Switching Gears

Ride of the week: 12 miles on the 12th

By Tony Accurso On Saturday, Sept. 12 the Green Mountain Trails in Pittsfield will be putting on a 12-mile counter-clockwise lap without course crossings and will integrate the tougher “Bubba Trail,” which was previously featured in July. There is a very shallow river […]

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Trail etiquette

Most trails systems in Vermont including the Green Mountain Trails in Pittsfield, request that mountain bikers, follow the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Rules of the Trail: Ride Open Trails: Respect trail and road closures — ask a land manager […]

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Trail of the week: War Man

By Tony Accurso War Man is a fun trail in the Green Mountain Trails system in Pittsfield.  This trail consists of 20 switchbacks in less than half a mile, and was improved by trail builders Sinuosity in 2010. Volunteers organized […]

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Building a bike park

Killington Resort’s terrain park supervisor and head excavator gives an insight into the process By Polly Lynn Killington Resort is in its second year of a five-year build-out of its mountain bike park, which it is building in partnership with […]

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Trail of the Week: Underdog

Courtesy of pinehillpark.org The trail of the week, Underdog, is highlighted in red. By Tony Accurso Underdog is a fun trail situated in the Pine Hill Park trail network in Rutland, Vt. This trail flows from the intersection of Salamander/Droopy Muffin to […]

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New bike park attracks beginner riders

Killington’s new bike trails on the expanded Snowshed bike park have attracted beginner and intermediate riders looking to give the sport a try or improve their skills. The “flow ride” design offers a natural progression for learning.  See page 22.

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