Kernville Mountain Bike Festival Shuttle-Fest

Mountain biking around Kernville offers some epic trails in the Sequoia National Forest! For the fall of 2015 we are again stepping away from our traditional Kernville Fat Tire Festival gathering, to offer mountain bike enthusiasts our laidback style of riding with no pressure, loads of scenery, sweet trails and just a tiny bit of challenge. With our new ‘annual’ Shuttlefest, we are offering all you Cannell Trail and Just Outstanding die-hards a chance to ride multiple trails, each day, within this three-day event.

For just the weekend of Shuttle-Fest 2015, held October 16-18, 2015, you will be able to ride Just Outstanding Trail twice in one day, if you would like. Or, ride Cannell Trail in the morning and then Just Outstanding in the afternoon.

Gather your usual riding crew and call us at (800) 861-6553 to reserve your shuttle and camp site. No worries, if you can’t make it up to Kernville for this three-day Shuttle-Fest. Just let us know what dates you can make it, and we will get you up the mountain (shuttle times will be limited however)!

Greenhorn Summit Loop (Beginner), Greenhorn Shuttle

25-30 miles of dirt roads. Start at 6,900 feet elevation. Two to three loops at 6,000 feet. Views, climbs, descents. Final descent is twelve miles to the valley floor. Ride finishes with an eight mile ride back to MRA Campground on pavement. Three to four hour ride.

Alta Sierra (Intermediate to Advanced), Greenhorn Shuttle

20-25 miles of dirt roads & single track. Challenge “Just Outstanding” and leap into “Whoop-ty Do”! Forest, chaparral, dirt and sand. Final descent is twelve miles to the valley floor. Three to four hour ride.

Portugese Pass Trail (Intermediate), Greenhorn Shuttle

Seven miles out on dirt road and then back seven miles on single track. Mid-range climb and awesome views. Final descent is twelve miles to the valley floor. Ride finishes with an eight mile ride back to MRA Campground on pavement. Three to five hour ride.

Cannell Trail (Intermediate/Advanced)

Top Section of Cannell Trail. Start at 9200 feet. Ride extra eight mile single track to Big Meadow. Four to seven hour ride.

Camping during Shuttle-fest

To reserve camping at MRA’s campground during Shuttlefest, please call our reservation office to reserve your camp site at (800) 861-6553.

Planning for your Shuttle

Weather is unpredictable! Be ready for rain, shine or snow!
Elevation ranges from 2,650′ to 9,000′. Be ready to ride and make sure your bike is checked over.
Be at ride departure location 30 minutes early for loading.
Bikes can get scratched when being shuttled.
NO WHINING! Just Ride! Enjoy!


Confirmations will be by email only. No confirmation packets will be mailed. Reservations accepted by phone or upon receipt of check. Call us to reserve at (800) 861-6553.

Shuttle Info:

Shuttles are extremely limited, so plan to reserve early.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel, for any reason, less than 30 days prior to your shuttle/trip date, you are not eligible for a refund or store credit. Written cancellation notice received by our office more than 30 days prior to the trip date will result in a refund of your deposit paid less a $15 per person processing fee. If you must cancel at the last minute, try to find a friend to take your place.

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Did you know that MRA provides a 20% discount on Class IV Upper Kern river trips for non-profits?  We also offer an “early in the season” 20% camping discount, for any campers that camp with us prior to April 1st.

Call 800-861-6553 to chat about the possibilities. Valid on new reservations.

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