Festival Info

Palos Meltdown Festival

The Specialized Palos Mount Bike Festival is Here!!

The Meltdown Race and Festival is a fundraiser for CAMBr, a 100% volunteer organization that builds and maintains singletrack, natural surface trails throughout the Chicago area, and is a major source of funding for Palos and other trail systems in the South Region. We’ll have a full day of MTB activities on Saturday before the Meltdown race and a great opportunity to taste the sweet singletrack Palos has to offer.  

Saturday Pulaski Woods Grove-Top of the Grass Hill

Bike Demos: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Come out and ride the latest bikes from Specialized, REI, Santa Cruz and others. SRAM will be there with support and all of their latest products. $10 donation requested for Demo Bracelet, Drivers License and Credit Card Required

Women’s Clinic 10:00AM
Ladies..new to MTB or would like to learn new skills? Please join us for a women’s only clinic led by experienced BICP Mountain Bike Instructors.

Course Pre-Rides
The Meltdown course will be published Friday night, so come out and get in that critical pre-ride (it’ll be busy on the trails so keep an eye out!)

MTB Festival: 3:30-6:30
Come hang out and enjoy the afternoon with your fellow mountain bikers, and get in that last demo ride before 5:30.
The Beer Garden & Band – Irish Legends in Willow Springs and Half Acre will be serving beer to settle the dust and help you carb load after a busy day demoing bikes and rocking the trails.  Beer tokens will be available on site for $5.00 or 5 for $20.00.   Don’t drink and drive, be smart and get a campsite. We’ll also have live music to cap off the day.