Mountain Bike Vermont and Kingdom Trails have partnered once again for the 8th annual WinterBike Fatbike Festival on March 2, 2019. The year brings the largest Winterbike yet: more pedaling people, more groomed trails, more festivities, more fun!
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, games, race spectation, and swag! FRIDAY PRE-REG PARTY: We will host a pre-registration checkin & social on Friday March 1st at the Burke Mountain Hotel. Plan to show up 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.
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 After party action TBD
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 1st
6:00-8:00 Early check in/registration Social at the Tamarack.
Enjoy dinner specials and fine beverages!
Saturday March 2nd
6:00-7:45 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
10:30 Remote Aid Station opens
12:00-2:00 The Craftsbury General Store and Junipers Restaurant open for lunch on site
12:00 Kegs are tapped
12:30 Remote Aid Station shuts down… maybe
1:30 Race Registration closes
1:45 Racers Meeting
2:00 6X Race
3:30 Games & Awards
Sunday March 3rd
Business as usual. Stick around and go on a recovery ride for regular Kingdom Trail pass price. We do every year. You should too!
Reservations at any of the local restaurants are strongly recommended for that evening.
Local shops to contact for Fatbike rentals:
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 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 more lodging options? Check the Accommodations listings at www.kingdomtrails.org
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See you on the trails!