June 16-18, 2017
Register now for the event of the season, and get a complimentary event t-shirt and raffle tickets to our daily drawings!
Vendor Registration also begins January 10th. For any questions contact Philip Keyes at 800-576-3622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“the best mountain biking in the country.”
– Dirt Rag
“the best trail network in North America.”
– Bike Magazine
NEMBAfest, Powered by Pedro’s, is produced by the New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) and the Kingdom Trails Association in collaboration with the Wildflower Inn and the Burke Chamber of Commerce. It’s a celebration of summer and ALL THINGS mountain biking!
Experience over 100 miles of unique trails and terrain that makes Kingdom Trails. Enjoy a fun-filled, family-friendly weekend of riding, camping, demo-ing the latest mountain bikes, checking out all the gadgets and gear, rockin’ to great music, and enjoying yummy local food & drink in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom!
Check out NEMBAfest latest news and announcements here!
Outdoor Gear Exchange Demo Loop!
Demo the lastest high-tech mountain bikes on the Outdoor Gear Exchange Demo Loop! Click for industry expo.
Once you park your car, you won’t need it again for the entire festival.
Mega Raffle Grand Prize
Mountain Bike Stunt Show
There will be two amazing stunt shows Saturday 4pm and Sunday 2:30pm!
You can come after 6pm Friday or Saturday night to listen to the music for $10!
Clif Bar Ride Zone – Group Rides
Group rides for all abilities. Click for schedule.
Women’s Skills Clinics
2 Beginner Clinics (free) & 2 Intermediate Clinics
Coach Margie Bowen, certified MTB Instructor, returns this year to teach two levels of clinics for women. She’ll help you increase the FUN factor and decrease the crash factor! Space is limited and requires pre-registration. For more info …
Pedro’s Bike Wash & Lube Station
Pure #bikelove at Pedro’s complimentary, self-serve bike maintenance station.
Join the industry experts for the Basics of Bike Cleaning & Maintenance.
KIDS Ride Zone, Games and Activities
Kids Ride Zone by Highland MTB Park. Also, Kids Games with Highland Mountain Bike Park, Sunday at 1:30pm!
2059 Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville, Vermont
In the heart of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, the Lyndonville/Burke area is home to breathtaking beauty, world class recreation and unique cultural offerings.
Home to Kingdom Trails and Burke Mountain Resort, the outdoor enthusiast will have all the bases covered when visiting Burke. With NEMBAfest Full Access registration enjoy special discounts from many of the local businesses:
Valid June 17 – 19, 2016 – Mention NEMBAfest when booking to receive discounted lodging rates below (rates do not include tax). For other retail, dining, service discounts, just show your NEMBAfest event wristband at participating businesses to receive the discounted offer!
Mountain Lake Cottages in Westmore on Lake Willoughby – Enjoy a stay at a lakeside, log cabin style cottage for just $150 per night (a 25% savings!). 802-525-3072 or 1-800-757-3072
Lakefront Inn & Motel in Island Pond – Cozy Inn and Motel Rooms on the water starting at just $69 per night! 802-723-6507
East View Vacation Rental in West Burke – A whole 3 bedroom house to yourselves for just $150 per night (a 25% savings!) 631-267-8230
Sanderson’s Wooden Bowls – 2902 VT Route 114, East Burke – 10% discount! 802-626-9622
Burke Publick House – East Burke Village – 10% off! Valid on food only, excludes alcohol. 802-626-1188
Marybeth Anderson, Massage Therapy – Above the Willoburke Inn, 638 VT Rt 114, East Burke – 10% off 60 minute and 90 minute massage sessions (Reg. pricing is $75 for an hour and $95 for an hour and a half). Discounted 1/2 hour massage rate of $45. 802-424-6629
Q Burke Bike Park at Q Burke Mountain- 50% discount on Bike Park passes for NEMBAfest attendees!
East Burke Sports in East Burke Village – 20% savings on Bicycle Shorts and Cycling Jerseys!
Village Sport Shop – Broad Street in Lyndonville and Trailside Shop on Darling Hill Road (across from Wildflower Inn) – 10% off non-sale items storewide to NEMBA participants excluding guns/ammo/boats/rental bikes/service.
