What's up with downhill mountain biking in Vermont? In just the last few weeks ski resorts around the state have been making news. On July 21, Suicide Six opened it's new Elemental bike park, jumping into the downhill mountain bike scene and joining Mount Snow, Killington, Okemo, Sugarbush and Burke in offering lift-served mountain biking. The VT Mountain Biking Festival returned to the trails at Ascutney this summer. This week, Killington plays host to one of the biggest mountain bike events in the country: the Fox US Open, attracting an estimated crowd of 5000.
Join us at the Museum for our next Thirsty Thursday and hear firsthand from many of the people making this all happen. Nick Mahood of Suicide Six, Lilias Ide of Kingdom Trails, Ryan Thibault of MBTVT, Angus McCusker and Zac Freeman of Rochester and Randolph Area Sports Alliance, and representatives from Burke, Bolton Valley, Killington, and Sugarbush will be at the Museum for a roundtable discussion of the future of mountain biking at resorts around the state.
The informal discussion with audience participation, will be moderated by Lisa Lynn, editor of Vermont Sports and Vermont Ski + Ride. Doors to the museum will open at 6p and guests are invited to enjoy the exhibits and socialize. The discussion begins at 6:30. Sponsored by Collective Arts Brewing and Vermont Sports. A $10 entry donation helps support the Museum. (Photo courtesy of Suicide Six.)
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Join us for our Annual Meeting as we celebrate the Museum's 30th Anniversary! Refreshments and a birthday cake will be served. We'll also be having a special showing of the 1983 Joe Jay Jalbert film "Rivals: Anatomy of the Downhill" which covers the 82-83 World Cup downhill season where the winner was not crowned until the last race - come find out who won! The film is recognized as one of the top 100 snowsports films.
A panel discussion on the equipment of the 10th Mountain Division