Switching Gears

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
Switching Gears
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”
Switching Gears
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…

Trail of the Week: Noodle’s revenge
Switching Gears
May 22, 2015

Trail of the Week: Noodle’s revenge

By Tony Accurso

Correction:

In last week’s edition, May 21-27, in the article “Trail of the week: Noodle’s Revenge” we incorrectly attributed the flagging of the trail to Accurso; Jason Hayden actually did the flag work and deserves the credit.

Noodles Revenge is a sweet…

K-resort trail work continues
Switching Gears
May 22, 2015

K-resort trail work continues

By Polly Lynn

Last year Killington embarked on the first of a five-year master plan to create world-class downhill mountain biking. Consulting firm Gravity Logic says Killington could see 50,000 bikers annual, if the master plan is followed to completion. The master plan…

Miranda on Mountain Biking “The Beast”
Sports
July 31, 2014

Miranda on Mountain Biking “The Beast”

By Bobby Lanctot

You may know Miranda, maybe from Killington Mountain where she is a Mountain Ambassador or perhaps from Baja Burrito where she makes one of the best Margaritas on Killington Road… or perhaps it’s from surfing the New Hampshire coastline. During the summer…