Frequently Asked Questions

How do I Pre-Register? – Click the registration link, fill in all of the information, and click to register.  It’s that simple!

Can I Register on Event day? – Yes, provided Revolution does not sell out prior to the start date.

Do I need to fill out a release form to participate in Revolution? – Yes release for participants will be emailed to you, after registration.  You’ll need to sign it and bring it with you on the event weekend.

Where is Irvine Lake? – Irvine Lake is in Orange County, Silverado, CA.East of the 241 tollroad on Santiago Canyon Road, South of the Chapman/Jamboree Exits. Click here for a map.

Is there Parking? – YES!  And Parking is FREE with registration.

I have no experience on a bike.  Is Revolution for me? Yes!!  Revolution is a Bike Festival that celebrates the bike lifestyle for all levels of experience.  Revolution is a great way to be introduced to the sport of cycling while surrounded by like minded people, industry experts, bike shops that are there specifically to help you explore the world of cycling, and brands that support the cycling industry.  Come out and have fun with us!

I’m an advanced cyclist.  Will Revolution challenge me? Yes!  Revolution features many different rides, tours, demos, and education tracks designed to appeal to all levels of riders and enthusiasts.

I don’t ride, but I am coming with someone who does.  Will I have fun? – Yes!  Come out and live the fun with the best group of people on the planet.  We have live bands, great food, delicious beer, fun activities, a carnival like atmosphere, and more for you to enjoy.  You can even hop on a demo bike and experience cycling first hand with a great group of people.

Is it a race? No. We have made this event to be a festival of all things bike. The word “race” can cloud the clear view of the FUN SUMMIT. So we’ve declared Revolution this a “No Number Plate Zone” / But, we will have tons of demo bikes, and race gear for you to inspect, try and buy. (After all, we also operate the largest Mountain Bike Race series in the country, that happens to have “HAVE FUN” as it’s number one rule.

Do you plan to have more regular other events?– Yes.  Along with Revolution Bike Fest, we operate the Over the Hump Mountain Bike Racing series and the 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda.  Stay tuned for updates on future events from the Enthusiast Group.

Do I need to belong to a bike race association? No. Come as you are!  Our only RULEs are HAVE FUN & Respect Others.

Are outside food and beverages allowed?  Yes.  Weekend Experience Passes include breakfast and lunch for you too.  You are always welcome to bring your own food.

I don’t drink beer.  Will there be other options for included drink tokens?  Non-Alchoholic?  Yes and Yes.  There are normal options of water and soft drinks.

Will there be food allergy friendly food?  Options will be available.  If you have strict dietary requirements, you may want to bring your own food.

Water stations?  Where are they?  Yes we have water stations.  They are located at the main expo area and the campgrounds.

Coffee?  YES!!!  Like we would leave you un-caffinated.  Coffee will be available in the morning with breakfast and Mainline Coffee will have pour overs and cold brew for sale.

Is Mazda doing anything for Mazda owners?  Yes.  Mazda owners get preferred parking in a premium location.  Make sure to stop by the Mazda tent for more.

How far away is parking?  All parking is onsite and close.

What breweries will be at Revolution?  Check here to see the list of breweries.

Where do I get to the shuttles?  Will they bring me back to the same place?  Check here for shuttle locations.  Yes, they will bring you back to the same place.

What if I miss my shuttle?  Then unfortunately you will miss your ride.  Be 15 minutes early to shuttle departures.

Is there security at the campsites?  Yes, but as with any event, it is not smart to leave your valuables unsecured.  Keep your stuff safely locked away.

Can I drink at my campsite?  Yep.

Can I camp without a tent? Yes, but you may be a bit exposed.

If I need something I forgot, where can I go to buy things?  There are several stores in the surrounding area that can accommodate your needs.

It’s supposed to be cold.  Will there be somewhere to warm up at night?  Yes!  The beer garden has heaters.  You are also welcome to bring contained, above ground, gas powered stoves, etc. NO OPEN FIRES!

I won’t be able to check in until late on Friday.  Will someone be there to tell me where to go?  We will have someone to direct you until 10pm.

What if I am bringing a tent and my friends have an RV campsite.  Can we camp together? Yes, if they have room.  Otherwise you will need to purchase an RV campsite to be next to them.

If I want to leave the festival to get food, can I do that?  Of course!  But we have plenty of options onsite for you too.

Will the OTH course course be open to ride?  Some of it.  The single track is OFF LIMITS.  Be sure to check out the E-Bike Course, Skills Area, and more.  All New!

Is there a time limit on shuttled rides?  Nope.  But make sure to ride within your skills and are comfortable with the difficulty level of the ride.  When in doubt, ask us.  We will help you select a good ride for you.

Do fast riders have to wait for the entire group to finish?  Yes and No.  Fast riders may complete the ride as fast as they like, but all riders will return via shuttle when to last riders are done.

Will there be kids rides?  Yes!  There are a ton of options.  Check them out here.

What if I pay for the weekend and have to leave early.  Can I get my money back?  No.  We don’t offer refunds.

Will there be a repair station with mechanics to fix bikes?  Yes.  Several bikes shops will be onsite to take care of your needs.

How do I register for specific rides? Click here

How does my bike get to the rides?  We transport it for you via truck.

Can I bring my dog?  Pets need to be on a leash at all times.

I lost my wristband, can I get another one? Yes.  See the concierge booth.

Have more questions that we have not answered: email us at or post your questions on the website, and we’ll get the answers posted ASAP.

See you at Revolution! -The Enthusiast Group