We are getting STOKED for Boise Goathead Fest coming up on Saturday, August 27. We’re laying out our weird costumes, tuning up our bikes, and prepping for a fun day celebrating Boise’s vibrant bicycle community!
Haven’t heard of Boise Goathead Fest? No worries! There’s still time to get excited about this annual event brought to you by Boise Bicycle Project, The Morrison Center, and us. Get ready for a bike parade, cold beer, delicious food, live music, and more!
Maybe we are a little biased, but our favorite part of any festival is the beer. We are releasing TWO brand new brews for Boise Goathead Fest this year.
Pedal Powered Pilsner
The official beer of Boise Goathead Fest ‘22, Pedal Powered Pilsner is already available! Look for it at a neighborhood store near you or stop by the brewery to snag a 6 pack and try it on draft. This beer is refreshing, crisp, and easy-drinking. We think it’s the perfect bike riding companion. Grab your bright pink cans (sweet label design by 116 & West) and get hyped for the ‘fest!
To The Moon Pale Ale
To The Moon will be released AT Boise Goathead Fest this year. Get ready to try a delicious pale ale designed specifically to be an awesome summer brew. It’ll help you beat the heat while still giving you that hoppy goodness. Come to the ‘Fest for the exclusive first taste!
We are so proud of our barrel-aged series. This is our first year of barrel-aged beers and we are loving the taste and the collaboration with our Artist in Residence Miguel Almeida. We will have a barrel-aged bar at Goathead Fest so folks can sample all 3 of the currently released barrel-aged brews: Yersinia - Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout, Exit to Daydreams - Tequila Barrel Aged Double Golden Ale, and Found in Space - Gin Barrel Aged Saison.
The real focus of the festival is the celebration of bicycles! Boise is a bike city and that’s something we love to celebrate. Goathead Fest kicks off with a rad bicycle parade filled with riders in fun costumes, wacky bicycle creations, music, and fun. It is an "all-ages, all-bikes, all-abilities, all-types-of-pedal-powered-people parade" that celebrates our entire bicycle community. So pump up your tires, put on your costume, and get ready to ride! The route is about 2 miles long, and we're expecting over 6,000 riders from Boise and beyond.
Plus, proceeds from the festival go to support Boise Bicycle Project, the awesome local nonprofit working to promote the personal, social, and environmental benefits of bicycling. Through inclusive access to refurbished bicycles, repair, and empowering educational experiences, BBP strives to build a stronger bicycling community in Boise and beyond.
Boise Goathead Fest
The bike parade ends at Cecil D. Andrus Park (that’s the park in front of the capitol building) and then it’s time to keep the party going! The park will be full of vendors, local food, games, freak bikes, music, and Lost Grove beer. What better way to spend a summer day than to ride your bike, eat local treats, try new beers, and celebrate the awesome city of Boise and its rad bike culture with friends?
It all starts with the Pedal Powered Parade Launch Party at 10:30 am in front of the Capitol Steps! Don't be late, we expect 6000 costumed riders, and you'll want to be in the front row! The Parade officially starts a rollin' at 11 am!
This year's parade route is about 1.5 miles long. We'll be rollin' at an "all ages, all bikes, party pace," and it should take us about 20 minutes to get back to the festival grounds (Cecil D Andrus Park). Register for the parade today!
We are excited to announce that Bleached is the headliner for Boise Goathead Fest 2022! This pop/punk/rock band is going to be the perfect music to jam to at the 'fest. Check out the first single "Hard to Kill" of their newest album, "Don't You Think You've Had Enough?" It's a fun bop that will get you excited to see them at this free live concert!
Wondering where Boise Goathead Fest gets its name? In Boise, one of the biggest bummers cyclists face are those thorny little goatheads poking holes in tires! Boise Bicycle Project spends the summers picking the path to Goathead Fest by hosting social rides and picking parties centered around pulling and eradicating goatheads. Last year alone the BBP team picked more than 11,000 lbs of goatheads, clearing the path for happy cyclists in the Treasure Valley.
Get hyped for Goathead Fest by signing up to pick a bushel of your own! Check out the Goathead Fest website for information on how to join picking parties or to sign up to volunteer at the event! You can even earn some free beer tokens for your service.
Register for the parade and sign up to volunteer today - group costumes are welcome and celebrated! We’ll see you there!