“the best mountain biking in the country.”
– Dirt Rag
“the best trail network in North America.”
– Bike Magazine
NEMBAfest is set smack dab in the middle of the Kingdom Trails network. Ride from the venue on singletrack and head North, South, East or West for days on a 100 mile interconnected network of mountain biking trails for all ability levels. From fast and flowy cross country trails to steep, technical downhill to kid friendly pump tracks, to excavated rollers and berms, you’ll find something for everyone. Spend the weekend exploring the main trails, but it will take longer than that to hit it all.
And be sure to check out Bike Magazine’s video in their recent article “Riding the Kingdom Trails”.
Expo & Demos
There’s nowhere else in the Northeast where you will be able to try out so many of the lastest high tech mountain bikes! Almost all the big players will be featured in the Expo so check out below to see whose coming! There are also a large number of vendors coming to show and sell you their latest gear & gadgets! You’ll be able to check them all out on the Outdoor Gear Exchange Demo Loop or find a group ride at the Clif Bar Ride Zone!
Below are the Vendors/Exhibitors that attended NEMBAfest in 2016. We will be update the list and adding vendors soon!
Clif Bar Ride Zone – Group Rides
1:00pm – Novice (2 groups)
1:00pm – InterMellow (2 groups)
1:00pm – Medium (4 groups)
2:00pm – InterMellow (2 groups)
2:00pm – Medium (3 groups)
2:00pm – Advanced (3 groups)
3:00pm – Family (1 group)
3:00pm – Novice (2 groups)
3:00pm – Advanced (2 groups)
4:00pm – Novice (1 group)
4:00pm – InterMellow (2 groups)
4:00pm – Medium (3 groups)
4:00pm – Advanced (2 groups)
5:00pm – Fat Bike Friday Social Ride (ride begins Group Ride Zone / Gazebo and ends at the Beer Tent!)
8:00pm – Shimano Night Rides – Advanced and Intermellow (20 lights available, reserve at Shimano w/ CC or bring your own light!)
NEMBA is a community of mountain bikers committed to creating epic riding experiences, preserving open space, and guiding the future of mountain biking in New England.
We are a recreational trails advocacy organization with 27 chapters throughout New England and over 6,000 members. Our mission is to promote the best that mountain biking has to offer, steward the trail systems where we recreate and preserve open space.
Kingdom Trails Association (KTA), a 501(c)3 charitable organization, was established in 1994 by a group of visionary residents and business leaders in the area. Our goal is to encourage recreational use of the Northeast Kingdom that is ecologically sensitive and promotes the natural beauty of the region. We strive to accomplish this mission by providing a network of quality non-motorized trails for all level of abilities incorporating the best of the local scenery and natural diversity.
Since 1989, Pedro’s has been committed to keeping your bicycle running right by offering innovative, unique, and high quality cleaners, lubricants, tools, and accessories that are safe for you, your family, and the environment, so you enjoy today’s ride…and tomorrow’s. With strong roots in New England’s mountain biking scene, Pedro’s is proud to be NEMBAfest’s title sponsor again this year!
Our Vermont country inn, tucked into the rolling hills of the Northeast Kingdom offers great family fun, romantic getaways, kids activities and programs, skiing at nearby Burke Mountain Ski Resort, biking the Kingdom Trails, spectacular fall foliage viewing, and an authentic country vacation experience with old-fashioned charm and hospitality – everything you’ve been dreaming of for your Vermont family resort vacation getaway!
Located in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, the Burke area is home to breathtaking beauty, world class recreation and unique cultural offerings. Speed it up or slow it down. Bring your gear or leave it all at home. The Burke area is your four season vacation destination.MORE INFO
Online Registration Special:
Register by June 9th, 2017 and receive a free event t-shirt and raffle ticket for our daily raffles!
Online registration closes at 5pm on June 9, 2017 and after than tickets will be only available at the gate at a higher price.
Day passes (that do not include camping) are $40 for Friday and Saturday, and $15 on Sunday. Day passes are only available at the gate. Day passes for kids 8-15 years are $20 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday.
