Mountain BikingMountain biking and craft beer: two treasures of Greater Burlington that seem destined to go hand-in-hand. After a day of conquering trails, nothing quite quenches the thirst like a local craft brew. We’re pairing some of the best MTB trails with nearby breweries, making your adventure even more rewarding.


Saxon Hill, Essex: 1st Republic Brewing Company

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Starting with the immensely popular Saxon Hill trail network in Essex, these trails are classic smooth and flowy singletrack. After riding the trails, you can head to the 1st Republic Brewing. Known for its variety of locally brewed beers, it's the perfect spot to unwind.

Cochran’s, Richmond: Stone Corral Brewery

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Next stop, Cochran’s. The beautiful landscape and challenging trails promise a great ride. Once you've completed your journey, reward yourself with a visit to Stone Corral Brewery in nearby Richmond. Renowned for their classic and innovative beers, it's the perfect place to sip and savor the local flavors.

Chamberlin Hill, Richmond: Stone’s Throw Pizza

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Chamberlin Hill's trails offer another fantastic mountain biking experience. After you’ve worked up a thirst, venture over to Stone’s Throw Pizza in Richmond. While not a brewery, they serve a thoughtful selection of local craft beers. And let's face it, pizza and beer after a long ride? Yes, please.

Sunny Hollow, Colchester: Four Quarters Brewing

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Sunny Hollow in Colchester, Vermont is the perfect locale for an hour-long ride. With a mix of intermediate and advanced intermediate trails, it's a popular choice for after-work rides. When you've finished your ride, head to Four Quarters Brewing in Winooski. Known for its adventurous and artistic brews, it's the perfect place to toast a day on the trails.

Hinesburg Town Forest, Hinesburg: Frost Beer Works

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Hinesburg Town Forest is an MTB paradise, boasting 18 miles of singletrack spread across a sprawling 1125 acres. The forest's extensive trail network offers an exhilarating ride for mountain bikers of all levels. After a day of exploring the expansive terrain, a trip to Frost Beer Works in Hinesburg is the perfect ending. Known for its exceptional brews, Frost Beer Works provides the ideal setting to reminisce about your day on the trails while sipping on a well-deserved beer.

Bolton Valley Resort: James Moore Tavern

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Lastly, let's not forget the Bolton Valley Bike Park. This bike park is yours to explore with a valid (paid) ticket. After an exhilarating day on the slopes, refuel and refresh at the James Moore Tavern. Located right at the resort, this welcoming tavern is known for its selection of local beers and laid-back atmosphere.

Mountain biking and craft beers — a perfect pairing! Just remember to drink responsibly and ensure you have a safe way to get home after enjoying your post-ride brew. Happy trails and cheers to your next adventure!