Free Guided Rides || Clinics & Workshops || Exhibitors & Bike Demos || Shenanigans
Free Guided Rides
Offered at varying times, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
FREE GUIDED RIDES
Sign up for our guided rides and explore the trails at Ascutney. We’ll have options for beginner, intermediate, advanced and ladies-only guided rides and we are working on kids rides too! Stay tuned! Sign up is at the event only. Rides will go out at 9am, 10am, 1pm & 2pm all weekend.
NEW THIS YEAR: NIGHT RIDES! Test your skills when the sun goes down. More details coming soon – stay tuned!
Ride Details w/ Trailforks links coming soon.
Clinics & Workshops
Clinic registration purchased seperately. Flow State ticket required to participate. Offered at varying times, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
BLUE SKY MTB WORKSHOPS
Hone your skills in a fun and supportive environment with assistance from Coach Christsonthy, a certified MTB Instructor and owner of Blue Sky MTB.
All participants must have a functioning, and safe bicycle with disc brakes, a helmet, and enough food and water to last the entire length of the workshop, and must be 15 or older.
Workshops are limited to 6 riders and are $50-55 per rider. Purchased separately here.
9:30- 11AM – Women’s Fundamental Skills Workshop Geared towards beginner riders, but can be useful for intermediate riders looking to hone their FUNdamental skills! You’ll learn proper body position, braking and shifting technique and more useful tools to help you progress your riding!
1:30 – 3PM – Get in the FLOW (all genders!) Geared toward the beginner or intermediate rider, but can be useful for every skill level! In the clinic we will ride the beautiful trails of Ascutney, VT and learn the “In’s and Out’s” of what “Finding Flow” on the trails mean! This clinic/ ride is 2 hours long.
9:30 – 11AM – Intro to Jumping Women’s Workshop Geared toward the intermediate rider who is interested in learning proper pumping techniques as well as the fundamentals of getting your wheels off the ground with confidence! We’ll progress our skills in a safe and fun environment as we deconstruct the art of jumping our bikes!
1:30 – 3PM – MTB Intro to Jumping Workshop (all genders!) Geared toward the intermediate rider who is interested in learning proper pumping techniques as well as the fundamentals of getting your wheels off the ground with confidence! We’ll progress our skills in a safe and fun environment as we deconstruct the art of jumping our bikes!
TRAIL BOSS RIDES w/ JEFF LENOSKY
Flow State is stoked to welcome back ambassador for REEB Cycles, Pearl Izumi and the Can’d Aid Foundation, Jeff Lenosky! Jeff will be leading advanced and intermediate Trail Boss Rides at Flow State. More details including the schedule and registration link coming soon! Trail Boss Clinic registration is done separately from that of Flow State.
KICKSTANDS UP Clinics w/ Anna Schaal
Putting the Fun in Fundamentals, KICKSTANDS UP Clinics are intended to be fun and supportive group activities designed specifically for women and those who identify as female.
Clinics are limited to 6 riders and are $30 per rider. Purchased separately here.
9:30-11am – Women’s Up and Over Session Ride -Are you tired of getting off your bike every time you come up to an obstacle on the trail? Would you like to feel more comfortable riding up, going over and down rocks and roots? If the answer is yes then this clinic is for you. It is geared towards the beginner/intermediate rider who is comfortable riding single track trails. We will work on efficient body positions for technical features on the trail. We will discuss appropriate gearing, braking and trail scanning skills that can help to keep us on our bikes, no matter the obstacles ahead. We will meet at the Town Forest trail head and session ride on trail.
9:30-11am Women’s Cornering Clinic – This clinic is geared towards beginner/intermediate riders who are looking to feel more comfortable with cornering. We will work on fundamentals of cornering in the flat field and get a lot of practice riding down the hayfield. We will work on body position, braking and pressure control as we progress on maintaining speed, balance and traction when the trail turns.
Exhibitors, Bike Demos & More…
Open all weekend.
BIKE DEMOS More TBA…
Esker Cycles – Built for the backcountry, Every Esker bike is assembled to order in the USA.
Jamis Bikes – No matter your lifestyle, there is a Jamis that fits.
KARBON Bikes – a New England based mountain bike manufacturer, KARBON offer a complete line of state-of-the-art enduro, trail and XC bikes and e-bikes.
Orbea – Creating and manufacturing unique bikes to inspire riders who share the same passion for cycling and the belief in a fair society.
Shimano – With a clever design, near silent motors, innovative software and perfect compatibility with other SHIMANO components, your E-MTB ride will perform just like a traditional mountain bike, only better.
Specialized – Riders designing advanced bikes and equipment that make your ride better.
BIKE GEAR & SHOPS More TBA…
The Boot Pro – The Boot Pro has partnered with Specialized to service all of the two-wheeled needs of the greater Ludlow area. Their newly remodeled shop now rents, sells, and services BICYCLES!
Outer Limits Cycles – In the shop and on the roads+trails OLC has one mission: to bring reliable, high-quality, bicycle and ski service to the awesome people of New England!
The Wheel House – The biggest little bike shop in the world. Rider owned & operated. Mind blowing service, amazing products and unmatched hospitality.
ASSOCIATIONS More TBA…
Bike Wash Station – The Boot Docs will be back at Flow State, demoing the WINTERSTEIGER US VeloClean bike wash station. The VeloClean was designed to save water while getting your bike nice and clean. In fact it only uses approximately 0.2 liters (0.05 gal) per bicycle.
GLOW – aka Glorious Ladies On Wheels MTB group
NEMBA – Dedicated to creating epic riding experiences, preserving open space, and guiding the future of MTB.
VMBA – We are a nonprofit statewide organization serving as the voice of mountain biking in Vermont.
Lower Field near the Stage
1pm Shenanigans Track Stand
4pm Shenanigans Limbo
1pm Shenanigans Random Tandem
4pm Shenanigans Tricycle Race
6pm Costume Parade & Prizes This year’s theme is Hawaiian Luau – yeah buoy! So break out your grass skirts and finest floral button downs and get ready to ride it out on the dance floor! You could win some wicked swell prizes!
Headliner Set Break – Raffle
Good Karma Trail Maintenance – Timing TBA