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The Cold Roll Rutland fatbike festival is back in town

Sunday, Feb. 13 — RUTLAND — The creative minds behind Überwintern and Winterbike are at it again. Mountain Bike Vermont (MTBVT) has partnered with Pine Hill Partnership in Rutland to offer a day of fatbike stoke on cold-rolled single track this Super Bowl Sunday. Join them Sunday, Feb. 13 as fatbikers from around New England and New York gather in Rutland to lead a charge with Old Man Winter, replete with group rides, a vendor village, and hearty brews around warm fires.

The event will feature a vendor village, rides for all ages and abilities, and groomed packed powder trails for your fatbiking pleasure. Group rides will begin at 10 a.m. at the Giorgetti Athletic Complex at 2 Oak Street Extension (the Pine Hill trailhead) where they will also convene for lunch at 12:30 p.m. The remote aid station will be located at the overlook and will feature a bonfire and our favorite mid-ride refreshers. Lunch at Giorgetti will be catered by Ranch Camp from Stowe.

“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 & 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), a signed original Cold Roll Rutland artist print, as well as beverages. So air down those tires, break out the extra layers, and get ready to party MTBVT style.

Festival schedule:

  • Vendor setup 8-9 a.m.
  • Registration/Expo area opens 9 a.m.
  • Group rides
  • 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. to 2 p.m.
  • Lunch 12 to 2 p.m.
  • Event ends 3 p.m.

Advanced ride – This ride’s duration is about three hours. The pace is for avid riders that enjoy covering ground at a steady pace. You can expect up to about 12 miles of riding over variable terrain.

Intermediate ride – These rides are for most folks looking to have a good time, stop at the fire for a bit, and be guided around Pine Hill Park. This ride will be three hours in duration with opportunities to bail out or put in a few extra miles.

Beginner ride – Beginner rides take folks on the easier terrain and no experience is necessary. This ride will bring participants to the remote aid station and back to base.

Interested in renting a fatbike for the event? Please reach out to your preferred local shop in advance as fatbikes are in short supply this season.

You can register in advance for this event at or register same day.

About Mountain Bike Vermont

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