Come join us for two days of riding, meeting friends and living outdoors at the second annual DORBA North Texas MTB Festival at the 4R Ranch and Winery in Muenster.
There will be great riding on 13 miles of beginner and intermediate trails, ride skills clinics for all levels, a swag bag for the first 500 attendees, new bike demos (Cannondale, Specialized, Trek), vendor expo and yes, mountain and gravel riding and racing. Join us for all that plus great food, clinics and classes, music, daily raffles, a ride-in-movie, and more. And did we mention award-winning wine from the 4R Ranch winery?
This is a family friendly event with something for everyone, whether you’re new to off-road riding or shred full time. 4R Ranch is one of the most spectacular places to ride and camp in North Texas, and is only 70 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth. Campground opens Friday, Oct 20. Festival runs Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22.
Thank you to our sponsors Be Free Ride Bikes, Bike Mart, BodyArmor, DFW Series, Fairfield Inn and Suites, H&H Air Solution, Monster Energy, NICA, Patagonia, Red River Rides, Ride Dirt Shirt Co., Schilling Tire & Auto, Spinistry, Sun & Ski, The Ride Series, Texas Farm Credit, Texas Tyler Bluff, Trek DFW, Unified Bike Co. and Zimmerer Kubota.
What your admission includes:
Two-days entry to the festival, parking, swag bag, new bike demos, ride skills clinics, technical support for your bike, seminars, ride-in-movie and more. Food and beverages available for purchase. Camping and race entries are an additional fee.
Camping check-in begins 2 p.m. Friday. The full event and festivities start Saturday morning.
2-day admission (DORBA members) — Free for members (member ID listed on DORBA website will be required)
2-day admission (non-members) — $40
2-day admission (kids 13 and under) — Free
Camping — Starting at $9.50/night per person, $25/night per site
DORBA Fall XC Race registration — $15-40
Spinistry Texas Gravel Fest — Free for Club Spinistry members through 9/30/23; $20-50 after or for non-members
Click here to register for the festival and the DORBA XC MTB Race.
Click here to register for Spinistry’s TEXAS GRAVEL FEST (Saturday).
Click here to reserve a campsite.
Schedule subject to change.
Interested in volunteering at the festival? We can't put on this festival without volunteers and would love your help! Of course, volunteers get free admission to the festival and a festival shirt with a minimum of 3 volunteer hours. Click here to sign up for a volunteer slot.
PLEASE READ THE FAQ. It answers important questions, especially if you are planning to camp.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is registration required?
Yes, registration is required ahead of time for everyone. Each member of your party must have a separate registration on file. Adults can register for minors. You will check in upon arrival, receive your swag bag and wrist band and head in to the party!
Do I have to sign a waiver?
Yes, for both DORBA and 4R. You must sign the waivers online to complete your registration.
Will there be single-day admission?
We are only offering 2-day admission. DORBA members receive free admission.
The first 500 people who register get a swag bag with samples, discounts and (duh) swag.
Event registration is required to participate in the DORBA race Sunday.
Is admission free for kids?
Admission is free for children 13 and under. Camping is still charged per person, including children. If registering with a DORBA family account, admission is free for all members in the family, including kids of all ages.
Can I become a member and then qualify for free member admission?
Of course! Click here to become a member..
How do I find my DORBA member number?
Log into your account on dorba.org and go to your profile. Your member number will be listed under Membership Summary. Questions about membership should be emailed to [email protected].
RACING (XC MTB)
What are the race fees?
CAT 1, 2, & 3, and First Time Racer (Ages 19+) - Pre Reg - $40 / Day Of Reg - $65
Juniors 13-14, and 15-18 - Pre Reg - $20 / Day Of Reg - $45
Juniors 8 & Under, 9-10, and 11-12 - Pre Reg - $15 / Day Of Reg - $30
What race categories will there be?
