Welcome to the Vintage Mountain Bike Festival!

The first edition of the Vintage MTB Festival has taken 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".

See you next year 13-14-15 August 2022!

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Pictures of the week-end

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Location

The camp site is along the Semois river 200m after the bridge, owned by the Marticote.

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Martué is located at the entrance of the Natural Reserve "Les Epioux", at the beginning of the Belgian Ardennes, here the viewpoint "Le Rocher du Chat".

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Activities

  • Pre-2000 mountain bikes (open to other non-vintage bikers as well)
  • Grouped rando on the Saturday (40KM) and Sunday (42KM), see maps
  • Camping, belgian beers and fun
  • Along the Semois river, Natural Reserve "Les Epioux"
  • Market and exchange of Vintage bike parts
  • Exposition by the MTB Museum Arnhem
  • Quiz Jeopardy tombola
  • Projection of Vintage MTB movies
  • 14 august Fireworks

Registration

The Registration is mandatory, and deadline is on Friday 13 August evening at 23H59.

Register your interest on the Facebook event page.

To register, you have to do 2 things:

1. Then send an email to zoobab AT gmail.com with your "name+surname+2days" or "name+surname+1day" with the subject "vintagemtb registration".
2. You have to pay the fees at Expanzik asbl bank account (IBAN: BE56 0014 9734 9388 BIC: GEBABEBB) with your "name+surname" in the communication field. If your payment has not arrived the day of the event, you will have to pay on site, and we will refund you if the payment arrive later.

Fees

For one day

The fee for one day is 8EUR, which include:

  • access to the trails (with ravitos)
  • an after-ride beer or softdrink

For two days

The participation fee is 20EUR for both days, which include:

  • access to the trails (with ravitos)
  • an after-ride beer or softdrink
  • a place for your tent
  • the sunday morning breakfast (value of 8.50EUR provided by Transemoisienne, no need to book a meal, we will do it for you), which contains: eggs, fried bacon, cold cuts (saucisson Gaumais, ham ,smoked ham, homemade terrine), cheese (Orval cheese, brie), pain au chocolat, chocolate bread, croissant, brioche, bread (baguette, slices), sugar toppings (jam, honey, chocolate, nutella), fresh fruits and yaourt with bio milk.

Saturday evening diner

For the saturday evening, you can/should book a diner at the Transemoisienne for 19EUR, deadline to order is the 5th August. The diner contains:

  • Onion soup
  • BBQ grilled beef entrecote, bearnaise sauce or shallots, fries, salad buffet
  • Panacotta with exotic fruits

There is also a kids diner (use promo code "KIDS" to get a 25% discount):

  • Soup
  • hamburger, fries, salad
  • fruit compote

For late comers, we could also order pizzas at the local pizzeria.

COVID rules

  • Bring a mask with you
  • Keep distances

Schedule

Thursday 5 August 2021

  • Deadline for ordering a meal for the saturday evening

Friday 13 August 2021

  • 23h59: Registration deadline
  • 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 40km loop, see maps)
  • 18h00-20h00: Diner (see "Saturday evening diner")
  • 20h00-21h00: Vintage Jeopardy Quizz (with some prize money, you can donate your vintage gear)
  • 21h00-22h00: Vintage MTB movie
  • 22h00-00h00: Fireworks

Sunday 15 August 2021

  • 08h00-10h00: Breakfast
  • 10h00-16h00: Vintage randoride (group start on 42km loop, see maps)
  • 16h00-18h00: More beers and closure
  • 18h00-20h00: Unmount

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"

Partners

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Contact

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