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Mountain bikers hit the trails in Stowe, Vt.

STOWE, Vt. — Known by many as the ski capital of the East, Stowe is fast becoming a mountain biking mecca. With over 70 miles of single track; a town loaded with restaurants, bars and inns; and a luxury resort with its own Austrian brewery and 12 miles of private single track, Stowe is a three-season destination for mountain bikers, spring, summer, and fall.

The shops on the Mountain Road, Route 108, offer visitors everything they need to get started. We begin all of our trips at Iride, one of three bike shops in town. Paul Hammond and Ron Murray specialize in bike repairs, equipment sales, demos, and a full line of Santa Cruz mountain bikes. They are happy to recommend local watering holes where bikers like to gather at the end of the day.

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