Trail Use and Rental Rates
$5 per rider, kids under 6 are free - same with houseguests.
Annual members can ride/run/hike/walk our summer trails all summer as part of their membership. Memberships cost:
Individual Adult $75
Individual Student or Senior (65+) $50
Kids Under 14 $25
More info on membership can be found here.
As always, Craftsbury and Albany residents enjoy complementary trail access (though we do ask that you complete the membership form regardless).
Our bikes are from Cannondale and Kona. We have have a full range of mountain bikes, from 20" kids' bikes to 27.5 and 27+ and everything in between - all with front suspension. The bulk of our adult fleet is Kona's Cinder Cone, and the Cujo 2 from Cannondale.
(4hrs max, no overnight)
(24hrs, can go overnight)
|Guest special||Out after 4pm, back by 9am: $15|
|Member rate||20% off published rates|
Helmets are included with all rentals. Helmet only rental is $5/day.
Rules of the Trail
Share the Trail: Do your utmost to let your fellow trail users know you're coming — a friendly greeting or bell ring are good methods. Try to anticipate other trail users as you ride around corners. Bicyclists should yield to other non-motorized trail users, unless the trail is clearly signed for bike-only travel. Bicyclists traveling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill, unless the trail is clearly signed for one-way or downhill-only traffic. In general, strive to make each pass a safe and courteous one. The person you're passing may be the property owner; be respectful.
Cyclists: always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear. Ride within your limits.
Leave No Trace: Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones. Keep singletrack single. Pack out your trash and other trash you see.
Use only open trails: Respect trail and road closures — ask at the office or bike shop if you are uncertain about the status of a trail. Do not trespass on private land.
Trails are for non-motorized use only.
Dogs: In summer, we ask that dogs be on leash around our campus and buildings. In the woods and on trails, well-behaved dogs and their attentive owners are free to negotiate how best to proceed on their own, EXCEPT on Ollie’s Folly where dogs are not allowed.
Plan Ahead: Strive to be self-sufficient: keep your equipment in good repair and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions.
VMBA Add-on and Member benefits
We're pleased to announce that starting in 2019, we're a Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) add-on chapter. This means the VMBA members who add the Center can ride the Center's trail system for summer 2019, and the Center gets a portion of the funds. Regardless whether you list Craftsbury as an add-on or not, VMBA members will enjoy one free fatbike or XC ski day pass next winter, as well as lodging discounts* with showing your VMBA member card at check-in.
Not familiar with VMBA? The organization is a nonprofit statewide organization serving as the voice of mountain biking in Vermont, protecting riding through a strong and united voice of advocacy, as well as facilitating attractive, diverse alternatives to distribute the impact of the thriving MTB scene in the Green Mountain state. VMBA's relationships with chapters/public land officials is key in protecting our trails and promoting trail diversity for all levels of riders.
Find out more about VMBA, get your membership (and add-on Craftsbury!) today at their website. VMBA memberships start at $55 for individuals, with the Craftsbury add-on tallying an additional $27.50 per head for the summer only access. (And be sure to check out our current trail conditions and head on up! Singletrack at Craftsbury is a GO!)
*10% off weekend lodging
15% off mid-week lodging
Blackout periods apply
VMBA member benefits for 2019:
Even if you didn't add us as a chapter, if you're a 2019 VMBA member you can come visit us! Show us your strip and your benefits card for:
- One (1) FREE Summer Trail Pass and Bike Rental
- One (1) FREE Winter 2019/20 Ski and Fatbike Pass
Blackout dates apply for the above, but there's lots of time for you to come up and visit us and take advantage of your VMBA member benefits. Happy riding - hope to see you up soon!