Annual Bike Trip to Kingdom Trails
For the last five years, Courtney Callo, Director of Marketing at Long Trail School, has loaded a van with students and a trailer with mountain bikes and headed north for a weekend-long excursion to Kingdom Trails in northeastern Vermont.
This year, art teacher Hakan Brosnan joined the group. Sixteen middle and upper school students traveled to enjoy East Burke’s legendary multi-use trail system. An extension of Long Trail’s Outing Club, upper school students mentor the younger riders; experienced bikers teach new kids how to ride the trails. And each year someone goes down in the mud…and loves it.
Callo appreciates sharing one of her adventure passions with students. “Mountain biking is so much fun.” She is pleased that a local prospect for this type of adventure riding is developing through the Manchester and the Mountains Bike Club. “MMBC is working hard to create a riding environment similar to the Kingdom Trails’ model, and that’s exciting for lots of riders in