Past Meetup

Conquer the Kingdom! ver.1.2

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The Kingdom Trails & Burke Mountain, VT
“Widely recognized as some of the best mountain biking trails the in the Northeastern United States!” – BIKE Magazine 2010

The Kingdom Trails

- When you say mountain biking in the North Eastern United States, you can only mean the Kingdom trails! For over 30 years these trails have been crafted by the locals for pure riding enjoyment. Multi-leveled difficulty, a never ending network of trails and insane obstacles welcome riders of every skill level. Will you become a king?

Burke Mountain

- Gorgeous views serve as a backdrop to the 3 downhill trails which are easily accessed from the summit by a High Speed Quad. Single-track and slope style trails with gravity defying jumps rated from intermediate to pro await your never ending, speeding decent.

Combined length of trail systems - 100+ miles

Elevations: 3,858+
Terrain: Twisty single-track, trampled dirt roads and forested farmlands.
Highlights: Mountains, Forests and Views of Lake Willoughby, a land locked fjord surrounded by cliffs!

Excited yet? Take a break, catch your breath and watch an educational video.
Burke Mountain - Luke Lorenz Dh Biking
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Z5suQBJFo)U1Z5suQBJF

Where we will stay….UPDATE!!

We are reserved for CAMP SITE #21

The Burke Mountain Campground - Tent Camping

214 Toll Road East Burke
Vermont 05832

- Centered between Burke Mountain & The Kingdom Trails, this luxury campground is the perfect starting point for both trail networks and because we will be centrally located we will have much more flexibility for coordinating various rides.

Each campsite comes equipped with a fireplace, picnic table and bench. Luxurious amenities include hot showers, his/her bathrooms, firewood, ice and a an onsite camp store!

Check it out for yourself.http://www.travelthekingdom.com/listing_detail.php?id=279
Campground map:http://www.skiburke.com/assets/Uploads/Brochures/campMAP.pdf

Things to bring with you...

-Tent (Required)
-Tarp (in case of rain)
-Sleeping Bag / Pad / Pillow
-Flashlight
-Shower flip flop
-Swim suit
-Food, water and other items can be purchased at the local stores.

Where we will eat and drink…UPDATE!

Campfire dinner Friday night- S'mores for everyone! Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner - Tamarack Grill, Trout River Brewery Co., Miss Lyndonville Diner and many more!http://www.skiburke.com/the-mountain/around-the-mountain/eats/

How we get there...UPDATE!
NY riderz: Currently 2 vehicles are available with room to transport up to 3-4 riders and their bikes / car.

Lets sum it all up...

3 nights, 2 days of nonstop MTB
July 18th - 21st, 2013
Depart: Thursday, July 18th Arrive: 5-6 hours later at The Burke Mountain Campground

Day 1: The Kingdom Trail Slayer Ride: Friday, July 19thDay 2: The Burke Mountain Romp & Stomp: Saturday, July 20th
Depart: VT, Sunday, July 21st (after 10am breakfast)Arrive: NY & DC: 5-6 hours later stricken with permi-grin.

We will split costs on...UPDATE!
$40 / person - Covers 3 nights at the Burke Mountain Campground and a Commemorative T-shirt. ($$ collected upon pitching your tent;-)
$30-80 / person - Gas & toll fares

Also expect...UPDATE!
$30 / person - Combo Burke / Kingdom Trail Pass Tickets
$80 / person - Bike Rental (model dependent)
$100 / person - Food & Beer (depending on consumption)

Estimated Total

$380 person

Wanna go?

RSVP by May 15, 2013 - just click "Yes"
Please share your questions / comments / photos / videos!

Xxtra info:
Once the trip gets underway we will begin G+ hangouts. These live hangouts are great for sharing the Kingdom experience with your fellow riders while on / off the trails. If you haven't experienced G+ hangouts, your in for a treat;-)

Burke Mountain Hours of Operation
Fridays 3pm-7pm (July & August only)
Saturdays 11am-6pm
Sundays 10am-4pm