What it is: A three-day, hometown, family-friendly weekend of camping out, guided rides, clinics, silly contests and chill time.
The Dirt: Vermont has 20 mountain bike clubs and 1000 miles of legal trail. So this mountain bike fest moves from year to year to showcase it all. This year, the Fest takes place on 50 miles of singletrack on and around Mt. Ascutney in southern Vermont, two hours and change from Boston, four from NYC. Your registration includes guided rides on trails ranging from beginner to expert, with plenty of rivers and lakes for swimming when you’re not pedaling, a demo, BBQ, MTB Olympics, clinics and a lot of green and open space at this closed ski area, and site of the annual Vermont 50.
Details: $60 (15% discount for VMBA members) includes a Saturday BBQ, guided rides, clinics, MTB Olympics and more. July 13-15, 2013.