Überwintern Fat Bike Festival 2017

Brought to you by Von Trapp Brewing, Green Mountain Distillers, Sushi Yoshi, MTBVT, and the Stowe Mountain Bike Club.


Conditions are stellar right now. After or major thaw and refreeze coupled with rain turning back into snow, the trails set up like dirt! There are a few areas that saw post holing, many of which we have repaired. There is a few icy spots too but all are tractionable. Studs are not necessary to enjoy the current conditions. We have 20+ miles of riding available, from 5 miles of beginner groomed rec path riding to advanced technical trails. We will also be running a shuttle every hour or so to a locals favorite descent. 
Group Rides
In typical MTBVT fashion we have a few awesome group rides planned. That said, please be patient with us as we assess where we will be taking you tomorrow morning. All rides are sociable and have a few stops to rest and enjoy nature. 

Epic Ride – There will be multiple epic rides departing. Each will run 4 hours in duration and over 20ish miles of variable terrain. These rides are for expert riders. If you are new to fat biking or don’t ride regularly this ride is not for you.  

Advanced Ride – Similar to the epic ride, this ride’s duration is up to 3ish hours. The pace is for avid riders that enjoy covering ground at a steady pace. You can expect up to 15ish miles of riding over variable terrain.   

Intermediate – These rides are for most folks looking to have a good time, stop at the fire for a bit, and be guided around Stowe’s central trails. this ride will be three hours in duration with opportunities to bail out or put in a few extra miles. 

Beginner ride – Beginner rides take folks up the rec path, along the river and back down to the venue. for those looking for more, riders will have an opportunity to ride up to the camp fire in on Cady Hill and test their skills on a section of intermediate terrain with a reward at the top. 



The Stowe Mountain Bike Club and Mountain Bike Vermont are at it again in 2017, bringing you Vermont’s best antidote to the winter blues—Uberwintern! What is Uberwintern you ask? It’s a day of fatbike revelry on powder-packed single track for those souls brave enough to keep charging on two wheels through the depths of winter!

Join us Saturday January 7th, 2017 for a day of fatbike group rides, demos, and hearty brews around warm fires. “We couldn’t be more stoked!” says event founder Ryan Thibault of MTBVT. “As a fatbiker myself, it’s a privilege to add a little MTBVT flair to the fatbike phenomenon.”

Now in its fifth year, Uberwintern 2017 will be staged out of Sushi Yoshi, situated on the Stowe rec path and in close proximity to the Cady Hill Forest trailhead. Registration, group ride departures, demos, and lunch will be all take place at Sushi Yoshi, aka Uberwintern HQ.

Your ticket price includes on-site demos, group rides, lunch (with both carnivorous and veggie options), as well as beverages. So pump up those tires, break out the extra layers, and get ready for a bike festival unlike any you’ve ever seen.


8:00 Vendor Set up
8:15 Reg opens
9:00 Expo opens/ Demo bikes available
9:15 Epic Ride departs
9:20 Advanced Ride departs
9:30 – 10:00 Intermediate and beginner rides depart
10:30 Remote Aid Station opens
12:00 Kegs are tapped at Yoshi
3:00 Remote Aid Station shuts down… maybe
1:00-3:00 Lunch is served
3:30 Party Time
4:00 Demo area closes


DEMOS: Each participating shop will have demo bikes available. We have ample demo bikes this year! Demo bikes are let out for 45 minutes to 1 hour sessions and can be taken on the groomed rec path or any trails a rider is confortable with. We have a recomended demo loop that can be ridden at a leisure pace in 45 minutes even with a quick stop at the camp fire and aid station. Attendees are encourages to participate in as many demo sessions as they like. Demo bikes are not typically allowed out on the group rides as the group rides leave for more than the alotted hour demo session.
RENTALS: Rentals are available on a shop by shop basis. You are encouraged to contact shops in advance if you would like to rent a bike for the full day. Prices vary by shop.


Bicycle Express
Old Spokes Home
Earls Cyclery
Chucks Bikes
Mansfield Cycles
Onion River Sports
Highland Mountain Bike Park
Outdoor Gear Exchange

Alternative Shops to reach out to for pick-up rentals:

East Burike Sports
Waterbury Sports
Powerplay Sports
North Star Sports
The Ski Rack

This year’s limited edition tees:

The Mascot Tee

The Umlaut Bear Tee

2017 Limited Edition Prints:


Stay tuned to MTBVT.com and StoweMountainBike.com for a full schedule…

Purchase Tickets by clicking HERE.

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