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Small Town Mountains Opening Up for Bike Lift Access!

Only a few years ago, the idea that a small dual chair mountain would invest in lift access biking would seem foolish. Coupled with immense overhead, steep competition from larger resorts and what was still a very niche sport, the return on investment just wasn’t clear – and the risk for locally owned hills was potentially fatal.

But things have changed. With the explosive growth of Mountain Biking across the Green Mountain State and broader New England, small town mountains are seeing a more solid path to profitably supporting the logistics and overhead associated with digging and staffing trails.

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Comments | Posted in News Bicycling By Skirack

Top 5 Entry Level Bikes

Sep 12, 2018 5:35:00 AM

Skirack's Top 5 Entry Level Bikes

In the great big world of cycling, new categories are constantly emerging for different riding styles. For someone who's new to bikes, this can be horribly overwhelming. There's a fear of spending too much on the wrong bike, or not spending enough and ending up with a bike that can't keep up.

We want to simplify things for beginners, lay out exactly what our favorite bikes are in some common categories, and let you as the rider decide which describes your style best. These five picks are based off of common customer types, from stories we hear every day on the bike sales floor, and the bikes we like to steer them towards.

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Electric Bike Me Out to the Ballgame Using Skirack's Electric Bike Lending Program

Last month in July, I had the pleasure of trying Skirack's new electric bike lending program. The program is set up for Vermont residents only where you incorporate an e-bike into your life for 3 days and to see if it is right for you. The Skirack electric bike lending program was super easy to use! I just called the store and a helpful employee set up a reservation for me.

On the day of my reservation, the e-bike was charged up and waiting for me at Skirack's bike shop! The bike (the Specialized Turbo Vado) comes with everything one would need to ride away with including: a lock, helmet, spare tube, battery charger, and panniers. I just had to fill out a waiver and drop the $100 deposit (refunded after successful return), and off I went!

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A First Hand Look at Skirack's Electric Bike Lending Program

After trying an electric bike (e-bike) demo for under a minute at the Lake Monsters Bike Me Out to the Ballgame, I knew I would have to give the 3 day demo a shot. I have a 15 mile round trip commute each day and also do lots of local commutes around Burlington. I wanted to test the e-bike on the numerous steep hills and areas where bikes don't have great options.

The reservation process was easy. I simply called Skirack and gave them my info and setup the days to demo. When I arrived I signed some simple paperwork, put down a refundable $100 deposit, got a quick tutorial on the e-bike and was on my way. The bike (which is a Specialized Turbo Vado) comes with pannier bags, repair kit, helmet and locks - you don't need to supply any equipment. It also has built in front and rear lights as well as a mirror. The bike is a little heavy and hard to maneuver through a tight doorway but you don't notice the weight when riding (the Specialized Turbo Vado comes with a “walk mode” to make it easier to push the bike).

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Comments | Posted in Product Features and Reviews Bicycling By Jason Stuffle

Meet Jacob Dorsey

Jul 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Meet Jacob Dorsey

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Years of Experience: 2 years of sales and 13 years of snowboarding.

Certifications and Awards: Wilderness First Aid

Outside Interests and Hobbies: Soccer, snowboarding, biking, disc golf, and reading.

Favorite Gear: Cannondale: I love the Slate it's a blast and can handle different types of terrain with ease.

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Comments | Posted in Meet Our Staff Bicycling By Jacob Dorsey

Meet Max VanOrman

Jul 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Meet Max VanOrman

Hometown:Bloomfield, NY

Years of Experience: I am new to Skirack as of this summer and have 10+ years of sales management experience

Outside Interests and Hobbies: Mountain biking, hiking, fishing, writing music.

Favorite Gear: My Specialized Enduro has been my trusty steed on the trails for the past year and I love how versatile the bike is both on the climb and ripping downhill.

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Meet Lindsey DiGiovanni

Jul 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Meet Lindsey DiGiovanni

Hometown: Sturbridge, MA

Years of Experience: 11 years of experience as a bike shop mechanic, Assistant Service Manager at Skirack.

Certifications and Awards: Barnett Bicycle Institute, Specialized Bicycle Components University Tech Masters Course, Trek Certified Service Expert Technician, Shimano Tech & Di2 Certification.

Outside Interests and Hobbies: Mountain biking, and anything that is bike related. Hiking, spending time outdoors and cooking.

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Comments | Posted in Meet Our Staff Service Bicycling By Lindsey DiGiovanni

Join Skirack and Patagonia Burlington at Summervale on July 12

Join Skirack and featured sponsor, Patagonia Burlington at the Intervale Center's Summervale on July 12, 2018.

The FREE event (although donations are accepted) goes from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM and offers food, music, fun, and brews.

Skirack will provide FREE electric bike demos and Patagonia Burlington will provide FREE Patagonia Provision samples.

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Comments | Posted in Events Bicycling By Skirack

Join Skirack's Group Rides at NEMBAFest

Join Skirack for one or more group rides at NEMBAFest 2018. Held from June 22nd to the 24th, NEMBAFest is a celebration of all things summer and mountain biking! 

Experience over 100 miles of unique trails and terrain that makes Kingdom Trails. Enjoy a fun-filled, family-friendly weekend of riding, camping, demo-ing the latest mountain bikes, gadgets and gear, great music, and local food & drink in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom!

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Comments | Posted in Events Service Bicycling By Skirack

Meet Thomas Wood

Jun 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Meet Thomas Wood

Hometown: Berwyn, PA

Years of Experience: This is my second year as a technician.

Certifications and Awards: Binding mounting and testing for Rossignol, Look, Marker, Salomon, and Atomic. S-Tec certified for Shimano products. Cert. 1 in snowboard instruction through AASI.

Favorite Gear: While I have experimented with cross country and alpine skiing, I am a snowboarder and cyclist. I prefer mountain biking, but still enjoy a casual bike ride.

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