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Westchester Mountain Bike Association’s 21st Annual Fat Tire Festival

WHEN: Sunday, June 12, 2016
WHERE: Blue Mt. Reservation – Peekskill, NY
TIME: 10am – 4pm rain or shine

The Westchester Mountain Biking Association (WMBA), Westchester County NY’s mountain biking organization and advocacy group, is holding its Annual Fat Tire Festival from 10am – 4pm on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, New York. Event is FREE – all you need is a signed waiver and a wristband which you can get at the information tent at festival field. Minimal Parking fee will be charged for the festival!

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… CHECK IT OUT!!!!

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Events and Activities

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!
SKINNY CONTEST! Test your skills on our legendary skinny. Stay on the longest and win yourself a nice prize!
Tons of DEMO BIKES!
Win tons of great prizes in the raffle!

Don’t forget to buy some raffle tickets for our raffle. We will have great prizes to raffle off throughout the day. Proceeds will benefit the Westchester Friends of Parks and the Peekskill Ambulance Corp.
About the Festival

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.

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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