We have good and we have bad news…
THE BAD NEWS: After much deliberation Kingdom Trails and Mountain Bike Vermont have decided to cancel Winterbike. It is a decision that did not come easy to us. Winterbike is by far our favorite event. But as a result of 2016’s winter that never was we simply can’t offer a quality experience that rival’s the event’s legacy. All registration costs will be refunded in full shortly.
THE GOOD NEWS: Kingdom Trails will still be holding the first ever North East Fatbike Summit on Friday March 4th. We may not be able to ride bikes but we can still talk about them! Additionally, in honor of Winterbike we will be hosting a group ride (maybe gravel grinder, maybe even a little single track) on March 5th. In keeping with tradition it will be followed up with libations and good times. Many of you have reservations and booked accommodations. If you still decide to make the pilgrimage, we guarantee smiling faces, some pedaling, and a frosty glass of Vermont’s finest.
Thank you all for your ongoing support, patience, and understanding. See you next year!
This year, we will host both a Fat Bike Summit and Winterbike 2016 in the same weekend!!! You may sign up for each separately, but we highly recommend attending both for maximum enjoyment. For information and to Register for Winterbike go here and the Fatbike Summit go here.
Friday March 4th, Kingdom Trails will host the Northeast Regional Fatbike Summit sponsored by QBP (Quality Bicycle Products) . Rather than one Global Fat Bike Summit as in the past, QBP will host five regional summits next year. The summits are meetings to discuss trail access and other issues affecting the growing activity of bike riding on snow. QBP has hosted four previous annual Global events. Registration will open in January. Thanks to our friends at New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) for helping us make this arrangement.
On March 5, 2016, we celebrate the burgeoning fatbike culture by hosting an event and demo day. Group rides, vendors, bon fire, fun games, races and beverages.
Kingdom Trails and MTBVT are scheming for some of the best Winterbike shenanigans yet!!!
Technically, Winterbike is still a 1 day event on Saturday- but we have added a couple of extra activities around that one day of fatbike debuachery.
Basic Registration for the event, gives you access to the Kingdom Trails network and all Winterbike activities on Saturday meaning group rides, fatbike demos, food and beverages, music, fire, sugar on snow, games, race spectation, and swag!
On Friday night, Kingdom Trails will host a social at the Publick House in East Burke Village. Come between 6:00 and 8:00pm for early registration and pre-gaming! Yup, skip the Saturday morning lineup and head straight into the event! If you plan to have dinner, reservations are strongly recommended, although there are some seats at the bar. The Publick House is popular, so think ahead.
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.
The Remote Aid Station on the trails hosted by MTBVT is making a comeback with the usual local delights and personalities. And later in the day we have some new games before and after the 6X race to add a wee bit more competition and ridiculousness to the day.
On Sunday morning there will be some “disorganised” group rides. Also dubbed “recovery” rides, join us if you are one of those people that just can’t get enough fatbiking.
Looking for lodging options? Check the Accommodations listings at www.kingdomtrails.org
Questions on the Fatbike summit? contact Tim@kingdomtrails.org
Questions about attending Winterbike? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Vendor Questions about Winterbike? Contact email@example.com
See you on the trails!
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