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Mountain Bike Clinics, Camp, Tours and Rentals

Enjoy skills parks and trails conveniently on property!

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Our MTB Center has it all! Situated on over three acres, the park features a flat ground skills park, a pump track, and a downhill skills park. The downhill skills park is accessed by a Wonder Carpet conveyor lift, which runs daily 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Mountain Bike Trail Network
Starting from The Bike Shop, our mountain bike trail network features over 5 miles of single track and 8 miles of double track mountain biking! Just like our ski trails, you can ride green, blue, or black trails to access easy, intermediate, or advanced terrain. Our trails have something for everyone! Stop in the bike shop to grab a trail map!

Smugglers' Mountain Bike Center
Daily 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Artist rendering of MTB Skills Park

Modeled on the learning experience provided by our successful ski school, the mountain biking school at Smugglers' offers camps, clinics and special sessions for all ages and abilities.

Our professionally trained mountain bike coaches and guides will help you to get the most out of your experience, whether you're just learning to ride, want to further develop your skills or want a guide to explore the Green Mountains.

In addition, The Bike Shop offers an array of over 40 bikes for rent and features great gift options, including Smuggs branded merchandise and apparel. All program offerings run by our Mountain Bike School meet at the MTB Center & The Bike Shop. The Smuggs Bike Shop is open daily, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm.

Stop by The Bike Shop to pick up maps and learn more details about our Mountain Bike Programs.

Daily access available for $15/Full-Day & $10/Half-Day

Mountain Bike Camp
Ages 7 - 17
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for some action packed days exploring our trails and features on a bike! MTB Camp uses all of the features of our MTB Center and all of the trails in our network. Groups are split based on age and ability. Join for a day or come for the week and save! Whether taking a first step into the sport, or riding the upper end features of our park and trail network, MTB Camp is for everyone looking to ride! $399 per person for 5-day program, $99 per person for single day program. Includes instruction, equipment and lunch. FamilyFest Package guests take 25% OFF.
Balance Bike
Balance Bike Session
Ages 3 - 6
By appointment.

Let your little ones ride too! Our new balance bike park is the perfect place to introduce your child to the joys of biking. Balance bikes are pedal-less and allow children to use their feet to propel themselves, keep their balance on small rollers and banks, and get the sensation of biking. $39 per person, per hour. Includes 50% off bike rental. Meet at The Bike Shop.
Intro to Mountain Biking
Ages 7 & older
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join a MTB coach during this 2 1/2-hour session that eases bike riders into the world of mountain biking. The Smuggs MTB school provides all the tools and terrain to make your experience fun and easy. Try out our skills parks and pump tracks and even ride our Wonder Carpet to experience beginner flow trails. Progress at your own pace, groups split by age & ability. $39 per person. 50% off bike rental. Meet at The Bike Shop
Guided Mountain Bike Trail Ride
Ages 7 & older
Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Head out with a guide to explore the growing Smuggs mountain bike trail network. Choose from different trail options from beginner to advanced. These fun loops will leave you ready for a great afternoon exploring your next adventure! $29 per person. Includes 50% off bike rental. Meet at The Bike Shop. 3 person minimum needed for program to run.
MTB Open Park
Ages 3 & older
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Spend time with the MTB pros in our bike park. Learn how to use the skills parks and pump tracks during 20 minute sessions and hear about the programs available throughout the week. Complimentary. Bike rental included for 20 minute sessions. First come, first served, based on availability. Meet at The Bike Shop.

MTB Park Session
Ages 7 & older
Monday & Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join a coach for an evening session and get tips and instruction on how to use the features in our MTB Park! Use the carpet to access all the features in the park - flow trails, jumps, bridges, rollers, rock gardens, and more! Coaches are on hand to help you improve all your skills. $19 per person. Includes 50% off bike rental. Meets at The Bike Shop.
Midlands Guided Mountain Bike Tour
Ages 7 & older
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The nearby Midlands Trail Network is a new installment for mountain bikers of all ability. Located just a short ride from Smugglers', Midlands features loops suitable for beginners, intermediates, and advanced riders. Join a Smuggs guide who can maximize your experience and give you tips along the way. $39 per person, $89 per family (up to 5 people). Includes 50% off bike rental. Meet at The Bike Shop. 3 person minimum needed for program to run.

