Mountain Bike Atlantic 2021 Summit & Festival

Notice to Postpone the Mountain Bike Atlantic Fall Summit & Festival to 2022

Navigating the restrictions for events during a global pandemic certainly created a few hurdles for planning the Mountain Bike Atlantic Fall Summit and Festival, but our team optimistically charged forward. Recently however, we have learned about the threat of a provincial-wide strike that could completely halt the operations of our host venue, Sugarloaf Provincial Park.

With the goal of making this event a great celebration of mountain biking on Canada’s East Coast, we have decided that it is best to postpone this event to spring of 2022. Our organizing committee is already working on this, and we look forward to releasing the schedule and ticket information later this month, so you can plan accordingly.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for understanding that we would rather cancel now and look forward to hosting you next year than risk putting on an event that has to navigate both a strike and a pandemic.

We are offering full refunds or transfers to ticket holders, so you can choose from the following 2 options:

1. Refund back to the original payment method used to buy the ticket (we completely understand!)

2. Transfer my ticket to the spring event (thank you!)

Thank you and see you at Sugarloaf Bike Park in the spring!

The Mountain Bike Atlantic Summit & Festival Organizing Committee and Sugarloaf Bike Park

September 2021

The Mountain Bike Atlantic Summit and MTB Festival is scheduled for September 24th and 25th, 2021

@Sugarloaf Bike Park, Atholville NB

Our annual Summit and MTB Festival brings together mountain bikers, business owners, trail managers, and other stakeholders to learn, network, and grow the mountain biking community in Atlantic Canada. Rotating throughout the provinces, the Summit facilitates valuable conversations that unite four Atlantic provinces in an effort to showcase the east coast as a mountain biking destination.

The Mountain Bike Atlantic Summit & Festival is a two-day celebration of mountain biking in Canada’s East that includes workshops, an expo of vendors, group rides, swag, and a lot of riding and discussions about riding!

This is for anyone who is looking to learn about or expand their current knowledge on the growing outdoor recreation industry of mountain biking.

If you are in parks, recreation, tourism, part of a mountain bike club, or a business looking to expand clientele base, then this event is for you!

There will be lots of time to network with people from all across Atlantic Canada who love to ride, build and maintain trails, and spread the word about the growing MTB scene on the east coast of Canada!

Check out this Blog Post from our first Summit in 2019 for more information on what this event usually looks like!


The Summit on Friday is for anyone who is looking to learn about or expand their current knowledge regarding the growing outdoor recreation industry of mountain biking. We curated a series of Workshops to facilitate conversations about mountain biking in Atlantic Canada and the opportunities that exist for both establishing and strengthening mountain biking destinations.

The Festival on Saturday is for anyone looking to ride and enjoy the MTB festival vibes. We focused on the riding and celebrating the culture of mountain biking.

Kid-Friendly – select Child Ticket $ Add-On


SUMMIT Friday, September 24th

@ Restigouche River Experience Centre, Campbellton

8:30am to 10am – Registration, Coffee, & Welcome

10am to 4pm – Summit Workshops

Topics include The Singletrack to Success, Community Collaboration, and Creating a Destination for Mountain Biking

4pm to 6pm – Crafty Chats

6pm to 8pm – Local Food & Drink Experience (optional $ Add-On)

FESTIVAL Saturday, September 25th

@ Sugarloaf Bike Park, Atholville

9am – Vendor Village opens

This expo will feature clubs, associations, bike shops, and more from across Atlantic Canada!

10am – Chairlift opens

Group Rides begin with locals groups, coaches, and special guests – take a ride with the locals that know the downhill and cross-country trails best!

1 pm – Fun Race on Swamp Donkey

Get your Teams of 2 together to enjoy a great introduction to the race-scene, but with little pressure and prizes awarded for slowest times, best costumes, additional to the expected fastest times!

5pm – Chairlift closes

5pm to 7pm – Summit Bike Park Challenge and Prizes

7pm – East Coaster Bonfire

Please note, this schedule is subject to change

Vendor Village

To bring the best of MTB Festivals to the east coast, we are also offering spaces in our Vendor Village on Saturday, September 25th! This is a place for your business, club, group, or association to set up a tent or table and promote what you got for a niche audience!

Selecting either the “Vendor” or “Non-Profit Group” Ticket option will provide you with registration for 2 people for the days of your choosing! Registration includes a 10 x 10 space in our Vendor Village where you can display demos, and sell products and services.


Special Guest – Mark Matthews

A chance to ride with Mark Matthews @markymath on Saturday! Winners to attend the group ride will be randomly chosen from registrations!

Mountain Bike Atlantic Swag

The first 100 registered for Friday will received a Tumblr and stickers! The first 100 registered for Saturday will receive a pair of socks and stickers!

Lift Pass

Your chairlift pass is included in registrations for Saturday, September 25th! Skip the line, and pick up your pass at the MTBA registration table on Saturday morning.

and More!

Pro photo of you on Sugar Daddy – time TBD

T-Bar Summit Special Menu 12 to 5 pm

Reserved seating on the viewing deck for the Summit Challenges

Recommended Accommodation

Sugarloaf Provincial Park

(506) 789-2366

Quality Inn Campbellton

Special “Summit & Bike Festival” Rate: $119 per night includes continental breakfast

You must call to book this rate(506) 753-4133

Bike Rentals

Sugarloaf Bike Park


We recommend that you call to book ahead!


We will be following current protocols at the time of the event. Please keep in mind that like everything this year things can change and you will need to be flexible.


The fine print – We do not offer cancellations due to bad weather or for any other reason. While we wish we could control the weather we can not and still need to put on a rocking event for those who are ready to brave the Maritime weather 😉 Thank you for supporting the event by purchasing a ticket, it is people like you that allow us to do more fun things for mountain biking on the east coast!

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