Mountain Biking in the MRV
Mountain biking has been an attraction in the Mad River Valley for decades and we are blessed with an astounding, and ever-growing, trail network. These well-maintained, and well-marked trails offer fun and challenging terrain, suitable to all levels of riders. They include more than 50 miles of well-maintained single track, paths and dirt roads that are free and open to the public, thanks to the ongoing efforts of our local trail stewards, The Mad River Riders.
There are routes for all abilities, check out Trail Forks to see a map of the MRV’s local trail system. Learn about all the trail options to find the perfect trail for you and your crew by visiting the Mad River Riders’ Trail Page. Look for some of these favorites;
- Beginner-friendly and expert-fun on the Blueberry Lake trails in the Green Mountain National Forest.
- Classic technical trails at Eurich Pond, Chase Brook Town Forest, Camel’s Hump and Phen Basin State Forests.
- New flowy classics starting at Lareau Farm and Featherbed Inn.
Sugarbush Resort normally offers lift-serviced, downhill mountain biking. Unfortunately they were forced dos suspend operations this summer.
Rentals & Repairs
- Sugarbush Resort offers trail bikes and electric “E bikes” rentals.
- Stark Mountain Bike Works is a full service bike shop that has been the hub for mountain bikers in the MRV for over 20 years. They offer biking accessories, repairs and tune-up services for those with their own bikes.
Where to Stay
- Many of our local lodges are bike-friendly, offering washing stations and lock-up storage for your equipment.
- The Featherbed Inn’s 20 acres are situated in the middle of The Mad River Riders 50 miles of trails, with the new Featherbed Connector trail taking you directly from the inn’s grounds to the Revolution Trail on their property and beyond, including the infamous Chef’s Table jump.
The Mad River Riders, our local biking organization, leads up the local effort. They are a founding chapter of the Vermont Mountain Bike Association and have official partnerships with; the USFS-Green Mountain National Forest, VT-Forests, Parks & Recreation, the Mad River Valley Recreation District, the towns of Duxbury, Fayston, Moretown, Waitsfield, and Warren, the Catamount Trail Association, Mad River Path Association, VAST, the Vermont Land Trust, Trust for Public Land and numerous private landowners, yielding one of the broadest coalitions of landowners, land managers, and recreation and conservation groups in the nation.
Explore All the Mountain Biking in our neck of the woods;
While there is a ton of mountain biking to be had here in the MRV be sure to expand your mind and check out the other great trail systems just up the road from us. Travel north on Vermont’s fabled Route 100 to discover what the Waterbury and Stowe regions have to offer for the mountain biking set