Minnewaska Mountain Bike Festival This year's Minnewaska Mountain Bike Festival is sponsored by local mountain bike clubs, Gunks Mountain Bike Association (GUMBA) and Fats in the Cats, whose members will lead group rides for all levels of difficulty on the Minnewaska State Park Preserve Carriage Roads. Various clinics will be offered throughout the day, including trailside bike maintenance and repair, custom bike and helmet fitting, proper riding technique and more. A customized skills course will be available and supervised at all times during the festival, for anyone interested in participating. Several local bike vendors will bring bicycles for people to test ride and bicycle merchandise will be on display. Local eateries will provide various tasty snacks for sampling. Early arrival is suggested for the best parking, since the Park Preserve may fill to capacity early in the day. Please bring your own bike helmet and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. "The Minnewaska Mountain Bike Festival is a fabulous way for people to experience the majesty of Ulster County's great outdoors," Remsnyder said. "Organizers have planned bike rides for every ability of rider and they all pass through some of the most spectacular scenery in the state." A parent or guardian over the age of 18 years old must accompany children wishing to participate in the Minnewaska Mountain Bike Festival. The scheduled rain date for this popular event is May 22. Photos: The Minnewaska Mountain Bike Festival, 2010; The Wing Fling, 2009.
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