Gearing Up for KendaFest

There’s lots of bustling activity going on at DRHQ today. The entire Dirt Rag staff is getting ready to head north tomorrow to Hancock, Massachusetts for the KendaFest Presented by Dirt Rag this coming weekend, July 25-27 – see, we take our “presented by” role seriously.


There are a lot of great activities planned for the Fest, and there will be a bunch of mountain bike luminaries on hand (in addition to ourselves of course), including Kenda Legends Eric Carter and Brian Lopes, and Luna Chix Alison Dunlap and Marla Streb. Marin County statesman Charlie Kelly will be there to present a screening of the Repack legends documentary Klunkerz. Dirt Rag’s own Access Editor, Philip Keyes, will be there to share trail maintenance wisdom, and The Old Coot himself, Bill Boles, will be there to swap tall tales. Just added is another legend, Don “Captain Dondo” Cuerdon, and his posse of jumping fiends, JD Mellowship and Tattoo Dave. These New England locals will also be bringing aluminum pioneer Frank “The Welder” Wadelton, who may be persuaded to share his vast knowledge with lucky Fest-goers.

Also for lucky Fest-goers who sign up for a Dirt Rag subscription (or renew), we’ll have premiums from Genuine Innovations and Platypus. We’ll also have hot deals on Merch. Our normal little booth will be part of a much larger Dirt Rag Salon compound, where we’ll host a Reader’s Forum, Bourbon Tasting, Tech Seminars and more.

Go to the bottom of the KendaFest website to download the full (and I mean FULL) schedules. Space is still open, so if you’ve been on the fence about going, register today, and we’ll see you there!