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STAB - Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

The Sports Trails of the Ascutney Basin (STAB) features some of the sweetest cross country single track in central Vermont and the Upper Valley. STAB offers trails for every level rider from lung busting climbs with tight technical twists and turns to rolling double track through the thick New England woods and surrounding meadows; the rating below reflect the average. The local trails advocacy group takes great care ensure that there is little to no detrimental effect from usage and that the trails are in great shape consulting and working with both IMBA and VMBA.
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Latitude
43.4617659694864
Longitude
-72.47406005859375
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City/County
Brownsville
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
March 11, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: halld15 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
These trails are completely knarly. They are as fast as you could want with plenty of technical sections and windy singletrack. The STABVT group does a great job keeping them in good shape and keeping the ascending/descending ration perfect.



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Review Date
August 8, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mapleking ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Some of the finest riding in Vermont .

Recommended Route:
North to South and back .

Other recommended trails in the same area:
So many great private trails . You could contact me for more info as I ride all of them more than once in a season .



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Review Date
October 22, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: boomerd ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I don’t know why these trails don’t get used more. Everybody talks about the kingdom trails(which are great) but you go there on the weekend it gets a little busy. The STAB trails by contrast are vacant. I’ll go ride there for six hours plus on a Saturday and see half a dozen people. It is smaller and doesn’t quite have the variety but they are still top notch. The trails are well thought out and drain well. Good mix of climbing and descending. Maybe if they charged more $$ like the kingdom trails they would get used more.

Recommended Route:
Lots of good routes never have the same ride twice but south ridge always puts a smile on my face



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Review Date
June 19, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: cycoskier ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The Sports Trails of the Ascutney Basin (STAB) features some of the sweetest cross country single track in central Vermont and the Upper Valley. STAB offers trails for every level rider from lung busting climbs with tight technical twists and turns to rolling double track through the thick New England woods and surrounding meadows; the rating below reflect the average. The local trails advocacy group takes great care ensure that there is little to no detrimental effect from usage and that the trails are in great shape consulting and working with both IMBA and VMBA.

There are more that 50 miles of trails (and expanding) around Ascutney Mountain and the surrounding town forest that are well marked. Maps are available at local merchants like the Brownsville General Store and Paradise Sports in Windsor, the nearest local bike shop that can take care of all your cycling (and back country) needs including service and sales.

The area is also host to the Vermont 50, a 50-mile mountain bike race or ultra distance run. More information is available at www.STABVT.org. $20 annual membership will get you full access to the site including maps and local area discounts.

Local accommodations include Orange Lakes at Ascutney Moutain and a host of other B&B's, motels and hotels located in Brownsville and nearby Woodstock and White River Junction.

Recommended Route:
Which ever suits your fancy. There's fun for everyone! Crazy technical single track to mellow meadows and double track.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Kingdom Trails - East Burke
Millstone - East Barre
These are the "public" trails. The local stash stays a secret...sshhhh!



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