E. Burke, Caledonia County, Vermont, United States

Start Date

07/22/2022

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DRRT Women's MTB Adventure to Kingdom Trails
July 23-24 (with optional 1/2 day at Burke Mtb Park on July 22)

Escape the summer heat and join the coaches from Dirt Rock n Root Training on some of the most epic trails in the Northeast! Join us at Kingdom Trails in Vermont for a weekend of skill building, trail riding and adventure with other women mountain bikers. Kingdom Trails features over 120 miles of bike trails and this is a great opportunity to get out and ride and work on your skills on trail. 

We've added a lodging option for a limited number of participants. There are 5 spaces available in our house, centrally located in E. Burke about a half mile from the KT Visitor Center.

Included in the cost of your trip:

  • 2 days of exploring the Kingdom Trails network with our guides and instructors *
  • Expert guiding and coaching from some of the most well-known riders/racers in New England.  
  • Skills instruction from certified instructors to help you get over those tricky spots on the trail
  • Kingdom Trail 2-day Membership 
  • 2 days picnic lunch 
  • If choosing the lodging option, Friday and Saturday night lodging and Saturday/Sunday continental breakfast
  • Swag bag

While this is not a skills clinic, we plan to stop and session different features or technical areas on the trails and help you with the proper skills to conquer those features.  We’ll review our foundational skills, but mostly, we will ride!

We have coaches for all levels of riders, so no need to be an expert to take part in this awesome weekend.  

Tentative Schedule

Friday 7/22- Optional afternoon at Burke Mountain Bike Park

3-6 pm Trail ride and skills work

Saturday 7/23

9:00 - meet up and check in at KT Visitor Center to pick up Trail Passes

9:30 - 12:30 Trail rides and skills work

Picnic Lunch

1:30 - 5:00 Trail rides and skills work

Free time

Sunday 7/24

9:00 - meet up 

9:00 - 12:00 trail rides and skills work

Picnic Lunch

1:00 - 4:00  Trail rides and skills work

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Camp takes place rain or shine.  

A mountain bike in good working condition is required.  Helmets are required.

Cost: $500 per person without lodging (10 spots available)
         $750 per person with lodging in shared rooms (5 spots available)  

Trip is limited to 15 participants. 

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Optional half day at Burke Mountain Bike Park

Friday 7/22 3-6 pm. 

Arrive early and join us at Burke Mountain Friday afternoon for half day of riding for only $100 more (this includes your lift ticket). Full suspension bikes are needed for this part of the adventure and you will want a full-face helmet. Your enduro-style bike with 120mm minimal rear travel of travel is perfect. Rentals are available at Burke Mountain and you can also rent protective gear if needed.

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Please note: Registration does not include transportation from your home to or from E. Burke, Vermont. Bikes, parts and repairs are not provided - you will need to bring your own bike or rent one at KT. Lodging is not included.  Picnic lunches on Saturday and Sunday are included. Continental breakfast items will be available before our Sunday morning session

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*Our Coaches/Guides:

We are so fortunate to have some of best riders in New England joining us in our adventure.  With this group, we have the flexibility to configure ride groups however we want 

Kathi Krause is long-time East Coast rider. She worked her way through various cycling disciplines before finding her home on the Pro Downhill circuit in 1998. In 2011, with three Masters World Downhill Championships and 25 years of racing in her pocket, Kathi started Dirt Rock n Root Training, LLC. DRRT's main objective is to bring more women and kids into mountain biking and to promote cycling as a lifetime sport.  Kathi holds instructor certifications through BICP and PMBIA and is a USA Cycling licensed coach. Based in Vernon, New Jersey (right next door to Mountain Creek Bike Park), she coaches trail and downhill skills at various locations on the East Coast. When not coaching, you can find Kathi shredding downhill trails at Creek.

Dawn Bourque didn’t just clean it up on the downhill circuit, she also won a ton of cross country races. She was well-known for taking home the XC, Slalom and DH wins each weekend at the Trail 66 Series in New England. When enduro came around, Dawn came out of retirement and was back on the top spot of the podium. This multi-discipline rider/racer took top honors at multiple Masters World Championships, earning 4 Masters World Downhill Championships and 1 Masters World Cross Country Championship! She also has a bronze medal from Masters Cross Country worlds.  Dawn is a great all-around rider with a strong knowledge of the trails in E. Burke and we are very fortunate to have her joining us this year.

Karen Eagan has been mountain biking since 1998 and raced downhill and other gravity disciplines for 10 years as a pro. An early introduction to the owner of Highland Mountain Bike Park (HMBP) allowed Karen to earn her IMBA instructor certification (now BICP) and start developing the Highland Camps brand. She helped create the Highland Camps lesson package and served as HMBP’s Women’s Program Director until 2015. In that time, in conjunction with The New England Mountain Bike Association, she created a women-specific grassroots clinic series, Ride Like A Girl, reaching thousands of women in New England. After a few years away from coaching to care for her elderly parents, Karen is extremely excited to get back to coaching as part of the DRRT team!

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Cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations received at least 30 days prior to the event will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee
  • Cancellations within 29 days of the event or “no shows” will not receive a refund.

 

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