April 1, 2022

Ellie Price
NW Tune-Up Festival

The Northwest Tune-Up A Mountain Bike, Beer, and Music Festival, to debut July 8-10 in Bellingham, Washington

To kick summer off in style, the inaugural Northwest Tune-Up festival, a celebration of mountain biking, beer, and music, will be held July 8-10, 2022. In a region overflowing with passionate bikers, renowned brewers, and talented musicians, the NW Tune-Up is excited to bring together the many cultures that make the Pacific Northwest so special. Early bird tickets are on sale now.

Bellingham’s newly renovated Waterfront District will serve as the festival’s downtown hub, hosting races, demos, concerts, and libations. Nearby Galbraith Mountain, the city’s premier network of trails, will be the base for the festival’s on-hill mountain bike demos and races.

“A decade ago, Brandon Watts and I started the dream of showcasing our amazing bike community and the trails that drew both of us to Bellingham. We're also passionate about craft beer and music, so we're thrilled to have an all-star team from the beer, bike, and music industry bringing the NW Tune-Up to Bellingham."—Eric Brown, NW Tune-Up Co-Creator.

Tune-Up will feature live music on two stages at the waterfront. “It’s a perfect setting: incredible musicians performing as the sun goes down behind the San Juan Islands," said Hunter Motto, Head of Music for the NW Tune-Up as well as the Crocodile in Seattle.

Musical Guests Include: Reggie Watts, Wolf Parade performing Apologies to Queen Mary, PJ Morton, The Dip, Allah Las, Devotchka, Cut Chemist with Chali 2na, Chastity Belt, Vegyn, Skiitour, Kuinka, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Quasi, Kyle Dion, Adeline, Low Hum, Buffalo Nichols, The Grizzled Mighty, Prom Queen and more.

“The Port of Bellingham is excited to be working in partnership with the NW Tune-Up. This signature event will contribute to the economic growth of our region. It will also be an opportunity not just for mountain bikers but our whole community to truly experience what the Waterfront District has to offer today, and into the future.”—Rob Fix, Port of Bellingham Executive Director.

The three-day festival will be action-packed and family-friendly, drawing a crowd from near and far. From morning yoga sessions on the waterfront to bike races around town, followed by evenings filled with music and local brews, there will be endless opportunities to enjoy all that Bellingham has to offer. There’s something for the whole family to do every day of the event, with activities and happenings from the Waterfront to Fairhaven to Galbraith. In a collaborative fashion, the Tune-Up is not only dedicated to providing a fantastic weekend of fun but also a lasting impact filled with recreational opportunities and a revitalized infrastructure that contributes to the region’s legacy.

Keep an eye out for additional artists, attending breweries, and race details as they are announced on, or stay up to date with their Facebook and Instagram: @nwtuneup.

WHAT: The Northwest Tune-Up

A mountain bike, beer, and music festival, to debut July 8-10 in Bellingham, Washington

WHEN: July 8-10, 2022 7a - 10pm (ish)

WHERE: Bellingham Waterfront District + Galbraith Mountain

Expo + Craft Beers + Pump Track Races/Demos + Live Music > Waterfront

Downhill Races + Demos + Trail rides > Galbraith Mountain

The Northwest Tune-Up is part of Bellingham's signature event program in partnership with the City of Bellingham and Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism, aimed to encourage commerce, maximize national and regional exposure, enhance the existing quality of life for residents, and help build a legacy for recreation in the Whatcom County.

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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