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June 26-28, 2020

Stay Tuned for Registration

Join us for 3 DAYS of Celebrating Summer All Things Mountain Biking!

 

Vendors, including food vendors, should contact contact Philip Keyes at pk@nemba.org to be check on availability and pricing. Vendor registration is now open.

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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!

Featuring

 

DemoBikes

Hope Technology Bike Demo Loop!

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

Camping

Camping

You’re festival pass comes with the option to camp right next to the NEMBAfest Expo. The camping area also has a section for Family Camping, so all the kids can hang out together!

Beer

The Drop Beer Tent

The entire expo area is a beer garden! We will be offering local craft Vermont beers at The Drop Beer Tent. 

We’re thrilled to announce that we have a special partnership with Lawson’s Finest Liquids. They’ve brewed up a special brew call Kingdoms Trail Ale, and we’ll have plenty on hand for you to sample. A donation to NEMBA and the Kingdom Trails Association will be made with every serving!

Roots of Creation band

Live Music
Friday

Saturday

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

Friday Night: Roots of Creation will be rocking the house!

GroupRides

Clif Group Ride Zone

Group rides for all abilities. Click for schedule.

RideLikeAGirl

Women’s Skills Clinics

BOTH CLINICS ARE NOW FULL!

Skills sessions for women who are looking to learn the basics of mountain biking, including body position, braking, shifting, & cornering.  After reviewing basics, we’ll go for a short ride to practice skills and have fun on the trail. Class limited to 10, and are now full.

 

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Pedro’s Bike Wash & Lube Station

Pure #bikelove at Pedro’s complimentary, self-serve bike maintenance station.

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Pedro’s Clinics

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

Free Shuttles

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

Yoga

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

Unofficial MTB Shenanigans World Championship with MTBVT

Come down to the main stage area to take part in some fun MTB craziness with the folks at MTBVT. There will be an assortment games and stuns for everyone to do and watch.

Fun for the Kids

There are always plenty of things to do for the kids! We’ll be posting the schedule as the event approaches.

Location

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.

Trails

“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

Expo

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 Hope Technology Demo Loop or find a group ride at the Clif Ride Zone!

          

Vendors/Exhibitors:  We welcome bicycle industry vendors. Please contact Philip Keyes at pk@nemba.org for info on becoming a NEMBAfest vendor.

Here are the vendors attending NEMBAfest 2019!

Schedule

2019 Schedule

*Subject to Change
Thurs.

12-5PM:  

Vendor check-in | *Required for Vendors with 20×20 or larger booths. 

5-6:30PM: 

Ride Leader Orientation

6:30-7:30PM: 

Volunteer Info Meeting

Ride Zone – Group Rides: 2019 Schedule

Not sure which ride is for you? Click the Group Ride Descriptions Tab for more info.

Fri. 6/28

All Group rides leave every hour on the hour starting at 1pm and ending at 4:30pm (Night Rides as Posted) – Meet at the Clif Group RideZone Gazebo. Show up 15 minutes early.

1PM: Novice, InterMellow, Medium Group Rides

1PM: 

  • LIV LADIES INTERMELLOW NO-DROP GROUP RIDE – Join Liv for a no-drop ladies group ride! This will be an “InterMellow” ride, so enjoy a social pace through some tech-y trails that will let you work on and show off your skills with other ladies! The ride will meet at the Group Ride Gazebo, end at the Liv tent, and be approx. 90 minutes long. Liv demo bikes will be available (first come first serve).

  • WTB ADVANCED RIDE OUT – An advanced ride, approximately 3 to 4 hours on a fun iconic KT route, that will give you some good climbing and flow, with a little chunky thrown in.

  • FACTOR HUBS GROUP RIDE – The “Bar Crawl” from lower J-Bar to the Tiki Bar

    • Shuttle back to venue

    • Shuttle Provided by VTMTB Tours

1:30PM:

PEDRO’S GROUP RIDE and Trail Side Maintenance Clinic with local guies from Kingdom Experiences. 

2pm: InterMellow, Medium, Advanced, Family Group Rides

2:30PM:

SKI RACK INTERMELLOW RIDE

3PM

ROCKY MOUNTAIN GROUP RIDE – Beginner friendly group ride with Rocky Mountain Ambassadors Sam Schultz and Sue Clifford who will take riders on the ‘locals’ tour.  Expect a 2 hr ride.

3PM: Novice, Advanced Group Rides

4PM: Novice, InterMellow, Medium, Advanced

4-6PM: 

CCAP Kids Twilight Ride – All levels of kids

4:30PM: 

TRANSITION BIKES GROUP RIDE – Moose Haven Party in the Woods Advanced Ride

    • Transportation Provided by VT MTB Tours (Alex and Ella McAndrew)

    • Depart from the venue

4:30-6PM

Women’s Beginner Skills Session by Paula Burton

THIS CLINIC IS NOW FULL

Class will cover the basics of mountain biking, including body position, braking, shifting, & cornering.  After reviewing basics, we’ll go for a short ride to practice skills and have fun on the trail. Class limited to 10. Preregistration required. 

7PM:

NIGHT RIDING BASICS BY REI – Join REI for a ride under the stars! You’ll learn the basics of night riding and enjoy a guided ride with REI expert mountain bike instructors. Bring your own lights or come early to borrow lights from us! We will have a limited number of bike lights available for demo, first come first served. Ride starts and ends at the REI tent and everyone who does the ride will receive a special gift.

8PM: InterMellow/Night Group Rides

Sponsors

  • 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.

    MORE INFO

  • 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.

    MORE INFO

  • 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!

    MORE INFO

  • 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!

    MORE INFO

  • 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

Registration

NEMBAfest Festival Pass: $130

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

Day passes (that do not include camping) are $45 for Friday, $50 on Saturday, and $30 on Sunday ($10 after 12pm). Day passes are only available at the gate.  Day passes for kids 8-15 years are $15 of Friday and Saturday and $10 on Sunday ($5 after 12pm).

Music-Only Passes: $10 after 3:30pm for just music, Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday after 11am.  $5 for youths.

 

Vendors/Exhibitors: Please contact Philip Keyes for info on exhibiting at the NEMBAfest,  pk@nemba.org

 

1 Adult

 

$130 with camping

$110 w/o camping

Kids

(ages 8-15)

$25

Kids

(age 7 and under)

FREE!

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

  • Tent & RV Camping at the venue (sorry, no dogs allowed). RVs must be <25' long

  • 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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Faq

 

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. 

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 at the far end of the tent camping field (no longer down the road at the Stepping Stone Spa).  There is no camping or sleeping in cars in the parking lot, and everyone camping with us must display the NEMBAfest wristband. RVs must be less than 25 feet in length.

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.

 

 

Can I buy tickets at the gate?

Yes, on-site registration for 1 adult is $145 with camping and $115 without camping. 

Can I buy Days Passes at the Event?

Yes, day passes (that do not include camping) are $40 for Friday, $50 on Saturday, and $30 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.