In Memory of Dave Blumenthal
This annual backcountry trail race for trail runners and mountain bikers, is usually loaded with singletrack, climbing and descending. New Englanders have embraced the event, because of its difficulty, fun atmosphere and the chance for an adventure on cool trails in a wild corner of Vermont. 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. 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.