Autumn Onion 5k Halloween Costume Race – October 26th

Run from ghosts, ghouls and terrifyingly fast runners at our Halloween Costume 5k Race! Join the fun and race through downtown Montpelier in your best Halloween costume. Categories for adults, kids and strollers. Prizes for age group winners and best costume! The course can be viewed here. Check out last year’s photos here! Pre-Registration now open in the shop and on Eventbrite (link below) – save […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Events & Results, Other Events, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events|Comments Off

New Cycling Clothing and Accessories for Spring

This Spring brings with it some great new colors and styles for cyclists. Check out what’s new:

By |April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Customer Survey – We want your opinion!

Did you know it’s been almost 40 years since Jack Nash and Warren Kitzmiller opened Onion River Sports on historic Langdon Street? Pretty amazing, huh? In order to gear up for our 40th Anniversary Celebration later this year and another 40+ years of being the best outdoor store that we can be, we’d like your help. You are our most dedicated customers, neighbors and […]

By |February 28th, 2014|Reviews, Uncategorized|Comments Off

ORS Fat Bikes

Tristan making the Fat Bikes pop!

By |February 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Frozen Onion @ the Montpelier Lodge of Elks conditions update

So here’s where we’re at as of early afternoon on Saturday, February 8th: The Elks Club grooming crew has done an amazing job to get the course in the best shape possible. Seeing how we’ve received at least 8-10″ of new snow in the last week and temperatures have hardly headed north or 20 degrees and dipped below zero a number of times, this […]

By |February 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Winter One-Day Bike Sale Bike Selection and Prices


By |February 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Frozen Onion Photos and Results

Winter bike racers gathered in Hubbard Park for the first race of the 5th Annual Frozen Onion Winter Bike Race Series. The weather gave racers a break from the brutal cold and the snow was packed enough to accommodate a range of tire sizes and even one bare rim!


Photo Album 1               […]

By |January 7th, 2014|Events & Results, Past Events, Results, Uncategorized|Comments Off

Buy Gift Cards Online

You can now purchase gift cards online through our Muscles Not Motors website. Click on the card below to order. Please note that you must order before Friday 12/20/13 to ensure your gift cards orders can be processed and shipped for pre-Christmas delivery. Cards are shipped through USPS for a $3.95 fee.



By |December 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off

2013-14 Skis

 Backcountry skis are are quickly becoming the most popular category of skis in our store. Whether it’s their ability to make almost any terrain in Vermont more fun or their promise of fresh tracks on a powder morning, paid for with sweat equity, we aren’t sure. We do know that they are a ton of fun and that there is a ski for almost everyone. […]

By |December 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Mad River Rockets

Two models will take you down the hill with speed and maneuverability. Kneel on the sled, strap your knees in and let the fun begin.











Check out this video sledded and shot by a Mad River Rocket enthusiast. This is definitely the extreme end of what you can do on a rocket, but they’re fun to take down your standard sledding hill, too!

By |November 28th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off