Back in late 2009, a small group of volunteers got together and started planning the event. The previous two editions (post on 2008 event here) had been decidedly low-key, ad-hoc affairs and for 2010 it was resolved to make things a little more structured and planned out.
Meetings were held in a local bar and consisted of conversation mixed with beer. Lots of time was spent determining festival price points, menus, music choices, and a myriad of other details. Most of my cycling event planning experience comes from helping to promote the Green Mountain Stage Race and putting on a mountain bike festival requires a quite different mindset.
Even though these are gloomy, recessionary times, the bike industry has been very supportive of the event and there will be a tremendous amount of shiny bike bling on display and for demo. Perhaps for an hour or two over the course of the weekend I may get the chance to tool around on a fancy rig and pretend that I have the money to acquire such an item.
So if by happy chance (or through fortuitous SEO blogging) someone out on the internets stumbles upon this post -- highly unlikely, I know -- and is interested in the some classic Northeast singletrack riding please check out this website and note that onsite registration will be available on Saturday morning.