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2023 Capitol Forest Festival


Party in the woods

Join us for our second annual FOCF Capitol Forest Festival! Our friends at Race Cascadia are hosting the SUMMER CLASSICTEAM ENDURO in Capitol Forest on Saturday and we're keeping the party going on Sunday, August 13. 


10:00 AM

 Kick off! Raffle ticket sales and shuttle sign ups open. Poker Run officially begins.

11:00 AM

 First Capitol Peak shuttle starts loading. Beginner group ride departs.

11:30 AM

First Capitol Peak shuttle departs.

12:00 PM

Bike games begin

12:30 PM

Lunch is served at the Fall Creek shelter

1:00 PM

 Second Capitol Peak shuttle starts loading. Intermediate group ride departs.

1:30 PM

 Second Capitol Peak shuttle departs.

2:30 PM

 Raffle time! Raffle prizes from various local businesses to be won! 

Poker Run officially ends. Podium, medals, and prizes awarded!

3:00 PM

Event officially ends.


First Greenline Shuttle will load at 11:00, second Greenline shuttle will load at 1:00, and Little Larch Mountain Shuttles will run between. Shuttles will be free to members and $10 per shuttle for non members. BRING CASH! Service at the fall creek trailhead is spotty at best so cards aren't an option, unfortunately!

Poker Run

You asked and we listened. FOCF racing returns to Capitol Forest with the Poker Run! We know, we know, it's not the Classic. We're working on that. In the meantime, here's what you can expect from the Poker Run this year:

  • Cards are located at five spots across the forest (see map below). 

  • Cards are individually sealed in envelopes, marked with the location.  

  • Each rider can take one card from each stop, but a full hand isn’t necessary to compete. All hands turned in by 2:30 will be counted.

  • Best hand wins, worst hand gets second. 

  • Tie breaker swill be rock paper scissors, or mutually agreed upon feats of strength.

  • Each rider can collect one card (just one!) from each station. 

  • Don’t open the envelopes! Only cards in sealed envelopes will be counted.

  • Prizes and medals for the best and worst hands!


The poker run will run from 10:00 AM til 2:30 PM. Go at your own pace. Have fun. Make friends. 

Rank of Hands

  1. Straight Flush

  2. Four of a kind

  3. Full House

  4. Flush

  5. Straight

  6. Three of a kind

  7. Two Pair

  8. One Pair

  9. High Card


This year, we've reached out to Nineveh and they will be providing the grub for the event. Food will be $10 a plate for members, $15 for non-members. Please bring cash! Lunch will be served at 12:30. 


This year, we're going to have a slow race, a limbo, and a log pull. Games are free, prizes will be awarded for winners!

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Fall Creek Trailhead

Fall Creek Trailhead is located in southern Capitol Forest. See the pin below. We'll meet at the Fall Creek Shelter!

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