New to the Burlington, Vermont area or just visiting?
Where to Ride
The Fellowship of the Wheel (FOTWheel) manages over 120 miles of trails spread among 9 networks around Chittenden County. The terrain varies from small hills with smooth trails to big, technical climbs and rowdy descents. There is something for everyone, all within a 30-minute drive from the Queen City. At about 10 minutes by car, Sunny Hollow in Colchester is the closest network to downtown Burlington. You can find directions to parking here. And although it’s paved, no visit to Burlington would be complete without a casual ride down the beautiful lakefront bike path.
To read about our networks and find directions to parking, visit our trails page.
Where to Shop (for bike stuff)
The area is home to some of Vermont’s best biggest and best bike shops. In downtown Burlington, you will find great service and a wide selection of bikes at SkiRack, Outdoor Gear Exchange, and the Old Spokes Home. Closer to the airport and the Williston area is Earl’s Cyclery. Stop in for a last-minute purchase, rental, service, or just some expert advice on riding around Vermont.
Where to Eat and Drink
Whether downtown for breakfast or to catch a famous Burlington sunset, the Skinny Pancake has a delicious food and drink menu and its lake-front location will serve you well. You will also find great food and atmosphere conveniently located on Church Street at Sweetwaters.
Beer connoisseur? You’re in a good place. We’ve been rehydrating responsibly after rides with help from Frost Beer Works, located in Hinesburg, and the Stone Corral Brewery in Richmond. Both breweries are located near some of our best trails. The Stone Corral offers a full menu and outdoor biergarten!
Where to Stay
A host of hotels for all budgets can be found around Burlington. Also, check out AirBnB for a more “authentic” experience — you may even find trailside digs.