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 roadmap. With tons of scheduled group rides and socials to choose from we've got the good times covered. Travelling 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 along the route, and enter for a chance to win some great prizes.

Get social! Share the stoke by using #Flow2Fest all week!

The Destinations 

***PLEASE NOTE: Flow2Fest programming is still being finalized! Check back for updates. ***

VERMONT 

  • SCHEDULED GROUP RIDE: Monday, Aug 1 details tbd

  • RSVP FOR RIDE link coming soon!

  • POST-RIDE SOCIAL: details tbd

  • PASSPORT STAMPS: Group ride leaders/VMBA leadership

  • VMBA TRAIL NETWORK MAPS: 

  • TRAIL RULES:

  • HIGHLIGHTED LOCAL BUSINESSES:

  • Join VMBA  

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  • 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! 

  • PASSPORT STAMPS: Ben & Jerry's staff

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

13 MILES OF TRAILS: 30% NOVICE – 50% ADVANCED – 20% EXPERT 

  • FLEXIBLE OFFERING: Monday, Aug 1 - Thursday, Aug 4: Stop in at Craftsbury anytime during Flow2Fest and explore the trails with an on-bike scavenger hunt through the trail network. Instructions can be found at the main office. Prizes up for grabs! 

  • DIRECTIONS:

  • 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.

  • HIGHLIGHTED LOCAL BUSINESSES:

100 MILES OF TRAILS: 20% NOVICE – 40% ADVANCED – 40% EXPERT

  • GROUP RIDE AND/OR SOCIAL: Tuesday, Aug 2 details tbd

  • PASSPORT STAMPS: KT Welcome Office

  • TRAIL NETWORK MAPS: KT Summer Map Trailforks

  • TRAIL RULES: 

    • PASSES & WAIVERS: All trail users must purchase a day, month, or annual membership from the KT online store  and sign the mandatory waiver in advance of their visit.

    • eMTBs are not permitted on KT trails except as may be required by law for individuals with mobility disabilities​.

    • Maximum group size on trails is 10 people. 

    • No dogs except on the Village Trail section.

  • HIGHLIGHTED LOCAL BUSINESSES:

NEW HAMPSHIRE

FA-NEMBA: 30 MILES OF TRAILS: 30% NOVICE – 40% ADVANCED – 30% EXPERT 

  • FLEXIBLE OFFERING: Monday, Aug 1 - Thursday, Aug 4: Explore Franconia-Area NEMBA trails using the route below, find the trailside tricycle, and enter the code word into your passport. 

  • RIDE ROUTE: 

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

  • TRAIL RULES: eMTBs allowed 

  • HIGHLIGHTED LOCAL BUSINESSES: Food & Drink: Iron Furnace Brewing 

  • Join NEMBA

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 permitted on these trail networks. 

22 MILES OF TRAILS: 10% NOVICE – 80% ADVANCED – 10% EXPERT 

  • SCHEDULED GROUP RIDE: Wednesday, Aug 3 - 5:30pm starts @ Big Day Brewing parking lot (20 Glen Rd, Gorham, NH 03581)

  • RSVP FOR RIDE link coming soon!

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

  • PASSPORT STAMPS: Group Ride Leaders, Big Day Brewing. 

  • TRAIL NETWORK MAPS: Coos Trails Map  Trailforks

  • TRAIL RULES:

  • HIGHLIGHTED LOCAL BUSINESSES: Food & Drink: Big Day Brewing, Accommodations: Hubnorth

MAINE 

9 MILES OF TRAILS: 60% NOVICE – 30% ADVANCED – 10% EXPERT 

  • SCHEDULED GROUP RIDE: Thursday, Aug 4 details tbd 

  • RSVP FOR RIDE link coming soon!

  • POST-RIDE SOCIAL: Steam Mill Brewing (96 Sunday River Rd, Bethel, ME 04217)

  • PASSPORT STAMPS: Group Ride Leaders, Steam Mill Brewing

  • TRAIL NETWORK MAPS: IWT Maps Trailforks

  • TRAIL RULES:

  • HIGHLIGHTED BUSINESSES:

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  • PROGRAMMING: Thursday, Aug 4 details tbd 

  • TRAIL NETWORK MAPS:

  • TRAIL RULES: eMTBs not permitted

The Details

Q: Flow2Fest sounds awesome! How does it work? You ride bikes, collect passport stamps, 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 RSVP link prior to attending the ride - it really helps us with planning! 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 and Rooted Vermont July 30-31. We will be at both locations, so find us at the NEMBA tent to pick up your passport. 

Q: How do I get passport stamps along the way? Each destination will have a variety of program offerings from which to obtain passport stamps. Collect stamps at both pre-scheduled and flexible offerings, and participating small businesses. Check out each destination description above for a list of ways to get stamps 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 at the NEMBA tent anytime during the weekend of NEMBAfest, Aug 5-7. Participants must have collected at least 4 stamps, from anywhere along the route, to enter. Prize winners will be drawn at random, and all winners will be contacted via the email account listed on their passport.

PLEASE NOTE:

Although participation in Flow2Fest is free, please note that some riding networks require users to purchase day passes or have memberships. 

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

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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