Video: Unique Style & Flavor Trail Riding in Vermont

Dec 6, 2019
by GT Bicycles  

bigquotesI don't know why it happens but over time I think we develop monotony not only in our daily lives, but even in the things we enjoy. When I'm home from racing during the summer my days usually look similar and the riding crew and locations usually are small and local. Which, when you take a step back and think about it; is ridiculous - I live in Vermont! We have some of the best riding in the country and a whole lot of it. It's everywhere and each network has its own unique flavor and style but they all share that perfect Vermont soil.Dylan Conte

Brooks Curran Photo

Brooks Curran Photo

bigquotesOver the past few years I've made an effort to break the pattern and try to explore more of the riding that sits just under my nose. To me, this video perfectly encompasses and portrays that perfect sensation that is riding trail bikes in Vermont.Dylan Conte

Brooks Curran Photo

Brooks Curran Photo
Henry Miles Photo
Brooks Curran Photo

bigquotesTo work with an old friend and Vermont native Henry Miles on this video has been nothing but good times. We spent almost two weeks total throughout the summer and fall all over the state filming, building, riding, and just enjoying the place we call home. I couldn't be more excited about the finished product Henry has created and hope it gets you stoked to get out and explore the trails sitting right in your backyard.Dylan Conte


Henry Miles Photo
Gettin' steezy with a toboggan over the trail gap

bigquotesWorking with Dylan this past summer and fall was a blast! We set out with the goal to create an all killer, no filler edit that showcases the unique terrain and riding seasons we have here in Vermont. From freshly cut loam to old school roots and rocks we shot all over the state from late June through the end of October to bring the film to life. Big thanks to GT Bikes, Deity Components, and MTBVT for the support!Henry Miles


Filmed and Edited by Henry Miles
Photography by Brooks Curran & Henry Miles
Presented by GT Bicycles in association with Deity Components and MTBVT

Regions in Article
Vermont


92 Comments

  • 30 1
 Actually everything we shot in this edit short of one backyard track is legal mapped trail.
-Stowe / cadys +
-Bolton Valley
-Richmond
-Burke
-Killington

One spot is private property we built trails on specifically for this edit.

Thanks for all the kind words guys!!!
  • 3 0
 thought so.. also great viewing at the GMSD!
  • 6 1
 I'd like to know who the chode is that is downvoting all these comments.
  • 3 0
 Thanks for the rad edit! The bit in the autumn, fallen leaves was straight up magical
  • 28 1
 So sick to see some of my home trails! Hero dirt days in VT are unbeatable. Now if winter would just hurry up and be over...
  • 9 8
 Give it a second, about mid-may or so. The skiing is quite good in the meantime.
  • 3 1
 @Planetx888: One day I'll be as competent at skiing as I am at biking... then I'll enjoy winter more haha.
  • 3 1
 @bikekrieg: I'm way way better at skiing than I am at biking but I still like riding better lol
  • 1 0
 Should add some dirt jumps next summer.
  • 1 0
 Is this Burke or some other amazing place to ride in VT? Also why the hell isn't maine like this yet! (howdy neighbor)
  • 2 0
 @garb0: Maine has mega potential like Sunday River but extremely remote and protective of their land, similar to VT , NH, NC from my experience. Still great stuff happening in VT and hopefully Maine, that a hell of a drive for me. Need to stay with fam upstate NY then drive another 10 hours.
  • 2 0
 VT is a region I`d like to visit. I reminds so much like my native Limousin in France: beautiful forests everywhere, greeness, rivers, nobody around, no big mountains but enough big hills to have fun, and that typical dirt that never disappoints. And with autumnous colours it`s even more beautiful. Cheers! Smile
  • 10 0
 "Dylan Conte's Backyard Trails Are Better Than Yours"
Well frick you too GT.
  • 12 1
 Fuck Ya Vermont!
  • 5 0
 Adam Morse, Phil Kmetz and Dylan Conte, all East Coast Savages sending trails/features I either have personally built or have had a major hand in building.

