We know how you feel… Record breaking rainfall amounts over May and June have left our local trails saturated and kept us off our mountain bikes for the better part of 3 weeks. It’s easy to grab the bike and head out on the trails as soon as the sun comes out, but realistically we need a few days in a row of sun before most of our trail network is rideable.
What to do in the meantime? Luckily, Trapp Family Lodge has done an excellent job keeping their trails open throughout this rainy stretch. If you’ve never experienced mountain biking at Trapp Family Lodge, now is the time to head up the hill and check out their excellent trail network. Their trails feature an amazing mix of beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails and is arguably the best place in Stowe for beginners to try mountain biking. For more info, check out their FAQ page
There are also numerous fire road/dirt road options if you need to get out and spin your pedals. One of our favorite spots when it’s wet (aside from Trapp Family Lodge) is the Cottonbrook trails. Mostly double track mixed with some old single track make Cottonbrook a great place to get in miles, even in the rain.
Of course, rainy stretches are a great time to clean your bike, take care of any worn out parts, or upgrade to that high/low compression adjustment fork you’ve been eying. Our incredible bike mechanics are here and ready to make sure you’re getting the most out of your current ride. Whether it’s advice on suspension tunes, a complete drive train overhaul, or anything in between – we’re here to help.
We came across some GoPro footage from last season the other day, so we chopped it up and threw together a short video from our local trails. You’ll recognize the fun, flowy sections of Cady Hill Forest single track if you’re lucky enough to have ridden here. Just look out for that tree at the end of the ride!
Make sure to get out there and do those sun dances!!