If you like bikes, music, or brews, the Northwest Tune-Up Festival debut might be for you! Held over three days from July 8-10 at the waterfront of Bellingham Bay, the festival will feature exciting and informative biking events and a space to jam out to live music—all of which can be enjoyed with refreshing beers and ciders in hand.
“A decade ago, Brandon Watts and I started the dream of showcasing our amazing bike community and the trails that drew both of us to Bellingham,” says Co-Creator Eric Brown in the festival’s press release. “We’re also passionate about craft beer and music, so we’re thrilled to have an all-star team from the beer, bike, and music industry bringing the Northwest Tune-Up to Bellingham.”
This family-friendly celebration of Pacific Northwestern culture aims to support community organizations that work toward increasing access, education, and recreational development related to cycling. It will host bike races, clinics, and demos – some held at Galbraith Mountain and others on the pump track at the waterfront. In addition, 24 PNW-based breweries and cideries, including several local to Bellingham, will be serving tasty beverages to quench the thirst of attendees as they groove to music performances from upwards of 20 artists.
“It’s a perfect setting: incredible musicians performing as the sun goes down behind the San Juan Islands,” says Head of Music Hunter Motto in the Northwest Tune-Up’s press release.
Eight of Bellingham’s hotels are welcoming festival attendees by offering discounted rates and accommodations for bike cleaning and storage.
Northwest Tune-Up will be located at 1145 Granary Ave. in Bellingham, with parking and bike valet on Cornwall Avenue.
To find ticket pricing and purchases, event registration schedules, or other information, visit nwtuneup.com. You can also find them on Facebook or Instagram @nwtuneup.