A group of us headed to Kingdom, Vermont for a long weekend of mountain biking. Despite some last minute cancellations, ten of us, plus two kids, made the trip. Now for those of you who read this blog regularly, you will know that there has been at least half a dozen or so posts on trips to Kingdom. And you also know that Kingdom has probably the finest mtb trail network in the North East. Therefore, I tell you about some new developments this year:
The riding is still fantastic with some great well-maintained single-track! Kudos to the Trail association for their amazing work.
Sidewinder - everyone's favourite trail has a couple of new lines. If you find yourself behind a slower rider, you a have passing options.
Beer and pizza at the Trout River Brewery!!
Pines and Widow Maker are both closed because of some logging operations. The will be reopened at some point, likely with some changes!
Old Webbs - one of my favourite trails, a fast, flowing single track between tall pines - has been totally ruined by the same logging operation mentioned above. About 50 per cent of the trees, if not more, have been cut down and there is a wide logging track going through it.
The Final Word
Despite those little annoyances, Kingdom is still a fantastic place to ride and we had a blast! Here are some pics: