GMS: RIDERS CHOICE AWARDS WINNERS



Hard to believe it has been a month since we massaged our retinas and ear drums with the Bike Culture Variety Show known as the Green Mountain Showdown. We truly appreciate all of you who shared that evening with us. Thanks to our amazing sponsors and all of you who voted for the Riders Choice Awards.

Mountain Bike Vermont presents the fourth annual Rider’s Choice Awards. We have it good. It’s true. Vermont is spoiled with some of the most amazing mountain bike trails, shops, networks, and riders in the country. But who’s the best? It’s your call!

Nearly 400 of you guys voted this year. And the winners are…

BEST TRAIL NETWORK:

With a landslide victory, Kingdom Trails

BEST DH NETWORK

With nearly half the votes cast, Killington Mountain

TRAIL WITH MOST FLOW:

Stowe’s very own Florence

GNARLIEST TRAIL

And probably one of the most scenic… Upper J-bar, Burke Mountain / Kingdom Trails

BEST BIKING TOWN

Pffft, please, with a two thirds majority, East Burke, VT

BEST SHOP FOR RETAIL

New kids on the block, Tony and the boys at Alpine Bike Works in Killington

BEST SHOP FOR SERVICE

Backing up their best shop status, Alpine Bike Works

BEST MECHANIC

Filing the rather large shoes of his predecessor, Jarrod Ogdon

BEST TRAIL BUILDER

Two years running… Brooke Scatchard Sinuosity

BEST CHAPTER OF VMBA

You guys earned it… FOTW

BEST ORGANIZATION LEADER

The most responsible man in mountain biking, Tom Steussy!

STRONGEST RIDERS GUY

Adam “the strong man” Morse

STRONGEST RIDER LADY

Kim “Good luck keeping up” Quinlin!

MOST PROMISING YOUTH

Little man big whips: Barret Hibsman

BEST APRES

Mike’s Tiki Bar

BEST APRES BEVERAGE

Take a wild guess. For the fourth year running… Beer

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER / VIDEOGRAPHER

With his first win, Vermont’s premier race documentarian: Jeb Wallace-Brodeur