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
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
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
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

  • Iron Adventure Run

    The 2016 Iron Adventure is July 28-30th at the Jackson Gore Inn, in Ludlow Vermont. The Iron Adventure Run is a five state Harley Owners Group rally, open to riders of all brands of motorcycles.

  • Addison County Legion Riders Texas Holdem Poker Ride

    The Addison County Legion Riders are having a Texas Holdem Poker Ride on Saturday July 30th. Registration begins at 8:30 at the Middlebury American Legion Post 27. The ride begins at 9:30. The scenic ride will go from Middlebury to Vergennes to Bristol and return to Middlebury. After the ride there will be a barbecue and a Texas Holdem Poker tournament starting at 1 p.m. Riders can choose to participate in just the ride or both the ride and the poker tournament. Proceeds from the ride support Vermont Veterans. 

  • Vermont Elks Silver Towers Camp Benefit Ride

    The 12 Elks Lodge in Middlebury is having their 10th Annual Silver Towers Benefit, Sunday, July 31st. The ride meets at the Middlebury High School at 11:30 a.m. and then will take a police escorted ride to the Silver Towers Camp in Ripton, VT. After the ride there is a BBQ lunch, raffles and door prizes. 

  • The Road Pitch

    The Road Pitch, a unique event that combines motorcycling, business development, networking and entrepreneurial pitches, is back for its third season August 1st through the 5th. During the event, the touring Road Pitch Riders – a group of investment and business professionals – visit 10 towns around the state to hear pitches by emerging businesses and offer feedback and advice. 

  • 4th Annual Vermont Veterans Ride

    The American Legion, Green Mountain Post #1 is having their 4th Annual Vermont Veterans Event to benefit Vermont Veterans Causes on August 6th. Join them  on an escorted 100 mile ride through Vermont to support our service men and women. After the ride enjoy some good food with some great people!

News

  • 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.

  • Floating Bridge Reopens

    The floating bridge on VT-65 in Brookfield has reopenned. The bridge, which is believed to be the only floating bridge in the country, was closed in 2008 for repairs when it's floatation system began to fail causing the bridge to be partially submerged. 

Featured Roads

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  • 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