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Upper mountain operations
Switching Gears
June 30, 2016

Upper mountain operations

By Ariel Kent

It’s about a month early but the special day has arrived. It’s the day when the K-1 opens for summer lift service and mountain operations shift from just weekends to seven days a week. It happened on June 18 this year. It’s…

Vermont’s best-kept mountain bike secret
Switching Gears
June 22, 2016

Vermont’s best-kept mountain bike secret

Courtesy of Killington Resort

A mountain bike rider soars over a jump in Killington Bike Park.

By Ariel Kent

There is a place not far from Killington that’s full of flowing singletrack and tall pines. This place, known as Green Mountain…

Rainy day rumble
Switching Gears
June 16, 2016

Rainy day rumble

By Ariel Kent Saturday rides for me always start out the same at Killington. I’ve got two hours to get as many runs in as possible before I have to head back to work. This past Saturday I arrived early, got the first chair and…

Sisterhood of shred
Switching Gears
June 9, 2016

Sisterhood of shred

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Ariel Kent

By Ariel Kent

The sisterhood of shred is about women who love to ride bikes. The sisterhood of shred is a group of women who push each other and motivate each other to try harder and work for…

Featured
June 1, 2016

Stage Race returned for three days of cycling

The warm, sunny skies stayed relatively clear for racers who came to the region for the Killington Stage Race held May 28 through 30.

Switching Gears
June 1, 2016

Chasing chairs

By Ariel Kent

The start of lift-served mountain biking is a monumental event in Killington, even more so than usual this year because bike trails opened Memorial Day weekend, almost two months ahead of schedule!

Mountain biking in itself is much more than just a…

Switching Gears
May 31, 2016

Killington Ski Club hosts New England’s largest bike swap

KILLINGTON — The first annual Beast of a Bike Swap is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend at Killington Resort’s Snowshed Lodge during a three-day stretch, May 27-29.

Scheduled to coincide with the long-standing Killington Stage Race and opening weekend of the Killington Mountain Bike Park, these…

Switching Gears
September 10, 2015

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 crossing with each lap that…

Switching Gears
September 10, 2015

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 for clarification if you are…

Trail of the week: War Man
Switching Gears
September 8, 2015

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 by Jason Hayden worked with…