Thursday, September 27, 2007


This weekend is the Mountain to Metro Games and Harvest Moon Festival!

Check out the events below- come to some or all of them! If you want to volunteer let me know, or if you plan to come and want more info, let me know too! Come support Ogden and enjoy this event! This is your chance to get involved with your community at large!

Friday, September 28

4:30 PM

Flowrider Competition
Location: The Salomon Center Plaza

Exposition style at the Flowrider in the Salomon Center.

4:30 PM

Amatuer Climbing Competition
Location: The Salomon Center

Come and test your skills on Utah's largest indoor climbing wall.

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Ogden’s High Adventure Mountain Film Festival

Sponsored and produced by Ogden Climbing Parks

Location: Ogden Amphitheater, Historic 25th Street

Two and a half hours of programming including the 84 minute feature: “Higher Ground”; A Mountain Culture Film which documents a yearlong journey as seen through the eyes of a selection of world-class climbers. Other films include a variety of other high adventure mountain sports. These films will focus on the importance of exploration, passion for the mountains, care for the environment, and those who pursue the high adventure lifestyle. Donation of $10/pp or $20 per family. (All donations automatically enter you into a drawing for a grand prize of a week in Puerto Vallarta). For more information please contact Ogden Climbing Parks 399-1130 or

Saturday, September 29

Bike Corral sponsored by UTA

A bike corral will be provided throughout the event so festival attendees will be encouraged to ride their bikes downtown where they can be securely stored. Similar to coat check or valet parking.

8:00 AM -11:00 AM
“Show Us Your Rack” Gear Swap
Location: Court Parking Lot at 26th and Lincoln

This is two events in one. First, it’s a competition for the most loaded-up Yakima or Thule rack. We want to see bikes, kayaks, gear, etc. Attendees can buy, sell, barter or beg whatever outdoor gear they want. Everyone is welcome! Just show up for some of the best deals of the year. Court Parking Lot at 26th and Lincoln.

11:00 AM -1:00 PM

Bouldering Clinic
Sponsored by Ogden Climbing Parks

Entry Level Climbers can learn the basics of this climbing technique that doesn’t require excessive gear. Shoes, boulder pads, and instruction provided. For more information contact Ogden Climbing Parks 399-1130 or

10:30 AM

EddyFlower Ogden Downriver Slalom Race

Kayakers will compete to have the fastest time down a technical river slalom course. There will also be an entertaining boatercross event where an 'rogue' kayaker will attempt to cause mayhem during the race by blocking the other boaters. Lacated at the 24th street kayak park (west of the railroad tracks) For more information please contact Nathan Packham (801) 394-4251, npack@hotmail.

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Harvest Moon Criterium

Sponsored by Bingham's Cyclery & Wadman Corporation

4th Annual Harvest Moon Crit moves back to its original location around the Ogden City Municipal block. This year's bike race will be a fast four-corner race that will allow riders to demonstrate their end of year fitness. Come watch racers burn up the street at speeds in excess of 30 mph! Races all day starting at 1:00 and ending at 7:00. Free kids race will be held at 5:00. See for registration information.

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: 29th Street Trailhead (top of 29th)

The Striders7 (mile) Mountain to Metro trail run gives runners the opportunity to race on the historic Bonneville Shoreline Trail and experience the scenic beauty of Ogden River's Parkway trail. Striders7 starts on the 29th Street trail head at 3:30pm and ends on Historic 25th in downtown Ogden; just in time for the Harvest Moon Celebration. Runners will be bused to the trail head from 25th Street. Registration is available in-person at the Striders running store in Layton or online at and at For more information please call Striders at 801-728-9121.

Adventure Photo Contest sponsored by Out of Bounds Creative

Contestants will take photos of various high adventure activities around Ogden and Mountain to Metro/Harvest Moon events throughout the weekend and submit them for judging in the afternoon. As the sun sets on 25th Street, a slide show of all the day’s photos will be projected for all to see behind the ongoing live music. Winners will receive cash and/or prizes. Photos are now being accepted at Please submit a medium resolution jpeg (emailable) no larger than 5 MB.

2:00 PM - into the night
Harvest Moon Celebration

Join the hundreds of fully loaded racks parked around town with hundreds of exhausted paddlers, climbers, trail runners, mountain bikers and cyclists all sitting on Historic 25th Street as the sun sets while they enjoy a beer, free quality family activities and live music in an incredible mountain/metro environment. For more information check out

Hope to see some of you there!