In Memory of Dave Blumenthal

Conservation Collaboratives and Kingdom Trails organized the first CircumBurke in 2009 thereby formalizing a favorite local route around Burke and Umpire Mountains on logging trails. This trail challenge for mountain bikers and trail runners, increases in popularity each year….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 chance for 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.