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Mountain Biking at FallFest

Spend your day mountain biking on some of the best terrain in the Northeast and your evening taking in live music, while enjoying local food, craft beer and craft cider. Read more about our mountain biking offerings and register below!
Check out our Mountain Bike Trail Map.

$25 FallFest package includes:
  • Access to your pick of four guided rides (including transportation, first come, first serve - register today!)
  • Discounted lodging deals
  • Access to Fiddlehead’s Can Release Party - Friday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Cash Only!)
  • Access to Saturday’s FallFest Shakedown, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
  • $5 to VMBA trail grant
  • Free RSVP for Evening Events (you won't need to RSVP elsewhere)




Schedule — Friday, September 18th

Vendor & Demo Center Opens

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Join us at the Smuggs Bike Shop to browse through vendor tents and demo equipment for the upcoming group ride. Sign up for contests and raffles taking place at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm that evening.

MTB Guided Session #1
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Two guided trail ride options:
Ride #1: Sterling Ridge Loops at Smugglers’ Notch Resort, VT (24 person maximum) Moderate challenge Shuttle service to some fun downhill single-track installed this season at Smugglers’ Notch Resort! Choose smooth and fast or rugged and rooty, your guides will lead the way!

Ride #2: Cady Hill in Stowe, VT (12 person maximum) Moderate challenge This ride is one of the most popular trail networks in VT. Fun uphill rides and flowy, fast downhill lines define this classic trail network.

Vendor & Demo Return
Outdoor Gear Exchange Contest Hour

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Return your equipment and unwind from your ride at the Smuggs Bike Shop where you can try your hand in our contests to win prizes and get in on our big raffle!

Fiddlehead Can Release Party
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Craft Beer: Join us on the Village Green for an opportunity to purchase Fiddlehead’s limited release of Understable Session IPA, co-brewed by disc golf world champ Nate Doss for this event. Purchase cases to take home outside the doors of the event, or enter to try singles, other Fiddlehead offerings, as well as multiple Citizen Cider offerings.
Local Food: Pig Roast from Brewster River Pub & Brewery & more!
Music: Woedoggies (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm) & Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band (8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Schedule — Saturday, September 19th

MTB Guided Session #2

9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Ride #1: Stowe Epic Ride (all day)
Advanced challenge Begin the ride with an advanced ride through Kimmer's and continue on to ride the technical downhill through some of the most fast and fun flow trails in Stowe at Cady Hill. (Bring lunch and plenty of water).

Ride #2: Kimmer's
Moderate challenge. A fun zone to ride no matter how you slice it. Whether you want it fast and flowy or technical and rocky, this zone has it all.

MTB Guided Session #3:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ride #1: Stowe Epic Ride (all day)
Advanced challenge Begin the ride with an advanced ride through Kimmer's and continue on to ride the technical downhill through some of the most fast and fun flow trails in Stowe at Cady Hill. (Bring lunch and plenty of water).

Ride #2: Saxon Hill
Moderate challenge A zone full of fun flow trails and low consequence features to get anyone ripping around and having fun.

Mountain Bike Camp
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ages 8 - 15 Mountain Bike Camp is for anyone wanting to learn the basics of trail riding or looking for new challenges. Discover the joy of riding at your own pace, exploring the forest trails that surround us. Whether taking a first step into a new sport, or fine-tuning advanced technique, Mountain Bike Camp is for anyone looking to ride! $40 per person for single day program. Includes instruction & lunch. Limited space available. Advance registration is required. Call 802-644-8523 to register and for more information about our full day kids MTB camp that will run on Saturday & Sunday.

Vendor & Demo Return
Outdoor Gear Exchange Contest Hour

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Return your equipment and unwind from your ride at the Smuggs Bike Shop where you can try your hand in our contests to win prizes and get in on our big raffle!

Fall Fest Shakedown
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Craft Beer: Join us on the Village Green for an opportunity to purchase Fiddlehead’s limited release of Understable Session IPA, co-brewed by disc golf world champ Nate Doss for this event. Purchase cases to take home outside the doors of the event, or enter to try singles, other Fiddlehead offerings, as well as multiple Citizen Cider offerings.
Local Food: Pig Roast from Brewster River Pub & Brewery & more!
Music: Soul Monde (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm) & Mal Maiz (8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Schedule — Sunday, September 20

MTB Guided Session #4

9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Ride #1: Perry Hill
Advanced A climb that will humble even the strongest riders followed by a zone of awesome old school roots and fun rock drops.

Ride #2: Sterling Ridge Loops at Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Moderate challenge Shuttle service to some fun downhill single-track installed this season at Smugglers’ Notch Resort! Choose smooth and fast or rugged and rooty, your guides will lead the way!

Mountain Bike Camp
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ages 8 - 15 Mountain Bike Camp is for anyone wanting to learn the basics of trail riding or looking for new challenges. Discover the joy of riding at your own pace, exploring the forest trails that surround us. Whether taking a first step into a new sport, or fine-tuning advanced technique, Mountain Bike Camp is for anyone looking to ride! $40 per person for single day program. Includes instruction & lunch. Limited space available. Advance registration is required. Call 802-644-8523 to register and for more information about our full day kids MTB camp that will run on Saturday & Sunday.

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