Today’s update from Nate:
“I’ve had lots of inquiries about conditions in the Park. It’s a mix of Frozen Dirt, Grippy hard pack and a few patches of ice. I ran studded tires today….. but Josh H was also riding today and did not have studs Neither of us had any issues with traction. I expect the same thing Sunday. Studs or no Studs= no problem.
We’re at it again! Mountain Bike Vermont has partnered with Pine Hill Partnership in Rutland, Vermont to offer a day of fatbike stoke on cold-rolled singletrack this Groundhog Day! Join us Sunday February 2nd, 2020 as fatbikers from around New England and Quebec gather in Rutland to lead a charge with Old Man Winter, replete with group rides, demos, and hearty brews around warm fires.
The inaugural event will feature a vendor village with fatbike rentals and demos, rides for all ages and abilities, and groomed packed powder trails for your fatbiking pleasure. Group rides will begin at 10am at the Giorgetti Athletic Complex at 2 Oak Street Extension (the Pine Hill Trailhead) where we’ll also adjourn for lunch at 12:30 pm.. The remote aid station (aka party central) will be located at the quarry (to be confirmed) and will feature a bonfire and our favorite mid-ride refreshers. Lunch at Georgetti will be catered by our friends at Ranch Camp (Stowe, VT).
“We’re beyond excited to bring a new fatbike event to the Pine Hill trails – this trail network has some of the best fatbiking in the state, and the community rallies to maintain them all winter.” says event cofounder & Killington Valley local Nate Freund of MTBVT. “We’re stoked to bring the party to Rutland and introduce riders from around the northeast to these amazing trails!”
The $30 ticket price includes group rides, lunch (with both carnivorous and veggie options), a signed original Cold Roll Rutland artist print, as well as beverages. So air down those tires, break out the extra layers, and get ready to party MTBVT style.
Vendor setup 8:00 to 9:00
Registration / Expo area opens 9:00
Advanced ride departs 9:45
Intermediate ride departs 10:00
Beginner ride departs 10:15
Remote Aid Station opens 11:00 to 2:00
Lunch 12:00 to 2:00
Event ends 3:00
Advanced 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 12ish 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 PHP. 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 on the easier terrain and no experience is necessary. This ride will bring participants to the remote aid station and back to base.
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