Bristol Recreation Department
Skip to nav
In partnership with Bristol Recreation Department, 5 Town Riders is a central community cycling club that aims to support youth riders as they develop individual bike skills in a team focused environment. We offer skills training and trail rides in a group setting from June - October. We also offer (but not require) participation in the VTYC Race series.
The club also dedicates time for Trail & Service work in our local community to give back to the landowners whose property we ride on, and to teach the team about caring for the land and general trail / earth stewardship.
5Town Rider Club:
We welcome grades 5-12 to ride with us this summer/fall, you do not have to race to be part of the 5Town Riders. If you are interested in racing then please register in addition to VTYC. Good working mtn bike with front/full suspension is a must, and your own transportation to training and races is a plus.
Season Starts Wednesday June 21 at the Bristol Recreation Field at 3:15pm.
We will have a meet and greet, safety equipment check and then move into the six fundamental skills. This also will be a refresher for veteran club members.
What to bring:
2020 or newer helmet (you can find the date inside the helmet) Please reach out to the office if you need advice on helmets.
Good working mountain bike, Disc brakes, and Front shock is required. You can have Cool Motion Outdoor Sports do a Bike Check at their shop. Call to make an appointment 802-453-4584
Closed toe shoes...No CROCS or sandals.
Water bottle and cage on bike or bring a correct sized hydration pack.
Ready to Ride
Where: Meet in the parking area at New Leaf
What to bring: Water, WATER, snack, gloves, basic tools, Loppers, rakes, shovels, positive attitude and solid work ethic
What to wear: Boots, work pants, work gloves
Bikes? No ride planned for these days, but feel free to ride after with your friends and family if you have the energy.
Races — VT Youth Cycling
We welcome anyone in grades 5-12 in Addison County to be part of our amazing mountain bike team. 2021 was our first year participating in the Vermont Youth Cycling series and we came in 3rd out of 17 teams. 2022, brought on another successful season, and we doubled our race team membership.
We look forward to the 2023 race season and will add Spring/Summer training dates in April 2023.
Vermont Youth Cycling will open registration on April 1, 2023, for more information visit their site at VTYC
For scholarships through VTYC Schoalrships
VTYC Group Ride June 3rd
Wednesday 6/28-10/11 Practice at BRC Field *additional practices will be added
4th of July Parade- 8:00 am
SUNDAY 9/10 - Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Saturday 9/16 - Cochran’s Ski Area
SUNDAY 10/1- Kingdom Trails
Saturday 10/14 - Woodstock (Mt. Peg OR S6)
GROUP RIDE JUNE 3 at the Rochester Trails
We are thrilled to be hosting a FREE group ride at the Rochester trails, based out of the Green Mountain Bike shop and riding primarily at the Ranger station and other village trails. Ridgeline youth riders will be our hosts and guides for the day, along with adult sweeps for each riding group. We are still nailing down details of the day, but the timing will be a late morning gathering with grilling and a potluck lunch to follow. Stay tuned for details.
5Town Riders Donations
05/19/2023 - 05/01/2025
Donations Accepted and Appreciated