Kingdom Trails, Conservation Collaboratives and the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce welcome you to the Northeast Kingdom on Saturday October 25, 2014 for an unforgettable adventure around Burke Mountain.
The 26 mile MTB circuit includes miles of rarely used singletrack with over 3000 feet of climbing and descending. The Mountain Run and CircumBurke Lite use a challenging 18 mile circuit which avoids some of the singletrack and elevation gain. A two lap endurance MTB event will cover the 26 mile circuit twice for 52 miles.
FORMAT & START TIME: Mass Start Waves, Start Time TBA
MTB LITE: 18 miles
MTB: 26 Miles. Men, Women, Fat Bike and Singlespeed categories.
ENDURANCE MTB: 52 miles, Time cut-off at 3 hours for 1st lap .
MOUNTAIN RUN: 18 miles
FOOD STATIONS: Every 4-6 miles, water, bagels & refreshments.
POST RACE MEAL Hot food for all participants @ the Stock Farm
RAFFLE PRIZES: Post-race raffle and CircumBurke glass for all.
RESULTS; Unofficial times and finish order posted afterwards.
ORGANIZERS: Conservation Collaboratives, Kingdom Trails, and Burke Area Chamber of Commerce.
NO CANINE Accompaniment; for safety & landowner concerns.
KINGDOM TRAILS, a world class multiple-use trail system in Northeast VT. Recently voted BEST MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL NETWORK in North America by BIKE MAGAZINE in their annual Reader’s Poll, KT was also the Editor’s Choice in the 2011 Yankee Magazine Travel Guide to New England. Professional trail builders, safety and support staff as a well as the landowner hosts make the trail network possible. The trails system supports mountain biking, trail running, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and winter biking.
*Exact distance pending course finalization.
CLEAN WATER CARBON OFFSETS: Driving to events like the CircumBurke inevitably results in carbon dioxide emissions, which undermine the forests we enjoy. To offset this damage, competitors are offered the option to buy a $2 carbon offset through the ClearWater Carbon Fund. By planting trees in riverbanks and their buffer areas in VERMONT, the Fund not only sequesters and stores carbon dioxide and generates a certified carbon offset, but also protects our rivers and streams. One way to slow down our destruction of the planet.