Mountain biking along trails and roads

Family Mountain Bike Clinic
Ages 7 & older
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This session is spent introducing the whole family to the basics of mountain biking, allowing everyone to experience the features in our MTB Park with the guidance of a coach. $89 per family (up to 5 people). Includes 50% off bike rental. Meet at The Bike Shop.
Stowe Bike & Brew
Ages 7 & older
Thursday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Grab a guide and hop on our bike shuttle. Only a 15-minute ride away, bikers can choose to ride on the Stowe Bike Path or on one of the many trail networks built and maintained by Stowe Mountain Bike Club, including Cady Hill and Sterling Forest. From the beginner friendly bike path to the intermediate to expert mountain bike terrain, there is something for the whole family and guides to show you the way. Visit the Alchemist or Idyletyme Brewing Company and taste some of the highest rated beers in the world and purchase some 4-packs to go. Pack a lunch or plan on eating at one of the many options along the bike path. $45 per person, half day, $79 per person, full day, $219 per family (up to 5 people). Includes 50% off bike rental. Departure times are 9:30 am, 1:00 pm & 3:30 pm. Half-day option 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (departs Stowe at 12:45 pm). Meet at The Bike Shop.
Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Shuttle & Guide
All ages
Friday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Grab a guide for a morning on the fantastic Lamoille Valley Rail Trail! The rail trail is a low grade, multi-use path stretching from Jeffersonville to Morrisville, perfect for the whole family. The tour includes shuttle service to and from the trail and a guide to share local knowledge, help plan your route, and accompany you on your ride. There is an option to schedule lunch in the local town centers of Jeffersonville or Johnson, so let The Bike Shop know if are interested! $29 per person. Includes 50% off bike rental. Meet at The Bike Shop. 3 person minimum needed for program to run.
Mountain Bike Private Lessons & Guide Service
All ages

Book a guide to explore Smugglers' growing trail network or get specific lessons on how to improve! Build your own program - sessions can range from an hour to a full day. You will have access to all the features in our Mountain Bike Park. For an additional $15/hour, you can request a shuttles to one of the nearby trail networks, such as Stowe Mountain Bike Club's Cady Hill. $50 per person, per hour. Includes 50% off bike rental. Meet at The Bike Shop.
Mountain Biking Trail Map

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Currently there are 33 miles of trail through six communities open for hikers, bikers, equestrians, and more, all 100% ADA accessible. This is a trail for everyone regardless of their ability or recreational pursuit. The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail map will help you find parking along the trail.
Stowe Bike & Recreational Path
The Stowe Recreation Path is an internationally recognized greenway stretching from Stowe Village to Top Notch Resort on the Mountain Road. Residents and guests alike enjoy the 5.3 mile paved trail as it criss-crosses the West Branch of Little River. Breath-taking mountain views and access to restaurants, lodges and local businesses make the bike path one of the most popular recreation assets in Stowe.

For all Mountain Bike activities and programs:
Participants should wear appropriate clothing
A helmet is required
Water bottle, gloves and eye protection recommended

Smuggs Bike Shop Rental ProductsOne HourHalf Day
4 Hours
Full Day
24 Hours
5-7 Days
Youth Mountain Bikes (Ages 3-6) $8 $12 $18 $75
Youth Mountain Bikes (Ages 7-12) $12 $20 $30 $120
Adult MTB Cruiser $12 $20 $30 $120
Adult Trail MTB $18 $30 $45 $180
Adult Full Suspension MTB $40 $60 $240
Full Suspension Premium $50 $75 $300
Prices subject to change. Additional days after the first day receive a 10% discount.

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