Welcome to the Vintage Mountain Bike Festival, 14-15 Aug 2021, Martué (Belgium)

The first edition of the Vintage MTB Festival will take place in the Belgian Ardennes on the saturday 14 and sunday 15 August 2021 in Martué (Florenville, Belgium), with a large camping site along the Semois river, with an impressive network of trails in the Natural Reserve "Les Epioux".

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Happy New Year 2021!

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Source: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=421533&start=10

Location

A vast Camp site of 4 hectares along the Semois river, owned by the Ferme Equestre.

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Martué is located at the entrance of the Natural Reserve "Les Epioux", at the beginning of the Belgian Ardennes.

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Activities

  • Pre-2000 mountain bikes (open to other non-vintage bikers as well)
  • Camping, belgian beers and fun
  • Along the Semois river, Natural Reserve "Les Epioux"
  • Marked trails of different distances
  • Grouped rando on the Saturday and Sunday
  • Market and exchange of Vintage bike parts
  • Repack Race remake
  • Easy loops for testing bikes
  • Exposition by the MTB Museum Arnhem
  • Quiz Jeopardy tombola
  • Projection of Vintage MTB movies
  • 14 august Fireworks

Quote

"If you talk to anybody who’s restoring old bikes or collecting old bikes, 95 percent of them tell you that’s exactly why you do it: because they want the bikes they couldn’t have as kids."

— Mike Wilk interview in CyclingTips "The refurb man: Building and riding mountain bikes from the good old days"

Registration

Register your interest on the Facebook event page. We are preparing a proper registration form, together with a fixed fee for both days (including a BBQ for the Saturday evening, and farm Breakfast for the Sunday, and a T-shirt).

Schedule

Friday 13 August 2021

  • 10h00-20h00: Build up of the site, volunteers needed, camping already possible

Saturday 14 August 2021

  • 09h00-14h00: Vintage expo and Spare Parts market
  • 14h00-18h00: Vintage randoride (group start on 5/20/30/50km loops)
  • 18h00-20h00: Barbecue
  • 20h00-21h00: Vintage Jeopardy Quizz
  • 21h00-22h00: Vintage MTB movies
  • 22h00-00h00: Fireworks

Sunday 15 August 2021

  • 08h00-09h00: Breakfast
  • 10h00-16h00: Vintage randoride with a Repack Race segment (group start on new 5/20/30/50km loops)
  • 16h00-18h00: More beers and closure
  • 18h00-20h00: Unmount

Partners

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Contact

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Benjamin Henrion
Email: zoobab at gmail.com
GSM: +32-484-566109