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Welcome to the 2015 riding season. Mountain biking has really taken off in the Stowe area, which now has one of the best trail networks in the…

Mountain biking has exploded in Stowe over the past few years, particularly with the securing public access to Cady Hill Forest, which include…

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Bicycle mechanics are an unusual mix of repair and tuning experts and evangelists for their sport.

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Drew Gelinas, 45, has been appointed director of sports at Trapp Family Lodge, and so plays a key role in the local mountain biking trail network.

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Mountain biking has been kind of a hard sell for parents. Not for the parents themselves, but for the parents. Kids hike, plunge into Stowe’s …

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Suppose you want the adrenaline of mountain biking without going up the mountain? Many ski resorts are now offering lift-served mountain biking.

Shifting: It’s more than pushing the button or twisting the grip-shift. Timing is everything. If you’re diligent about looking ahead, you’ll h…

Your bike goes where your eyes are. We’ve all heard it a hundred times, but it’s true, and yet getting your eyes past that rock or through tha…

Mountain biking can be expensive. Be honest with yourself about your ability and goals before you start shopping. Used bikes can be an attract…

Keep single-track single. Vegetation around trails is sensitive and easy to damage or destroy. Avoid widening the trail by taking care when pa…

Drew Gelinas is the new director of sports at Trapp Family Lodge, and will have a big role in promoting mountain biking.

The Green Chair Overlook in the Cady Hill area offers a great view of Mount Mansfield. The remnant from an old chairlift is mounted to a tree.

Parents often fret about the safety of young mountain bikers, but good equipment, training and trails make riding safe.

The Stowe Mountain Bike trail map is a great resource for both visitors and locals. Covering trails in the greater Stowe area, the map covers …

Paul Hammond cruises through the woods on the local trail network.

Tad Davis takes a high-bank curve on his mountain bike.

On mountain biking: "Have fun, because if you’re not having fun, you are doing it wrong."

Lucy Nersesian, once a mountain-biking newbie, is now on the board of the Stowe Mountain Bike Club and is taking her bike to places such as Mo…

See "Rocks and Roots," a video about Hardy Avery and Sustainable Trailworks by Sam Davies, here.

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Back in the 1990s, mud was a big part of mountain biking. When the trails you are riding are old Class IV roads, motorcycle tracks and power l…

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Stowe and Waterbury are home to a large network of well-maintained trails for all levels of riders. Here are some options for riders, compiled…