Mountain Bike Vermont and Kingdom Trails have partnered once again for the 7th annual WinterBike Fatbike Festival presented by Von Trapp Brewing on March 3, 2018. 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 2nd at the Tamarack Pub & Grill. 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.
Guided Rides by Kingdom Cycling & Experiences and a bunch of local yokels,
Eyewear and race support by Julbo Eyewear,
Beer by von Trapp Brewing,
Special thank you to Apex Solar who is bringing their solar charging station to accommodate your device charging needs,
Front Porch Forum for helping to get the word out, and our l
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 from 4-late at the Burke Publick House.
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 2nd
6:00-8:00 Early check in/registration Social at the Tamarack, check out info here.
Enjoy dinner specials and fine beverages!
Saturday March 3rd
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
9:00 Kingdom Cycling and Experiences Beginner/Intermediate Ride with Post Ride Hot Cocoa, Tea and Cookies in the Kingdom Experiences office.
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 Black Diamond and Junipers Restaurant open for lunch
12:00 Kegs are tapped
1:00 Remote Aid Station shuts down… maybe
1:30 Race Registration closes
1:45 Racers Meeting
2:00 6X Race
3:30 Games & Awards
4-6 Burke Publick House After Party
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!
Reservations at any of the local restaurants are strongly recommended for that evening.
Local shops to contact for Fatbike rentals:
ONSITE VENDORS (more to be announced):
von Trapp Brewing
Highland Mountain Bike Park
Old Spokes Home
The Jay Cloud
Burke Mountain Resort
The Vermont Mountain Bike Association
Black Diamond BBQ
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!