posts tagged "Mountain Biking"

Bike Season Has Officially Arrived!

Hi Skiers and Bikers!

It feels like summer has arrived in Stowe, VT today, with temperatures flirting with 80 and bountiful sunshine all day.  We have some exciting happenings at Skiershop this summer and we thought it would be a good time to fill you in on what’s new.

As usual, we’ve been putting together a good amount of custom mountain bike build, many of which from one of our favorite brands, Intense Cycles.  Our head mechanic just finished building a custom Intense Tracer 2 to be used as a DH bike for a very, very lucky 12 year old.  No, that’s not a typo, this beautiful machine is going to someone 12 years old.

 

Bos Suspension, Hope Components, Shimano Drivetrain, Mavic Wheels help make up this one of a kind build.

 

You can find even more photos on our facebook page, but check out some of our favorite bits of this stunning bike below:

 

 

We’ve also got some exciting events happening this summer, so keep an eye out for details.  The month of June is going to be packed full of mountain bike events.  Will you be attending NEMBA Festival at the infamous Kingdom Trails?  You can bet Skiershop will be there testing bikes, snapping photos, and kicking back in our tent!  ***Local Advice*** Keep the next weekends schedule open as well.  A brand new, weekend long event will be kicking off here in Stowe, and you don’t want to miss it.  More details will be released soon, but let’s just say you’ll be enjoying some of the state’s finest riding, food, music, and beverages!

Skiershop also has a brand new MTB demo/rental fleet with new models from Intense, Giant, and Rocky Mountain!  We couldn’t be more excited about the bikes we have available to take out on our local trails this summer.  Because we want everyone to enjoy what we have available, we’ll be offering multiple free demo weekends, so keep checking back for dates.  There’s a good chance if you attend the weekend MTB event in Stowe towards the end of the month, you’ll get the chance to ride any of our demo bikes for free.

As always, give us a call with any questions, concerns, discussion topics, or anything else you could possibly feel like talking to us about.

See you on the trails!

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Skiershop.com Helping To Conserve Local Mountain Bike Trails

Skiershop.com and the Stowe Land Trust, a local organization dedicated to the conservation of scenic, recreational, and productive farm and forestlands for the benefit of the greater Stowe community have aligned to help raise funds for a local conservation effort.

Located in the heart of Stowe Village, Cady Hill Forest has been providing mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing for years. However, its delicate permitting doesn’t guarantee that it will always be available for recreation.

Mike Thomas of Skiershop.com enjoying Cady Hill Forest and the town loops

The Cady Hill Forest conservation project would allow the Stowe Land Trust to purchase and permanently conserve over 260 acres of land that holds an 11-mile network of trails, beloved by local mountain bike riders, and also hosts prime deer wintering habitat along with other scenic vistas.

With an additional $450,000 needed by May 30, 2012, Skiershop.com isn’t just hoping for someone with a big check to save the day. Rather Skiershop.com is donating 10% of the profits from all mountain bike sales to assist in the endeavor.

The town of Stowe, VT and Skiershop.com headquarters are recently coming off a memorable March, only this one is a memory the town and ski community are hoping to forget. A March devoid of snow and full of 70 degree days wreaked havoc on an already thin snowpack. The last thing the town needs is for it to lose it’s in-town mountain bike loop, an easy access trail for those who work nearby, and also an integral part of the Vermont Ride Center, a program that is being pursued by the Vermont Mountain Bike Association.

To shop for bike accessories click HERE or call 800-996-8398 and order your new bike.

For more information regarding the conservation of Cady Hill Forest visit the Stowe Land Trust: http://www.stowelandtrust.org/current/cady-hill-forest-conservation-project/

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Green Mountain Showdown

Words: Erme Catino

With Hurricane Irene knocking on the doorstep, The Green Mountain Showdown and final day of competition looks to escape the worst of the weather tomorrow at Trapp Family Lodge, VT.

The Green Mountain Showdown presented by Trapp Family Lodge, Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA), and MTBVT.com is a photo competition for local New England photographers.

Saturday concludes the event, consisting of group rides, and a party at Trapp Family Lodge where 5 photographers will showcase their slideshow.  Prizes include over $1,500 cash for first place, as well as bike and camera gear for second place and “best shot.”

Festivities begin at 5:30pm near the Outdoor Center at Trapps, and tickets are $25.00 for the event or $40.00 for the event and bbq fun.  All proceeds support the VMBA and Adams Camp trail project.  Skiershop will be in attendance, we look forward to seeing everyone there.

Check out MTBVT for more details or contact Ryan Thibault at ryan(at)mtbvt(dot)com.


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Vermont Mountain Bike Festival

Words: Erme Catino

Skiershop.com is proud to be a supporter of this weekend’s Vermont Mountain Bike Festival!  The festival will be taking place this weekend, July 16th and 17th in Waterbury, VT, and will be featuring a ton of activities, live music, and food.

Rides will be available for all abilities, from beginner and intermediate rides, to all day excursions in Stowe, Waitsfield, Waterbury, and Hinesburg.  In addition there will be hosted clinics and demos.

Be sure to swing by the Skiershop tent to meet the BikeStowe crew and demo an Intense Bike and GoPro.  You can also head out with our tour guide, Dean Decas, and after you finish getting radical stick around and re-fuel on some Vermont Peanut Butter samples.

It should be a great weekend, see you up here!

 

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Sugarbush, Bikes, and Lifts

Last week the BikeStowe crew headed to Sugarbush Ski Resort to sample some of their lift serviced mountain biking.  In case you missed it, here’s a quick shot and link to their trip report: Lift service riding at The Bush. – Erme


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BikeStowe – June Edit

Video and Words: Erme Catino

This past summer Skiershop.com launched BikeStowe.com.  BikeStowe is Raise The Bar’s summer fling, and has all the information you need regarding biking in Stowe, VT and beyond.  Here is BikeStowe’s June edit (shot entirely with a GoPro HD) featuring some of the local mountain biking spots.  Hope everyone is having a great summer!

 

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A-Dub – Almost Spring 2011

We all know ski resorts out west have been dodging spring and summer, though it seems that Andrew Whiteford has been happily mixing the two.  Here’s Whiteford’s latest bike edit… enjoy and have a great weekend! – Erme


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Andrew Whiteford – Spinal Tap UT Part 1

Video: Andrew Whiteford
Words: Erme Catino

Our friend Andrew Whiteford just dropped this mountain bike edit on a recent trip to Utah, and since Jay Peak Resort shut its doors yesterday – the last resort standing in the East, we figured the Skiershop blog needed some summer love.

Lastly, Skiershop is holding a special through May on the new Intense Demo Bikes.  So head over to Stowe, VT and take them for a spin, some of the trails have already been riding well.

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