Bushwhacker in the Wild


Bushwhacker in the Wild

October 13 & 14

Wildlife Prairie Park 

It's Time to Party! 

Join the Bushwhacker crew for a weekend outside.  We are closing our doors Friday Night and all day Saturday to get outside and play.  

 Factory Reps will be on hand from Specialized Bikes and Johnson Outdoor Canoes & Kayaks with free test rides and paddles. 

Black Diamond is sending headlamps to test out on the trail or around the campfire.  

The Bushwhacker staff will host Bike Maintenance Clinics, How to Stuff a Pack Clinic, and Paddling Clinics throughout the event. 


Special Prizes will be awarded.



Get Free Shimano XT Pedals with any Full Suspension Purchase.

Save 10-20% on kayaks, bikes, hammocks, tents, and any other gear that makes it to the site. 

No reservations needed.  

The event starts at 4pm Friday.  

There will be a number of us camping that evening. 

Saturday Demos start at 10am.  

The Event Ends at 4pm Saturday. 

Stick around for Wildlife's last outdoor concert of the season starting at 6pm. 



Rough Outline of Events:


Friday 4pm Campground Opens, Bike Demo Starts.
630pm Demo Closes
8pm Night Bike Ride (bring your own bike and lights)
8pm Night Trail Run/Race (headlamps available from Black Diamond)
10pm Semi-Quiet time in campground

11pm Quiet time in Quiet Campground 


Saturday 10am Demo Starts Bikes and Kayaks
2 Clinic Sessions: First session 10am-1pm, Second session 1pm-4pm.
- Bike Basics 
- Bike Advanced Maintenance and Q & A 
- Paddling Basics on land instruction
- Paddling Strokes and Techniques on water
- Hiking and Camping in Comfort with Eagle Scout Connor
- Boat Transport and Tie-down Tips and Techniques
- Campground Cooking from single flame to tasty meal 
345pm last call for Demo Bikes and Boats
4pm All demo product returned. 
430pm Bushwhacker event ends
5pm Doors open ($5 fee) for Wildfire Concert Series JamSammich


Other events and competitions include:
Orienteering with IRVOC, Kayak Polo, Road bike Ride, Bicycle Drag Race, Light-up Frisbee closest to the pin, Scavenger Hunt, Wheelie Contest.


Prizes and Pride are on the line. See if you've got what it takes to outdo the Bushwhacker Crew.


Tips for a fun event. Bring everything you need to have a good time. Your bike, kakak, tent, camp stove, cooler, food and drink, rain gear, headlamp, bike light, running shoes. Bushwhacker is not providing food or beverages for the event.


It's going to be ideal camping weather lows in the upper 50s and a little warm later in the day Saturday. Getting wet on the lake may not be a bad thing. 



Parkside Pavilion at Wildlife Prairie Park