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[Cancelled] Uberwintern Fatbike Festival 2020
January 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friends: sadly Mother Nature is not cooperating and Mountain Bike Vermont and STP have been forced to pull the plug on Uberwintern for the first time in its eight-year history. But don’t despair, they’ve got a backup plan! Firstly, anyone who pre-booked a ticket will get a refund. Secondly, if you’re in town and still need entertainment, they’re going to do a miserable, no-fun-at-all, fatbike gravel ride out of Ranch Camp on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. It’s going to be wet, but at least it’ll be cold. You’ll get just enough exercise and justify the amazing lunch and delicious libations that await you at Ranch Camp upon your return. (food specials abound!)
But wait, there’s more! They’ll be reincarnating this hallowed event on Saturday, February 8th with Uberwintern Lite. They’ll convene at Ranch Camp to ride bikes, break bread, warm our hands around the bonfire, and of course, warm our insides with tasty beverages. Stay tuned for details.
Finally, we know you need your fatbike fix so join them for the first annual Rutland Cold Rolled; Rutland, VT’s first and finest fatbike festival, going down on Sunday February 2nd. Tickets at MTBVT.com. Questions? Hit us up!
The Stowe Trails Partnership and Mountain Bike Vermont are at it again in 2020, bringing you Vermont’s best antidote to the winter blues—Uberwintern! What is Uberwintern you ask? It’s a day of fatbike revelry on powder-packed single track for those souls brave enough to keep charging on two wheels through the depths of winter!
Join us Saturday, January 11th, 2020 for a day of fatbike group rides, demos, and hearty brews around warm fires.
Now in its eighth year, Uberwintern 2020 will be staged out of Ranch Camp, situated on the Cady Hill trailhead. A new remote aid station, a.k.a party central, will be set up at the fire pit outside of the von Trapp Brewery where attendees can enjoy some light fare and a brew. Registration, group ride departures, demos, and lunch will be all take place at Ranch Camp, aka Uberwintern HQ.
Your ticket price includes on-site demos, group rides, lunch (with both carnivorous and veggie options), as well as A beverage. So air down those tires, break out the extra layers, and get ready to party MTBVT style… it’s tradition!
RENTALS VS. DEMOS
DEMOS: Each participating shop will have demo bikes available. Demo bikes are allowed out for 45 minutes to one hour depending on each participating shops discretion. Demo bikes are not typically allowed out on the group rides as the group rides leave for more than the allotted hour demo session.
RENTALS: Rentals are available on a shop by shop basis. You are encouraged to contact shops in advance if you would like to rent a bike for the full day. Prices vary by shop.
If you are a shop or vendor and wish to participate please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:00 Vendor Set up
8:15 Reg opens
9:00 Expo opens/ Demo bikes available
RIDE DEPARTURE SCHEDULE (Subject to change)
9:15 Epic Ride departs
9:30 Shuttles start running, first come first serve
9:20 Advanced Ride departs
9:30 – 10:00 Intermediate and beginner rides depart
10:30 Remote Aid Station opens
12:00 Kegs are tapped
3:00 Remote Aid Station shuts down… maybe
12:30-2:30 Lunch is served
3:30 Party Time
4:00 Demo area closes
In typical MTBVT fashion we have a few awesome group rides planned. That said, please be patient with us as we assess where we will be taking you. All rides are weather dependent, social pace, and have a few stops to rest and enjoy nature.
Epic Ride – There will be multiple epic rides departing. Each will run 4 hours in duration over 20ish miles over variable terrain. These rides are for expert riders with expert stamina and a high tolerance. If you are new to fat biking or don’t ride regularly this ride is NOT for you.
Advanced Ride – Similar to the epic ride, this ride’s duration is up to 3ish hours. The pace is for avid riders that enjoy covering ground at a steady pace. You can expect up to 15ish miles of riding over variable terrain.
Intermediate – These rides are for most folks looking to have a good time, stop at the fire for a bit, and be guided around Stowe’s central trails. this ride will be three hours in duration with opportunities to bail out or put in a few extra miles.
Beginner ride – Beginner rides take folks up the rec path, along the river and back down to the venue. for those looking for more, riders will have an opportunity to ride up to the camp fire in on Cady Hill and test their skills on a section of intermediate terrain with a reward at the top.