Early Bird Price until 1/31/2017
(age 7 and under)
Your FULL ACCESS registration includes:
Access to the NEMBAfest Expo, Bike Demos and all Special Events, Clinics and Activities
Weekend Pass to Kingdom Trail’s 100+ mile network, and $10 Burke Bike Park Passes
Camping at the venue (sorry, no dogs allowed)
Clif Bar Group Rides for all levels
Live Music on Friday and Saturday Night
Pedro’s self-serve Bike Wash & Maintenance Station
Daily Raffles for awesome Prize Packs
Complimentary Shuttles to East Burke & Lyndonville
Discounts from many local businesses
We’re pleased to announce that Margie Bowen, certified MTB Instructor and USA Cycling Coach, will be offering two complementary BEGINNER skills clinics for Women at NEMBAfest this year. Preregistration is required at www.MTBSkillsTraining.com
Margie will also be offering two INTERMEDIATE Skills Clinics for Women for a $99 fee. To participate in one of my Intermediate clinics you MUST already have a solid foundation of the fundamental skills and a good level of endurance. If you took one of my beginner clinics last year, and you’ve practiced so that those basic skills are second nature, you’re probably good to go. The intermediate clinics are all about teaching you the techniques that will help you ride more challenging terrain while feeling confident doing it. You’ll be immersed in a fun and encouraging environment with other women while you learn skills above and beyond the beginner level where you may have been stuck for a while.
SPACE IS LIMITED to 10 per clinic
PRE-REGISTRATION is required at www.MTBskillsTraining.com
Check out our amazing list of vendors and come get your Demo ON at NEMBAfest, Powered by Pedro’s!
We’re so stoked that the bicycle industry is showing such overwhelming support of our mountain bike festival. We’re even more stoked to be able to offer such a wider array of the latest and greatest mountain bike products for you to come and test ride. Riders will be able to test out lots of bike and accessories on the Outdoor Gear Exchange Demo Loop.
AJ’s Ski & Sport
Bag Balm – Vermont Original
C2 by Janeware
Club Ride Apparel
East Burke Sports
Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles
Fat Bike T-Shirts
GU Energy Labs
Highland Mountain Bike Park
Killington / Pico Mountain Resorts
Maine Huts & Trails
Miller Trailer Sales
Ministry of Culture
Outdoor Gear Exchange
Over The Bars
Rocky Mountain Bicycles
Santa Cruz Bicycles
Schwable North America
Scurvy Dogs Racing
Stan’s No Tubes
The Jay Cloud Cyclery
Thunder Mountain Bike Park
Velofix South Coast
Vermont Mountain Bike Association
We’re pleased to announce that certified training coach, Margie Bowen, will be offering two women’s skills clinics at the NEMBAfest. Here’s her description as well as details about how to register.
Women enjoy helping other women, and it’s no different in the mountain biking environment.
When you participate in one of the Clinics for Women you’ll learn the techniques that will help you ride safer and in more control. You’ll be immersed in a fun and encouraging environment with other women while you learn the fundamental skills to ride with more confidence and flow on the trails. And you’ll develop a great foundation of skills from which all other mountain biking maneuvers are built.
We’ll hit the trails to practice your new skills and we’ll stop frequently to session particular areas. No need to worry about the pace or distance as it’ll be a mellow ride with lots of stops.
Clinics are Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10:00 and will be for approximately 3 hours.
Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.
See ya at the clinic!
Coach Margie Bowen
Learn more about Margie and her training program by checking out here website: www.MTBSkillsTraining.com
Anyone who registers for the full NEMBAfest pass will get entered to win one of two sets of Mavic MY017 NEW XA ELITE Wheelset and Quest Pro 2.4 Tires! These wheels boast a 25mm Internal Width plus, ISM 4D milling for reduced weigh and strength. These wheels offer top notch high technology, lightness and performance, while still granting lots of comfort and control for effortless explorations for more fun on trails.
Drawings for one of two wheelsets will be at 4pm Friday and Saturday by the Beer Tent.
You must be present to win! Click here to register.
Mike Stedley will be performing two shows at NEMBAfest!
