All Things Mountain to benefit Galena Creek Park

Galena Fest, Inc. is a non-profit organization which works to restore, establish, expand and enhance outdoor recreational resources in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Galena Fest, Inc., the event producer and organizer, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. Federal Tax ID # 27-1388971.

Galena Fest, Inc. raises awareness about and funds to support: parks; hiking, biking and riding trails; creeks, lakes and waterways; and other under-supported outdoor recreational resources. Galena Fest, Inc. accomplishes this through community engagement, volunteerism and fund raising.

Galena resident and Galena Times Publisher, Richard Keillor, founded Galena Fest, a community event, to raise money for kid’s programs at the park & trail construction/maintenance.

Key components of Galena Fest 2015 are The Bloody Rose mountain bike climb to Relay Peak, The Wicked Thorn 7.25 mile trail running race, The Wicked Thorn Walk 3 mile walk through the beautiful Galena Forest,  The Kids’ Run 1 mile fun run for kids of all ages, and Galena Pioneer Days and Art-in-the-Park for the younger generation.

“The Bloody Rose will eventually attract mountain bikers from across the country and act as the core event to keep Galena Fest growing in popularity for years,” Keillor said.

The festival atmosphere includes food and information vendors, beer and and live music by Escalade. Neighbors and friends celebrate an unprecedented, active family outing under a canopy of Jeffrey Pines.

Proceeds from Galena Fest 2015 will be used to contribute to new trail construction/maintenance and support many youth programs such as Great Basin Naturalists at Galena.

Galena Fest 2015 is organized by Galena Fest, Inc., a non-profit organization, and is run by the Great Basin Institute and a team of committed & talented volunteers.


Galena Creek Visitor Center