"Try It" Activities

Trying it out... isn't that the whole idea of the Go Outside Festival? If you're looking to demo gear, this is your weekend! From bikes and boats to hammocks and tents, GO Fest is the place to be to test the toys!

Pixie Cross is regular sized people riding tiny bikes for prizes and glory! Come race the tiniest bikes in town on our cross course to win a...
Come by Saturday, all day, and accept the challenge of Orangetheory Fitness 500 Meter Challenge. Fastest female and fastest male will win a FREE...
Explore the many facets of recycling. and learning how to REDUCE your USE! We will have a sorting challenge, eco friendly recipes to try, consumer...
Been thinking about trying climbing and don't know where to begin? Stop by our booth anytime and we can tell you just what you need to get started...
Ski poles of various lengths stuck in the ground. Toss 6 rings to see how many you can loop around the ski pole. Each participant will win a...
Curious about e-bikes? Want to know how fun they are? We'll be highlighting a few of the fun options Trek and Electra offer in the electric assist...
Have fun seeking out geocaches surrounding the GoFest site and downtown Roanoke! We’ll provide the coordinates and you go find the geocaches. ...
Come to the SAWS booth for an opportunity to use a vintage crosscut saw! Never pulled on a saw before? No problem! SAWS staff will be there to...
Good rope management skills are central to efficient rock climbing as well as ice climbing and mountaineering. This event will demonstrate some...
What do you do when you are on a long rock climb and the second climber cannot climb a difficult sequence? This demonstration will outline the...
Building traditional rock anchors is the backbone of expert rock climbing technique, but all climbers venturing into novel terrain need to know...
Having the ability to rig bolted anchors for climbing is a basic skill. But there is more than one way to rig bolts! This clinic will...