Intersections | Poultney, Vermont

Intersections | Poultney, Vermont

People Matter. Trails Matter. At Stan's, we believe real support means more than just supporting our products. It means supporting the people who use those products, and the trails and causes that matter to them. As part of this commitment, we've launched our Connection program, a way for us to donate to the causes that keep you riding.

We'll also be featuring riding communities and the people involved in supporting their local trail networks and the riders through the "Intersections" short film series by Brice Shirbach and other film and video features, we'll be taking a closer look at riding communities and causes, and the people who make them possible.

It’s not often you get the chance to know that you’re watching a success story from the very beginning, but towns like Poultney, VT are not especially common. It’s in a somewhat forgotten corner of a state that is front loaded with amazing places to ride your bike in the woods, but what Poultney and Slate Valley Trails are building out is a massive network of trails with a focus on community growth and sustainability, and they’ve been doing that from the start. When you combine a tranquil and stunning landscape with one of the country’s best trail builders and community leaders who know a thing or two about advocacy and economic development, you get a place that might be somewhat late to the proverbial trail party, but one that is more than willing to raise the bar moving forward.

Classic red Vermont barn

Brice Shirbach rolling rock drop

Sun setting above Green Mountain College

Caitrin dropping off rock ledge

Group gathering before trail work day

Riders rolling through green Vermont trails

Sun setting through clouds outside of Poultney

Rider manualing across rock gap

Volunteer heading out to do trail work

Rider manualing off rock slab

Who makes your riding possible? Have a trail advocacy group or charitable organization you'd like us to help you support? Let us know about them!

Intersections series written and produced by Brice Shirbach

Featured riders:
Brice Shirbach (@bricycles)
Caitrin Maloney (@skinnervt)
Hardy Avery

Featured Interviews:
Caitrin Maloney
Chris Smid
Nate Freund (@yoshinate)

Featured Trail Orgs:
Slate Valley Trails (@slatevalleytrails)

Associate Presenter:
The Town of Poultney, VT