Run Well Presentation

Women's Clinics

Onion Events





Shop Rides 

Tuesday Evenings


Join us for our Tuesday night shop rides! Gravel rides meet at the shop at 5:45pm and MTB rides meet at 6:15pm at the (pre-determined) trailhead. As trails dry out we'll be partnering with MAMBA and riding a variety of great, local trail systems. Mountain bike rides are roughly an hour and a half and the gravel rides range from 15 - 25 miles. Follow @BikeMAMBA and @onionriveroutdoors on social media to get updates and location info! 

A couple notes regarding group ride safety: Face-coverings are required and we'll maintain safe distances at all times. That means no pace lines on each others' wheels and safe (and legal) distancing on the roads. If you feel sick or have been exposed to someone who's sick, please stay home. Front and rear lights are highly recommended and required if we're out 1/2 past sunset.

What type of bike is needed for our gravel rides? While there are bikes designed specifically with gravel riding in mind, we like to say that "gravel" is a road surface, not necessarily a type of bike. Mountain bikes will be fine on our rides, as will flat bar hybrid bikes with at least somewhat knobby tires. Road bikes with at least 30-32mm tires will work. You'll want low gearing for our hills. Average pace will depend on who shows up and whether or not we can split into two or more groups. We'd like to have 10mph pace and a 15mph pace if possible, though group cohesion is the goal here, not crushing mileage. We look forward to riding with you this season! 




Run Well 

Learn to Walk & Run Efficiently While Preventing Injury



Thursday June 24th • 6 - 7:30pm 

This FREE! talk with Master Instructor Sarah Richardson will cover the Three Keys to Feel Good Movement, and introduce you to both ChiWalking and ChiRunning. Learn how alignment and relaxation can happen together and minimize the workload of your legs and improve your efficiency while preventing injury. This presentation will take place outdoors, weather permitting or indoors, with good ventilation and plenty of room to spread out at our shop on 20 Langdon St. in Montpelier.    



Need a little low-stakes, fun-filled motivation to get running again? Sign up for a race! Not only will it (hopefully) add some fuel to your fire, it is also a great way to meet fellow runners and support local organizations. We are proud to partner with Central Vermont Runners and help with some of their season races. 


Upcoming CVR Races include: 

June 12th - Capital City Stampede 

June 26th - Bear Swamp Run 

July 31st - Barre Heritage 5K

Click here to visit CVR's website and see the full schedule and location details. 


Women's MTB Clinics

Summer 2021



Ready to take your skills to the next level? Join Onion River Outdoors and Christsonthy Drellos of Blue Sky MTB for a series of fun, supportive mountain bike clinics for women and non-binary riders as we hone our skills, learn to corner, and get our wheels off the ground! We'll ride at North Branch Trails in Montpelier, and we'll be social distancing during all elements of our clinic. Clinics will run from 9am - 1pm. 

June 12th - MTB Fundamentals

July 17th - Intro to Cornering

August 7th - Pumps and Jumps 

CLICK HERE to sign up! 

Questions? Send us an email


Onion Events



Muddy Onion 2022: Saturday, April 23rd

New and improved for 2022: THE WEATHER, and a lack of pandemic viruses. OK, we can't 100% promise that, but we're hoping conditions aren't quite as epic as the cold, rainy 2019 (the event lived up to its name!) or the virus-which-shall-not-be-named of 2020 and 2021. To relive the muddy fun of 2019, take a gander at Alex Geller's imagery HERE

Come out of your winter hibernation for a fully supported gravel grinder covering (almost) all of the amazing dirt roads Central Vermont has to offer. It's not easy, but it's definitely worth it. For those who are just getting their bike legs under them, there is a shorter loop that will still give you plenty of dirt, fun, and cow sightings.

Hooked already? Eager to sign up? Click here for registration.