Perhaps you rode our mountain bike trails back in the Vermont Freeride lift serviced days of yesteryear or more recently as we’ve revitalized the underlying trail network. But have you ridden our trails lately? Things. Are. Happening.
Our 4 person full time trail crew is led by our intrepid warrior and local legend Jake with support from the world class trail builders at Gravity Logic – yep, the same people responsible for some of your favorite trails at Killington, Thunder Mountain and many other world-class mountain bike parks. Bolton Valley’s mountain biking past is the stuff of legend, but you ain’t seen nothing yet!
Stay tuned as we continue to put work into our trails and if you’d like to lend a hand, feel free to join us this afternoon at 4:30 for a volunteer trail day. We’ll meet at the Wilderness Lift base shack (“the bunker”) and have tools to share, but please feel free to bring your own (shears, loppers, McLeod’s and rakes, but no chainsaws please).
To answer some FAQ’s:
– There will be no lift service summer of 2020. You gotta pedal up to get down. Our long term plan is to turn the lifts back on for summer operations. Stay tuned.
– The trails are free to ride, but building and maintaining all this trail certainly isn’t. Please, if you can, support our trail crew by grabbing some food and drink with us (deli 7 days a week 8am – 4pm and James Moore Tavern 4 days a week, Thurs – Sun starting next week). Thank you!
– We will not offer on site bike rentals, retail or servicing this summer. Stay tuned for next year’s plans, though.
– The slopeside trails are for advanced riders only
– Beginner to intermediate terrain are available via the single and double track trails down by the Sports Center in addition to the progression park which is being rebuilt in time for summer camps starting on 6/22
– We’ll be announcing our weekly Thursday night series soon (formerly “Suffer Fest”) – just dialing a few details to make sure it’s a safe and fun recurring activity for all!
– Our first mountain biking event (COVID permitting) will be our 3rd annual Mountain Biking Revival Party on Thursday, July 9. Stay tuned for more details, but like in year’s past, we hope to offer bike demos, outdoor (socially distant and safe) eating and drinking, live music and we’ll of course share all the latest and greatest news about what we’re up to and what our plans are going forward.
– We remain hopeful we will be able to host a few enduros this summer. We had to postpone the Eastern States Cup that was originally scheduled for the end of this month, but hope to have a new date for that and a Grassroots Enduro event soon!