The original CircumBurke Challenge: Our epic Vermont mountain biking event on the famed Kingdom Trails network. Climb over the shoulder of Burke Mountain and descend into Victory to experience remote views and singletrack in a fun atmosphere.
CircumBurke 25 MTB Challenge on an +/-25 Mile circuit counterclockwise beginning and ending at the Belmont Stock Farm on Kirby Rd in East Burke. 3000+ feet of climbing and descending! Each year – more singletrack.
CircumBurke 18: This slightly shorter is version is by no means easy. With over 2000 feet of climbing, riders will find this route challenging and difficult – even without some of the singletrack in Victory. We have made a more direct route around the circuit for those athletes who want to enjoy their time on the course and at the feed stations more or don’t think they are up to riding the additional 8 miles of singletrack in Victory.
FORMAT & START TIME: Mass Start Waves
FOOD STATIONS: Every 4-6 miles, water, bagels & refreshments.
POST RACE MEAL Hot food for all participants @ the Stock Farm
RAFFLE PRIZES: Post-race raffle and CircumBurke glass for all.
RESULTS; Unofficial times and finish order posted afterwards.
ORGANIZERS: Conservation Collaboratives, Kingdom Trails, and Burke Area Chamber of Commerce.
NO CANINE Accompaniment; for safety reasons & landowner concerns.
KINGDOM TRAILS is a world class multiple-use trail system in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Recently voted BEST MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL NETWORK in North America by BIKE MAGAZINE in their annual Reader’s Poll, KT was also the Editor’s Choice in the 2011 Yankee Magazine Travel Guide to New England. Professional trail builders, safety and support staff as a well as the landowner hosts make the trail network possible. The trails system supports mountain biking, trail running, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and winter biking.
*Exact distance pending course finalization.
CLEAN WATER CARBON OFFSETS: Driving to events like the CircumBurke inevitably results in carbon dioxide emissions, which undermine the forests we enjoy. To offset this damage, competitors are offered the option to buy a $2 carbon offset through the ClearWater Carbon Fund. By planting trees in riverbanks and their buffer areas in VERMONT, the Fund not only sequesters and stores carbon dioxide and generates a certified carbon offset, but also protects our rivers and streams. One way to slow down our destruction of the planet. Please visit for more information.