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Old 01-19-2010, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2010 Spring / Summer MTB Extravaganza!

What do you guys think? We talked about having a summer meet a couple years ago but everyone puss'd out. Would be cool to get a bunch of the MTBers on here together and do some riding somewhere for a weekend / 3 day weekend? Location ideas? Jim Thorpe? Camping + MTB = Awesome

(EDIT: Summary of Info) You must be 21 years of age to attend.

We've decided on Kingdom Trails in East Burke, VT.


Currently the dates for the meet are June 11th,12th,13th. (Fri-Sun). Drive up Thurs night and drive home Sun night. Some may want to stay longer or shorter. That's fine too.

Roster:

Me - Yes -voted camping
MysticFalcon - Yes - voted condo
DCP - Yes - voted camping
TJ - Yes - voted "i like camping but if the condo is going to be the same price i say we do that."
Slinky - Yes - voted camping
Rainbow - Yes -voted camping
MPD - Yes -voted camping
Cublluksl - Probably
Jharad - Yes
Skier Jason - Maybe
Kri$han - Yes

It appears we will be camping. I'll post more info soon.
Cost for campsites should be about $250-300 for 3 sites. which works out to $30-50 person depending on how many we end up with.

Day Pass $10 x 3 days = $30 total (NOT lift serviced)

Info:
http://www.imba.com/epics/east_burke_vt.html
http://kingdomtrails.org/pages/membership/index.php

Kingdom Trails Bike Shops:
Caplan's Army Store - Selling hiking equipment, canoes, kayaks, boots and sportswear since 1922. Located at 457 Railroad St. Johnsbury, 05819 tel. 802.748.3236
Louis Garneau Factory Outlet - Newport, Vermont- Cycling, Triathlon, and Ski Gear. Close to Interstate 91. 802-334-7346
East Burke Sports - Mountain bike rentals and Kingdom Trail guides. Ride the trails with the guys that built them! call 802.626.3215

IdeRide - Shuttles up Burke Mountain; Mountain bike Freeride Lessons & Kingdom Trail guides. ! call 802.777.5778
High Intensity Bike Shop - We are nestled in the Valley beneath both New Hampshire's White Mountains and Vermont's Green Mountains. New Haverhill, NH 603-787-6480
Littleton Bike & Fitness - Right off I-93 in Littleton New Hampshire. Ride free or die 603.444.3437
Millstone Hill Touring Center - Millstone Hill is an hour away from us in Barre, Vermont. They are a growing network with unique terrain in historic granite quarries. Bike rentals, guided tours, lodging. Worth the drive from us (after you've ridden on all trails of course)
Village Sport Shop - Bikes, boats, outdoor gear. Route 5 in Lyndonville tel: 802.626.8448 EMAIL: Village Sport Shop
Anglin' Boat, Canoe & Kayak Rental - On Crystal Lake in Barton. Call 802.525.4544 or email:Anglin Boat & Kayak
Horseback Riding at D-N-D Stables - guided rides on wooded trails, no riding experience necessary. Call Debbie at 802.626.8237


Kingdom Trails Videos:

Kingdom Trails Campsites / Lodging:

Pricing:
Lean-To: $30/night up to 4 people
Campsite: $25/night up to 4 people
Additional Persons: $5pp/night
RVs: Allowed in Mid Burke Parking lot for $20/night
RV’s over 30 feet not permitted in campground
Electric/sewer are not available for RVs


Kingdom Trails Photos:



Sidewinder (below)

White School Trail
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit, buddy.

Buddy, what are you trying to do to me here? 1 week vacay for snowboarding in the winter w/o the girlfriend is hard enough to swing, but now I gotta go in summer, + camping & doing some SICK riding in the summer as well?! No way my relationship is gonna survive, cuz I'm in.

I have a group of dudes I usually ride with, and for sure at least two of them will be down to join us.

Sadly, I'm unaware of good spots to ride, except the eventual dream to make it out to Whistler...

3-day with camping sounds bomb.
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Not to try to suck you guys into VT but Kingdom Trails in Burke VT has a nice trailside campground with lean-tos you can get too. Lots of epic single track there.

I however wont be making it because I sold my MTB to pay for 4-wheeler racing.
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Two places I've heard of having real good single track are Jim Thorpe, PA and Ithica, NY. Ithica is a pretty reasonable drive for everyone and I believe they have some freeride type stuff as well. Don't know about the camping situation there. Jim Thorpe has camping / white water rafting / paintball and all that kinda hoola. Never ridden anywhere but my local trails.

EDIT: Apparently Ithica is one of Bike Magazine's top 5 MTB towns.

Ellicotteville is listed on the IMBA Epic trails list and is accessible from Holiday Valley.

Kingdoms Trails is also IMBA Epic
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I gotta say that I'm interested in more types of riding, other than mainly single track.

I'm interested in single track and downhilling, too... since my bike is a beast, taking up downhill riding is only natural. That might mean we'd have to stay at a resort, but I'm okay with a bed & breakfast or motel type of get-up.

Does Jay Peak offer anything? Maybe we can get the same house...lmao
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I'm not averse to trying downhill provided its nothing an XC bike couldn't handle. I'd probably throw some BB7 discs on first though. When you say downhill are you talking about lift serviced?
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Jay used to do downhill but they have stopped lift serviced stuff because of injurys. Ullers is a real good time on a bike. Burke Mtn is talking about starting a DH lift service in the summer but Im not sure if it will be this year or not. They have tossed around the idea for a while so who knows.
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I was just talking to one of the VPs here whos a big biker (road racer) and does some MTB as well. He recalled a story he had already told me about an epic rock pile that some guy in a LBS had sent him up at Jim Thorpe. He said there is some pretty unbelievable terrain there with gnarly decents (and accents ). It's not lift serviced but sounds pretty epic. He said he'd ask around with some of his people for good areas in VT / NY / PA.
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Im interested!

Jim thorpe is bomb! i rode there many years ago when i was into mtb the first time around. lots of good camping and white water rafting as well.

prolly way too long of a drive for many of you but check out snowshoe's park. havent been there yet but supposed to be pretty crazy as well. Snowshoe Mountain Bike Park, Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia

and like rob said, its a haul, but i hear great things about kingdom also.
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