Riders on the App-Gap ride past bumpier sign
Vermont-17, the App Gap, is known among New England motorcyclists as one of the best motorcycle roads in region. But, what was once the gem of Vermont motorcycle riding has now fallen into disrepair and is becoming increasingly dang...  read article
Riding the Uncas Road in the Adirondack Park
My wife and I head to the Adirondack to explore the "slow roads": those narrow twisty backroads, where you see more when you travel less....  read article
Supplies for putting a motorcycle up for winter
I'm not a quitter. I stay to the very end of the game, regardless of how obvious it is that my team is losing. And every year, I ride to the bitter end, knowing that team motorcycle loses to team ski season every year -- and every y...  read article
Alan Newman and Steve Mason listen to business pitches at the Lowell Barn Pitch
Motorcyclists have a tradition of stopping to help when they see another rider stranded by the side of the road. We’ve been there before: it’s lonely. We know what it’s like, so we stop and lend a hand. Starting a business in rural ...  read article

Up Coming Events

News

  • State of Vermont Publishes Road Paving Info

    Are you wondering whether your favorite set of twisties will be repaved this summer? Are you planning a road trip right into the middle of a construction zone? If so, then you should check out the the State of Vermont's online guide to summer paving projects.

  • New Articles In The Zone Blog - Great Source for Motorcycling Tips and Techniques

    A winter spent watching MotoGP race re-runs may keep you connected with motorcycling, but it will do little to improve your skills on the bike. Ken Condon, the lead instructor for Tony’s Track Days and author of In The Zone – Advanced Techniques for Skillful Motorcycling, has spent his winter updating The Zone Blog with articles ranging from maintenance to advanced riding techniques.

  • Worcester To Increase Penalties For Eagles Ledge Trail Use

    The town of Worcester, VT is considering increasing penalties for riding motorized vehicles on the Eagles Ledge trail and the Shepherd’s Hill trail. Along with the increased penalties, the town is looking to increase enforcement, in an effort to prevent further damage.

  • Cyclewise Ducati-Vermont Now Rents Leathers for Track Day Riders

    Have you always wanted to track riding on the track, but didn't because of the high cost of leathers? Thanks to a new program from Cyclewise Ducati-Vermont in New Haven, you now have one less excuse. Cyclewise is renting one and two piece leather suits. For completel information, see this article.

Featured Roads

Rider on App-Gap
  • The Killington Twist

    If you like your roads twisty, the Killington Twist should quickly become one of your favorites. The ride uses a mix of back roads and main roads and includes some of the best of south-central Vermont’s twisty-bits. In addition, the route does not follow the normal tourist route, so it should also provide some relieve car-bound droning.

     

  • Flowing, Rolling, Take the Vermont-30 Alternative

    Vermont-30 is your best choice, if you’re looking for a pleasant, scenic alternative to running US-route 7 between Middlebury and Manchester. VT-30 rolls and curves with open vistas east to the Greens and west to the Adirondacks, past lakes Bomoseen and St. Catherine. Unlike US-7, VT-30 has no significant traffic lights between Manchester and Middlebury, and there is only a half-mile difference in distance between the two routes.

  • VT-232: A Sporting Ride Through The Woods

    Vermont Route 232 is a 14.6 miles long, tight technical, roller-coaster road through Groton State Forest. Repaved in 2010, the surface is near perfect, except for some mid-corner gravel from the newly constructed shoulders. The road is sporting-fun and runs through Vermont woods that are a worthwhile destination of their own.

  • Dual Sport Ride to The Natural Turnpike

    Vermont has just over 14,000 miles of roads. Approximately 8,000 miles are gravel or dirt and only 6,000 are paved. Obviously, the Vermont motorcyclist who dismisses all dirt roads is missing something.

  • Ride to Eden and Paradise

    One of the best uses of a motorcycle is quickly eliminating negative thoughts. Quickly dropping thoughts of mortgages, jobs, and troubling responsibilities the quicker you go. This ride is designed for that purpose: taking you quickly through the uncluttered roads of Vermont’s north country. A ride to Eden, around Jay Peak, to paradise and back.