Ride bikes. Explore new trails. Make memories.

It's road trip time! Join us August 1- 4 as we link up two super rad mountain bike festivals using the Flow2Fest powered by Kuat road map. With tons of scheduled group rides and socials to choose from we've got the good times covered. Traveling between the festivals at your own pace? That's cool too! Select from the  flexible self-serve programming options, check out suggested ride routes, and grab a bite or beverage from local businesses along the way. Flow2Fest showcases awesome riding areas between Flow State and NEMBAfest with options for all levels of riders.

Participate in Flow2Fest using our passport system, collect stamps and stickers along the route, and enter for a chance to win some great prizes!

Get social! Share the stoke by using #Flow2Fest #Kuatracks and @nemba_mtb all week!

Flow2Fest in the media:

Mountain Flyer The Mountain Bike Journal

The Destinations 

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VERMONT 

 

Stop 1: Waterbury Area

 
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Stop 2: Ben & Jerry's Factory

  • SCHEDULED OFFERING: Monday, Aug 1 - 1:00 - 4:00pm: Flow on over to the must-visit Ben & Jerry's Factory for complimentary ice cream and water. Bonus! The famous Flavor Graveyard will be free of charge for Flow2Fest participants during these hours, so make sure to check out all the retired flavors. NEMBA, Kuat Racks and Bike Borderlands will be set up beside the Flavor Graveyard from 1-3:30pm. Come say hi and get some ice cream! Head over to Perry Hill trailhead afterwards and join us for a group ride!

  • PASSPORT STAMPS: NEMBA + partner tents

  • DIRECTIONS: 1281 Waterbury-Stowe Rd Route 100, Waterbury Village Historic District, VT 05676

 

Stop 3: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

         13 MILES OF TRAILS

  • FLEXIBLE OFFERING: Monday, Aug 1 - Thursday, Aug 4, 8:30a - 4:30p each day: Stop in at Craftsbury anytime during Flow2Fest and explore the trails with an on-bike scavenger hunt through the trail network. Scavenger hunt and additional instructions can be found at the main office. Participants must pick up/complete/return their answer key during operating hours listed above. Limited prizes available for correct answers - first completed, first served! Craftsbury also has great family-friendly and beginner trails to explore!  

  • DIRECTIONS: 535 Lost Nation Rd, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827

  • PASSPORT STAMPS: Craftsbury Outdoor Center Main Office 

  • TRAIL NETWORK MAPS: Summer MTB trails Singletrack Loops

  • TRAIL RULES: ​​​​

    • PASSES & WAIVERS: Day passes or memberships required for trail use. Purchase online in advance here.

    • eMTBs allowed

    • Dogs prohibited on Ollie's Follie and Who's Ollie? trails. Dog Policy.

 

Stop 4: Kingdom Trails 

100 MILES OF TRAILS

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

Stop 5: Franconia Area

FA-NEMBA: 30 MILES OF TRAILS

  • FLEXIBLE OFFERING: Monday, Aug 1 - Thursday, Aug 4: Explore Franconia-Area NEMBA trail networks using the route below, find the trailside tricycle (yup, it's a real tricycle!), and enter the saddle code word (hint: it's silver + black) into your passport. 

  • RIDE ROUTE: Start from the Hillwinds parking lot. "Flow2Fest Route" - click to access Strava ride and use as your ride guide. Description: ~1.5hrs. Ride level: Intermediate. Starting trailhead shown in photo. Good luck!! 

  • PASSPORT STAMPS: FA-NEMBA code word, Iron Furnace Brewing. 

  • TRAIL RULES: eMTBs allowed 

  • HIGHLIGHTED LOCAL BUSINESSES: Iron Furnace Brewing 

  • Join NEMBA

23 MILES OF TRAILS 

12 MILES OF TRAILS 

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Want to explore this area more? Check out the close by PRKR MTN and BTA trail networks and the summer-long Tricycle Challenge at Tricycle NH. eMTBs are allowed on these trail networks. 

 

Stop 6: Gorham 

22 MILES OF TRAILS

  • GROUP RIDE: Wednesday, Aug 3 - 5:30 - 7:30pm starts @ Big Day Brewing parking lot (20 Glen Rd, Gorham, NH 03581). NEMBA, Coos Trails, Bike Borderlands, Mountain Flyer and Hub North tents on-site. 

    • Group Ride Descriptions: 

    • Intermediate ride - casual pace with frequent stops (10-12 miles, 1000 ft climbing) 

    • Intermediate/advanced - faster pace with fewer stops (12-15 mile 1500+ ft climbing)

    • Both rides ~2hrs long, very social and fun! 

  • RSVP FOR RIDE: Click here to sign up.

  • POST-RIDE SOCIAL: Big Day Brewing - a new microbrewery! Mountain biker + trail builder owned. 

