“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.”
The Jay Peak area is home to some great mountain biking. Over 20 miles of trail is maintained by the Grateful Treads Mountain Bike Club, our local VMBA chapter.
The Jay Community Recreational Centre located on Cross Road in Jay has about 7 miles of singletrack traversing the foothills of Jay Peak. Offering riding for all abilities, this is a great place to explore with the family.
New for 2020, we are expanding our riding opportunities at the Montgomery Rec Center too! A couple miles of family friendly loops, new skills trail and pump track are all within riding distance of the shop
The Jay Peak Loop is a draw for road cyclists far and wide. 40 miles and 5,500' of climbing spread across 3 major climbs make a challenge for any rider.
As you venture further from the spine of the Green Mountains, roads wind through rolling farmland west toward Lake Champlain.
Directly east of Montgomery, you'll find Hazen's Notch; a gravel state highway with steep climbs and tight turns through the notch and decending into Lowell.
Nestled along the spine of the Green Mountains, Montgomery's rugged foothills are filled with back roads to explore. Get off the beaten path and see what our piece of Vermont has to offer.
There is nothing flat in Vermont, and the mountains and valleys will lead you to beautiful sights. East of town is Hazen's Notch (VT Rt 58) leading over to Lowell, Westfield and beyond. West lies Enosburg Mountain Road, a rugged Class IV road travelling up and over to the farm country of the Champlain Valley.
Learn how you really can get there from here, just the back way!
The Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail is only 5 miles from the shop. 26 miles of packed gravel recreational trail stretch from Richford to St. Albans and Lake Champlain.
Enjoy a quiet cruse along the river and rolling farmlands on the trail, or combine the Rail Trail with a number of on-road options.
The Rail Trail provides a great alternative to the busy 105 Highway which has lots of traffic and not much shoulder room.
Need to rent a bike?
We've got a wide variety or rental bikes to best suit your needs. Available hourly, 1/2 day, full day, or multi day, based on availability.