In Memory of Dave Blumenthal
Conservation Collaboratives and Kingdom Trails organized the first CircumBurke in 2009 thereby formalizing an annual “local’s ride” around Burke and Umpire Mountains on logging trails. This Trail Challenge for Mountain Bikers and Trial Runners, increases in popularity each year. More singletrack gets added each year, making it more challenging and more fun. New Englanders have embraced the event, because of its difficulty, easy going fun atmosphere and the change to have an adventure on cool trails in a wild corner of Vermont.
In 2014, 2015 and 2016, the CircumBurke was voted “Best Bicycle Race in Vermont” by Vermont Sports readers. Very few sections of dirt road or cart trail are used on the course.