Winterbike Fatbike Fest 2016

We have good and we have bad news…
 
THE BAD NEWS: After much deliberation Kingdom Trails and Mountain Bike Vermont have decided to cancel Winterbike. It is a decision that did not come easy to us. Winterbike is by far our favorite event. But as a result of 2016’s winter that never was we simply can’t offer a quality experience that rivals the event’s legacy. All registration costs will be refunded in full shortly. But wait….
 
THE GOOD NEWS: Kingdom Trails will still be holding the first ever North East Fatbike Summit on Friday March 4th. We may not be able to ride bikes but we can still talk about them! Additionally, in honor of Winterbike we will be hosting a group ride (maybe gravel grinder, maybe even a little single track) on March 5th. In keeping with tradition it will be followed up with libations and good times. Many of you have reservations and booked accommodations. If you still decide to make the pilgrimage, we guarantee smiling faces, some pedaling, and a frosty glass of Vermont’s finest.
 
Thank you all for your ongoing support, patience, and understanding. See you next year!

Mountain Bike Vermont and Kingdom Trails have partnered once again for the 5th annual WinterBike Fatbike Festival. 2016 brings the largest Winterbike yet: more pedaling people, more groomed trails, more festivities, more fun!

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Basic Registration for the event, gives you access to the Kingdom Trails network and all Winterbike activities on Saturday including group rides, fatbike demos, lunch and beverages, music, fire, sugar on snow, games, race spectation, and swag!

FRIDAY PRE-REG PARTY: We will host a pre-registration checkin & social on Friday March 4th. Location TBD. Plan to come to an East Burke location between 6:00 and 8:00pm for early registration and pre-gaming! Yup, skip the Saturday morning lineup and head straight into the event!

DEMO FATBIKES will be available from the vendors in the Expo area for 45 minute rides throughout the day on a first come first served basis. Demo loops will be signed and be an optimal length for a perfect 45 minute “ride it like you stole it” demo experience.

NEW THIS YEAR: Shops attending will offer Demos and/or rentals.  You’ll be able to contact your favorite shop in advance of the event to procure a steed to use all day. Details and prices will vary per vendor.   

THE REMOTE AID STATION: In keeping with tradition, MTBVT will be hosting the aid station with the usual local delights and personalities.

SATURDAY NIGHT we recommend reaching out to your favorite local restaraunt and making reservations in advance.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE – as the day approaches we’ll be adding details of the event. Timing is subject to change based on the forecasted temperatures for the day. As we all know, fatbiking is snow condition and weather dependent so planning out the day will be an organic experience…
Friday March 4th
6:00-8:00 Early check in/onsite registration Social, Location TBD
Enjoy dinner specials and fine beverages

Saturday March 5th
7:00-8:30 Vendor Set up
7:30-10:30 Junipers Restaurant open for breakfast
8:15 Pre-reg check in/onsite reg. opens

RIDE DEPARTURE SCHEDULE (ride description below)

8:30 Epic Ride departs
8:45 Advanced Ride departs
9:00 Expo opens/ Demo bikes available
9:15 Intermediate Ride departs
9:30 Ladies Intermediate Ride departs
9:45 Intermellow Ride departs
10:00 Intro Ride Departs
10:15 Ladies Intro Ride
10:30 Family Ride Departs

10:30 Remote Aid Station opens
11:30-2:00 Market Café and Junipers Restaurant open for lunch
12:00 Kegs are tapped
1:00 Remote Aid Station shuts down… maybe
1:00-3:00 Sugar on Snow
1:30 Race Registration closes
1:45 Racers Meeting
2:00 6X Race
3:30 Games & Awards
Reservations at any of the local restaurants are strongly recommended for that evening.

Sunday March 6th
Business as usual. Stick around and go on a recovery ride for regular Kingdom Trail pass price.  We do every year. You should too!

Demo Bike inventory to be announced soon

Local shops to contact for Fatbike rentals:
LIttleton bike and fitness
East Burke Sports
Iride 

Epic Ride: 4-5ish hour ride on easy to advanced singletrack at a moderate to aggressive pace with a stop at the Remote Aid Station

Advanced Ride: 4ish hours on moderate to advanced level singletrack at a moderate to aggressive pace with a stop at the Remote Aid Station

Intermediate Ride: 3ish hours on easy to advanced singletrack at a mellow to moderate pace with a stop at the Remote Aid Station

Intermellow Ride: a NEMBA member will lead a 3ish hour ride at a relaxed to moderate pace on easy to advanced singletrack with a stop at the aid station

Intro and Family Rides: 1-2 hour mellow pace on easy to moderate trails

Looking for lodging options? Check the Accommodations listings at www.kingdomtrails.org

Are you an attendee and have a question?
Contact ryan@mtbvt.com

Are you a vendor and have a question?
Contact lil@kingdomtrails.org

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See you on the trails!

 

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