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July 16, 2019 

Dirt Fest PA 2019 Show Page


Brendon has some unique experience and perspective. He has spent several years in the bike world and enjoys a lot of time on his bike and he is now an ultrarunner and owns White Dot Productions, which is the only trail running guide company serving the 500,000+ acres of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They chat about a wide range of topics to give you some idea of what the Dirt Rag Dirt Fest experience is all about.

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Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.” 

The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers. 

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