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Posts: 174
Location: Westchester County, NY

Posted: Mon Mar. 02, 2009 9:06 am
Edited: Mon Mar. 02, 2009 12:13 pm

Hey Guys - I know it would be a trip (about 4 hours from Newport) but here is some info on my clubs annual Fat Tire Fest being held in June. Not sure if you've seen the latest issue of Bike Mag but Blue Mt. was named Best Homegrown Trail (check the link in the press release)

WMBA?s Fat Tire Festival Being Held
June 14th at Blue Mountain in Peekskill

The Westchester Mountain Biking Association (WMBA), Westchester County NY?s mountain biking organization and advocacy group, is holding its 14th Annual Fat Tire Festival from 10am ? 4pm on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, New York.

The Fat Tire Festival is an all-day event with lots of music, food and fun activities for the whole family. The annual festival is a great opportunity to spend a day outdoors and experience the world-renowned mountain bike trails at Blue Mountain Reservation, which was named the country?s ?Best Hometown Trail? by Bike magazine in February 2009. ..

Events and activities include:

* Live music all day from four great bands!
* Festival activity zone with lots of food and fun!
* Bike races for kids and teens!
* Group rides around Blue Mountain?s trail network for MTBers of all levels!
* Impressive skills competitions showcasing the area?s best bikers!
* Win a new Cannondale mountain bike in the Poker Rally
* Win tons of great prizes in the raffle!

The Fat Tire Festival is a celebration of mountain biking camaraderie. One and all are welcome to come out and spend a day riding some of the greatest trails in New York State. Organized group rides for all ability levels, lead by experienced local guides, will be leaving throughout the day to explore the trails. Watch and compete in the many skills competitions, including a wheelie contest, fast and slow races, and the infamous, crowd-pleasing ?skinny skills? contest on an ultra-narrow, raised wooden obstacle course.

All Festival participants are eligible to join our Poker Rally to win a new bike and great prizes. Cannondale and Hickory & Tweed Bicycle Shop in Armonk have donated a brand new Cannondale mountain bike as the Grand Prize Award. Our local bike shop sponsors, including Yorktown Cycles, Down Cycles, Danny?s Cycles and Briarcliff Bikeworks have also donated many more prizes to be raffled off.

The Festival supports a great cause. A majority of the proceeds raised are donated to the Westchester County Friends of Parks. For 25 years the non-profit organization has worked to raise money to buy equipment, fund children?s programs, provide amenities and support the Westchester County Parks. Their vision is to keep the parks clean, green and growing. Come out and support a great cause, have some fun and give back to the Westchester County Parks.

About the WMBA
The WMBA is a grass-roots association that promotes mountain biking and offers leadership and organization to the mountain biking community in Westchester County. Founded in 1995 as the Cortlandt Area Bicycle Network (CABN), the organization?s name was later changed to reflect its county-wide focus. The WMBA works closely with the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation to maintain the area?s premier mountain biking trails. The WMBA also promotes trail advocacy, social interaction and group rides.

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Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Mon Mar. 02, 2009 9:24 am
Thanks for the information Brian.


Posts: 174
Location: Westchester County, NY

Posted: Tue Mar. 03, 2009 8:21 am
Here is an option for camping:

Croton pt park is close and they have a variety of facilities from cabins to rent to camping and RV spots at very reasonable rates

Call 914-862-5290 for info

The park is a 6 min drive from Blue Mountain and even has a beach
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