November 10th, 11th and 12th 2017

Alafia River State Park FTF
South of Brandon, Florida

Join SWAMP for 3-days of adventure at Alafia and Boyette parks.

Ticket Sales for members begin July 16, 2017 12:00 am
Ticket Sales for non-members begin July 23, 2017 12:00 am
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Vendor Registration and Sponsorship information available.

Our premier and favorite annual mountain bike event. The Alafia River State Park Fat Tire Festival is a great mountain bike ride weekend with fun and entertainment in Florida for all registered attendees. With unique topography that offers some of the most radical elevation changes in Florida, the Alafia River State Park mountain bike trails are the most challenging in our riding area. The ‘Moonscape’ and ‘Gatorback’ trails were specifically designed for advanced level riders. The less technical ’Roller Coaster’, ’Bridges’ and ‘North Creek‘ trails provide a real adventure for any experienced cyclist. For new riders, there is ‘Sand Pine’, ‘Rock Garden’ and ‘River Loop’ plus all the 2-track.
Boyette’s trails are forgiving enough for newer riders while still offering an exciting bike ride for more experienced cyclists. The famed ‘Abyss’ and Ridgeline’ trails will amaze and challenge, while the diversity of single-track, technical berm sections, and hilly meadow riding will make for a fun day.
Guided and Self-Guided bike rides will be offered at both trail locations on Saturday. (Boyette only before noon).

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Festival Activities and Amenities Include:

Festival headquarters (registration, meals, and entertainment) will be located in the public areas of the Alafia River State Park. Use the main park entrance. Only registered attendees with event tickets will be allowed into certain event areas. Public parking area and Vendor Village open to the public.

Event Schedule




Bike Rides

Experienced cyclists of all skill levels will find a weekend full of off-road adventure. A variety of mountain bike rides will be scheduled for Friday; Saturday morning and afternoon. Sunday morning we will have unguided rides for anyone that still has legs that work. Ride Guides and Sweeps will be available for each scheduled bike ride. Helmets will be required. Proof of registration will be required to participate in any ride. We check every rider.
A Night Ride will be offered on Friday. You will need good bike lighting (10 watts or better) that can last 2 hours or more.


The registration fee includes a total of three meals. The meals feature wholesome food, selected with the active rider in mind. A breakfast with plenty of fresh fruit and high-energy carbohydrates will be served both mornings. Proof of registration will be required at all meals.


The camping registration fee includes two-nights’ camping in Alafia River State Park. SWAMP has reserved the 30 RV campground sites for Friday and Saturday nights for our event camping participants. However, each RV space may be shared with several tents or one other Trailer. There is enough room for 300 tents. Advanced Friday / Saturday reservations for RV sites, after that first-come first-served. RV Campers staying over Thursday night who are registered for the event may be asked to move to another RV site on Friday. Campers from Thursday night without event tickets will be asked to leave the park Friday morning.

Motel Accommodations

Participants wishing motel accommodations must make their own arrangements.
The following are located at an I-75 interchange, approximately 20 minutes from the festival.

Brandon- at I-75 & SR-60
Best Western- 813-621-5555
Comfort Suites- 813-630-4444
La Quinta- 813-643-0574

Ruskin/Sun City exit at SR-464
Holiday Inn Express- 877-466-9111

Registration July 16, 2017 - November 6, 2017

Fri-Sun Festival Plus Adult Camping Registration is $100 per person.
Fri-Sun Festival Adult no camping overnight Registration is $75 per person.

Festival Plus Registration is limited to the first 200 applicants.

There will be no event day registration. (all attendees must check-in)
Only Registered persons will be allowed in the camping areas.
Please Do not bring guests/family/friends/significant other unless they register also or keep to the public areas.
No unpaid guests.

Camp sites will be shared for tents, RV's or Trailers, and cannot (more info soon) be reserved for Friday and Saturday nights.

Registration will be verified before entering certain event areas.

Look for the member registration link to appear here on July 16, 2017

All ticket changes must be completed online no later than Tuesday, November 6th.
SWAMP will make arrangements and expenditures based on the number of entries received.
No refunds.
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Event Staffing

Volunteers are needed as sag support, site preparation, Ride Guides, registration hosts, meal servers and cleanup staff. Most volunteers get to ride.
Not all applicants are guaranteed volunteer positions.
Therefore, include the full registration fee with your application, even if you volunteer.

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For more information E-mail questions to: Events at SWAMPClub dot org