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 the group may split along the lines with more or less advanced levels. 1-3 hours.
We’re super pleased to announce that NEMBAfest will have the largest expo yet, with over 100 vendors! Here’s the who’s who of the cycling industry:
Check out our amazing list of vendors and come get your Demo ON at NEMBAfest, Powered by Pedro’s!
We’re so stoked that the bicycle industry is showing such overwhelming support of our mountain bike festival. We’re even more stoked to be able to offer such a wider array of the latest and greatest mountain bike products for you to come and test ride. Riders will be able to test out lots of bike and accessories on the Outdoor Gear Exchange Demo Loop.
AJ’s Ski & Sport
Bag Balm – Vermont Original
C2 by Janeware
Club Ride Apparel
East Burke Sports
Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles
Fat Bike T-Shirts
GU Energy Labs
Highland Mountain Bike Park
Killington / Pico Mountain Resorts
Maine Huts & Trails
Miller Trailer Sales
Ministry of Culture
Outdoor Gear Exchange
Over The Bars
Rocky Mountain Bicycles
Santa Cruz Bicycles
Schwable North America
Scurvy Dogs Racing
Stan’s No Tubes
The Jay Cloud Cyclery
Thunder Mountain Bike Park
Velofix South Coast
Vermont Mountain Bike Association
We’re pleased to announce that certified training coach, Margie Bowen, will be offering two women’s skills clinics at the NEMBAfest. Here’s her description as well as details about how to register.
Women enjoy helping other women, and it’s no different in the mountain biking environment.
When you participate in one of the Clinics for Women you’ll learn the techniques that will help you ride safer and in more control. You’ll be immersed in a fun and encouraging environment with other women while you learn the fundamental skills to ride with more confidence and flow on the trails. And you’ll develop a great foundation of skills from which all other mountain biking maneuvers are built.
We’ll hit the trails to practice your new skills and we’ll stop frequently to session particular areas. No need to worry about the pace or distance as it’ll be a mellow ride with lots of stops.
Clinics are Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10:00 and will be for approximately 3 hours.
Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.
See ya at the clinic!
Coach Margie Bowen
Learn more about Margie and her training program by checking out here website: www.MTBSkillsTraining.com