Winterbike Fat Bike Festival 2017
Kingdom Trails and Mountain Bike Vermont have partnered once again for the 5th annual WinterBike Fatbike Festival, March 4. 2017 brings the largest Winterbike yet: more pedaling people, more groomed trails, more festivities, more fun!
Basic 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, sugar on snow, games, race spectation, and swag!
FRIDAY PRE-REG PARTY:
We will host a pre-registration checkin & social on Friday March 3rd. Location TBD. Plan to come to an East Burke location 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.
NEW THIS YEAR:
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 4-6, The Point WNCS Radio Station will host the Winterbike After Party at the Burke Publick House where a Cannondale Fat Caad 3 provided by Kingdom Trails and The Village Sport Shop will be raffled off some lucky winner!.
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 3rd
6:00-8:00 Early check in/onsite registration Social at the Tamarack Pub and Grill. Details here
Enjoy dinner specials, fine beverages and live music
Saturday March 4th
7:00-8:30 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
10:15 Ladies Intro Ride
10:30 Family Ride Departs
10:30 Remote Aid Station opens
11:30-2:00 Market Café and Junipers Restaurant open for lunch
12:00 Kegs are tapped
1:00 Remote Aid Station shuts down… maybe
1:00-3:00 Sugar on Snow
1:30 Race Registration closes
1:45 Racers Meeting
2:00 6X Race
3:30 Games & Awards
Reservations at any of the local restaurants are strongly recommended for that evening.
Sunday March 5th
Business as usual. Stick around and go on a recovery ride for regular Kingdom Trail pass price. We do every year. You should too!
Demo Bike inventory to be announced soon!
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 NEMBA member will lead 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 lodging options? Check the Accommodations listings at www.kingdomtrails.org
Are you an attendee and have a question?
Contact [email protected]
Are you a vendor and have a question?
Contact [email protected]
See you on the trails!
Prizes for men’s and women’s race will be provided by Minus33. We will also have our booth set up at the event and will have a small supply of wool accessories available for purchase. Come visit us or join us live on Instagram @minus33merinowool!