I lay no claims to building the original trail network at Bolton Valley, that was Todd Aiken and Todd Reiault. However, myself (mostly), skiin' Ian, Jake and Andy (whichoneispink) have been renovating and adding trails for the last 10 plus years there.

I am by no means a 'pro trail builder', but it's pretty effin' cool to have such heavy hitters finding my and my friends work worthy of filming.
  • 1 0
 thank you for all your hard work, and dont sell yourself short, theres some pretty rugged moves out there Smile
  • 1 0
 I cant wait to check bolton out this summer
  • 5 1
 Nice video. I'm down in Rhode Island and travel to about VT twice a month over the summer to ride. The only thing that would make this article better would be some info from Trailforks about which trails were ridden in the video. I'm always searching for new places when I go to VT.
  • 2 1
 Absolutely agree! I was thinking where are those trails? I go to VT from NJ a few times a years to Snowboard and MNT bike, I love the green mountain state starting from the locals that are super chill down to the trails and of course maple syrup.
  • 3 1
 several clips are from Bolton Valley, several others I cant tell
  • 6 4
 We wouldn't want to give away the local spots now, would we? Wink

Send me a DM and I can point ya towards some super dope trails.
  • 5 1
 Join the VMBA chapter in the area where you ride. Lots of inside info. Go STAB.
  • 3 0
 @rabbitsmokinintheferns: There's also a free ticket for Killington and another park in your VMBA membership... Great organization, I live in RI but I'll become a member again 2020.
  • 3 0
 @sammyhed: I've never been to a trail in Vermont that was over crowed (aside from at the kingdom trails, but that doesn't count). Share the trail love!
  • 5 0
 If you want unadulterated gnarly steep trails, go to Bolton Valley.

Richmond (right next door) is home to a ton of awesome trails.

Killington is my favorite bike park in VT right now. Burke is pretty great too (make sure to take the shuttle up to the top stuff).

Tons of great trails everywhere!
  • 3 0
 @fedfox: hit VTMTB Tours, Dylan even guides for us occasionally.
  • 1 0
 @bikekrieg: i think burke from the top might be my fav place ive ridden to date
  • 2 0
 @laxguy: I think some of the others may be "unofficial" trails which is why we're not seeing trailforks. The little gems that VT has.
  • 1 0
 @CentralVTMTB: not so sure about the unofficial trails.. but more of less meant i don't recognize a couple of the areas, but I don't frequent Stowe or Killington areas too much
  • 1 0
 @laxguy: "I don't frequent Stowe or Killington areas too much" - there's your problem man... you gotta get out there! lol. Happy trails!
  • 1 0
 @DHVT1990: Do it - YEW!
  • 2 0
 @bikekrieg: Until this year I would have put victory on that list too. RIP :'(
  • 1 0
 @zanda23: might be coming back. just don't call it a come back.
  • 2 0
 @zanda23: Victory was my favorite place to ride in the state. We're all crushed that it isn't open... and unfortunately the landowner is trying to make a statement instead of going forward with the permit process and opening back up again.
  • 1 0
 @bikekrieg: i rode victory 2 times. Both weekdays in the summer. The scene was quite zoo-ish both times. Unfortunately I think the problem was it got too big too quickly. They dont really roll that way in Vermont unless we’re talking corporate
  • 3 0
 Very fun to watch, great job. I really get Dylan's sentiment. As fun as a trail ride is, sometimes familiarity diminishes joy. Then one day you hit the local trail 2cogs faster, or simply focused on using some new-found jump skills, and it's like the best time of your life. Like a whole new trail.
  • 5 1
 Not sure, but it look like the trails in Warren (evolution behind american flat bread) Anyway, Great riding in the mad valley
!!!
  • 5 1
 I recognize these trails! Looks like a lot of stuff at Killington and Burke
  • 3 1
 Look like the trails in warren (evolution maybe )
  • 5 1
 @dom7879: Definitely looks like some evolution in there, plus Bolton, maybe Cochran's and some other Stowe places? So sick.
  • 3 0
 @cod51: Bolton and Cochrans for sure.
  • 2 1
 I met Dylan quite a while ago at a Gene Hamilton Better Ride camp when he was 15, and I’ve watched him overcome so much and become such an amazing rider. Stoked for you buddy, you’ve got such a bright future and there’s no limit to what you can accomplish.
  • 1 0
 Great work guys! I rode with a buddy a while back who would always say: the best rider is the one having the most fun. Dylan fits that bill and he’s always spreading the stoke. I’m hoping to see more Dylan Conte edits in 2020.
  • 5 2
 Please make the video public and available
  • 10 12
 How does he ride like that when his bike doesn't cost >$10,000? I have been led to believe that this kind of shred can only be achieved with >$10,000 bikes!

