Motorcycles parked in front of W. E. Pierce Store
MotoVermont has earned a reputation for offering unique motorcycle tours and this year is no exception. New for this season are a 400 mile, 4 day, dual sport tour, The Vermont 400, the all-female SheADV Dual-Sport tour and an a moto...  read article
Adventure Riding in New England
I just finished watching a 9 minute trailer of another epic motorcycle journey to South America. The video had the requisite stunning scenery, narrow, technical, boulder-mined roads and exotic people doing strange things in intrigui...  read article
Klim Overland Jacket
Grabbing a handful of brakes leads to disaster, whacking the throttle open mid-corner is a recipe for a high-side and when it rains you get wet. These are all motorcycling truisms, until now, when technologies like traction control,...  read article
Marker for Constant Bliss and Moses Sleeper
The Bayley-Hazen Military Road, constructed in 1776-1779, runs approximately 80 from Wells River Village in Newbury Vermont to Montgomery Vermont on a mix of pavement, class 3 and 4 dirt roads. The  scenic, uncrowded route takes you...  read article

Up Coming Events

  • UMV Toy Run

    The 2018 United Motorcyclists of Vermont Toy Run is Saturday August 11th.The annual Toy Run is the largest charity motorcycle ride in the State of Vermont, attracting hundreds of riders from around New England in support of the Shriner's Hospitals for Children. 

  • Eagle Riders - Ride to Support the Troops

    The Eagle Riders of Milton are riding to support the troops on Sunday September 2nd. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and kickstands up is at noon. The ride tours through beautiful northern Vermont, from the Eagles Club in Milton to Alburgh, where there will be a short break, then on to Swanton Maquam Shore and then back to Milton. Lunch will be served.

News

  • First Checkpoint: Motorcycle Tips and Talk

    I recently discovered a great new website for motorcycle tips and general riding information: First Checkpoint. The site provides reviews and advice to help riders on everything from motorcycle camping to finding a great pair of boots. 

  • Fishtail Riding School Offers Slow Speed Training

    Fishtail Riding School, one of the region's top motorcycle track day riding schools, is partnering with retired NH State Police Motorcycle Officer, Steve Ford to offer slow speed motorcycle training school this summer. The classes are held at NH Motor Speedway in Loudon NH and cost $150. 

    The class will teach students the proper techniques for riding at slow speed. Drills include slow speed weaving through cones, u-turns, circles and other patterns.

  • MotoVermont Hires New Instructors for Training Tour

    MotoVermont has announced that adventure journalist and riding coach Bill Dragoo has signed on as Chief Instructor for their 2016 Training Tour July 9-12. Dragoo will be assisted by Fran Tully of Dual-Sport School and Guided Adventure Rides in Utah.

  • Vermont Motorcycle Deaths Up, State Begins Awareness Campaign

    This summer has been a deadly one for Vermont motorcyclists and bicyclists. Nine motorcycle riders have died on Vermont roads in the first nine of the year – a number equal to the average number of riders who die in a typical season. Four bicyclists have died this year.

    Vermont Transportation Officials are set to launch an awareness campaign to make Vermont roads safer for those who prefer two wheels.

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.

  Brady Callahan Vermont Attorneys