Riders - now that winter weather has set in…..so has fat biking. So, before we start getting our winter mojo on, let’s talk about some ‘rules of the road’. First, Fat biking is not officially allowed on all the trails that we are used to riding in warmer months. The Town of Stowe is working on adopting it into the recreation plan. Soooo, for Cady Hill Forest please keep the riding to the following trails: Cady Hill Climb, Cady Hill Connector, Flo, Snake, Charlie’s (via iRide), and Bear’s. Be sure to ride only where there is enough snow pack, and yield to the other users, such as walkers, snowshoers, skiers, and runners.
Please do not to enter the Schween Haus area. This is officially closed off by the State to winter recreational use due to sensitive habitat and natural areas.
DO NOT RIDE unless you are sure that fat biking is permitted!
Riding is not permitted on the Perry Hill trails, as per the State of Vermont.
Some basic guidelines for a fat bike that will be primarily ridden on snow:
Thanks to all who voted for Florence (built by Hardy Avery of Sustainable Trailworks), winner of the TRAIL WITH MOST FLOW!
A full list of winners and categories can be found here.
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SMBC has been planning the construction of new trails, maintenance and enhancements of existing trails, and events. SMBC 2014 membership benefits:
Thanks to all of the volunteers at the Cady Hill Forest, Perry Hill, Adams Camp and Strawberry Hill Farm work days! Trail conditions can change quickly, so please check back here for the latest conditions. Also check out the new trail status signs at the Cady Hill Forest, Adams Camp and Perry Hill kiosks (thanks Dave Sautter!). Please walk wet or muddy areas. Why walk the squishy, splashy areas you may ask? Riding through those sections is not recommended for several reasons:
Big thanks to Dave, Don, Mansfield Cycles, and the Nordic Barn for donating the grand prize of a set of skis for the raffle at our end of year party at Piecasso! Congrats to the big winner, Paul McNeil!
Updated: October 28, 2014
Green: go ride! Yellow: ride with caution and walk wet/muddy areas, Red: please do not ride today.
Cady Hill Forest
For current status of trails in Morrisville and beyond please check with Chuck's Bikes - (802) 888-7642
How we determine trail conditions: If trails are saturated from recent heavy rain or long periods of wet weather it is best to let them dry to avoid causing damage. Soft & wet trails are vulnerable trails. We do recognize that there are often times when most of a trail is dry, but some sections are wet.