EstroFest 2019
May
17
to May 19

EstroFest 2019

A Women’s Gravel Weekend

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Bikekitz is happy to be partnering with Pierce’s Inn and Jane LeMasurier of Kingdom Cycling and Experiences to host EstroFest 2019!

The goal of EstroFest is to inspire camaraderie, fitness, and fun. This is by no means a competitive event. We'll suffer the hills in solidarity! And witness some beautiful New England scenery along the way. We'll relax at the Inn in the evenings, chat, laugh, and eat some incredible meals. It's a great chance to feel inspired for the summer season and hang with like-minded women. 

One of our very favorite parts of the weekend is the coveted comedy session with Cindy Pierce. Be prepared, she might make you pee your chamois!

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We like to remind everyone each year that we'll cater the rides to the range of ability within the group by offering up to 3 loops. If the thought of 50 miles is too intimidating this time of year, you can opt for a shorter distance. All routes in the Upper Valley have hills -- there's no way around them! However, if you're feeling casual, ride casually. If you're feeling invigorated to push limits, then by all means this is a chance to get out there and push them. We'll support you with lead riders and provide you with fuel along the way.

EstroFest is a weekend of spirited rides, great women, lots of laughter, excellent food, and appreciation for good health and good livin'! It's one of Jane’s favorite events of the year. Register now and spread the word! Bring a friend or a group of women, but DON’T MISS OUT!

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Schedule of Events

Friday, May 17:

  • 5:00-7:30pm Arrive Pierce's Inn
  • 7:30pm Dinner
  • 8:30pm Socialize and hang-time around the burn pit

Saturday, May 18:

  • 7am Yoga
  • 7:30-8:30am Breakfast
  • *8:30 Day Passers Arrival
  • 8:45am Rider meeting to go over the plan
  • 9am Depart for Epic Ride #1
  • 2:00-4:00pm Return to Pierce’s Inn for a lunch buffet
  • 4:00-6:00pm Recover, hang out, lounge
  • 6:00pm Guest Speaker
  • 7:30pm Dinner
  • 8:30 After dinner festivities including comic relief by Cindy Pierce

Sunday, May 19:

  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 10:00am Epic Ride #2
  • 1:00-2:00pm Return to Pierce’s Inn for a lunch buffet
  • Post Lunch Hugs and Goodbyes

Pierce's Inn is a BYOB establishment, thumbs up!

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EstroFest Spirit Rules!

  1. There shall be no lamenting or regretting that one isn’t in better shape.

  2. There shall be no saying sorry for not being in better shape.

  3. There shall be no feeling badly if you want to push a little harder up the hills than your riding mates, (you can do a penalty lap and circle around).

  4. And most importantly, participants must strive for a constant state of gratitude and joy all weekend (even up that nasty climb on Joe Ranger Rd.)!

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Jan
25
to Jan 27

Aquariana

A Women’s Winter Retreat

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Aquarius is a unique and caring individual who marches to the beat of her own drum.  She is a beacon of change, embracing her own ideas and influencing others to embrace them with her. She looks to the future and how she can shape it into a better one. She is an “ideas” person with a stimulating personality who draws others to her to garner support for her vision of the greater good.  She strives to be her best self and inspires others to do the same. She washes away the troubles of the past to make room for a fresh, new start.

Aquarius does not follow the beaten track

With the sun in Aquarius, join us in the spirit of the Water Bearer for a weekend of cleansing the mind, body, and soul by “going with the flow” and creating your own unbeaten track. With a variety of activities to stimulate the senses, you can choose what feels right to you.

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This unforgettable weekend will be held at Pierce’s Inn in Etna, New Hampshire, the perfect venue for relaxing and having fun. Your hosts Bruce Lingelbach and Cindy Pierce are the most gracious you could ask for, and rumor has it Cindy will be providing some comic relief for guests…do NOT underestimate this perk of your stay at Pierce’s Inn. It will be a real treat!

Bring your weather-appropriate gear! XC skis, snow shoes, skates, sleds, gravel bikes, fat tire bikes, and a flexible mindset. Winters in New England are unpredictable, but we can assure you that there is ALWAYS fun to be had outside, and there are many options from Pierce’s Inn.

Aquariana Schedule

Friday night

Cocktail hour 5:00-6:00
Dinner 6:00
Free time

  • Jane’s Dance Party
  • Fire pit
  • Night time snowshoe
  • Games

Saturday--Day Passes Available
Coffee
Morning Yoga 7:15-8:00
Breakfast 8:00
9:00 - 12:00 Choice activity suggestions

  • Guided Fatbike and Gravel Rides
  • Snowshoe
  • XC Ski
  • Skate
  • Be Lazy

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 Choice activity

  • More Fatbike, Gravel Ride, Snowshoe, XC Ski, Skate, Sled, etc.
  • Siesta
  • Massage
  • Tarot card readings
  • Play games

Dinner
After dinner snowshoe and comedy storytelling with Cindy Pierce

Sunday
Coffee
Mindfulness clinic 7:15-8:00
Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30
9:00 - 11:00 Group event
11:30 lunch
Departure, gift bags, hugs

Other activities you can enjoy during your stay are:

  • Fireside chats

  • Games

  • Bonfire

  • Imbibing in whatever beverages you choose to bring…Pierce’s Inn is a BYOB establishment. Thumbs up!

  • Enjoying home-cooked meals prepared for you by Bruce

  • Making memories that last a lifetime!

 

The current and most accurate weather forecast can be seen at WMUR Weather on the Web.

Ben Hall from New England Dirt will be reporting live from Pierce’s Inn on Saturday, January 26th. Check out his podcast by clicking the link below.

 

New England Dirt Podcast - A Podcast About New England Mountain Biking | Mountain Bike Radio

New England Dirt, with host Ben Hall, aka "MTB Ben," brings the New England mountain biking scene to you. You can expect a variety of topics encompassing the trails, the culture, and the local flavor of life on, in, and around New England dirt.

 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to cure the winter blues. Treat yourself and recharge your battery, you deserve it!

 
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