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Blue Ribbon

Intermediate
 4.8 (4)

With 2016 comes the New Blue Ribbon! More climbing, more descending, more fun!


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Map Key

4.5

Miles

7.3

KM

Singletrack

1,833' 559 m

High

1,069' 326 m

Low

409' 125 m

Up

1,174' 358 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

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Description

Blue Ribbon is once again open thanks to some generous landowners! This trail comes off of the top of the Gile MTB Trail and can be ridden all of the way to Beaver Meadow Road, or the Blue Ribbon Passage (BRP) can be taken to Parcel 5.

The new segments of trail add in several hundred feet of descending and climbing. From the top of Gile, you'll pass through several types of forest along the ridgeline until you reach the rerouted trail (a left hand downhill turn) which will take you on a winding, rooty, fun 7-12 minute descent with lots of off camber sections.

Once you reach the bottom, a sharp right hand turn will send you back up a similarly winding, rooty, off camber climb. At the top, you'll rejoin the old Blue Ribbon trail. This can be ridden all the way down to Beaver Meadow Road, or you can take a left hand turn down the final descent to pick up the Blue Ribbon Passage (BRP) and stay on the trails.

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Shared By:

Robert Allaway

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 4 votes

#1

in Norwich

#5174

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  4.8 from 4 votes
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#1

in Norwich

#104

in Vermont

#5,174

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Photos

Early fall colors
Sep 8, 2013 near Wilder, VT
The tower stairs. 7 stories!
Sep 8, 2013 near Wilder, VT
An "authentic" Blue Ribbon Trail Sign.
Jul 6, 2017 near Wilder, VT

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Oct 14, 2017
Max Bond
Very fun! Extremely leafy though, given the season 11mi — 2h 30m
Jun 29, 2017
Cedar Farwell
Greasy but great! 8.6mi — 2h 01m