Super sick riding, amazing cinematography, no janky rap music. Love it!
  • 3 0
 Hahaha I love! Thank you. I’ve been saying this for years! GT is killing it making seriously fun and smarter spec’d bikes at a price that isn’t stupid.
P.s.
-The Force currently in this edit is for sale if anyone is interested? ????
  • 3 1
 Yay Dylan! Pumped to see some Bolton shots. great edit bud.
  • 2 2
 fuck ya bolton!
  • 2 1
 @laxguy: Bolton baby!
  • 2 1
 Ayyyy way to go Dylan and Henry!!!
  • 2 1
 Hell yea Dylan. T-bog road gap was killer. Catch ya on the trails, doggie!
  • 3 1
 My son!!
  • 1 0
 My stepson!
  • 2 0
 Yeah boys! Killin' it!!
  • 1 0
 Sick Dylan! Nice edit brother
  • 1 0
 Sick riding Dylan. Way to represent the local scene!
  • 2 0
 Dylon! u famos brudda!
  • 1 0
 VT rocks!! And...maple creemees anyone?
  • 1 0
 Vermont has some of the best riding I’ve ever seen.
  • 2 0
 Nice work gentlemen!
  • 1 1
 I grew up in southern Ontario and spent a lot of time in Vermont. Probably why I live in BC now.
  • 3 2
 Cant access the video
  • 2 2
 me too
  • 2 1
 Same here... Frown
  • 1 1
 same
  • 3 5
 The audio pretty much ruined my day. Do kids really listen to that stuff hahahahahaha.
  • 2 1
 @jorgeposada: No, we prefer Motionless In White.
  • 1 1
 @trioofchaos: That's pretty sad little guy, sorry about you.
  • 1 1
 @jorgeposada: pls go back to baseball.
  • 1 0
 @trioofchaos: I'm handy with a bat but haven't played since before you were born. Have fun in the dugout though.
  • 1 0
 Naaaah
  • 1 1
 @jorgeposada: Ahhh, typical Yankees fan...
  • 1 0
 @trioofchaos: You believe everything they tell you, love that.
  • 1 0
 @jorgeposada: wat does that even mean?
  • 1 0
 @trioofchaos: It means your a moron basically , figure me out ?
  • 1 0
 @jorgeposada: okay boomer
  • 1 0
 @trioofchaos: Over and out Husker
  • 1 0
 @jorgeposada: I don't know if that's an insult from your generation, but it is miserable. Go take care of your kids.
  • 1 0
 @trioofchaos: My generation, funny boy, you might be my son. offended yet.
  • 1 0
 @jorgeposada: Not particularly, gonna have to try harder (if you can still do so) than that. The fact that this conversation is still continuing most likely speaks volumes about both of us haha.
  • 1 0
 @trioofchaos: Sorry dude I'm into women.
  • 1 0
 @jorgeposada: that's not what I was getting at... moron Wink
  • 1 0
 @trioofchaos: Sensative little kid huh.
  • 1 0
 @jorgeposada: says the one who called someone a husker Smile
  • 1 0
 @trioofchaos: Ya sorry to set your brain on fire with that bomb.
  • 1 0
 @jorgeposada: Absolutely unreal, couldn't comprehend it really.
  • 1 0
 @trioofchaos: Not surprised one bit, very predictable.
  • 1 1
 cool pictures though....
  • 1 2
 Liked "f*ck Ya Vermont"
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