Vermont Motorcycle Roads and Motorcycle Touring
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Vermont has something for every type of motorcyclist: low traffic counts on roads with relaxed, country sweepers; technical twisties for challenge; remote dirt roads through forests for dual-sport adventure. In a single day ride, you can easily pick a route that combines all of these characteristics. Our people are open, friendly and helpful. You can find good meals from local sources and wash it down with a world-class Vermont micro-brew. Vermont has everything a motorcyclist could want. So why are you waiting?
Vermont Motorcycle Roads and Touring
There are over 14,000 miles of roads in the Vermont. More than half of these are unpaved, gravel roads. Our paved roads are typified by towns or villages every ten miles or so, with a rural landscape in between. The space between population centers keeps traffic to a minmium and the open fields of Vermont’s working agricultural creates vistas to the green mountains.
To learn more about good motorcycle routes, see: Vermont Motorcycle Roads
Dual-sport and adventure bike riders should read our Vermont Dual Sport Resources Guide.
In most Vermont towns you can purchase gas, food and basic supplies. In Vermont's larger cities and towns, you can purchase whatever you need. Use our Motorcycle Services section to locate motorcycle repair shops (most are closed on Sunday and Monday). In our smaller towns, your resources are often limited to a single, owner-operated store. These stores often close early by suburban standards: do not count on reliable commerce after 6 p.m. in many small towns.
To learn more about motorcycle friendly places to stay or eat, see: Motorcycle Friendly Lodging, Dining and Attractions
The riding season begins in April and ends in November. Temperatures at the beginning and end of season range from morning lows in the low 40’s, to midday temperatures in the 70’s. An overnight low in the upper 30’s is not unusual in April, October or November. Heated gear and good riding pants are highly recommended for early or late season riding.
Early-May through late-October are prime riding season. Vermont’s comfortable summers enable you to wear your safety gear without overheating. It is unusual for us to get temperatures above the mid-80's and summer norms are mid-70's to 80 degrees.
Vermont Rentals and Tours
Riders who would like to rent a motorcycle should see Moto Vermont in South Burlington. Conveniently located near the airport, Moto Vermont provides a full range of BMW motorcycles, including adventure bikes like the R1200 GS and F650 GS. They also have complete gear rentals, including helmets, gloves and GPS.
Vermont's two Harley Davidson dealers no longer rental motorcycles.
To learn more about renting a BMW motorcycle from Moto Vermont, see this article.
Other Useful Information for Motorcycle Touring in Vermont
Vermont Speed Traps Database