FAQ

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: Will there be coaching & 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. To be very clear: there will be NO skills clinics or coaching Friday-Sunday at the festival. 

 

Q: Is this festival beginner/novice friendly?

  • Fruita

    • All level riders are welcome to party with us in Fruita

  • Sedona​

    • Our Sedona festival is not for beginner or newer riders (due in large part to the lack of beginner-friendly trails). We recommend Sedona participants be at least intermediate riders to fully enjoy this festival location.

Q: I'm an expert level rider, real talk - is this festival for me?

A: Jill Kintner, Vaea Verbeeck, Leigh Donovan, 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: How old/young do I have to be to participate?

Due to alcohol permitting, you must be 21 to attend. Under 21? Contact us. Our attendee age breakdown is typically as follows: 21-29: 20%, 30-39: 28%, 40-49: 22% 50-59: 25%, 60+ 5%

Q: How many women come to the festival?

A: 300+ ladies from all over the country, Canada, and beyond!

Q: Can my super adorable fur baby Fluffy come to the festival?

A: Due to the insanity that would ensue if 300 women showed up with their 547 dogs...we ask that you leave Fluffy at home.

Q: Can my husband/boyfriend/totally platonic man-friend come?

A: Hard no. Roam Fest is a women's-only bike festival and we can't go catching any cooties. 

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 bike shops have great high-end rental fleets.

Q: Are WTF/non-binary folks invited?

A: Absolutely! Anyone who identifies as female or non-binary 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. As proponents of good stewardship, we may change ride and shuttle offerings if trails are deemed unridable. Regardless, there will be tons of fun to be had onsite at our expo area! 

FESTIVAL PASS DETAILS

Q: What is a VIP Demo Pass?

A: VIP Demo passholders get early access to bikes Friday, and reservations for a bike of their choice on Saturday and Sunday. These passes are limited and we will sell out quickly.     

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; trust us that the regular festival pass is the best thing you'll ever invest in. 

Q: Im bringing my own bike, is there a discounted pass for BYOB?

A: The festival pass price does not change - even if you don't demo, there will be activities, food, workshops, shuttles & rides galore to get all the bang for your buck. ​

Q: I can only come 1 or 2 days, is there a discounted pass if I don't come for the entire festival?

A: Girl, get that time off work! The festival pass price does not change based on arrival or departure day/time. Don't worry if you can't be there the whole time, every moment of Roam Fest has a. bundle of epic rolled into it. For the record, our most consistent feedback is that ladies wished they had attended from the moment our doors opened until they closed. 

Q: What are the cancellation and refund policies?

A: See "Cancellations & Refunds" below.

 

LODGING, TRANSPORTATION & FOOD

Q: Can I get more details on camping?

Answers: ​​

  • Fruita

    • Free camping is onsite and can accommodate vans, trailers, RV & car camping. 

    • Portable toilets, hand wash stations potable water & fire pits available. No showers - bring baby wipes! 

    • Onsite camping is for festival pass holders only. Please leave Fido at home. 

    • Read more on our Camping FAQ

  • Sedona

    • Your $49 campout pass includes 4 nights of self-supported camping. Parking is extremely limited and a $149 Vehicle+Campout Pass is required for vehicles. 

    • Check-in at 4PM Thursday and check-out at 11AM Monday. Price does not change if you arrive late or leave early. 

    • Campsite is a short 10 minute drive from the festival. Shuttles to/from campsite provided starting Friday morning thru Sunday afternoon. Shuttle does not return midday. 

    • Drop toilets, fire pits, picnic tables, & potable water onsite. No showers - bring baby wipes!

 

Q: Where should I stay?

Answers:​​

  • Fruita

    • Most of us are camping, but if roughing it isn't your thing, check out lodging in downtown Fruita - it's about a 20-minute drive from the festival venue. 

  • Sedona

    • Book early and stay in the Village of Oak Creek - NOT Sedona proper! Traffic is a nightmare and it might take you up to an hour to travel from West Sedona to the festival venue. 

