sign up for the Sunday race at the OA tent.

 

The Belcher Mountain Beat Down!
A Guided FloydFest Mountain Bike Journey

Through a partnership with Pembroke, Va.-based Tangent Outdoors and Team Moonstomper, FloydFest is happy to announce a GUIDED mountain bike tour that descends the Blue Ridge and finishes with miles of hand-built single-track trail!

The 19-mile route includes 1600’ of elevation gain and 3400’ of descending.

We will ride as a group from FloydFest through gorgeous Virginia countryside to the spine of Belcher Mountain, where we’ll descend via steep rocky trail to the valley below.  An alternate dirt road descent route option is available to those looking for a gentler ride down the mountain.  The course finishes with miles of creek crossings on the way to the I.C. DeHart park in Woolwine; where we will sample some of the 15 miles of hand-built single track this park has to offer.  At the ride’s end, we’ll enjoy a catered lunch and shuttle service back to FloydFest.

The ride will take 3 to 4+ hours. Riders are required to bring their own bicycle & helmet. The Belcher Mountain Beat Down is not recommended for beginner mountain bikers. However, beginners should feel free to participate — the I.C. Dehart Park includes miles of friendly trails to explore at your leisure. Those wishing to ride only this part of the journey may attend and ride the shuttle each way.  Riders are encouraged to check in at the Outdoors Tent for updates and to arrange shuttle rides down if not doing the full tour.

There will be separate trips leaving Friday & Saturday morning; departing FloydFest at 9:30 am. Meet at the FloydFest front gate ready to roll!  You will not regret getting up early for this journey by bike!

Cost per rider is $40 and includes lunch & shuttle ride. Proceeds after cost will be donated to the I.C. Dehart Memorial Park Trail Fund. Participation is limited to 15 riders — RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW!

Cool Down on the Little River at FloydFest!

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We’re excited to partner again with On the Water — this year we are offering opportunities to escape to the water for a few hours of paddling and floating down a gorgeous, undeveloped stretch of the Little River in Floyd County, with small whitewater (not even Class I) suitable for all ages.

Trips include a 45-minute shuttle (via school bus and 15 passenger van) from the festival to the Little River, 2.5 to 3 hours on the water, and a fully catered lunch with local produce and all the sides and fixins! Trips meet at the front gate of FloydFest. Trips are first come, first serve. Patrons can also sign up at the FloydFest Outdoor Adventures tent beginning Wednesday, until the trips are full. This event is rain or shine. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Wednesday

Leave 1pm / Return 6pm

Thursday-Sunday

Leave 9:30am / Return 3:30pm

Each Session:on the water 11

Each trip is capped at 39 participants.

13 available kayaks

6 available canoe spots (3 canoes)

$53 each including lunch utilizing Floyd-grown produce

20 available tubes

$43 each including lunch

Children 12 and under riding as passengers in a canoe are $10 including lunch.

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Photo Scavenger Hunt – Explore FloydFest’s nature! Kid friendly!

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Vasque 5K Trail Race – Push yourself at the FloydFest~13~Revolutionary Vasque 5K Trail Race. Sign up anytime over the weekend and meet at the OA tent at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday.

FloydFest 13 Ultimate Gear Giveaway Challenge – Stop by the Outdoor Adventures tent for daily giveaways and a score card where you can track your Outdoor adventures, racking up points for a chance at being our outdoor gear grand prize winner. There’s a special geocache stashed somewhere on the premises, so bring your GPS for extra credit points toward winning gear.

 

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