Sept 20-22, 2019 Roundup in Winthrop


Join us for 3-days of Walks, Bike Rides and Hikes Winthrop, WA.

Join with ESVA clubs to see what Winthrop and the nearby area has to show you during this wonderful season of nature. This fun event features walks in Winthrop, North Cascades, Mazama, Twisp, and nearby parks and trails. Enjoy a bike ride through the country roads enjoying the fall landscape.

To ensure you are able to do all the events, the North Cascades/Mazama/Big Valley walks will be available on Thursday, September 19, and Monday, September 23. You may do them on your way to Winthrop or on the way home.  We will be at Washington Pass Overlook from 9:00am-1:00pm to register walkers on Thursday, September 19.  You may register and stamp at the barn on Sunday, if you wish to walk these beautiful walks on your way home on Monday.

Lodging reservations here:

Headquarters:  Meet us at the BARN in Winthrop, WA

Start Times:  Friday/Saturday: 8:00am-1:00pm, finish by 4:00pm; Sunday: 8:00am-12:00pm, finish by 3:00pm.

Miscellaneous:  IVV Credit-$3.00; free walkers and bike riders welcome. All must register and carry start card. Donations to support Volkssport events like this are always appreciated.

Facilities/Pets:  Restrooms and water available at start, all trailheads, and around town. Pets are welcome on all trails, except National Parks, but not in buildings.

Dinner: Meet at the BARN on Saturday 5:30pm. Dinner served at 6:00pm. The cost is $37.00 per person. 

Pre-Registration: Pre-Registration required by Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Walk/bike registration can be done at the event. Please pre-register for dinner to help our caterer in meal planning.

Pre-Register on line here: Click here to register online.

Pre-Register by mail in form here: Print form

Sign-ups for walks and bike will be available at the BARN.

Address:  The BARN, 51 WA20,  Winthrop,  WA

Driving Directions:  US20 East and West. The BARN is located on west side of downtown.

Event #1 – Rainy Pass/Rainy Lake/Lake Ann/Maple Pass Loop: North Cascades Area (34 mi. west of Winthrop). Enjoy beautiful lakes, views, and trails. Three lengths: Rainy Lake 3K Rated 1A; Lake Ann 6K Rated 2C (700 ft. gain); and Maple Pass loop 10K Rated 4C (2000 ft.)

Event #2 – Mazama: Mazama Trails and Foster Suspension Bridge (13 mi. west of Winthrop). Walk the Methow Community Trail system in the Mazama area on relatively flat trails.

Event #3 – Big Valley:  Explore the Big Valley Nature Preserve along the Methow River.

Event #4 – Winthrop Town Walk: Explore Winthrop, visit historic museum, and community trail. This walk features a suspension bridge over the Methow River on your way back into town.

Event #5 – Rex Derr Trail/Lake Pearrygin State Park: Views abound as you walk the newly extended Rex Derr Trail Loop. Walk on groomed trail above the lake enjoying the vistas and finish the walk along the lakefront.

Event #6 – Twisp: Explore historic Twisp and nature preserve.

Event #7 – Sun Mountain Trails: Mostly shaded walk in the Sun Mountain trail system. Explore the wooded area, beaver pond, and vistas on the trail.

Bike Event –  Mazama Country roads and fall color. What a grand landscape for biking.


2019 Victoria Phoenix Festival May 3-5, 2019

Victoria, British Columbia,  Canada

May 3 – 5, 2019
4648 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria BC V8Z 5M1

Festival opens at 8:00 am Friday and closes at 3:00 pm on Sunday 

Full information available at:   

What is happening – Updated Aug 5, 2018                                                                      

  • Additional walks added to the weekend
  • Seven walks will be available every day with 5, 6, 10, 11 or 12 km distances.                   
  • One 21 km with open start available on Saturday.
  • Want the challenge of a longer walk? Combine walks for 21, 32 or 42 km distances.
  • If you collect Volkssport credits you will get credit for each walk.                                 
  • All walks begin and end at the Greek Community Centre. 
  • Walks available with open starts all three days and group walks each day with one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
  • The popular swim event is offered again this year on Saturday & Sunday  
  • Once again, lots of great prizes.  20 tickets included in your registration package to put in the prize boxes of your choice.
  • Complimentary coffee available all day.  Goodies, cookies etc 8:00 until 10:00 am.  
  • Lunch, snacks, beer & wine available for purchase from 11:00 onward.
  • Meet & Greet on Friday with tasty variety of Greek snacks (included in registration fee).
  • Dinner Saturday night will be the very popular Greek buffet with delicious pasta, meats salads, vegetables & dessert.  Sells out at each Festival.
  • Cash bar available both nights.                                 

Other exciting news:                                                                                            

  • There will be a pre Festival walk on Thursday evening along the Victoria waterfront starting from a downtown location. (Location to be confirmed)
  • After the Festival, there will be a post Festival six days of walking on Vancouver Island. ‘Coast to Coast’
    • Walks begin Monday morning with a walk on the trails through the Hatley Park National Historic site and along the waterfront of Esquimalt Lagoon.  Walks will continue up Island in Chemainus, Westwood Lake/Morrell Nature Sanctuary, Little Qualicum Falls, Cathedral Grove, Ucluelet, Tofino, Qualicum Beach, Parksville and ending in Nanaimo on Saturday, September 11th. 
    • Join us for all the walks or one or two.  No advance registration required. 
    • See Coast to Coast Walk page for walk schedule and suggested accommodation.                                                                                         

Changes to Festival. This year in our efforts to be more environmentally aware, we will not be supplying single use disposable bottles of water.  We will instead have water coolers available to fill your own bottles.  Please remember to bring a water bottle.                                                                  

For the last two Festivals we have not had to increase our fees. Unfortunately due to rising costs, the Greek Community Centre has had to increase their prices.  For us to continue to put on the Festival, we have had to increase our fees accordingly. We hope you will continue to support us and join us for a great fun  filled weekend.                            

We look forward to seeing you all in May, 2019


Mail-in Registration is now open. Online registration will be available soon