Details Announced for 2019 Winterbike Festival at Kingdom Trails in Vermont

Feb 11, 2019
by Mountain Bike Vermont  
Winterbike on Kingdom Trails

PRESS RELEASE: Mountain Bike Vermont and Kingdom Trails


That's right folks! Mountain Bike Vermont and Kingdom Trails have partnered again for the WinterBike Fatbike Festival on March 2, 2019.

Winterbike, now in its 8th year, continues to be one of the largest fatbike festivals in the Northeast. Hosted at the Kingdom Trail Nordic Adventure Center, the event is situated on one of most expansive, groomed fatbike specific trail networks, boasting over 26 miles of cold rolled singletrack and 35 total miles to ride!

In keeping with tradition, Winterbike will include the usual crowd pleasing ingredients, beginning with a Friday Pre-Registration Social hosted by the Borderlands Trail Partners and featuring music by The Tenderbellies. Saturday we will see a vendor garden, demo fleets, group rides for all ages and abilities, stocked remote aid station, 6X fatbike race and the infamous Rasputitsa Gravel Road Race organizers will keep the party rocking with tunes and a fur laden lounge at the expo.

Fat bike riders at the 2015 WinterBike Festival at the Kingdom Trails East Burke Vermont on Saturday February 28 2015 photo by Bear Cieri
Fat bike riders at the 2015 WinterBike Festival at the Kingdom Trails East Burke Vermont on Saturday February 28 2015 photo by Bear Cieri

"We strive to improve the event year after year while maintaining its soul." Says Lilias Ide, Kingdom Trails Marketing & Events Manager. "With the support of a few new partners, this year is shaping up to be the best ever!"

New in 2019, we're pleased to announce support from our friends at Lawson's Finest Liquids, brewers of some of Vermont's favorite beers! IPA? Yes please! Lawsons will be on site at the vendor garden, spreading liquidy love all afternoon.

Winterbike on Kingdom Trails

The Remote Aid Station returns in all its glory! In an effort to evolve the Station, we welcome its new host, Untapped, makers of all natural athletic fuel aka MAPLE SYRUP based energy! Try a steaming cup of hot cider with maple & ginger. Hot toddies just reached another level- healthy!

Adding to the healthy and delicious theme this year, lunch will be served on site by the Craftsbury General Store, plus the option to dine next door at Juniper's Restaurant.

"Winterbike is an opportunity for the entire family to 'bike party' together," says MTBVT owner Ryan Thibault. "We worked hard over the years to make the event fun for everyone. This year we've even upped our game with the addition of a few new activities for the kiddos."

Fat bike riders at the 2015 WinterBike Festival at the Kingdom Trails East Burke Vermont on Saturday February 28 2015 photo by Bear Cieri

With the heightened focus on family, this year's event will include a guided family ride and kids specific activities in the vendor area. 24" wheel kid size fatbikes are also expected among the fleets of demos available.

This year's 6X Fatbike Race is brought to you by our friends at Garneau, who have generously supplied apparel kits for top male and female finishers. We've also changed the script and made the 6X race FREE to enter. That's right! Heats are split between men and women with 6 racers competing at a time. The fastest 3 in each round move on to the finals until a class champ is victorious! Or just spectate with a cold Lawson's in your hand.

Winterbike on Kingdom Trails
Fat bike riders at the 2015 WinterBike Festival at the Kingdom Trails East Burke Vermont on Saturday February 28 2015 photo by Bear Cieri

And as always, Winterbike games will be happening late afternoon Saturday with prizes provided by Marzocchi, Kingdom Trails, MTBVT, and more!

We look forward to hosting you and your family at Winterbike 2019. See you on the trails!

Fat bike riders at the 2015 WinterBike Festival at the Kingdom Trails East Burke Vermont on Saturday February 28 2015 photo by Bear Cieri

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

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

For info and registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winterbike-fatbike-festival-2019-tickets-46906546744


1 Comment

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 I'm thinking a Javex bottle cut in 1/2 for handlebar wind deflectors.
Only 1 jug required... Wallet friendly and keeps those digits warm !

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