GOWAAN FEST

Gowaan Festival
3/4/5th Sept 2021,

Farmer Johns MTB Park, Marple.

Women’s MTB festival with heaps of activities including coaching sessions, air bag, pump track, dual slalom, long jump competition and a huge raffle!

What's On?

PRIVATE TRAILS ALL WEEKEND

AIRBAG

Q&A WITH BEX
& MARTHA

COACHING SESSIONS

WHEELIE WORKSHOP

DUAL SLALOM RACE

FILM VIEWING

BIKE MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP

SPECIAL PRO RIDER GUESTS

PUMPTRACK

LONG-JUMP COMPETITION

DEMO BIKES

The action-packed weekend includes:

  • Airbag
  • Pumptrack
  • Wheelie Workshop
  • Special Pro-Rider Guests
  • Private Trails All Weekend
  • Dual Slalom Race
  • Q&A with Bex & Martha
  • Film Viewing
  • Long Jump Competition
  • Coaching Sessions
  • Bike Maintenance Workshop
  • Demo Bikes

PLUS!

SATURDAY NIGHT

Live Music

SATURDAY NIGHT

Live Music

CAMPING

Festival Vibe

CAMPING

Festival Vibe

TIPI BAR

Moroccan Style

TIPI BAR

Moroccan Style

FOOD VENDORS

mmmmmm

FOOD VENDORS

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Gowaan, tell us, why…?

Our aim is to create a fun environment where women can join together

and share the love of riding bikes with friends old and new!

Here’s a glimspe of Gowaan Fest 2019 to whet your appetite… enjoy!

Everyone was very encouraging and made me more confident to give something a try even if I wasn’t 100% sure about it. There was a brilliant atmosphere all weekend, very relaxed and fun

2019 Festival Goer

As a spectator is was lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves in a very relaxed environment

2019 Festival Spectator

Tickets!

Tickets include entry, ALL activities & 2 nights camping!

Rider’s Pass – £75
Village Pass – £25
Under 16’s – £50
Under 8’s – FREE

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it for women only?
A: The rider passes are for women & girls, so riding activities are for women only. Men can purchase village passes and enjoy the atmosphere, do some shopping, and the non riding activities.

Q: Can I bring a dog?
A: No sorry, only guide dogs.
 

Q: Can I come for one day only?
A: Yes that’s fine, single day tickets will only be available on the door and does not include camping.
 

Q: I’m worried I’m not skilled enough for this event.
A: Last year we had some beginners that came along and still had a good time, the riding is limited for absolute beginners but if you come with a Gowaan attitude, there are some coaching sessions aimed at people that have not been riding for long. We would suggest that if you can ride a blue trail (or more) at a trail centre then this festival is great for you!
 

Q: Im coming on my own and worried I’ll be riding alone.
A: Fear not, there are plenty of people in the same boat. We tend to have an intro talk at the start of the event and hopefully help break the ice with others. 
 

Q: How do the sessions work during the festival? Are they free?
A: The sessions are all included in the ticket (as well as 2 nights camping). You will be able to sign up for the sessions which are run at certain times, they will fill up on a first come first basis. Other activities are open all the time for you to jump on as and when you please.
 

Q: Can I drop my kids off and leave the site?
A: All under 16s must accompanied by a rider or village pass holder for the duration of the festival. Under 18s can ride alone but need consent from their parent of guardian.
 

Q: I’m a father bringing my daughter along, can I ride with her?
A: Sorry but you can only purchase a village pass, all the riding activities are for women. The site is a great size to be able to easily get around on foot and watch/follow the riding.
 

Q: I want to bring all my kids, can boys ride too?
A: Any child, boy or girl, under 8 years old can come into the festival for FREE (with a village pass holder) and ride some of the activities (excludes airbag). Rider passes are available for girls +8yrs old. 

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