**Each lap will be approximately 6 miles
Adult Race course will generally follow this route: TBD
Pro Open/CAT 1 (15+) - 3 Laps
CAT 2 (15+) - 2 Laps
CAT 3 (15+) - 1 Lap
First Time Racer (15+) - 1 Lap with Cat 3 field
Junior 13-14 - 1 Lap with Cat 3 field
Junior 11-12 - 4 miles, 2 laps TBD
Junior 9-10 - 2 miles, 1 lap 12U course
Junior 8 & Under - 2 miles, 1 lap 12U course
Will there be podium awards?
Fall Series awards for podiums in all categories, No cash prizes.
Is race registration separate?
Registration for the DORBA XC MTB race Sunday and for the festival will be done through this site (BikeReg).
Registration for the Texas Gravel Fest race Saturday is through Spinistry. For questions about the Spinistry race, please contact Spinistry through their race website.
Will there be refunds if the DORBA XC race is postponed?
Yes, we will offer refunds or the option to apply the registration to another race, however, we encourage racers to consider donating their fee to DORBA. Spinistry is not allowing refunds for its race.
6:45AM-12:00PM - Check In & Day Of Registration (You must check in or register 30 minutes prior to your start time)
8:00AM - Pro/Cat 1 Men/Women Race Start
10:15AM - Junior Racer Meeting at Start Line area
10:30AM - Junior 8 & Under, 9-10 and 11-12 Race Start
10:45AM - Pro/Cat 1 Awards
11:30AM - Cat 3, First Time Racer, & Junior 13-14 Race Start
11:45AM - Junior 8 & Under, 9-10 and 11-12 Awards
12:30PM - Cat 2 Race Start
12:45PM - Cat 3, First Time Racer, & Junior 13-14 Awards
2:45PM - Cat 2 Awards
**DORBA reserves the right to adjust the schedule as needed due to unforeseen circumstances**
Category change request
You cannot change your category after you Check In Day of and/or Register Day of.
Race clock start
Each category will have a mass start of all participants. Your race start clock time will begin when the Race Director says GO. This will be prior to when you cross over the timing mat during your first lap. You will cross over the timing mat at the finish of each lap.
There will be a 15 minute protest period 30 minutes prior to each category awards. All protests must be made to the Race Director during this time.
HELMETS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES
When does camping begin?
Festival camping starts Friday night October 20. Campground check-in opens at 2pm. We will have a movie that night, but the main event, racing and vendor village begin Saturday morning.
How do we reserve a campsite?
Pricing is per person per night. You can purchase camping spots for yourself and for additional attendees through HipCamp. Questions about camping should be directed to 4R at [email protected].
How can we find out more about each campsite before we reserve?
Please read through this PDF for more information about the sites.
What about RV camping?
RVs are welcome, but no RV sites with hookups are available for this event. RVs will have to boondock. Generators are allowed.
What about campfires and firewood?
There is currently a burn ban in effect so campfires will not be possible. Should that change, only a limited number of fire rings are available – campers are encouraged to bring their own. Firewood will be available for purchase.
What’s the bathroom situation?
There is a non-flushing toilet in the toilet shed (Sitzen und Schitzen). There are two sinks and two showers in the shower shed (Sudzen und Scrubzen). The water temperature for the showers is fixed. Showers are operated via pull chains.
There will also be porta-potties around the venue.
Where can I stay if I don’t want to camp?
4R has compiled a list of other accommodations in the area. Please visit their website for the full list.
How do I get to 4R?
Please click here to view a map and routes.
Will there be water?
Potable water will be available on site but we encourage you to bring what you need.
Will there be food?
There will be food available for purchase from food trucks for all meals. You are also welcome to bring your own meals.
Is there wifi or cell service?
Don’t count on either. Cell service is spotty and wifi will only be available in certain areas.
Is this event rain or shine?
The festival and race may be postponed to a later date in the event of severe weather (i.e. ice/snowstorm) that makes travel hazardous.
Will there be refunds if the event is rescheduled?
Refunds will be offered for admission and the DORBA XC race if the event is postponed. There will be no refunds for camping.
For questions, please email:
Festival: [email protected]
XC racing: [email protected]
Sponsorship: [email protected]
Volunteering: [email protected]
Camping or 4R: [email protected]