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

  • Vermont Thunder Ride - 2017

    The 2016 Vermont Thunder Ride to honor Vermont’s veterans from all wars is Sunday, May 29th. The ride raises money for veterans and their families. Over 1,000 riders particiapte each year, making it one of Vermont's largest fund raising rides.

  • Motorcycle and Race Car Blessing

    The Rutland Kiwanis, Jupiter Rising Bakery and the Holy Name Parish are sponsoring a Motorcycle and Race Car Blessing, Saturday June 3rd, from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Howe Center in Rutland. Registration is 9:30 - 11 a.m., where coffee, donuts and juice will be available for a donation. At 11 a.m., there will be a motorcycle ride. The ride will return to the Howe center for lunch, the blessing, a 50/50 raffle, hat raffle and more.

  • Cruzin for Cancer Ride

    The 10th annual Cruzin for Cancer Ride to benefit Make-A-Wish, Vermont is Saturday June 3rd. Registration begins at 9:30 at Degre's Auction House, 1517 Route 100, Westfield, VT. The ride leaves a 11. There will be coffee and donuts at registration. Following the ride there will be a BBQ (1:30) and a Biker Auction at 2:30 p.m.

  • Jeremy's Ride for Relay for Life

    Jeremy's Ride for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life is Sunday, May 7th at Green Mountain Harley Davidson in Essex Junction. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the ride leaves at 10 a.m. After the ride, there will be raffles, prizes, a BBQ and more.

  • Americade

    Americade has become a celebration of the comradery among all riders.  The event annually draws 50,000 riders on all types of motorcycles. A ride down Canada Street – the Lake George main street – puts you dead-center in a celebration of all things two wheeled. The Lake George, NY event is celebrating their 35th anniversary this year.

News

  • Fishtail Offers Track Day at Club Motorsports in Tamworth NH

    The much awaited opening of Club Motorsports in Tamworth, NH is finally happening this summer. Fishtail Riding School will offer track days at the new 2.5 mile long circut. The challenging course has 15 turns and 250 feet of elevation change.

  • 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

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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