Vermont Bike & Brew


Beer Loving Mountain Bikers’ Dream Event set for June 9-11, 2017

Killington, VT– Mountain Bike Vermont and Killington Resort, home of the largest downhill mountain bike park in eastern North America, are thrilled to announce the first annual Vermont Bike & Brew Festival to be held June 9th-11th, 2017 at Killington Bike Park. Tickets for adults and youth are available now at

Sign up today and receive a bonus 1-day lift ticket to Killington Bike Park for the 2017 season!*

(Vendors can find more info here:

This weekend-long event will include a stacked lineup of entertainment for the entire family including three days of organized mountain biking for all skill levels, Vermont’s first ever downhill critical mass ride, onsite camping, vendor garden, bike swap, craft beer garden, whip-off competition, skinny bridge pond-cross challenge and live music from The CopOuts, the “house band of mountain biking.”

“Our goal is to throw the largest downhill oriented bike festival the east coast has ever seen,” says Vermont Bike & Brew organizer Ryan Thibault. “Between Killington’s expansive trail network, on-site camping, and Vermont’s finest beer garden constructed on site, we guarantee a festival like no other. And everyone is invited. Pro rider? Sure. Never ridden? Kids in tow? Even better. We’re ready for you!”


FRIDAY: The Vermont Bike & Brew event programming will kick off on Friday, June 9th with a pre-registration party and lifts spinning for festival attendees to enjoy a private Killington Bike Park session from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Dusk brings a locals night ride tour of Pittsfield’s Green Mountain Trails followed by an evening around the campfire at the Vale Lot camping area.  

SATURDAY: Saturday morning includes a special “Kegs n’ Eggs” breakfast followed the 10:30am critical mass ride hosted by Redbull/GoPro pro-rider Aaron Chase. Follow Aaron from the top of Rams Head in the largest downhill train of riders Vermont has ever seen.

Hey Ladies! Killington Divas of Dirt, our killer community of lady rippers, invites all fellow female riders to join some fun women-focused activities throughout the weekend including fun laps around the bike park.

What’s a “skinny bridge pond-cross challenge” you ask? Join the madness or spectate on Saturday afternoon as riders test their balance on a floating skinny bridge strung across Killington’s Snowshed Pond.

Following the pond-cross, an open entry whip-off competition will be held adjacent to the beer garden.

MTBVT and Killington Resort are curating a tap list to please the most discerning beer nerds, and beer tickets are included with registration.


SUNDAY: To wrap up the weekend’s programming, Sunday morning brings an additional day of riding kicked off by the MTBVT “Recovery Ride” for those that didn’t (and those who did) get their fill along with the Fox ProFrame Demo Tour.

Plus, all weekend long, The Beast of a Bike Swap will be happening at Killington Resort featuring deals on new and used bikes from area shops and private sellers, and bike drop-offs are welcome.



9:30am: Tickets and Registration at Snowshed Retail & the Snowshed Sales center.

12pm: Camping facilities open at Ramshead Vale lot

2pm:  Killington Ski Club Bike Swap opens at Snowshed base Lodge

3pm-7pm: Snowshed Lift Access for Bike & Brew event attendees only

6pm:  Divas of Dirt Ladies focused Bike Setup meet and greet (Location TBD)

7pm:  Pre-Reg Party at Umbrella Bar at Snowshed Followed by cross-country group night ride at Pittsfield trails or at Killington sponsored by Von Trapp Brewing.

7:30pm: Meet at Umbrella bar to caravan to Pittsfield for night ride antics

8pm: NIGHT RIDE – Folks, those of you joining us for the Pittsfield / Green Mountain Trails Friday night ride, we’re going to meet at the Umbrella Bar at Killington at 7:30 (after lifts close) and caravan to the Amee Farm. If you choose to meet us in Pittsfield we’ll meet at the farm at 8:00. Green Mountain Trails manager Matt will be firing up Muddy’s for an apres fire side brew with us! Whew! Bring your lights and legs. We’ll take care of the rest. Due to local sensitivity please do NOT park at Riverside Farm


7:30am- 9am: Kegs and Eggs breakfast – Snowshed Base Lodge Cafeteria

9:00am: Day of registration for pond skinny and whip-off contests opens at Snowshed Bike shop and Sales Center.

