Last weekend would have been the 11th year of the Wydaho Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival. While we love bike stoke, the health and safety of the community was the most important concern this year. We didn’t cancel, we’re simply holding off until next year.
In 2020, we’re not going to have a pity party. We’re going to take this time to celebrate Wydaho and why it’s become part of the Teton Valley bike community. Do you want to celebrate with us? Share your Wydaho memories with us using the #wydahorendezvous hashtag on Instagram or tag @wydaho.rendezvous on Facebook. Not on social media? See you on your bike! Wydaho Highlights – Do You Remember?
2010: Wydaho is born to showcase mountain biking and to support Teton Valley Trails & Pathways. The festival is held at multiple locations around Teton Valley to show how easy it is to access great mountain biking. There’s even a bike movie at the Spud.
2011: Registration for the festival is $35 for early birds.
2012: Leff Lenosky, professional freeride and trials rider, Jeff Lenosky makes a 2nd appearance at the festival and wows the crowd with crazy trick and jumps in Downtown Driggs.
2013: Wydaho moves to Grand Targhee Resort and adds unlimited bike demos to the festival package. The Joe Stone Foundation brings adaptive cycling to Wydaho.
2014: Trails & Pathways makes Wydaho family friendly event with the Strider Adventure Zone set up for little rippers.
2015: Idaho tourism support allows the festival to expand marketing efforts and increase registration.
2016: SOCKS! Becomes the new rallying cry at the annual raffle.
2017: Registration hits 650 and mountain bikes from 29 states attend the festival.
2018: New logo! A new Wydaho look is revealed and the previous Mountain Man retires to the Bike Park in the Sky.
2019: Wydaho turns 10! A water element is added to the end of the day Shenanigans-were you there? Not only is Wydaho a rockin’ good time, it’s a major economic driver for this community, providing hundreds of thousands of dollars of economic stimulation over a span of 10 years.. The original intent of the organizers was to highlight Teton Valley as a ride destination and we’re confident we achieved just that. The festival showcases the best riding, newest bike technology, restaurants, friendly faces and visitors who dig trails.
Wydaho is also the 2nd largest fundraiser for Trails & Pathways behind the Tin Cup Challenge. It was not easy to decide what to do about the festival this year. Our tiny team and great board are working hard to bring you fun, creative and safe events this fall and winter to replace the missing energy of this year’s festival. We ask you to keep that in mind as we head into a new season. If you can participate in one of our upcoming events- see you there! If you can volunteer your time on a trail- you’re awesome!
Trails & Pathways would not be where it is today without walkers, skiers and riders like you and we thank you for giving us your support. We’ve also had great community partnerships with non-profits, government entities, local businesses and national brands that helped us elevate the organization and the festival. Thank you for sticking with us since 1998. See you at Wydaho Rendezvous in 2021.