Riders: Alison Zimmer, Jesse Paroline, and Brice Shirbach

Bike parks present an interesting dynamic for mountain biking. Not inherently designed to be built around community, when done right they can be a proven social commodity while providing people with financial opportunities. Killington Bike Park is both a very successful business and a centerpiece for the surrounding community. It is somewhat indistinguishable from the town of Killington, as the advocates for community trails are from employees for the resort. There’s a symbiosis here that should very much be the model for all bike parks around the world.

Join Maxxis and Stans No Tubes athlete Brice Shirbach on his trip to the “Beast of the East” for a closer look at the motivations for those who live and breathe Killington, Vermont.