June 22-24, 2018
Join us for three days of celebrating all things mountain biking.
Register now and receive a complimentary event t-shirt, a $20 value.
Vendor registration is also open on Bikereg. Food vendors, however, must contact Philip Keyes at 800-576-3622 or firstname.lastname@example.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!
Here was the line up for the 2017 NEMBAfest. We’ll post updates about 2018 as they come in!
Bike Demo Loop!
Demo the lastest high-tech mountain bikes on the Demo Loop! Click for industry expo.
Once you park your car, you won’t need it again for the entire festival.
Complimentary Camping in the Yakima Campground
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 4pm and Saturday 2:30pm!
You can come after 6pm Friday or Saturday night to listen to the music for $10!
Band will include Kat Wright and the Indominable Soul Band, the Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band, the NEK All Stars, Patrick Ross, and Tiger Mann Whoa. Check the Schedule for showtimes.
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.
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:
“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 Demo Loop or find a group ride at the Clif Ride Zone!
Vendors/Exhibitors: Vendor registration is open. Register for your booth on Bikereg, then email Philip Keyes confirming your registration and sending him your company logo for the website, if needed. For any vendor questions contact Philip Keyes at 800-576-3622 or email@example.com
Here is the list of vendors who came to the 2017 NEMBAfest. We’ll be updating the 2018 later
This is the 2017 Schedule to give you an idea about what to expect. We’ll be updating this for the 2018 NEMBAfest later.
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 Cornering Clinic with Orange Seal Downhill Pro Alex McAndrew
2:00 Advanced Ride with pro racer, Adam Craig (Giant Factory Off-Road Team)
8:00 Intermellow Night
8:00 Advanced Night
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!
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: You can register for booth space online at www.bikereg.com/nembafest. For questions, contact Philip Keyes.
Food Vendors need to contact Philip Keyes about availability and pricing, 800-576-3622 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(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 her 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
Pedro’s is thrilled to back in its third year as presenting sponsor of NEMBAFest, and in celebration, we’re giving away 3000 pairs of limited edition NEMBAFest tire levers! After last year’s record attendance, be sure to arrive early to score a pair.
And we’re not stopping there!
Head to the beer tent at 4:00 on Friday for the Pedro’s Raffle! Win prizes from Pedro’s and more! Must be present to win.
NEMBAFest Powered by Pedro’s Instagram contest! To enter:
1. Follow @pedrosbikecare on instagram.
2. Take a photo of: Category 1: Most creative use of your limited edition NEMBAFest tire lever. Category 2: Your favorite moment of NEMBAFest, Powered by Pedro’s.
3. Post to Instagram with #nembafestpedroscontest between June 16 and June 23.
4. A winners will be chosen for each category and will receive a complete bike care prize pack!
Make your ride shine like new! Degrease, wash, and re-lube your bike at the free self-serve Pedro’s Bike Wash. A full array of Pedro’s bike care products will be on hand, including the Chain Pig hands-free chain cleaner, Pig Juice degreaser, Green Fizz bike wash, and our new CleanTech Chemistry chain lubes! Open daily during expo hours.
Join Pedro’s product manager and engineer Jay Seiter at the Pedro’s Bike Wash to learn the fundamentals of bike cleaning, lubrication, and basic maintenance. Sessions occurring daily, check schedule for times. Clinic attendees will receive complementary bike care samples and will be entered into an exclusive raffle for a chance to win a complete bike care price pack! Sunday’s session topics will be people’s choice so bring your basic maintenance questions!
See you there!
The folks at Pedro’s
Cannondale has generously donated a winner’s choice of bikes to this year’s raffle: a 2017 Bad Habit Carbon 2 (MSRP $4799) or a 2018 Trigger 2 (MSRP $5999.99). They’ll also be donating one Men’s & one Women’s Sombrio mountain bike kit to a couple of lucky winners.
Tickets are $5/ticket or five for $20, available at the NEMBA booth in the expo. Proceeds will benefit the Kingdom Trails Association and NEMBA.
The drawing will be after Mike Steidley’s MTB Stunt Show on Saturday afternoon at 4pm in the expo. You must be present to win.
Bad Habit Carbon 2
NEMBAfest is all about riding and we offer many group rides lead by our ride leader volunteer. To help you decide what ride is good for you, here’s a description of what you can expect.
Kids/Family: easy pace & terrain. Will not be far from the
Expo.These rides are aimed at parents with young children. 1 – 2 hours
Novice: very mellow pace, easy terrain, frequent stops. Will not be far from the Expo. 1 -2 hours
InterMellow: moderately technical, casual/social pace, frequent stops and bail out points. Intermediate rides are designed for people who ride frequently, and have some skills, but who probably do not enter races. 2 -3 hours
Intermediate: moderately technical, somewhat faster pace occasional
stops and bail out points. Intermediate rides are designed for people who ride frequently, and have some skills, but who probably do not enter races. 2 -3 hours
Advanced Intermediate: moderately technical, fast pace occasional stops and bail out points. These rides are intended for advancing riders or, racers who would like to go for a challenging ride at less than all out race pace. 2 -3 hours
Advanced: high technical difficulty, fast pace, few stops or chances to bail out. These rides are intended for advanced riders or, racers who would like to go for a challenging ride at less than all out race pace. 3 – 4 hours
Epic Advanced: high technical difficulty, fast pace, few stops or chances to bail out. These rides are intended for advanced riders or, racers who would like to go for a challenging ride at less than all out race pace. 4+ hours
All-Level / Open to All: Mixed bag – social pace to start then group may split along the lines with more or less advanced levels. 1-3 hours.
Yakima wants to reward those with the coolest Trailgate rig. Here’s what they say:
“Come Trailgate with Yakima at NEMBAFest 2017! This year we want to see the best and most unique Trailgating setups at the Yakima Campground. Show us your camp setup with the hashtags #TrailgateNEMBA and #YakimaRacks for the chance to win a Yakima Swag Pack including a $100 Yakima Gift Card. One winner will be chosen each day, so keep the posts coming and show us how you #TrailgateNEMBA.
Stop by the Yakima booth in the expo village for your chance to climb inside the new SkyRise rooftop tent, and check out the latest and greatest in Yakima bike racks. While you are there, you can enter to win The Ultimate Trailgate Setup including a Dr.Tray Hitch Rack, a SlimShady Awning and a MTBParks.com Season Pass. One grand prize winner will be chosen on Monday, June 19th.
We could not be more excited to see you in the Yakima Campground this year at NEMBAFest. To make your trip there a little bit easier and your campsite a little bit comfier, be sure to check out our new line of Base Camp and Bike Rack products before the event at Yakima.com or your local Yakima retailer. We are looking forward to riding Kingdom Trails with you. See you there!
The folks at Yakima”
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: 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.