Our Guide To Killington Vermont Mountain Biking

Killington is much more than a ski resort. There’s natural beauty, great dining spots and breweries, a fun nightlife, and more. Did you know that Killington is also recognized as the best mountain bike resort east of the Rocky Mountains? When the winter crowd is long gone, biking becomes Killington Resort’s top attraction. Here are some of your best options for biking near our Killington condos for rent.

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Killington Bike Park

The Killington Bike Park is the number one place to mountain bike. It has 29 official trails covering 30 miles of single track, about three quarters the size of Whistler. Even those not accustomed to mountain bike “parks” will find the trails engaging and challenging. Trails like Scarecrow and Goat Skull are a test of resilience, and the double black diamond trails are among the most challenging mountain trails in the East.

For newcomers to the sport, there are beginner-friendly trails such as Easy Street and Roller. Group and private lessons are available with experts. There is also a summer lift, costing between $48 for youth and $64 for adults per day, which gets you to various trailheads on the mountain to avoid wearing yourself out too quickly.

Of course, those up for a challenge can climb trails to the top of Killington Peak, at 3,050 vertical feet from the base. 

The bike park offers many more special offers and activities. Besides lessons, there are bike park tours, electric mountain bike tours, rentals, and season passes. Plan a day or even week-long park adventure with family or friends. No matter your skill level, you will find trails to challenge and excite you. 

More Biking

The bike park is not the only place in and around Killington to hit the trails. The Green Mountain trail system, located about 20 minutes from Killington, offers 20 miles of trails through pristine forest. Popular routes include Noodles, Escalator, and Luvin’ It trails. 

A relatively new biking destination is Sherburne trails, which include 6 miles of trails perfect for novice bikers and anyone else needing a break. Pine Hill Park has 16-miles of single-track trail for those seeking a longer route. Between these trails and the resort, there are no shortages of trails in the Killington area. 

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Bike Racing & Clubs

For anyone with a competitive streak or if you just don’t like biking alone, consider participating in the weekly Killington Mountain Bike Club Bike Bum Races. The race is held at the bike park on Wednesday afternoons, and for just $35, bikers of all ages can compete and connect with each other. 

Female bikers can join the bi-weekly Friday night Divas of Dirt meetings. Participation is free, and discounted lift tickets are available on the evenings when the women meet. This is a great opportunity for female bikers to connect with likeminded women. 

Additionally, Killington Bike Park holds various races and special events throughout the year, so if you’re interested in watching or participating, keep an eye on their online calendar. 

Book Your Vacation

Our range of Killington vacation homes provides the best accommodation year-round. Stay with us during ski season or in the summer, when there is still plenty of fun Killington, VT, attractions.

First Stop Board Barn

This family-owned business first opened its doors in 1979 and provided the Killington area with quality sports equipment rentals ever since. In winter, they offer ski and snowboard rentals, and for those in search of summer activities, there are kayak, paddleboard, and bike rentals. They are also a nice selection of outfitter stores in Killington with some great outdoor clothing for sale.

Among their bike rental offers, you can find a wide range from Cannondale & Trek. Included are: 

  • Lightweight, high performance kids’ bikes
  • Comfortable performance-oriented hybrid and fitness bikes
  • E-bikes from a more comfortable Fitness Bike to a Full Suspension Mountain Bike (limited supply)
  • Standard road or gravel bikes
  • Premium road or gravel bikes
  • Front suspension mountain bikes
  • Fat mountain bike designed for ultimate traction and control in snow, mud, sand, and other loose terrain
  • Full suspension trail mountain bike designed for cross country and trail riding
  • Full suspension downhill, enduro mountain bike 

Rental packages are available for all models. Prices depend on the bike and the amount of time you are renting. Repair kits, helmets, damage waivers, and additional accessories are also available for rental or purchase with a bike.

First Stop Board Barn is located at 8474 US Route 4 in Killington, near many ski resorts and mountain biking and hiking trails. The minute you pick up your rental, you can head out on the trail! Store hours are from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

mountain bike from killington rental shop

Alpine Bike Works

For the widest selection of premium bike rentals in Vermont, look no further than Alpine Bike Works. Since 2015, it has offered bicycles, apparel, accessories, and repair to the entire Central Vermont region. High-quality rentals are available for trail, cross country, all mountain, freeride, and downhill. Whatever trail you want to explore, they have a bike for you!

Bike rentals are full days from opening hours until 30 minutes before closing. Prices vary according to individual bikes, so check out which style and brand interest you most to get a price estimate. Sanitized helmets and pads are available for rent with your bike at an extra cost. If you need assistance transporting your bike on a vehicle, a trunk mounted, strap on, Saris car rack is available for rent as well.

Visit Alpine Bike Words at 2326 US Route 4 in Killington or call 802-773-0000 for more information. Opening hours are Monday and Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Tuesdays, the shop is closed. 

True Wheels Bike Shop at Basin Sports

As one of the original bike shops in Killington, True Wheels Bike Shop has plenty of experience providing quality bike rentals. As a small group of dedicated cyclists, they are a full-service, year-round bike shop with a full fleet of specialized and Santa Cruz bikes available for demo, rent, or purchase. Here you’ll find road, mountain, and downhill rentals with a large inventory of parts, accessories, and apparel. There are some great deals to be had. With 1-day rentals costing the same amount as multi-day rentals, take the bike out for as long as you are in Killington! If you like the bike enough, anything you see for rent is also available for purchase.

Visit at 2886 Killington Road. The store is open from Monday to Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday from 7:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Killington Vacation Rentals

For the perfect blend of adventure and comfort, look no further than our range of Killington rentals with a hot tub. Our rentals provide modern, spacious accommodation, with room for intimate family getaways or large groups of up to 24 people. Located near Killington Mountain and many other great biking trails, you can easily find your way home after a day’s adventure and relax in the hot tub. Contact us today for more details!