Here at Osprey, we’re revving up for an awesome spring and summer! Because we’re so excited to be a part of so many great events, we decided to kick off each month with a post highlighting a few of our favorites. Check it out!
Appalachian Trail Days in Damascus, Virginia — May 13 to 16
Each year hikers, former hikers and aspiring hikers of the Appalachian Trail converge to celebrate at Trail Days. Osprey will be on hand once again to welcome hikers and provide free gear repairs and free pack fittings.
New River Rendezvous in the New River Gorge, West Virginia — May 14 to 16
The Rendezvous is the annual fundraising gig for the New River Alliance of Climbers. It’s a fun and friendly 3-day celebration of climbers, climbing and the New River Gorge. Gather with friends, relax, compete, play, laugh and climb in the laid back atmosphere of Southern West Virginia. Osprey will be there to provide free pack demos and some sweet gear giveaways. And as always, watch out for that Timmy O’Neill!
12 Hours of Mesa Verde Mountain Bike Race in Cortez, Colorado — May 8
A grassroots 12-hour mountain bike relay race on a stellar network of single-track known as Phil’s World. The race course twists and turns through juniper trees, intermittent technical spots and fast descents — all in the shadow of Mesa Verde. All proceeds benefit Montezuma County Partners.
Mountain Film in Telluride, Colorado — May 28 to May 31
Currently in its 32nd year, the Mountainfilm Festival is a four-day, six-senses experience of art, adventure, culture and the environment. It attracts filmmakers, photographers, conservationists, mountaineers and explorers from around the world. The theme for this year’s festival is “Extinction.”
The spirit celebrated at the festival may be of a vital eco-system or a fragile one. It may be of an endangered culture or of one courageous soul. It may be of a grassroots sustainability movement or of the struggle of a species on the brink of extinction. In whichever case, it is always a spirit that is unique, important and eminently laudable.
For a taste of what will be playing at the festival, watch the trailer for 180º South featuring Timmy O’Neill and Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard.