GREAT MOTORCYCLE ROADS IN VERMONT

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What Are The Best Motorcycle Rides Near Me In Vermont?

- Scenic Route 100 Byway (200 miles)
- Mad River Loop (66 miles)
- Vermont Route 17 (40 miles)
- Molly Stark Byway (40 miles)
- Vermont Route 8 (17 miles)
- Vermont Route 108 (17 miles)
- Vermont Route 15 (53 miles)

Motorcycle Rides Near Me In Vermont

Below is our detailed list for the best Vermont motorcycle rides. These routes will take you along the Green Mountains, vast flowering fields, rolling farmland hills and even waterfalls. From the serenity of Scenic Route 100, to the technical challenges of Route 17 - the best roads are here! Click on each Vermont motorcycle map link for the direct Google Maps route.

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SCENIC ROUTE 100 BYWAY

ROUTE: VT-100
DISTANCE: 200 miles
TIME: 5 hours

One of the best motorcycle roads in Vermont is the Scenic Route 100 Byway, which cover virtually the entire state in a route that runs north/south. You'll pass along the Green Mountains, gorgeous rolling farmland, flowered fields, quaint towns, and great overall road pavement quality. See all that Vermont has to offer on one fantastic route.

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MAD RIVER LOOP

ROUTES: VT-17, 116, 100, 125
DISTANCE: 66 miles
TIME: 1.5 hours

This loop is one of the best you can ride in New England, as it features the scenic beauty of Vermont. VT-17 is especially technical as you ride through the southern tip of Camel's Hump State Forest. Ride this with caution and enjoy the mountain scenery on this great Vermont motorcycle road!

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VT ROUTE 17

ROUTE: VT-17
DISTANCE: 40 miles
TIME: 1 hour

If you're looking for a challenging road to test your riding skills, this is the road for you. The portion of this VT motorcycle road near Appalachian Gap boasts 53 turns in just 7 miles. Navigate these corners with caution and enjoy the views for an exhilarating ride. This entire route is a mix of hairpin turns at extreme elevation changes to vast farmlands leading to the Lake Champlain Bridge on the NY border.

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MOLLY STARK BYWAY

ROUTE: VT-9
DISTANCE: 40 miles
TIME: 1 hour

Route 9 (aka Molly Stark Byway) carves its way in the southern portion of the state. There's some great mountain scenery on this VT motorcycle ride as you navigate the elevation grade changes and wide curves, including an especially high scenic overlook near West Marlboro.

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VT ROUTE 8

ROUTE: VT-8
DISTANCE: 17 miles
TIME: 25 mins

This shorter VT motorcycle route starts near Woodford State Park and corners through the southern tip of the Green Mountains. (Optionally continue over the Massachusetts state line and travel west on Route 2 for another short, terrific road into Williamstown, MA.)

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VT ROUTE 108

ROUTE: VT-108
DISTANCE: 17 miles
TIME: 30 mins

For a fun ride through Smuggler's Notch State Park, take Route 108 from Jeffersonville, VT to Stowe, VT. It's a very cool ride through the Notch. Portions of this VT motorcycle road is on the technical side, as you'll come across sections with steep inclines, sharp turns and switchback turns. The notch is a great section of road, and one that you would not want to miss. It can tend to get bogged down on the weekends with tourism, so early morning weekends or weekdays would be best to take on this road. There are many scenic lookouts of the amazing terrain and hiking opportunities through the midst of this summer ski country.

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VT ROUTE 15

ROUTE: VT-15
DISTANCE: 53 miles
TIME: 1 hour

Local Vermonters love this road from Jeffersonville to St. Johnsbury. This portion of VT-15 is in very good shape as you ride the long, sweeping curves. The road carves around close to the Lamoille River for much of the route. You'll have views of Mount Mansfield, the Green Mountains as well as New Hampshire's White Mountains on the ride. There will also be ample views of the farms, cornfields and covered bridges that Vermont is known for. Motorcyclists will get plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the sights of the historic main streets of the local towns as you pass through.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where Can I Find Vermont Motorcycle Events?

Visit our friends at BikeWeekEvents.com to find local VT Motorcycle Rallies and all scheduled bike shows happening in Vermont!

Is Vermont a good place to motorcycle?

Vermont is one of the best New England states to ride a motorcycle in. The Green mountain region offers many great roads to explore, as well as exceptional scenic byways. Autumn motorcycle rides will offer spectacular foliage scenery. There are also more than a few quaint towns and cities to stop and rest along the way.

When is the best time to plan a motorcycle ride in Vermont?

April to early November is the best time to explore Vermont by motorcycle. September is the best month, as the summer crowds will have lessened and the brilliant foliage is on full display by late September/early October.

Do I have to wear a motorcycle helmet in Vermont?

Yes. Unlike its neighboring state, New Hampshire, Vermont law requires all motorcycle drivers and passengers to wear a helmet approved by the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Where Can I Find The Best Motorcycle Roads Around New England?

GreatMotorcycleRoads.com is the best place to find great motorcycle roads and routes in New England. Discover great motorcycle roads in the New England area with our route descriptions and Google Maps links!

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