Mountain Bike to Killington Peak
from the Birch Ridge Inn!
...and you thought there needed to be snow to come down Killington! With 41 miles of mountain terrain for cyclists of all experience levels, Killington is not a ski mountain which has gone to sleep in the summer.
If a heart pumping workout is what you want, you can pedal to the top of the 4,241-foot summit of Killington peak. If you are like the rest of us, you can let the K1 Gondola carry you and your bike to the top. Once on top, be sure to view the surrounding countryside before launching yourself down the mountain.
Just like skiing in the winter, in the summer Killington features terrain for every level of mountain biker. For an easy ride, try the Juggernaut loop through Bear Mountain. If you want more of a challenge, you can go through the Glades down North Star towards the Killington base lodge. Of course, if you have a need for speed, you can get an adrenaline rush by hurtling directly down any number of ski trails off Killington Peak. It is amazing how a green ski trail in the winter turns into a steep pitched single track bike path in the summer.
Bill and Mary have some secrets about mountain biking Killington. They actually prefer mountain biking down Killington just after several days of rain. The many mountain streams coming down the mountain make for a refreshing, exhilarating ride. And because the ground is softer, there is less wear and tear on the body.
In addition, Mary and Bill tend to rent mountain bikes to bike Killington, preserving their personal mountain bikes for off road adventures. Mountain bike technology is changing as fast as ski's and snow boards. Coming down the mountain, it is nice to have all the bells and whistles, like fork mounted shock absorbers for instance. Also, it is an understatement to say that riding in the mud, you are going to get very dirty. It is nice to be able to turn in a mud encrusted bike back to the Killington staff at the end of the day.
Mountain biking Killington is one of the many memorable experiences within your reach from the Birch Ridge Inn.