Fall 2018

Rippers

Tuesday/Thursday

Sept. 4 - October 11

3:15 - 5:15 pm

12 sessions, 24 hours

$275

Riders in the “Ripper” category should be comfortable with the basic mountain bike skills of braking, standing with level pedals, shifting, and riding introductory singletrack mountain bike trails. This group will progress their balance and maneuverability on the bike through drills and games in a grass field environment. These skills will then be taken to the trails to ride a combination of doubletrack and singletrack. Learning the fundamentals to good bike handling skills will create a solid foundation for safe and fun trail riding.

Rippers will meet for practice at the Trapps Family Lodge Outdoor Center

Equipment: Bike in good working condition, helmet, camelbak or water bottle/cage

Membership: VMBA Membership with Trapp Family Lodge Add-on


Shredders

Tuesday/Thursday

Sept. 4 - October 11

3:15 - 5:15 pm

12 sessions, 24 hours

$275

Riders in the “Shredder” category should be comfortable riding a variety of singletrack trails where we will encounter rocks, roots, and logs. The ‘singletrack shredders’ in this group will learn skills to smoothly ride over all variety of natural features, lean into corners, weight the bike properly on the trail, and flow like water! Riders can expect to ride primarily singletrack trails and cover 5-7 miles over two hours.

Shredders will meet for practice at Stowe Middle/High School Parking Lot

Equipment: Bike in good working condition, helmet, camelbak or water bottle/holder

Membership: VMBA Membership


Hucksters

Tuesday/Thursday

Sept. 4 - October 11

Tues: 3:15 - 5:15 pm

Thur: 3:15 - 6:16

12 sessions, 30 hours

$295

Riders in the “Huckster” category should be comfortable riding any type of mountain bike trail from root-gnarled singletrack to fast flow trails and be able to complete a 10 mile mountain bike ride within two hours. This group will visit a variety of riding locations around Washington and Lamoille County to push our skill levels and experience challenging new trail networks. Skills addressed in this group will include: high speed cornering, advanced climbing techniques, roll downs, drops, and carrying speed through bumpy terrain.

Hucksters will meet at Stowe Middle/High School for both practice on Tuesdays and to hop on the "bike bus" for “field trip Thursdays.”

Hucksters ride schedule:

9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9 - Stowe Middle/High School - 3:15-5:15

Field Trip Thursdays - Meet at Stowe Middle/High School - 3:15-6:15

9/6 - Sterling Forest

9/13 - Cady Falls

9/20 - Perry Hill

9/27 - Mud City

10/4 - Little River

10/11 - Group Choice!

*Please Note - Field trip locations are subject to change based on current trail conditions

Equipment: Bike in good working condition, helmet, camelbak or water bottle/holder

Membership: VMBA Membership