Bikes, Bev’s & Beats Festival

 

A NEW STOWE FESTIVAL TO LOOK FORWARD TO!
A celebration of Vermont drinks, music, and mountain biking.

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Stowe, VT (June 13, 2014) – The quintessential resort town of Stowe, Vermont is showing enthusiasm and support for the rapidly growing sport of mountain biking by hosting a new annually recurring three-day event called the Bikes, Bevs & Beats Festival (B3 Fest).  This year’s festivities will take place on June 27th, 28th, and 29th.

The weekend will feature free guided mountain bike tours, Vermont musicians, and Vermont-made craft beers, wines, liquors, and other beverages.  Group rides for kids, beginners, intermediate, and advanced riders are scheduled throughout the entirety of the B3 Fest – sponsored by Stowe’s local bicycle shops.  After a bike ride, visit any of Stowe’s 17 participating restaurants for a cold beverage and some delectable Vermont-crafted food.  Vermont beer, wine, and mixed drink specials coupled with live Vermont musicians will be taking over Stowe’s eateries – providing adventure seekers with an unbeatable après mountain biking environment.  Enjoy a weekend full of riding, relaxation, social events, and giveaways in Stowe!

This is how it works: memberships to the Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) and the Stowe Mountain Bike Club (SMBC) will be on sale for $65 at the Visitor Information Center at 51 Main Street on all three days of the festival.  With the purchase of both memberships, mountain bikers will be given a booklet of gift certificates to local restaurants and bicycle shops, worth over $150!   Memberships to both VMBA and SMBC will help support the development and maintenance of Stowe’s expansive network of quality mountain bike trails.

 

 

The purpose of the festival is two-fold: to have heaps of fun and to support Stowe’s mountain biking trail networks. Like many business owners in town have begun to realize, Nate Freund, owner of Sushi Yoshi, and Ed Rovetto, owner of Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge, believe the sport shows promise for a bright future in Stowe. “Mountain biking is just as important to the Stowe area as skiing, and we need to give it the same priority as a community,” Nate explained.  Ed agreed, saying, “If Stowe is going to be the mountain bike Mecca of Vermont, the town needs to show the local mountain bike associations we are behind them.”

To see a full schedule of events for the B3 Festival, visit gostowe.com/b3fest. To learn about Stowe vacation specials and packages during the Bikes, Bevs, and Beats Festival, call 1-800-GO-STOWE or visit gostowe.com.

Located at the foot of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, the idyllic village of Stowe, Vermont in New England has been hosting travelers for over 200 years. A true four-season destination of international renown, Stowe offers endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, from summer activities to world-class skiing, and scores of events.  Visitors searching for great value will find it in Stowe’s 60 unique shops, 40 restaurants, and dozens of different lodging establishments, ranging from full service resort spas to quaint bed and breakfasts and country inns.  Virtually all are locally owned, for a refreshing change.

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