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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
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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…

Switching Gears
June 9, 2015

Vermont gears up for bike season

World-class trails and events draw cyclists from throughout the U.S.

From bone-rattling descents to leisurely loops, Vermont’s summer cycling season offers an impressive variety of biking events, set against some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country. Biking enthusiasts will find classic dirt road…

Trail of the week: Woodstock Reservoir
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June 9, 2015

Trail of the week: Woodstock Reservoir

Courtesty of the Vermont Dept. of Tourism and Marketing

A woman smiles as she rides around a bend on a Vermont trail.

By Tony Accurso

The Woodstock Reservoir trails, located on Cox District Road off Route 4 in Woodstock, are not to…

  • Gearing up for second Gran Fondo
  • Gearing up for second Gran Fondo
Switching Gears
June 4, 2015

Gearing up for second Gran Fondo

Photo provided by Addison County Chamber of Commerce

Cyclists climb one of the four gaps traversed during the 2014 Vermont Gran Fondo cycling event. Organizers hope to almost double ridership this year to around 300. The event is June 13 and…

Trail of the week: “Luvin It”
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June 4, 2015

Trail of the week: “Luvin It”

By Tony Accurso

“Luvin It” is a fantastic trail located in the Green Mountain Trails system in Pittsfield, Vt. The lower part begins on the fire road at the intersection of “Stonewall” and “Upper Noodles Revenge.” The trail consists of technical…

Switching Gears
May 27, 2015

Trail of the week: Rembrant’s Brush

Map courtesy of mtbproject.com

By Tony Accurso

“Rembrant’s Brush” is a flowing trail at Pine Hill Park in Rutland. It sort of declines in elevation, enabling one to maintain speed with minimal pedaling. This trail suits all abilities, from beginner to expert, and contains small…