The Bikes, Brews ‘n’ Views festival runs July 19-21 and celebrates the growing mountain biking scene at Beech Mountain Resort with a mix of live music, biking, beer tasting, scenic views and a hash run.
The fun starts Friday evening, July 19, with a concert featuring “Acoustic Syndicate,” one of western North Carolina's most popular rock/folk/bluegrass bands. The concert begins with opening act Melissa Reaves at 7:30 p.m., followed by “Acoustic Syndicate” at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday's activities are anchored by the beer fest, which runs from 3-7 p.m. Attendees can sample more than 45 regional and national craft brews while listening to a three-band lineup of “Brushfire Stankgrass” at 3 p.m., “The Broadcast” at 4 p.m. and Zach Deputy at 5 p.m.
Monster Energy Series hosts dual slalom mountain bike races throughout the afternoon, while attendees may also load their personal bikes on the chairlift and spend the day riding Beech Mountain Resort's new downhill trails.
A disc golf tournament also takes place Saturday morning on the resort's new 18-hole course, while the Oskar Blues 5K Hash Run combines running and brews at 1 p.m. Saturday's festivities conclude with more live music during the official after party in the Beech Tree Bar & Grill.
On Sunday, there's more biking competition with Monster Energy Series downhill races.
“Bikes, Brews ‘n’ Views serves as the official grand opening of Beech Mountain Resort's mountain biking park, lift access system and disc golf course,” said director of marketing Talia Freeman. “We've packed a ton of fun into three days. It will be our biggest weekend of summer.”
In addition to the other activities, there will also be an outdoor expo area, mountain bike rentals and demos, a children's fun area and a Sunday bike rodeo for kids.
Tickets for Friday evening's concert are $8, while tickets for Saturday's beer fest are $25. Children age 12 and under are admitted Friday and Saturday at no charge. A weekend pass is available for $30 and includes Friday Concert with “Acoustic Syndicate” and Melissa Reaves, Saturday Beer Fest with more than 45 brews, Music from Zach Deputy, “Brushfire Stankgrass” and “The Broadcast.” It also includes Monster Energy racing events as well as free parking and shuttles.
Entry fee for the Oskar Blues 5K Hash Run is $40 and includes beer fest admission.