Vermont Motorcycle Rides

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Known as “The Green Mountain State”, Vermont’s heavily forested mountain terrain is a predictor of the great motorcycle roads that are found throughout the state. Sport riders seeking twisty roads have many options to choose from, as do casual riders looking for a scenic Sunday cruise! Combine these Vermont motorcycle roads with the beautiful lakes, rivers and forests that call the state home and you have a recipe for some seriously good times on your motorcycle with many interesting destinations along the way.

The fall season brings an intense display of colors in the forests of Vermont.
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Finding The Best Motorcycle Roads In Vermont

Although it is a small state, a little guidance can go a long way when it comes time to plan out your Vermont motorcycle rides. The REVER App is free to use and makes riding a state’s best motorcycle roads as simple and browsing routes and selecting what looks best to you. Then just gas up and go! Create new routes, log your rides and share with friends all within the app. Want even more planning and tracking tools at your disposal? Upgrade your account to REVER Pro for features like turn-by-turn + voice navigation, 3D animated route exploration, weather radar + alerts, and much more. Learn about everything that REVER and REVER Pro can offer you when it comes to planning and logging your next two-wheeled adventure.

Tips For Riding In Vermont

Vermont’s weather goes through some pretty radical changes throughout the year. A cold winter, chilly spring, warm rainy summer and quick-to-follow autumn mean that there are a variety of conditions you may need to be prepared for when riding here. Low temperatures and frequent snowstorms are prohibitive to riding during the winter months, but it is possible to squeeze in some riding during the spring and fall. If doing so be sure to utilize a base and mid layer underneath some cold weather gear, so that you can stay warm and comfortable while on your bike. Keeping your neck warm can make a huge difference when riding in cold weather, and it is for this reason that I consider a neck warmer / balaclava to be an essential piece of low-temp riding gear (the latter does a great job of keeping your entire head and face warm in addition to your neck). No matter what time of year you are riding, always check the forecast before heading out and bring some rain gear with you if there is any chance of rain. During the summer it is rare but possible for the temperature to get into the 90’s. That being said, cool mornings and warm afternoons allow for comfortable riding with a four-season jacket / pant or similar gear setup.

Vermont Attractions

Known for its ski resorts and other winter recreation areas, Vermont also has its share of outdoor attractions that are geared towards the warmer months. Mount Mansfield (the highest point in the state of Vermont) is surrounded by Mt. Mansfield State Forest, where you can enjoy the unique scenery both on and off your motorcycle thanks to the mountain roads and many hiking trails in the area. If in the city of Burlington you can rent a bicycle and go for a cruise on the Burlington Bike Path. Formerly a railway, this pedestrian and bike path runs along Lake Champlain giving access to several beaches and parks, all while giving you great views of the city and surrounding landscape. Moss Glen Falls is another one of Vermont’s top outdoor destinations. This roughly 3 mile out-and-back hike brings you to a picturesque natural waterfall hidden away in the forest. The hiking trail is accessed via Highway 100, a great route that brings you through many scenic areas of the state. For a glimpse into the past of Vermont’s farming history, visit the Billings Farm & Museum. Here you can walk the grounds of the living historical site and outdoor museum that is the Billings Farm. Vermont is home to a number of different museums that communicate the art, human history and natural history of the state and greater New England region. You can explore these many options by visiting the official Vermont tourism site.

Vermont’s mountains are a popular destination for snow sport enthusiasts in the winter and hikers/cyclists/motorcyclists in the summer.
It’s not uncommon to come across a pristine lake while riding in Vermont.

REVER's Top Five Vermont Motorcycle Roads

Mt. Mansfield State Forest Loop

This route in northern Vermont starts outside of Jericho and heads north to Bakersfield before heading down to the Stowe Mountain Resort and Mt. Mansfield State Forest, along Waterbury Reservoir and then back. ***Seasonal Closures on Route***

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Mt. Ellen Loop

The route starts south of Burlington and then heads clockwise around Mt. Ellen and past the Mad River Glen Ski Area then cutting across the 125 and back north on the 116.

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Killington Figure Eight

This figure-eight loop heads out of Brandon then along the 73 before heading south toward Killington Ski Area then along the Ottauquechee River then back north toward Bethel, Rochester, Hancock and back around to Brandon.

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Bennington To Brattleboro Loop

This loop out of Bennington heads east before wrapping around the south of Harriman Reservoir then along the 9 to Brattleboro and the Connecticut River, then up the 39 along the West River and back west again.

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Hazen's Notch

Hazen's Notch is a mountain pass in Westfield, in the northern Green Mountains of Vermont. The notch is defined by the cliffs of Sugarloaf Mountain to the north and by Haystack Mountain to the south. The height of land of the pass is located in Hazen's Notch State Park, in Orleans County, about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) east of the boundary between Orleans and Franklin Counties. The Long Trail, a 272-mile (438-km) hiking trail running the length of Vermont, crosses Hazen's Notch between Haystack Mountain, 1.5 mi (2.5 km) to the south, and Sugarloaf Mountain immediately to the north. Vermont Route 58 is an east–west state highway goes through Hazens Notch.

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"You don't stop riding when you get old, you get old when you stop riding."
― Anonymous

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