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The 2012 Killington Classic showcases hundreds of miles of brand new pavement

From August 30 to Sept. 3 The Killington Classic presents the best of Vermont following a scenic route on smoothly repaved roads. As a result of last year's tropical storm, the 2012 Killington Classic's routes are better than ever.

While famed for Vermont's quality of rides and scenery, never before has the riding terrain in central Vermont been as good,  "Winding valley roads or twisty mountain passes, they're all in better-than-ever condition," said Suzie Dundas, director for Killington's Economic Development and Tourism department. "It's fantastic, especially for motorcyclists."

There will be six stops where participants can check out before and after photos of damage done to the area by Tropical Storm Irene-which forced the cancellation of the 2011 Killington Classic. Riders will be amazed to see how well the area has rebounded and will be pleased to know that all proceeds from the Vendor Village gate fees will go to the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund.

"Riders new to this area are going to be amazed," said Christian Dutcher, the Classic's Director. "The scenery is world famous, and now the roads are in near-perfect condition. It's really rare to have such good riding, and you can't help but have an ear-to-ear grin when you ride them."

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Killington Classic rides include guided and catered tours of the "Green Serpent" (500 turns and 4 mountain gaps), covered bridges in Vermont and New Hampshire, Poker Runs and Scavenger Hunts, and a Monday charity ride. The Killington Classic also offers demo rides, a vendor village, thousands of dollars in prizes, music and fireworks.

Interested participants can register onsite at the Killington Classic Snowshed Lot on: Thursday, August 30 from 4 - 8 p.m., Friday, August 31 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 2 from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

For more information about the 2012 Killington Classic, pick up a Program & Guide at local shops or visit www.killingtonclassic.com

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