Friday-Sunday, June 9-11—KILLINGTON—Vermont Bike & Brew, three days of organized mountain biking for all skill levels with entertainment for the whole family, will descend on Killington Resort Friday, June 9, Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11.
Join MTBVT at Killington Bike Park for Vermont’s first ever downhill critical mass ride, on-site camping, vendor garden, bike swap, craft beer garden, whip-off competition, pond cross skinny bridge challenge, kids race and live music from Mountain Biking’s house band, The CopOuts.
Help Killington Resort celebrate the season opening of the largest bike park in the East. The resort’s Gravity Logic-designed trails on Snowshed and Ramshead mountain areas will provide riding for all ages and ability levels, those that are ready to rip down the Black Magic jump line or those making their first downhill laps on Easy Street.
Kick off the weekend at the waterside Snowshed Umbrella bar with live music, beers and door prizes for the registration party. The riding kicks off at 3 p.m. Friday with exclusive bike park access until 7 p.m. for Vermont Bike and Brew attendees. Here are a few examples of what the weekend has in store:
Local’s Night Ride: The Killington valley plays host to some of the best cross country trail riding in Vermont. Bring headlamps and join for a trip out to the Sherburne or Green Mountain Trails (conditions permitting).
Kegs n’ Eggs: Prepare for a full day of riding by kicking off the morning with a hot and fresh breakfast perfectly paired with a Vermont brew.
Critical Mass Ride: Help make history with Vermont’s first ever downhill critical mass bike ride. The K-1 Express Gondola will operate exclusively for event attendees for this ride from Killington peak to Snowshed base, scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Pond Cross Skinny Bridge Challenge: Test balance skills with the 50-foot floating skinny bridge crossing Snowshed Pond. Make it across dry and you could be the winner of the cash prize.
Whip-Off Contest: Open to all, compete for cash prizes by showing off the best tail whip on a custom jump built exclusively for the event.
Divas of Dirt: All ladies are invited to join for a Friday evening meet up and bike check followed by ladies-only group rides on Saturday. Costumes are encouraged!
Dual Slalom Challenge: Race friends head-to-head down Snowshed Slope for the fastest time.
Recovery Ride: After a weekend long party, take it easy with a group ride around the bike park getting in the final laps of the weekend.
Fox Proframe Demo: Demo the all-new Fox Proframe helmets.
Stryder Bike Park: Don’t leave the little ones behind! The Stryder Bike Park is open all weekend with complimentary Stryder bike rentals, plus a rodeo Saturday afternoon for the kids to show off their skills.
Located in the Snowshed base area, the Brewfest has perfect viewing of all the Bike and Brew event action plus access to 30 different Vermont craft beers. Participants will receive eight beer sampling tickets valid for a four-ounce pour. Additional tickets will be available in packs of 5 for $10. All Brewfest participants must be at least 21 years of age with valid I.D.
Free on-site primitive camping will be available in the Vale parking lots for all event attendees, with access to portable toilets. There will be no potable water or showers available.
Beast of a Bike Swap
Supporting the Killington Ski Club, the Beast of a Bike Swap will offer unbelievable deals on new and used road and mountain bikes, parts, accessories, and apparel. In addition to tons of used consignment bikes, there will be several retailers setting up pop-up stores, offering monster deals on new road and mountain bikes, demo bikes, parts, accessories and apparel. It’s free admission and open to the general public. Hours are Friday, 2-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit killington.com.
Photo courtesy of Killington Resort