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June 22-24, 2018

Join us for three days of celebrating all things mountain biking.
  Register now

Vendor registration is also open on Bikereg.  Food vendors, however, must contact Philip Keyes at 800-576-3622 or pk@nemba.org to be check on availability and pricing.

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“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!




Liv Cycling Bike Demo Loop!

                   Demo the lastest high-tech mountain bikes on the Demo Loop! Click for industry expo.

Free Shuttles

      Once you park your car, you won’t need it again for the entire festival.


Complimentary Camping in the Yakima Campground

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You’re festival pass comes with free camping right next to the NEMBAfest Expo. You may also camp in the Quiet Family Camping area just down the road.


Mike Steidley Mountain Bike Stunt Show

There will be two amazing stunt shows Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm!



Live Music


You can come after 6pm Friday or Saturday night to listen to the music for $10!

Band will include Evolfo, Madaila, and Kingdom All Stars. Check the Schedule for showtimes.


Clif Ride Zone

Group Rides

Group rides for all abilities. Click for schedule.

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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.


Pedro’s Clinics

Join the industry experts for the Basics of Bike Cleaning & Maintenance.


Morning Yoga 

XIP Wishing Wellness Yoga will be offering complimentary morning yoga sessions on Saturday and Sunday between 7 and 8am at the NEMBAfest Wellness Area next to the Yurt. Bring your mat and yoga gear to start the day off right.


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.

With the festival located behind the Wildflower Inn in a gorgeous pastural setting, NEMBAfest attendees will have direct access to the unique 100+ mile network of Kingdom Trails

Camping, bathrooms and showers are conveniently located right next to the festival venue so you can park your car worry-free for the weekend and just ride! Complimentary shuttles with bike racks are also available that run to East Burke.


“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 our Liv Cycling Demo Loop or find a group ride at the Clif Ride Zone!

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Vendors/Exhibitors:  The expo is now at capacity. To be placed on our “wait list” please contact Philip Keyes at pk@nemba.org.

Here is the list of vendors who will be attending NEMBAfest 2018! 




Vendor check-in | *Required for Vendors with trailers


Ride Leader Orientation


Volunteer Info Meeting

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Clif Ride Zone – Group Rides

Not sure which ride is for you? Click here for a description of all the different types of rides.

1:00 Novice

1:00 Intermellow

1:00 Medium

2:00-4pm Liv Happy Hours Group Ride 

Meet at the Liv tent at 2 p.m. to learn about the demo bikes Liv will offer over the weekend. Then set out for a mellow trail ride with Liv Ambassador Katie Holden from 2:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. At the conclusion of the ride, follow us up to Village Sport Shop Trailside for a chat with Katie Holden about anything and everything related to mountain biking and bike travel. First drinks on us and snacks will be provided. Come at least 45 minutes earlier to get set up on a Liv demo for the ride! All-levels welcome.

2:00 Intermellow

2:00 Medium

2:00 Advanced

2:00 Family

3:00 Novice

3:00 Advanced

4:00 Novice

4:00 Intermellow

4:00 Medium

8:00 Intermellow Night

8:00 Advanced Night


  • 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.



Full Festival Pass, $130

 The full festival pass includes everything! Entry to the festival, unlimited bike and product demos, music, trail access, shuttle access, and complimentary camping.

Day passes (that do not include camping) are $45 for Friday, $50 on 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.

Vendors/Exhibitors: The 2018 expo is full but you can be put on the wait list by registering here:www.bikereg.com/nembafest. For questions, contact Philip Keyes.

Food Vendors need to contact Philip Keyes about availability and pricing,  pk@nemba.org

1 Adult



1 Kid

(ages 8-15)


2 Kids

(ages 8-15)


3 Kids

(ages 8-15)



(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
  • Parking
  • Complimentary Shuttles to East Burke & Lyndonville
  • Discounts from many local businesses

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For other questions, call (802) 626-0737

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.

RV vs Tent Camping

RV camping is located directly across the Darling Hill Rd from the Expo and tent camping is located adjacent to the Expo. Quiet Camping is down the road about 1/3 mile.  There is no camping or sleeping in cars in the parking lot, and everyone camping with us must display the NEMBAfest wristband.

Camping is only available with the full festival passes – we don’t offer a discount on one night camping.

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: pk@nemba.org

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.

Is Day Care available for my child?

Yes, Kingdom Experiences will be offering childcare for children ages 3-13 for a fee. The childcare tent will be located behind the Kingdom Experiences office on the east side of Darling Hill Road at the bottom of the hill just below Heaven’s Bench. Due to demand, advance sign up is required. Email info@kingdomexperiences.com to reserve a spot. The cost is $18/hr or $50/3hrs.



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. Day passes allow access to the expo and demos as well as to group rides and shuttles.

Sorry, we do not offer a one-night camping option.

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.