Bryce resort holds Oktoberfest, bike bonanza

Bryce Resort will hold a series of events this Saturday, starting with a bike bonanza and Oktoberfest and ending with a bonfire at dusk to welcome the cooler weather.

The bike bonanza, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is a celebration of everything wonderful on the mountain, including the fall colors, cool nights and German traditions, said Doug Grayson, marketing and promotions director at Bryce Resort.

“No reason to mourn the ending of another bike park season,” he said.

Trek, Troy Lee Designs and Bryce Bike Park will be offering giveaways throughout the day, he said.

The resort will also host an Oktoberfest with beer, music, food and kids’ activities.

There is no admission to the event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bands performing include Alt Washingtonia and Heidi und Heimut Echo.

Grayson added that authentic German foods, beer and local wines will be on hand for those older than 21. Vendors include Cave Ridge Winery and the Woodstock Brewhouse.

Kids can participate in pumpkin painting, beading, cornhole, hayrides and play on a castle bounce. A zip line, bike park, lift rides and disc golf will be open as well.

Bryce will also be holding a Fall Frolic Golf Tournament beginning at 11:30 a.m.

A bonfire at dusk will conclude the festivities, Grayson said

“Ullr, the Norse god of winter, requires a sacrifice of old skis and snowboards to start the new season off with plenty of cold weather,” he said. “It is the ultimate finish to a great Oktoberfest.”

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com.