    • There is no lodging at the festival venue, but there are plenty of walkable hotels and inns nearby. 

 

Q: Can I share a ride or housing?

A: Yes! Check out our Ride/Housing share documents on the Plan Your Trip page. 

Fruita Plan your Trip

Sedona Plan Your Trip

Q: Where should I fly into? How do I get to the festival?

Answers:​​

  • Fruita

    • Grand Junction Regional Airport GJT is conveniently 30 minutes from the festival venue. 

    • SLC is a 4-hour drive and our preferred larger airport. 

    • We don't recommend flying into Denver DEN as Vail Pass can be unpredictably closed due to weather, and traffic can be the pits. 

  • Sedona

    • Phoenix Sky Harbor PHX is conveniently 2-hours away 

    • Flagstaff FLG is a great option less than an hour away. Check for layovers, as they often stop in Phoenix...which can defeat the purpose of proximity. 

 

Q: Will there be food at the festival?

Answers:

  • Ride hydration and nutrition will be provided 

  • Dinner will be served Friday & Saturday night and is included in your festival pass. 

    Fruita

    • The festival is in a remote location. We are working on food trucks to be onsite. Standby.

    • Downtown Fruita features several great restaurants and a grocery store. 

  • Sedona

    • Restaurants, coffee, & a great local grocery store are within a 1/2 mile of the festival.

    • We're working on food trucks to be onsite. Standby. 

 

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. 

 

RIDES, DEMOS, & SHUTTLES

Q: I'm not bringing my own bike, can you guarantee a demo bike?

A: Due to inventory shortages, 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 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 long are demo rides?

A: PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF COOKIES DO NOT KEEP YOUR DEMO BIKE ALL DAY! We have a serious issue with festival goers keeping bikes all day...that would be a rental ladies. Demo bikes are meant to be taken out for a 2-3 hour ride and brought back so your friends can try them. If everyone takes a morning demo and brings it back midday, 150 more people can try bikes!

Q: Where should I ride?

A: A detailed series of ride routes will be available closer to. the festival. Keep your eyes peeled!

Q: Can anyone join a group ride?

A: Yes. Festival pass holders are encouraged to sign up at the festival for group rides appropriate for their skill and fitness level. ​​

Q: How do I get on a shuttle?

A: Shuttles to the trail 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. Sedona will have special shuttles to and from our campground

 

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Q: Can I attend any workshop? Do I need to bring anything?

A: Attend all the workshops, no need to bring anything but yourself. 

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?

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 homemade! 

HELPING OUT

Q: Can I be a ride leader at the festival?

A: Do you know the local trails and feel comfortable navigating a group safely on them? Then hell yes girl! Please e-mail us for an application at roamfestvolunteer@gmail.com

 

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  roamfestvolunteer@gmail.com

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 hello@thisisroam.com.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ROAM EVENTS

Roam Events Website

Roam Events YouTube Channel

WAITLIST, TRANSFERS, & REFUND POLICY
 

Waitlist

  • GET ON THE WAITLIST! Our waitlist is your only hope of getting into the festival once we've sold out. Be sure to register your entire group individually as we release waitlisted tickets one at a time.

  • Please leave your email address AND phone number so we can double-notify you should a ticket become available. 

  • When a ticket becomes available, you will have 24 hours to register. Once this time frame has passed, your spot will automatically be released to the next person on the waitlist. We cannot re-release you a ticket if you miss your registration window. 

 

Transfers

  • Up to 48 hours prior to the festival a registered pass holder can transfer their ticket to another participant. No registration transfers to another event. 

  • No transfers within 48 hours of the festival start date. 

 

Refunds

  • Transfer refund: Don't have anyone to transfer your pass to? Contact us about transferring your registration to a waitlisted party. If a waitlisted person is able to register into your open spot, we can refund your registration. If we are unable to register someone off the waitlist, we cannot offer you a refund for any reason.  

  • No refunds. We understand illness, injury, or family emergencies do happen. While we’ll always want to help, please be ready for our policies to still apply. & REFUNDS

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