The Kingdom | Mountain Biking in Vermont
Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is home to what’s known as one of the best mountain biking trail systems in the country- the Kingdom Trails. What started as a small network of cross-country ski trails has evolved into a vast network of cross-country mountain bike trails, that adjoin the downhill riding at nearby Burke Mountain, with bike parks and pump tracks in between. Though there have been many involved with the growth, siblings Lilias and Knight Ide have been a driving force behind bringing the spirit and technical downhill elements to the Kingdom Trails and Burke Mountain, and are now passing that love of sport down to the next generation as coaches to an elite junior team, IdeRide. What started out as a passion for riding for both Lil and Knight quickly turned into a lifestyle, career, and building a community.