Mike is 12-time National Trials Champion and is one of the most prolific stunt riders in North American
Steidley’s accolades include 12 National Championship Titles, 16 Regional Championships, representing the USA on 7 World Championship teams, and the highest ranked U.S. rider at the inaugural Red Bull Bike Battle. Steidley holds a key to the city for his cycling achievements and also is the record holder for the most individual gold medals in the history of the sport for the USA.
Mike Steidley travels extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Asia with his portable Stunt Show that incorporates the elements of Trials, Street/ Park, and North-Shore style riding into an action-filled, high-energy performance. His shows have been feature entertainment on the high-profile Vans Warped Tour, the VW Major Motion Picture Tour, and at City Center Las Vegas showcasing his captivating skills to thousands. Furthermore, Steidley has appeared on MTV, Fuel, the Discovery Channel Show “Time Warp,” and in multiple mountain bike films and videos.
Mike will be performing at 4pm Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Come check him out. In the meantime, here’s one of his recent videos:
Cannondale has gone huge to support the NEMBAfest Mega-Raffle, and will be the premier raffle sponsor for our 2016 event. Cycling Sports Group generously offered to give the first place winner a choice between the highly acclaimed Cannondale Carbon Habit 3 or the all-new 2017 Scalpel Si 4. Wow, now those are some amazing bikes but the raffle doesn’t end there!
Cannondale will also be donating a full-on Sombrio Kit to another lucky winner that will include a Jersey, Baggy Short, and Smuggler Bib liner. Lastly, CSG is giving away some top-end accessories from Fabric, including a Scoop Shallow Race Ti rail Saddle, Silicon Grips, and 2 Cageless H2o bottles.
Awesome array of prizes and of course this raffle will benefit NEMBA’s Trail Grant Program and the Kingdom Trails Association. Good luck and thank you for your continued support of NEMBA.
We’ll be announcing other awesome prizes in the near future!
Selected works from the UPCYCLE Bike Art Competition will be on public display this year at NEMBAfest. Art Bikes winning purchase prizes will be permanently installed along Kingdom Trails Association bike trails or outside area businesses, as well as featured in advertising and other promotional material.
We pleased to announce that Outdoor Gear Exchange from Burlington VT is sponsoring the Demo Loop at NEMBAfest 2016. Riders will be able to test out a wide selections of demo bikes on the Outdoor Gear Exchange Demo Loop to find the perfect bike. Visit them at www.gearx.com
What’s the earliest I can come to camp?
The NEMBAfest camping area opens at 8am on Friday. Sorry, Thursday camping is not available so you should contact other local campgrounds for this. You may camp Sunday night for an additional $10, payable at the event.
What are the Hours of Registration During the NEMBAfest?
On site registration starts at 8am Friday and closes 10pm Friday evening. On Saturday, registration is 8am to 8pm, and on Sunday 9am to 12pm.
Are you a vendor/exhibitor interested in booth space in the expo?
Contact Philip Keyes at 800-576-3622, or email: email@example.com
Darn, I can’t make it… Can I get a refund?
Absolutely, we can issue a full refund until Wednesday, May 31st. After that, we can’t do it. The Bikereg service fee is non-refundable, however, since that’s out of our hands.
Can I bring my dog?
Sorry, as much as we love dogs, they are not allowed in the Expo or the camping area.
Where do I park?
Parking is located conveniently across the road from the venue. Complimentary shuttles to and from Lyndonville and East Burke will be running all weekend as well. See the Venue Map for reference.
Can I buy tickets at the gate?
Yes, on-site registration for 1 adult is $140. Save money and register online now! If you pre-register, you’ll be included in the special raffle for some awesome swag at 4pm Friday and 4pm Saturday.
Can I buy Days Passes at the Event?
Yes, day passes (that do not include camping) are $40 for Friday and Saturday, and $15 on Sunday. Day passes for kids age 8-15 are $20 Friday and Saturday and $10 on Sunday. Kids under 8 are free with a registered parent or guardian.
Can I come in the evening to listen to the live music?
Yes, the cost of admission to the venue after 6pm on Friday and Saturday is $10.