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Any New Englanders out there ridden the Kingdom Trails? I'll be heading up to Burlington VT for a visit to the in-laws. I'm currently planning to ride one whole day in the Kingdom trails and hopefully hit some local Burlington stuff as well.

Any insite into riding the Kingdom is appreciated. What gear ratios? Must ride trails in the Kingdom?

Anyone want to join me? First week in September.
 

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If you stay on the Darling Hill side of the river you should be fine. No major climbs over there. Just yummy singletrack goodness. Don't miss new and old webs. Cool stuff. We will be there thursday, friday, and saturday.....jdcamb
 

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striker said:
Any New Englanders out there ridden the Kingdom Trails? I'll be heading up to Burlington VT for a visit to the in-laws. I'm currently planning to ride one whole day in the Kingdom trails and hopefully hit some local Burlington stuff as well.

Any insite into riding the Kingdom is appreciated. What gear ratios? Must ride trails in the Kingdom?

Anyone want to join me? First week in September.
Ask at the bike shop and they will mark a nice route for you. Something with Toads and Webs. With one day, just stick to the Darling Hill side, and ride from the bike shop up the paved hill, dont drive it. Good warm up. Don't try to hit Moose or the other stuff up on Burke Mt with only one day. I rode it 1x8, but SS should be fine. Jump in the river behind the shop afterwards. Feels good!

I gave the guy at the shop some beer and he seemed OK with that. And you have to pay like $6 a day to ride there (or $25 a year). Great value!

On your way home, stop at Trout River Brew Co. in Lyndonville (I think) and grab some beer. It's good. There is a great diner there, as well.

Have fun!
 

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damn, jh_on_the_cape,

jh_on_the_cape said:
Ask at the bike shop and they will mark a nice route for you. Something with Toads and Webs. With one day, just stick to the Darling Hill side, and ride from the bike shop up the paved hill, dont drive it. Good warm up. Don't try to hit Moose or the other stuff up on Burke Mt with only one day. I rode it 1x8, but SS should be fine. Jump in the river behind the shop afterwards. Feels good!

I gave the guy at the shop some beer and he seemed OK with that. And you have to pay like $6 a day to ride there (or $25 a year). Great value!

On your way home, stop at Trout River Brew Co. in Lyndonville (I think) and grab some beer. It's good. There is a great diner there, as well.

Have fun!
you'd think you used to be a professional bike tour guide or something. oh. wait, you were... :cool:

are you going to the devils foot party tonight? i really wanted to ride down to the dock and catch the ferry but with the wifey's broken foot that is out of the question. check you later...
 

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SS heaven

The Darling Hill side is pure single speed nirvana. You can run 2x1 all day no problem as there isn't much in the way of serious climbs once you are on the ridge. Pay for the yearly membership and the guys at the shop will sit down and mark up a map with the goods (when I was there last there were several new build trails not yet on the maps.)

I'll be up there on the third weekend of August, hoping to hit the Darling Hill side one day and Burke Mountain the next.
 

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i just rode their yesterday but on a tricked out scalpel...normally i ride SS though and would run 34-18 but i like the moose stuff better than the other side. bigger hills with longer descents and if you pedal really fast it can get pretty tricky.

my favorite is riding from town all the way up the road to a trail and hitting all the burke mountain side trails like upper moose...there's another really cool moose named descent thats on the same side but..south i guess...its 'down' on the map anyways.

the side the others have mentioned is much easier and also super fun so be sure to hit both sides for a really long day of riding! we did both sides and hit all the great trails i would say but rode basically from morning until evening.
 

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No question about it: The kingdom trails are awesome ! If you haven't been there you are in for a real treat. Have a blast.

Later
T
 

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question for you then

I planned on just bringing the soon-to-be-built cross fixie; fine on the Darling Hill side, but how technical/rocky are the descents off Burke Mountain?
 

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very doable. some of the short, steep climbs are leg burning lung busters, but as i said......short. only had my SS there once, but it was great.

it's a blast for any bike, SS or otherwise.
 

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Thanks

Thanks for the scoop. Sounds like I definitely want to hit the Darling side but the adrenaline fan in me sounds like I need to hit some Burke Mt. side too. I've made contact with some nice folks from the Fellowship of the wheel too.

Tentalively planning to ride Monday 1 Sept. I know it's a Monday, but I would love to hook up with some fellow MTBR members.
 
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