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DORBA North Texas MTB Festival

Friday, November 18, 2022, 1:00 PM until Sunday, November 20, 2022, 5:00 PM
4R Ranch Vineyards and Winery
1473 County Road 477
Muenster, TX  76252
Additional Info:
Registration is required before Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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Come join us for 3 days of riding, meeting friends and living outdoors at the inaugural DORBA North Texas MTB Festival presented by Bike Mart at the 4R Ranch in Muenster. 

There will be great riding on 13 miles of beginner and intermediate trails, ride skills clinics for all levels, new bike demos from Rocky Mountain and Giant/Liv, vendor expo and yes, racing too. Join us for all that plus great food, live music, daily raffles, a ride-in-movie, morning yoga, and more. And did we mention award-winning wine from the 4R Ranch winery? 

This is a family friendly event with something for everyone, whether you’re new to off-road riding or shred full time. 4R Ranch is one of the most spectacular places to ride and camp in North Texas, and is only 70 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth. We can’t wait to see you Friday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Nov. 20.

What your admission includes:

Three-days entry to the festival, parking, swag bag, new bike demos, ride skills clinics, technical support for your bike, seminars, ride-in-movie, live music. Food and beverages available for purchase. Camping and race entry is an additional fee. 

The 2022 DORBA North Texas Mountain Bike Festival would not be possible without our sponsors including: Bike Mart, 4R Ranch, The Ride Series, REI, Texas NICA League, Sun & Ski, Sparkfish, Creedon, Hancock Fence & Fabrication, Trek DFW, Patagonia, Monster Energy, Zimmerer Kubota, TIMS Hydration and more!   


3-day admission (DORBA members) — Free

3-day admission (non-members) — $35
3-day admission (kids 10 and under) — Free

Camping — $7.50/night pp

DORBA Fall Series XC Race 3 registration — $15-40


Event and camping registration closes Thursday, Nov. 17. 

Interested in volunteering at the festival? We can't put on this festival without volunteers and would love your help! Volunteers get a free festival shirt and snacks. 
Sign up to volunteer.

PLEASE READ THE FAQ. It answers important questions, especially if you are planning to camp. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Is registration required? 

Yes, registration is required ahead of time for everyone. You will check in upon arrival, receive your swag bag and wrist band and head in to the party! 

Will there be single-day admission?
We are only offering 3-day admission. The first 400 people who register get a swag bag valued over $35. 

Is admission free for kids?
Admission is free for children under 10. Camping is still charged per person, this includes kids under 10 (if camping for one day, please specify if Friday or Saturday in your registration). If registering with a DORBA family account, admission is free for all members in the family, including kids of all ages. 

What are the registration categories and what do they mean?

There are several different categories you can register for. Everyone must register, even if you’re a member and cost of admission is free. First, look for the relevant category (see below), and then select the type of ticket that corresponds to whether you want 3-day admission only or admission and camping. DORBA members should register themselves unless part of a family account. Non-members will only be able to register themselves, and cannot register a guest in the same transaction. 

  • Active member — Active DORBA members (including family account holders)
  • Family member — People listed as “Additional Members in Your Account” on your account profile page
  • Child u10 — Admission for children under 10 is free. There is still a fee for camping. 
  • Non-members — A non-DORBA-member. Non-members can only register one person per transaction.
  • Non-member guest — The guest of an active DORBA member who is not a member 

Can I become a member and then qualify for free member admission?

Of course! Click here to become a member..

When is the deadline to register? 

You can register up until Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. There will be no on-site registration.  

Do I have to sign a waiver?
Yes, for both DORBA and 4R. There is an additional waiver for racing.


What race categories will there be? 

  • Cat 1 is a three lap race, Cat 2 does two laps and Cat 3 and Juniors 13-14 do one lap of the adult 6-8 mile course. 
  • Juniors 11-12 do two laps and the 10 and under and 8 and unders do one lap of a shorter and mostly separate 3 mile junior course. 
  • First Time Racers do one lap with Cat 3. 
  • All-ages beginners do two laps right behind the 11-12 Juniors on the Juniors course and pay the Juniors entry price of only $15!

Will there be podium awards?

Podium payouts for Pro/Open and Cat 1, Fall Series awards for podiums in all categories

Is race registration separate?

Yes, you will register for the race on on an external page managed by DFW Series. 

Will there be refunds if the race is postponed? 

Yes, we will offer refunds or the option to apply the registration to another race, however, we encourage racers to consider donating their fee to DORBA.


How do we reserve a campsite? 

Pricing is per person per night.  You can purchase camping spots for yourself and for additional attendees. Attendees should designate the name of a camping group or the full names of the campers so that other attendees in your group can be placed in your campsite.

Will I get to choose my campsite?

Campsites will be allocated by 4R on a first-come, first-served basis. When you arrive at 4R, you will be directed to a specific camping area and can choose a site in that area. Placement will be based on size of group and arrival date.

How many people can I have at my campsite? 

Campsites can accommodate anywhere from 1 to more than a dozen people. 

How many vehicles can I park at my campsite?
There is no limit, but we do encourage carpooling.

What about RV camping?

RVs are welcome, but no RV sites with hookups are available for this event. RVs will have to boondock. Generators are allowed. Sites will be designated based upon RV type and length. Please enter this information when you complete your registration. Do not wait until the last minute to register if you want to bring an RV. We will not be able to accommodate day-of RV registrations. 

What about campfires and firewood?

Only a limited number of fire rings are available – campers are encouraged to bring their own.  Firewood will be available for purchase.  

What’s the bathroom situation?

There is a non-flushing toilet in the toilet shed (Sitzen und Schitzen). There are two sinks and two showers in the shower shed (Sudzen und Scrubzen). The water temperature for the showers is fixed. Showers are operated via pull chains.

There will also be porta-potties around the venue. 

Where can I stay if I don’t want to camp?

4R has compiled a list of other accommodations in the area. Please visit their website for the full list.


How do I get to 4R?  

Please click here to view a map and routes. 

Will there be water?

Potable water will be available on site but we encourage you to bring what you need. 

Will there be food?

There will be food available for purchase from food trucks for all meals. You are also welcome to bring your own meals.

Is there wifi or cell service?

Don’t count on either. Cell service is spotty and wifi will only be available in certain areas. 

Is this event rain or shine? 

The festival and race may be postponed to a later date in the event of severe weather (i.e. ice/snowstorm) that makes travel hazardous. 

Will there be refunds if the event is rescheduled?

Refunds will be offered for admission and racing if the event is postponed. There will be no refunds for camping. 

Questions? Please email [email protected].