Frequently Asked Questions
GENERAL FESTIVAL DETAILS
Q: Is it weird if I come to the festival solo?
A: Hell no! About 1/3 of our participants arrive solo...it won't take long to make new friends!
Q: Is this festival beginner friendly?
A: Our Sedona festival is not intended for beginner or newer riders (due in large part to the lack of beginner-friendly trails). If you are a beginner, we heartily recommend you get a few skills clinics under your belt before joining us.
Q: I'm an expert level rider, real talk - is this festival for me?
A: Jill Kintner, Kelli Emmett, and Olympian Chloe Woodruff think the festival is pretty effin' rad. We stand by our policy of "does not suck" for advanced riders, including those who have the skills to pay the bills.
Q: Will there be on-the-bike skills clinics?
A: Noooope! We are here to shred! There are dozens of off-the-bike educational workshops throughout the weekend for post-ride nerding out.
Q: How old/young do I have to be to participate?
Due to alcohol permitting, you must be 21 to attend. Most of our participants are between 25 and 55; we've had more than a few 60+ shredders (even a totally badass 78-year-old)! Under 21? Contact us.
Q: How many women come to the festival?
A: We expect to sell-out at 300.
Q: Can my super adorable fur baby Fluffy come to the festival?
A: Due to the insanity that would ensue if 200 women showed up with their 300 dogs...we ask that you leave Fluffy at home.
Q: Can my husband/boyfriend/totally platonic man-friend come?
A: Hard no. Roam Bike Fest is a womxn's-only bike festival. We can't go catching any cooties (we've neutralized the handful of guys working at the festival for their respective bike companies). Plan on an awesome weekend with a bunch of other rad bike-obsessed ladies.
Q: I'm a dude, can I just come demo a bike?
A: Thanks for asking, but no. Feel free to check out our bike partner's demo schedules for other nearby demo opportunities. Local Sedona bike shops have great high-end rental fleets.
Q: Are WTF/Womxn invited?
A: Absolutely! Anyone who identifies as female and is over the age of 21 is welcome to join us!
Q: What if it rains?
A: The festival will go on as scheduled, barring any crazy Acts of God that would make it unsafe to continue.
FESTIVAL PASS DETAILS
Q: Can I upgrade my one or two day festival pass?
A: Yes! Before the festival? Email us. At the festival? Talk to us at the festival HQ tent and we'll get you set!
Q: I''m arriving Friday night. Can I come to the film screening and Happiest Hour?
A: Yes, at-the-door tickets are $25 and valid only after 4PM. Please purchase a full-day pass if arriving earlier.
Q: Can I use my 2-Day Pass Friday and Sunday?
A: Yes, but we don't recommend missing jam-packed Saturday.
Q: I just want to demo, is there a discounted pass to only demo bikes?
A: And miss the dance party? Are you crazy?! We're committed to this lady shred fest being a sun-up to sun-down extravaganza, if you only want to demo (and skip all the absolutely rad other stuff), feel free to purchase a full-priced festival pass - we'll make sure your beer gets drank and your fiesta dinner gets scarfed.
LODGING, FOOD & TRANSPORTATION
Q: What is camping like?
A: We have a small group campsite located about a 10 minute drive from the festival. Camping is primitive, please prepare to be self-reliant for the weekend with food, supplies, and baby wipes a-plenty! Camping passes are $29 per person and must be purchased in advance.
*Please note: campsite parking is extremely limited (for real, 10 parking spaces for 100+ campers) no trailers, RV's or big ass vehicles please. Carpool in if you can!
Q: Can I stay at the Red Agave?
A: The Red Agave is booked for festival staff. Check out our lodging details for nearby suggestions.
Q: Will there be food at the festival?
A: Restaurants, coffee, & a great local grocery store are within a mile of the festival.. We will have dinner onsite! Friday night = dinner for purchase. Saturday night = FREE fiesta dinner for pass holders. Sat & Sun morning = some vendors will have tasty morning treats (e.g. bacon, pancakes).
Q: I don't eat the animals, food options for me?
A: Friday and Saturday dinner will have vegan, vegetarian, gluten-freedom & dairy-free options.
Q: How do I get to and from the festival?
A: Check out all our transportation details.
RIDES, DEMOS, & SHUTTLES
Q: Where should I ride?
Q: Can anyone join a group ride?
A: Festival pass holders are encouraged to sign up for group rides appropriate for their skill and fitness level. Advanced, Intermediate, Chill Intermediate, and Beginnermediate rides will be available. No absolute beginners. Max group size is 8 riders. If your friend is slower than you, please don't throw her to the wolves with an advanced ride.
Q: I'm not bringing my own bike, can you guarantee a demo bike?
A: We have TONS of demo bikes and highly encourage participants to plan to demo. We cannot promise a bike will be available in your size. If you want to ensure you get a shred sled, sign up for our VIP Demo Pass (limited quantity) to enjoy early demo, a VIP shuttle, and reserve bikes in advance.
The local bike shops have friendly faces and great rental fleets:
Q: What is a VIP Demo Pass?
A: This pass ($49) gives the pass holder access to early demo each morning, and the ability to reserve a bike once at the festival. Traveling without a bike? We are selling a very limited quantity of these passes - don't miss out! Purchase a VIP Demo Pass along with your regular festival pass.
Q: What do I need to demo (test ride)?
A: A helmet, appropriate shoes, a credit card and ID (to make sure you bring the bike back), and a festival pass.
Q: How do I get on a shuttle?
A: Shuttles are free for festival goers and will run from 9AM-1PM. Some shuttles are reserved for group rides, but we'll have plenty of room for those of you that just want a lift to the trail. Shuttles will go to Broken Arrow, the high school, and Fay Canyon (close to Mescal, Chuckwagon) Trailheads. Shuttles will pickup from the high school and Fay Canyon trailhead. All other shuttles are drop-off only (you can ride back to the festival).
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Q: Can I attend any workshop? Do I need to bring anything?
A: If you have a festival pass, you can join, just bring yourself! Workshops, presentations, and event details can be found on our schedule.
Q: What is the Happiest Hour?
A: A crazy fun hour of free dranks, snacks, and games provided by our expo vendors. Non-alcoholic drinks available.
Q: Is the film screening really outside at night...in November?
A: We're mountain bikers. Which scientifically means we are stronger and more resistant to the elements than normal humans. Dress warm. Bring a puffy. Have a blanket with you...and maybe some Fireball.
Q: What is a SHREDTalk?
A: The most inspiring hour of your life. AKA a panel discussion with industry legends, game changers, influencers, and inspiration-smiths.
Q: Should I really bring a costume for the dance party?
A: Shhyaaaah! Even better if it is home made!
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: TRANSFERS & DEFERMENTS
At any time prior to the festival: A registered pass holder can transfer their ticket to another lady rider.
Within 30 days of festival start date: A registered pass holder can defer the cost of a pass to a future Roam Event
Within 14 days of festival start: No deferments are allowed, only transfers to another person to attend in your place.
Up to one month before festival start date: full refund, less $25 administration fee.
30 or fewer days before festival, or "no show": no refund.
We understand illness, injury, or family emergencies do happen. While we’ll always want to help, please be ready for the above policies to still apply.
Once you purchase a festival pass, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of Roam Bike Fest organizer Roam Events. Your e-ticket(s) will be attached to your order confirmation email. You do not need to print your ticket out - we will have a registration list at the event.
2-Day and 3-Day passes will increase in price after Oct 8th.
Please check e-mails from Eventbrite and hello@thisisroam leading up to the festival- these messages will contain important event information
No refunds after Oct 8th. See refund & transfer policies
Due to alcohol permitting, this is 21and over event
Event is rain or shine
Schedule and vendors subject to change without notice
By purchasing this ticket, you consent to the Roam Bike Fest's Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement
Q: Can I volunteer at the festival?
A: Volunteer opportunities are limited, but if you think you've got a skillset we just can't pass up, email us at
I have more questions, who do I contact?
Please be sure to fully look over details on our website, eventbrite page, and e-mail blasts. Still have questions? We can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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