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June 17-19, 2016

Celebrating Summer & All things Mountain Biking!

“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.


Mega Raffle Grand Prize: Cannondale has gone BIG!

Cannondale bk gn2Cycling 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. Check out the full Mega-Raffle offering!


Live Music

Kingdom All Stars Band
Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band


Live Music

Hot Flannel
The CopOuts


Clif Bar Ride Zone – Group Rides

Group rides for all abilities. Click for schedule.


Ride Like a Girl Skills Clinics

Offered to female riders seeking to develop and/or improve their bike handling skills.


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.


UPCYCLE Bike Art Display

Selected works will be on display from the UPCYCLE Bike Art Competition


KIDS Ride Zone, Games and Activities

Ride Zone sponsored by Highland MTB Park.


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 and from Lyndonville and 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 the Outdoor Gear Exchange Demo Loop or find a group ride at the Clif Bar Ride Zone!

Outdoor Gear Exchange 100x   ClifBar 100x

Vendors/Exhibitors: please contact Philip Keyes for more info at 800-576-3622 or pk@nemba.org




Vendor check-in | *Required for Vendors with trailers


Ride Leader Orientation


Volunteer Info Meeting


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)

8:00pm – InterMellow/Night (1 group – bring your own light!)

8:00pm – Advanced/Night (1 group – 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 about 5,000 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.


  • Pedros_logo_taglines_on-white

    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.



This year, every Adult who registers online will also receive a FREE NEMBAfest 2016 commemorative T-shirt!

Online registration closes on June 11, 2016. On-site registration for the weekend will be $140. Day passes (that do not include camping) are $40 for Friday and Saturday, and $15 on Sunday.

Vendors/Exhibitors: please contact Philip Keyes for more info at 800-576-3622 or pk@nemba.org

1 Adult

online price until 6/11/16


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 50% off 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

Lastest News


Kingdom Trails Association, NEMBA, and the Wildflower Inn invite you to join us for three days and nights of mountain bike bliss. Come celebrate the solstice and all things mountain biking. Camping, group rides, huge industry expo, live bands, local food, and plenty of things for the entire MTB family.
Kingdom Trails
Kingdom TrailsTuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 1:18am
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Gabriel Hamillton
Gabriel HamilltonMonday, May 23rd, 2016 at 2:53pm
Do I have to buy an individual day pass for fri and sat?
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NEMBAfestFriday, May 20th, 2016 at 5:36am
Super stoked that Cannondale has stepped up to be the premier sponsor of the Mega-Raffle at NEMBAfest @ KT, Powered by Pedro's. Thanks C'dale. We'll be announcing other great prizes soon!
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Fairbanks Inn
Fairbanks InnSaturday, May 14th, 2016 at 7:21am
Just another reason to attend NEMBAfest 2016 hosted by the always amazing Kingdom Trails! These kids are fantastic, the Northeast Kingdom is a great place to be! #NEK #KingdomAllStars #Bike #Music #LocalFlavor

Book your room with us today for your NEMBAfest 2016 weekend! 802-748-5666 or online at www.stjay.com
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Comfort Inn & Suites Near Burke Mountain
Comfort Inn & Suites Near Burke MountainSaturday, May 14th, 2016 at 7:21am
Just another reason to attend NEMBAfest 2016 hosted by the always amazing Kingdom Trails! These kids are fantastic, the Northeast Kingdom is a great place to be! #NEK #KingdomAllStars #Bike #Music #LocalFlavor

Book your room with us today for your NEMBAfest 2016 weekend! 802-748-1500 or online at www.choicehotels.com/vt031
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Are you a vendor/exhibitor interested in booth space in the expo?

Contact Philip Keyes at 800-576-3622, or email: pk@nemba.org

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.

Is parking available?

Yes, 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 bring my dog?

Sorry, as much as we love dogs, they are not allowed in the Expo or the camping area.

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 Mavic wheelsets and other 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.