Tag Archives: Switching Gears

Sports
September 14, 2016

Uncaging the human spirit

By: Matt Baatz I remember what hooked a lot of us into mountain biking in the early 90s. The sense of freedom of riding a bike, multiplied by mastering daunting…

Sports
September 7, 2016

The hills are alive

By: Matt Baatz Your mom just handed you your first box of crayons. I’m betting one of the first things you draw is a big yellow sun with a smiley…

Sports
August 31, 2016

How to build a trail

By Matt Baatz Scouting Scan the terrain when the vegetation is waning. Bushwack. Get lost. Find the chunks of terrain that make your heart skip a beat—a rideable ledge, a…

Sports
August 24, 2016

Going up the Rabbit Hole

By Matt Baatz A small tree upended and took out a chunk of Rabbit Hole, an unmapped and lightly-signed trail, but popular nevertheless. It’s a pretty freakin’ rippin’ ride down,…

Switching Gears
August 10, 2016

On ode to the trail builders

By Ariel Kent KILLINGTON—A trail builder is someone who has dedicated his or her time to creating a network of mountain bike trails that he or she can enjoy but,…

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…