Winterbike Fatbike Festival 2017



ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS ENDED BUT TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT TONIGHT’S PRE-REG PARTY (details below) AND TOMORROW MORNING. SEE YOU THEN!!

Mountain Bike Vermont and Kingdom Trails have partnered once again for the 6th annual WinterBike Fatbike Festival presented by Salsa Cycles and Von Trapp Brewing, March 3-4. 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 spectating, and swag!

REGISTER HERE

FRIDAY PRE-REG PARTY:

We will host a pre-registration checkin & social on Friday March 3rd 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

Demo bikes 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 for 2017
, presenting partner Salsa Cycles will be on site with an expansive factory demo fleet of bikes for your riding pleasure! Time to get yer Mukluk on!

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:

We recommend reaching out to your favorite local restaurant and making reservations in advance.

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 3rd

6:00-8:00 Early check in/registration Social. NEW LOCATION at the Tamarack, check out info here.
Enjoy dinner specials and fine beverages!

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

10:30 Remote Aid Station opens
11:30-2:00 Market Café, Junipers Restaurant and NEW to Winterbike Genuine Jamaican 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 presented by Julbo
3:30 Games & Awards
4:00 The Point Ski & Ride will host the after party at the Burke Public House

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:

Littleton Bike and Fitness
East Burke Sports
iRide

Ride Descriptions:

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

WINTERBIKE LODGING SPECIAL:  SKI & STAY WHILE YOU’RE HERE OR JUST STAY.

Two people can ski and stay for $245/night in a studio suite (price includes lift tickets)

BOOK NOW

Two people can stay in a studio suite for $201/night (king bed splits to two twin beds per request)

BOOK NOW

or you can call reservations at (866) 966-4820. 
Reference promo code:  WBIKE (room only); WBIKESKI (ski & stay)

Visiting us from Canada?  Half of your lodging in the Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center can be paid at par.    All credit card transactions are charged in US funds so when your 50% deposit is taken on your CDN credit card, it will automatically convert from US to CDN at whatever rate your card company is using.  To make sure you get the at par rate (i.e. the 50% balance due at check-in), you must pay in Canadian cash, certified check, or money order.  No exchange rate adjustments will be made for other payment types.

Looking for lodging options? Check the Accommodations listings at www.kingdomtrails.org

 

Are you an attendee and have a question?
Contact ryan@mtbvt.com

Are you a vendor and have a question?
Contact lil@kingdomtrails.org

See you on the trails!