Sometimes less is more. When warm weather arrives in Vermont it's time to ditch the four wheel drive for two wheels and a chain. Just like working in the garden, swimming, and hiking, riding your bike is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Biking is the healthy, 'green' way to commute, adventure, and have some fun.
Before you get started, make sure your bike is tuned up and ready to ride. Make sure your tires are properly inflated and your brakes and gears are working freely. Many ski/board rental shops are also great bicycle shops in the summertime. Visit one and get your bike checked over by a professional.
Then decide where to ride. The quiet country roads are a great place to clock some miles with the family. Or, if you're looking for something a little more...downhill, look no further than trails for mountain biking at Mount Snow.
Whether you're a hardcore mountain biking enthusiast searching for extreme trails and challenges, or you just enjoy the wooded trails for their scenery, Mount Snow offers over 45 miles of mountain bike terrain consisting of single-track, old town roads and ski trails. Ride from the summit, or just around the base of the mountain and enjoy the picturesque landscape from your bicycle seat.
Looking for a bike rental? The Mountain Bike Center has you covered. And if you're up for a little competition, Mount Snow hosts two weekend-long mountain biking races open to pros and beginners alike. If you prefer to leave the racing to the professionals, the events are still a great thing to witness full of thrills, spills, and plenty of downhill.
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, July 16 - 17, and August 20 - 21
WHERE: Mount Snow, Dover, VT
WHAT: Eastern States Cup Downhill Race #2 and #3 - Part of an eleven race series at six different venues throughout New England. Your registration fee includes lift serviced practice all day Saturday and race day on Sunday. All categories welcome from beginner to pro racers with cash for the pros and trophies/prizes for other racers.
Leave the car keys at home, grab your water bottle and helmet, and get out there. Unfortunately, people weren't designed with kick-stands, so don't forget to check out our rental homes near Mount Snow, if you need to rest between rides.