9:00am: Killington Ski Club Bike Swap opens at Snowshed Base Lodge

9:00am: Divas of Dirt meet for Ladies Group Rides of all ability levels. Costumes optional. Outside of Snowshed rental shop

9:30am: Killington Bike Park Rentals opens with Rentals available from Scott, DeVinci, Norco, Intense, and Pivot

10:00am: lifts open to event attendees, and the general Public.

10:30am: Critical mass ride lead by Redbull / GoPro athlete Aaron Chase departs Ramshead Lift and rides to Snowshed. Meet at base of Ramshead Lift.

10:00am Vendor Village opens. Ibis Demo Bikes available.

11:00am:  Kids Shred session Group ride ages 7-10 on Step it up trail meet at Snowshed Lift

11:00am–1:00pm:  Live Remote with WEQX at Snowshed

11:15:  Group rides meet at Snowshed base and split by ability and terrain choice

12:00pm: brewfest opens doors.  Brewfest glass with 8 Beer tickets, 4 oz. pours, extra tickets 5 for $10.  Beer list below

1:15pm:  Group rides end and meets at Snowshed base.

2:00pm:  Kids Stryder Bike Rodeo Session Snowshed RBU

2:00pm:  Whipoff contest hosted by Poc Sports and the IdeRide Race Team. Site near the base of Snowshed Lift.  Meet at Lift tent for info

3:00pm: Pond skinny challenge.  Start at end of Snowshed pond near base of Zip line landing tower.

5:00pm: Live Music from the CopOuts Stage outside Snowshed base Lodge.

6:00pm:  Brewfest ends

7:00pm: Whipoff and Pond Skinny winners announced at Snowshed. Prizes awarded. $500 for whipoff winner. Pond Skinny winners receive: Kparks Season Pass for Mt. Biking,  $100. Sushi Yoshi Gift Certificiate, MTBVT Clothing Package. keeps prize money generated from all 5$ entry fees.

10:00pm: After party bonfire and live music at Vale Camping area.


9:00am:  Killington Ski Club Bike Swap Opens at Snowshed base Lodge

9:30am:  Snowshed Lodge opens for Breakfast and Bike shop opens

9:30am: Killington Bike Park Rentals opens with Rentals available from Scott, DeVinci, Norco, Intense, and Pivot

10:00am: Snowshed and Ramshead lifts Open.

10:00am: Vendor Village opens. Ibis & Pivot Demo Bikes available.

10:00am:  Fox ProFrame Helmet Demo all day at Snowshed Base Lodge.

10:30 am:  Meet for Group recovery Ride Group Rides at Snowshed Lift Open to all Attendees and Divas of Dirt.

11:00am:  Bike Bum Race on Lower Side Show Bob.  Meet at Snowshed Info tent.  

12:00pm: Killington Ski Club Bike Swap ends.

1:00pm: Winners of Dual Slalom Challenge announced at Snowshed RBU. Prizes Include:   Kparks Season Pass for Mt. Biking,  $100. Sushi Yoshi Gift Certificiate, MTBVT Clothing Package.

5:00pm:  Lifts Close

For more information about the Vermont Bike & Brew contact Ryan Thibault at or log on to or

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Drop In Brewing
Sunshine & Hoppieness
Heart of Lothian

Zero Gravity

14th Star Brewing
Maple Breakfast Stout

Long Trail Brewing
Over the Handlebars
Trail Hopper Session IPA
Blackbeary Wheat
Citrus Limbo
Long Trail Ale

Stone Corral
Trail Blazer

Citizens Cider
Unified Press
Lake Hopper

Northshire Brewing
Sicilian Pale Ale

Trapp Brewing

Harpoon Brewing
Hoppy Adventure

Burlington Brewing
It’s complicated being a Wizard

Lost Nation
Roll Away

Collective Arts Brewing
Ransack The Universe IPA
Rhyme and Reason Pale Ale

Otter Creek Brewing
Daily Dose IPA
Orange Dream Cream Ale

Foley Brothers
Prospect I.I.P.A
Origin I.P.A 22oz.


*Bonus ticket voucher to be picked up at event registration at Killington between June 9th and 11th.  


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