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Average Rating:    (4.25 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Ask the guys at the shop. They'll give you directions. Do not litter and look out for dog walkers! SLOW DOWN for the dog walkers. We need to keep people happy around here.
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Latitude
44.01643
Longitude
-73.16717
Trail Directions
Go to one of the local shops, either The Bike Center, which is near Ben and Jerry's ice cream shop, or The Alpine Shop, which is right in the middle of town. The Bike Center has MUCH more soul and will give better directions.
Trail Length
many miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Middlebury
Web Address
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 13, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: weekend_update ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
First reviewer's dead wrong on the Alpine Shop. Dave and the rest of the mechanics at the Alpine Shop are great, and since everyone there (in the bike shop part) actually mountain bike, they'll definitely be able to point you in the right direction. Not to knock the Bike Center, but besides Graham, they're more road-oriented.

Anyways, the Trail Around Middlebury is mostly beginner-oriented, non-technical double track with a few sections of singletrack. The good stuff lies in the offshoot trails in Battell Woods - tight, technical singletrack with lots of rock slabs and rock step-up/drop-off features. Also, good singletrack downhills on Chipman Hill, if you can find them, and Wright Park offers some good riding, but it's a total mess when wet.

Recommended Route:
Ride up the service road on Chipman Hill, take any of the trails down. Repeat. Then go to Battell Woods and get lost on the singletrack branching off from the TAM.

Do not ride in Mean's (sic) woods - closed to bikers. And stay out of Wright Park until very late April or May at the earliest.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Snake Mountain



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Review Date
October 17, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Andrew , from Middlebury

Summary:
The trails are great right here in town. All sorts of single track in 5-6 sections of forest. the total length of the single track is probably in the 10 mile zone with plenty of double track etc... Kep your eyes open for turn offs and extensions as the more technical stuff is stashed away a bit. Rides happen regularly...Look for bikers around town after work. There are trails for any skill level here too.

Recommended Route:
TAM-all over town

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There's riding.



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Review Date
August 20, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
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Reviewed by: Eli , from Middlebury, VT

Summary:
I wrote the previous directions a while ago. The Alipne Shop has improved a LOT, the guys there ride more hard core stuff than The Bike Center now. 4"-6" of travel is the norm now, and the trails are getting SICK. Anyone who visits is amazed how technical they are.



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Review Date
September 19, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Dave , from Danbury, Ct

Summary:
A nice trail for beginners and intermediates. This trail does a loop around Middlebury. A mix of Single and double track. Can be shortened by heading back to town on any of the many roads that you cross. The trail can be very muddy in some areas.

Recommended Route:
TAM (Trail Around Middlebury)



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