2012 Rider’s Choice Awards

Mountain Bike Vermont and The Vermont Mountain Bike association present the first annual Rider’s Choice Awards.

We got it good. It’s true. Vermont is spoiled with some of the most amazing mountain bike trails, shops, networks, and riders in the country. We here at MTBVT and VMBA were just debating the best-of-the-best and we decided, it’s not up to us to decide. It’s your call!

And the people have spoken, the results are in, the votes have been tallied, and the winners recognized for their awesomeness.

 

 

 

The 2012

Rider’s Choice Awards

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 Most promising new rider?

 Isaac Allaire

 

Honorable mention:

The 4yr old in the viral GoPro video from Highland Mountain Bike Park

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Strongest rider you know?

Hardy Avery

 

Honorable mention:

Hank “The Tank” Glowiak

Tyler Merrit

Wade Simmons

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Best trail builder? 

Brooke Scatchard

 

Honorable mention:

Hardy Avery

Knight Ide

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Best mechanic?

Ron Murray

 

Honorable mention:

Ron at iRide

Doctor Ron

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Best jump park? 

Johnson, VT

 

Honorable mention:

The last water bar on split rock, just ask Rick S.

IdeRide compound

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Favorite aprés beverage? 

Alchemist Brewery Heady Topper

 

Honorable mention:

chocolate milk

beer

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Best aprés ride spot?

Truck Tailgate

 

Honorable mention:

nearest swimming hole

parking lot

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Best Chapter of VMBA?

 Stowe Mountain Bike Club

 

Honorable mention:

Fellowship of the Wheel

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Best DH mountain? 

Burke

 

Honorable mention:

Highland Mountain Bike Park

Sugarbush

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Best biking organization leader? 

Patrick Kell

He’s still in VT in spirit!

 

Honorable mention:

Hans Jenny

John Atkinson

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Best bike shop for service? 

Iride

 

Honorable mention:

Earls

Chuck’s

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Best bike shop for retail?

Earl’s Cyclery

 

Honorable mention:

Skier Shop

Iride

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Gnarliest trail?

Rasta Man!

 

Honorable mention:

Freeride Trail – Burke Mountain

Harrington Heights

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Trail with most flow? 

Jester – Burke Bike Park

 

Honorable mention:

J-Bar – Kingdom Trails

Bear’s Trail – Stowe

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Best singletrack trail?

Tie: Kingdom Trail’s Troll Stroll and SMBC’s Kimmer’s Trail

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Best trail network?

Kingdom Trails

 

Honorable mention:

Perry Hill, Waterbury

Hinesburg Town Forest

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Best biking town? 

East Burke

 

Honorable mention:

Stowe

Hinesburg

 

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