Mountain Bike to Killington Peak
from the Birch Ridge Inn!
Mary on lift at Snowshed prior to mountain biking
with Killington peak in the background.
...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. Killington has built an amazing collection of mountain biking trails accessed from the Snowshed lift. They are a great way to introduce yourself to mountain biking, or practice your skills before spinning up to Killington peak.
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 the many trails at Killington is one of the many memorable experiences within your reach from the Birch Ridge Inn.