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The Mad River Valley has been a popular destination for bicyclists of all stripes for decades. Bicycling in Warren and Waitsfield consists of a wide variety of options.
Road biking enthusiasts of all abilities appreciate the paved roads with low traffic. Whether a scenic ride through the valley on relatively level ground or the challenge of climbing Lincoln Gap or the Appalachian Gap, there is something for everyone.
Casual cycling is available off the beaten path on a variety of back roads throughout the Valley, either paved or not.
Sugarbush offers 18 miles of varied, lift-served terrain for single track and downhill riding. Another Sugarbush mountain biking option is the Freeride Park with dirt jumps and wooden features including ramps, bridges, teeter totters and log rides. There are also many mountain biking trails throughout Waitsfield and Warren. The Mad River Riders have published a map of the legal mountain biking trails in the Mad River Valley.
Several bicycling events are hosted in the area throughout the warmer months. Participants and spectators return year after year for many of them. The Green Mountain Stage Race consists of 4 days of racing in Central Vermont.