– MTBVT / SMBC & Crew
Brought to you by Von Trapp Brewing, Sushi Yoshi, MTBVT, and the Stowe Mountain Bike Club (STOWE TRAILS ALLIANCE).
Welcome to the SAVE CADY HILL edition of Überwintern. As many of you may know, Cady Hill was freight-trained by a hurricane force windstorm this fall. In short, we lost a lot of trail! Given the situation, we’ve concocted a plan to add an equal amount of groomed singletrack to make up for the shortfall. Trust in MTBVT. Join us for a revamped network including DH shuttles on Tamarack and Tony’s, shuttles out to Sterling Valley, foot groomed singletrack in Adams Camp, spur trails to von Trapp Bewery and Pipeline, Strawberry Farm and the rec path!
Überwintern proceeds will be donated to SMBC to help them get the Hill back online in the spring. So, join us, ride fattys on new trails, party in the woods, and help get the trails repaired. WIN WIN!
Join us Sunday January 7th, 2018 for a day of fatbike group rides, demos, and hearty brews around warm fires.
Now in its sixth year, Uberwintern 2018 will be staged out of Sushi Yoshi, situated on the Stowe rec path. The “remote aid station” a.k.a party central will be moved to the fire pit at the outside space in front of the von Trapp Brewery where complementary brewys will be poured for attendees. 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 to party MTBVT style… it’s tradition!
RENTALS VS. DEMOS
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.
The Jay Cloud
Highland Mountain Bike Park
Alternative Shops to reach out to for pick-up rentals:
East Burke Sports
North Star Sports
The Ski Rack
8:00 Vendor Set up
8:15 Reg opens
9:00 Expo opens/ Demo bikes available
RIDE DEPARTURE SCHEDULE (Subject to change)
9:15 Epic Ride departs
9:30 Shuttles start running, first come first serve
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
12:30-2:30 Lunch is served
3:30 Party Time
4:00 Demo area closes
Group Rides (departure times TBD)
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. All rides are weather dependent, social pace, 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 up to 20ish miles of variable terrain. These rides are for expert riders with expert stamina and a high tolerance. 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.