Sun, Feb. 12, at 9 a.m.—RUTLAND—Rutland Cold Rolled Fatbike Festival is back for its third year! Cold Rolled offers a day of fatbike stoke on cold-rolled singletrack!
Join in Sunday as fatbikers from around New England and New York gather in Pine Hill Park (PHP) to challenge Old Man Winter, replete with group rides, demos, and hearty brews around warm fires.
The event will feature a vendor village, rides for all ages and abilities, and groomed packed powder trails. Group rides will begin at 10 a.m. at the Giorgetti Athletic Complex, located at 2 Oak St. Extension (the Pine Hill trailhead) where we’ll also convene for lunch at 12 p.m. The remote aid station (a.k.a. party central) will be located at the overlook and will feature a bonfire and our favorite mid-ride refreshers. Lunch at Giorgetti will be catered by our friends at Ranch Camp (located in Stowe, Vermont).
“We’re beyond excited to bring the Cold Rolled back to Pine Hill — this trail network has some of the best fatbiking in the state, and the community rallies to maintain them all winter,” said event cofounder and Killington Valley local Nate Freund of MTBVT. “We’re stoked to bring the party to Rutland and introduce riders from around the northeast to these amazing trails!”
The $50 ticket price ($35 for the under 21 crowd) includes group rides, lunch (with both carnivorous and veggie options), and a signed original Cold Rolled Rutland artist print. So air down those tires, break out the extra layers, and get ready to party MTBVT style.
Vendor setup 8-9 a.m.
Registration / Expo area opens 9 a.m.
Advanced ride departs 9:45 a.m.
Intermediate ride departs 10 a.m.
Beginner ride departs 10:15 a.m.
Remote aid station opens 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Lunch 12-2 p.m.
Event ends 3 p.m.
Advanced: This ride’s duration is up to 3-ish hours. The pace is for avid riders that enjoy covering ground at a steady pace. You can expect up to 12-ish miles of riding over variable terrain.
MTBVT party ride (intermediate/advanced): The “magical mystery tour” in search of “hidden treasure”, the MTBVT party ride will take you on a tour of PHP’s classic trails with several stops along the way to soak in the scenery. This is a long ride but the pace will be fun and casual.
Intermediate: These rides are for most folks looking to have a good time, stop at the fire for a bit, and be guided around PHP. This ride will be 3 hours in duration with opportunities to bail out or put in a few extra miles.
Beginner: The beginner rides take folks on the easier terrain and no experience is necessary to join in on the fun. This ride will bring participants to the remote aid station and back to base.
For more information visit: PineHillPartnership.org.