  • PASSPORT STAMPS: NEMBA + partner tents

  • TRAIL NETWORK MAPS: Coos Trails Map 

  • TRAIL RULES: eMTBs allowed 

  • HIGHLIGHTED LOCAL BUSINESSES: Food & Drink: Big Day Brewing, Accommodations: Hubnorth (right beside the trail network!) 

MAINE 

 

Stop 7: Bethel 

9 MILES OF TRAILS

 
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Stop 8: Saddleback Mountain 

Saddleback Mountain and New Belgium Brewing ​are joining forces to bring you a full day of programming. Bike demos, on-site bike tuning, a group ride, live entertainment, socials and more!  New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire branded prizes will be up for grabs too. NEMBA, Kuat Racks, and Mountain Flyer will also be on site 11a -4p.  

  • ALL-DAY PROGRAMMING Thursday, Aug 4  11:00am - 6:00pm at 976 Saddleback Mountain Rd, Rangeley, ME 04970

  • PRE-RIDE BBQ COOKOUT: 11:00am - 2:00pm - grab some lunch and chill outside before the group ride. 

  • GROUP RIDE: 2:00pm start time - Difficulty level: Novice/All levels welcome. Pedal-based ride.

  • RSVP FOR EVENT + GROUP RIDE: Click here to sign up!

  • POST-RIDE SOCIAL: 4:00 - 6:00pm @ The Pub at Saddleback with live music.

  • PASSPORT STAMPS: on-site tents.  

  • TRAIL NETWORK MAPS:

  • TRAIL RULES:

    • ​Trail passes must be used for MTB trail access: Pedal access - $10​
    • eMTBs not permitted

  • CAMPING (Thurs night only):  Saddleback is offering overnight car camping at the Rangeley Lake Trail Center parking lot in the main yurt parking lot (~2 miles from the main lodge area). Porta potties available on site. Camping fee: donation based.

The Details

 

Q: Flow2Fest sounds awesome! How does it work? You ride bikes, collect passport stamps/stickers, hang out with other cool folks, and have a great time! We encourage you to attend as many locations and events as you can throughout Flow2Fest. If you're joining any pre-scheduled group rides please use the required RSVP link prior to attending the ride as most destinations will have a group ride size capacity. RSVP'ing early saves you a spot and really helps us with planning! Please cancel your RSVP if you can no longer attend, so others can sign up. Thanks, you're the coolest!

 

The majority of socials start after a group ride has ended. If a social event has different hours and/or additional important information, this will be listed in each destination section above.

Q: Where do I pick up my Flow2Fest passport? Printed passports will be handed out all weekend at the Flow State MTB Festival July 29-31. Find us at the NEMBA tent to pick up your passport. We will also have some Flow2Fest passports available for pick-up at Rooted Vermont July 30-31.

Q: How do I get passport stamps/stickers along the way? Each destination will have a variety of program offerings from which to obtain passport stamps/stickers. Collect stamps at both pre-scheduled, flexible offerings, and participating businesses. Check out each destination description above for a list of ways to get stamps/stickers at every stop. If in doubt, just ask, and say you are participating in Flow2Fest.

Q: How do I submit my passport and enter for a chance to win prizes? Flow2Fest passports can be dropped off during NEMBAfest at the NEMBA information tent anytime before Friday August 5 at 3:00pm. Participants must have collected at least 4 stamps, from anywhere along the route, to enter. Prize winners will be drawn at random and announced live on Friday evening 4:30pm in the expo area. Winners must pick up their prizes in-person during NEMBAfest (please have ID) before the festivals closes on Sunday at 2pm. A list of winners will also be posted at the NEMBA information tent for reference and prize claiming. Note: We will have lots of other prizes and swag available on-route during Flow2Fest thanks to the awesome partners and supporters of Flow2Fest. 

 

Flow2Fest Draw Prizes:  one (1) Kuat Racks hitch mounted bike rack, NEMBA prize packs, one (1) VMBA prize pack, one (1) subscription to Mountain Flyer Magazine + t-shirt, one (1) Annual Family Membership to Craftsbury Outdoor Center, one (1) gift certificate for a night of glamping for 2 at Hub North ($100 value), and a Bike Borderlands prize pack. 

PLEASE NOTE:

Although participation in the Flow2Fest program is free, please note that some riding networks (Craftsbury, Kingdom Trails, Saddleback Mountain) require users to purchase day passes to access MTB trails and group rides. Access to social events is free, but food and drink are to be purchased by individuals as desired. 

Each local trail network may have destination specific rules either listed above or on their websites. We ask everyone be respectful of local trail rules. Please Ride with Gratitude. 

Questions? Contact us at nembafest@nemba.org

Flow2Fest is proudly presented by our title sponsor Kuat Racks

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BIG thanks to our gracious supporters!

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Flow2Fest Partners

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Please make sure to Ride With Gratitude at every Flow2Fest stop. Sign the Bike Borderlands RWG pledge here.

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