Tag Archives: Mountain Biking

Local News
June 14, 2018

Killington-to-Rutland bike trail envisioned

By Julia Purdy

The Mendon Economic Development Committee met in a public meeting Wednesday, June 6, to continue discussing ways to improve Mendon’s economic picture.

Bryan Sell, a board member of the Pine Hill Partnership, shared with the committee a preliminary plan for an east-west…

Local News
May 23, 2018

Killington Mtn. biking opens May 26

KILLINGTON—Killington Resort announced the opening of its Mountain Bike Park on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

The Bike Park will host two key events this summer: The Vermont Bike & Brew June 15-17, featuring organized riding for all levels, live music and local Vermont brew; and…

Local News
May 23, 2018

Mountain bike enthusiasts begin talks of statewide trail

By Katy Savage

While mountain biking trails are expanding throughout the region, a small committee is meeting once a month to plan the biggest connection yet—one that would go from one side of the state to the other.

The trail, called the Velomont Trail, would…

Local News
October 18, 2017

US Open bike race coming in 2018

After a successful 2017 relaunch, the US Open of Mountain Biking has announced the event will be hosted at Killington Resort in 2018. The iconic event will be held Aug. 1 – 5, the week leading up to the UCI World Cup at Mount Saint Anne….

Sports
August 31, 2016

It’s not the latest technology that makes biking so great

By Ariel Kent In this day and age mountain bikes come in all shapes and sizes. There’s fatbikes, plus bikes, 650B, 29ers, and the good old 26-inch. One is definitely not better than the other, and up until 5-10 years ago there wasn’t such a…

Flow vs. tech trails
Switching Gears
July 15, 2016

Flow vs. tech trails

Ariel Kent

 

By Ariel Kent

There are two main types of mountain biking trails, flow and tech. Flow is typically wide machined trails that are smooth, fast, require minimal braking, and are full of bermed turns and oftentimes jumps. Flow is a…

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…