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Trail of the Week: “Bubba”
Switching Gears
July 15, 2015

Trail of the Week: “Bubba”

By Tony Accurso

The “Bubba” trail in the Green Mountain Trail system in Pittsfield is a technical freeride trail which descends from “Luvin It” and ends on “Fusters.” This may be one of the most technical trails in area, it is certainly the most technical trail…

Hot temperatures greet Farm to Fork Fondo riders
Switching Gears
July 15, 2015

Hot temperatures greet Farm to Fork Fondo riders

By Jerry LeBlond

Riders take a break from the summer heat on Saturday, during the Farm to Fork Fondo.

PITTSFIELD — The inaugural Farm to Fork Fondo – Vermont, debuted in Pittsfield this past Sunday, July 12. The cycling ride took off from Riverside Farm. The…

  • Farm to Fork Fondo – Vermont bike ride celebrates state’s agriculture 
  • Farm to Fork Fondo – Vermont bike ride celebrates state’s agriculture 
  • Farm to Fork Fondo – Vermont bike ride celebrates state’s agriculture 
Switching Gears
July 10, 2015

Farm to Fork Fondo – Vermont bike ride celebrates state’s agriculture 

Courtesy of Wrenegade Sports

Riverside Farm in Pittsfield is home base for Farm to Fork Fondo – Vermont, which takes place July 12.

PITTSFIELD — Wrenegade Sports is pleased to announce the inaugural Farm to Fork Fondo – Vermont. The mass-participation cycling…

Switching Gears
July 10, 2015

Trail of the week: Svelte Tiger

By Tony Accurso, Owner of Alpine Bike Works

“Svelte Tiger” in the Pine Hills trail system is one of the main arteries of the network. It is accessed at the first intersection on “Escalator” from the parking lot, and is the most popular way to access the…

  • Graham Cook takes over head bike mechanic at True Wheels Bike Shop
  • Graham Cook takes over head bike mechanic at True Wheels Bike Shop
  • Graham Cook takes over head bike mechanic at True Wheels Bike Shop
  • Graham Cook takes over head bike mechanic at True Wheels Bike Shop
Switching Gears
July 2, 2015

Graham Cook takes over head bike mechanic at True Wheels Bike Shop

KILLINGTON — Graham has been working in bike shops since the age of 14.  A former downhill mountain bike racer, he spends most of his time freeriding locally at Killington.  Having ridden in the Killington area for the better part of the last 20 years,…

Trail of the week: The Cable Trail
Switching Gears
July 2, 2015

Trail of the week: The Cable Trail

By Anthony Accurso, Alpine Bike Works

“Trail 18,” also known as “The Cable Trail,” is a local favorite at Killington Resort. Located between the South Ridge and Stash areas, “The Cable Trail” is a short, technical line which is divided into three sections: upper, middle and lower.

Trail of the week: “Labyrinth”
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June 26, 2015

Trail of the week: “Labyrinth”

By Tony Accurso

Labyrinth, is a fun, super technical trail located in the Green Mountain Trails system in Pittsfield Vt. This trail was completed in 2008 in one day by 12 volunteers. It is situated in a small pine forest near the mountain summit, and can…

Annual Okemo Bike Climb to be held June 27
Switching Gears
June 26, 2015

Annual Okemo Bike Climb to be held June 27

LUDLOW — On Saturday, June 27, the Ludlow Rotary Club and Okemo Mountain Resort will once again co-host our Annual Okemo Bike Climb.  The race field is limited to 250 riders with a mass start event with following categories: Men & Women: 19-12, 20-29, 30-39,…

Trail of the week: “Stegosaurus”
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June 17, 2015

Trail of the week: “Stegosaurus”

 

By Tony Accurso

“Stegosaurus” is one of Pine Hill’s signature trails. This trail can be accessed from the Overlook trail or the Shimmer trail at Rocky Pond, intersection number 37 on the Pine Hill Park trail map. This trail flows best in this counter-clockwise direction; ride…