Wear your blaze!
Adams Camp and Sterling Valley are prime hunting spots, and hunting is allowed in Cady Hill Forest. To respect the short rifle season and to ensure riders and hunters' safety, please refrain from riding in those areas until Sunday, Dec. 1. At the very least, please avoid riding in those areas during early mornings and evenings and wear blaze orange or the brightest colors you have. Other hunting seasons to be aware of:
-Bird season until Dec. 31
-Black Bear until Nov. 24
-Archery for deer from Dec. 7 - 15
-Muzzleloader for deer from Dec. 7 - 15
For more information on hunting in Vermont, click here.
Current Trail Conditions
When the trails are frozen, they are fine to ride. If we experience a significant warm-up, the conditions will deteriorate rapidly though, and permanent damage can be done by riding on muddy trails. Please use your best judgment and check here for the latest conditions or call one of the local bike shops.
Big Brook Culvert Repair
The Big Brook culvert blowout on the Stowe Derby Trail in Adams Camp has been fixed. Many thanks to the Mount Mansfield Ski Club and Nate Wagner of Vermont Site Works!
Perry Hill closed for season
Per our agreement with the State, all Perry Hill trails are closed for biking for the season. Thank you for respecting the closure.
Cady Hill Trail Improvements
Thanks to your membership dues, and additional generous donations
this year, SMBC has been able to do more than maintain our trail network here in Stowe, we've given sections of it a total personality overhaul. The new Cady Hill system rides like a pump track through the trees and opens the woods to beginning bikers and hikers alike. The proof of our productivity is in the pudding, and you wouldn't go eating someone else's pudding without pitching in, would you? We’ve had a very successful membership drive this year, but if you haven’t had a chance to renew
yet, we still need your membership dollars so we can continue to expand, maintain and sustain the network. There’s still more riding to do this season, so don’t delay
. Our hard working volunteers want to make sure they can plan ahead to make next year even better. Special thanks to all of the individuals, and our corporate sponsors
, who have generously donated so far this year. We really appreciate your support! Ride on!
have left their mark in Cady Hill Forest. Don't miss:
- New section of Aryn's loop through to the new climb to green chair.
- Cady Hill Road connector trail with bog bridges
- Extension of Cady Hill Climb to the Green Chair overlook
- New entrance to Bear's Trail
- New connector from Green Chair to Bridgey
- Closing of steep double track from chair and parts of Squirrel Land that went off property
This work eliminates the messy junction at the (former) top of Bear's Trail, provides a nice access for beginners and hikers, and is already riding really well. Hope you enjoy the work!
These trail improvements are made possible with funding from the Town of Stowe and the membership contributions to the Stowe Mountain Bike Club (SMBC). Thanks so much for your support!
Photos: Aaron Rohde
Ridden and written: Jon Severinghaus
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The Stowe Mountain Bike Club’s annual Leaf Blower Fall Classic is quickly becoming a Columbus Day Weekend tradition, adding the smiles and laughs of well-ridden and well-fed mountain bikers to the town’s festivities. Set against the backdrop of near peak foliage and blessed with beautiful fall weather, this year’s event welcomed 140 riders from as far away as Rhode Island and as close as Stowe’s Mountain Road.
There were two distinct big routes this year, one headed into the hills of Stowe’s Sterling Forest and the other to the buff trails of Cady Hill Forest and Adams Camp. With many of the region’s hardwoods already shedding their leaves, the surfing was spectacular. Surfing the red and orange leafy pow that is… Crisp air rich with the flavor of fall, the endless crunch of leaves, and seemingly uninterrupted views kept us blinking to make sure it was all real.
Once everyone had logged some serious time on singletrack the vibe shifted to relaxing revelry as riders enjoyed a catered local meal, cold beverages, and the crackle of a fire. The annual “Foot-down” competition commenced, with local wrenches Ron and Jarrod spending a considerable amount of time in between the pumpkin boundaries duking it out for prizes and endless bragging rights. We’re not sure who took the overall crown, but it sure was fun to watch!
- Continue to develop the Cady Hill Forest trail network, including more beginner trails
- Continue to improve the Sterling Forest and Perry Hill trail networks
- Increase membership and participation within the Club
- Increase trail work participation
- Continue to look for long term funding for the Club
Want to get involved? Here are some areas where we could use your help.
Or join a committee!
Contact Jay Provencher at email@example.com
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