Winter Warrior Bike Clinic
Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Winter Warrior Bike Clinic

In the FREE workshop, get the tips and tricks from an experienced year-round bike commuter to become a winter biking warrior!

Join u at Onion River Outdoors Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30. There will be drinks, snacks, and plenty of wonderful discussion.

Give us a call at (802) 225-6736 with any questions!

See you there!

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Women's Beginner MTB Clinic 1
Jun
12
to Jul 17

Women's Beginner MTB Clinic 1

Want to take your skills to the next level?! This is a fun, supportive beginner clinic for women and non-binary riders. We will explore different trail systems each Wednesday, working on building skills, confidence, and having tons of fun on bikes with an awesome crew! The clinic also includes one evening of bike maintenance at the shop.

The beginner clinic will build have you building balance and confidence on your bike. We will cover topics such as correct body position, uphill and downhill cornering, navigating obstacles, becoming more efficient in pedaling, and much more!

Rentals will be available at a discounted rate throughout the clinic.

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Women's Intermediate MTB Session 1
Jun
19
to Jul 17

Women's Intermediate MTB Session 1

Want to take your skills to the next level?! This is a fun,, supportive intermediate mountain bike clinic for women and non-binary riders. We’ll explore different trail systems each Wednesday, working on building skills, confidence, and having tons of fun with an awesome crew! The clinic also includes one evening of bike maintenance and mechanics at the shop.

The intermediate clinic will build on skills learned as a beginner mountain biker, including cornering, maintaining an effective and efficient body position, increasing your speed and balance on more challenging terrain and much much more.

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Women's Beginner MTB Clinic 2
Aug
7
to Sep 4

Women's Beginner MTB Clinic 2

Want to take your skills to the next level?! This is a fun, supportive beginner clinic for women and non-binary riders. We will explore different trail systems each Wednesday, working on building skills, confidence, and having tons of fun on bikes with an awesome crew! The clinic also includes one evening of bike maintenance at the shop.

The beginner clinic will build have you building balance and confidence on your bike. We will cover topics such as correct body position, uphill and downhill cornering, navigating obstacles, becoming more efficient in pedaling, and much more!

Rentals will be available at a discounted rate throughout the clinic.

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Women's Intermediate MTB Session 2
Aug
7
to Sep 4

Women's Intermediate MTB Session 2

Want to take your skills to the next level?! This is a fun,, supportive intermediate mountain bike clinic for women and non-binary riders. We’ll explore different trail systems each Wednesday, working on building skills, confidence, and having tons of fun with an awesome crew! The clinic also includes one evening of bike maintenance and mechanics at the shop.

The intermediate clinic will build on skills learned as a beginner mountain biker, including cornering, maintaining an effective and efficient body position, increasing your speed and balance on more challenging terrain and much much more.

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Global Fat Bike Day Ride w/ ORO
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

Global Fat Bike Day Ride w/ ORO

Join us for a fat bike ride Saturday 12/1 to celebrate Global Fat Bike Day! We will be rolling from the shop at noon for a fun-filled afternoon, all abilities are welcome! 

We will have half priced rentals, so if you have been wanting to give fatbiking a try, this is your day! 

All in-stock fat bikes from Specialized, Surly, Salsa and Rocky Mountain will also be on sale!

The weather looks great, the snow is already amazing, it's sure to be a fantastic day!

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Sock Saturday
Nov
24
9:00 AM09:00

Sock Saturday

Take 20% off socks all day long!

It’s that time of year again, where you have to romp through slushy puddles of snow on the way to work, and slide your feet into ski boots on the weekends. Keep your toes warm with a variety of socks from Darn Tough, Smartwool and more!

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Flannel Friday
Nov
23
10:00 AM10:00

Flannel Friday

Flannel Friday returns!

Take $10 off every $50 you spend, all day long!

True to its name, there will also be an abundance of flannel on sale, shirts for him and her, bandanas, hats and more!

Stop by and stock up on warm layers for the winter, or finally pick out those skis you’ve been waiting for!

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Preseason Ski Sale
Nov
16
to Nov 18

Preseason Ski Sale

Friday November 16th through Sunday November 18th stop by Onion River Outdoors to score sweet deals are on your winter gear! We will have Backcountry Skis, Touring Skis, Skate Skis, Snowshoes, Ice Skates, Sleds, and so much more on sale! (exclusions appy)

This year we are happy to carry skis from Fischer, Salomon, Rossignol, Altai, Madshus and Voile. Whether you are you looking to rip some tele turns on the big mountains or step out your back door to tour through the part we have something for you.

And don’t forget about our Junior Season Ski Lease Packages! We have both new and used Skate and Waxless packages for you kiddo to get out on the trails. Stop in today (or during the sale, but be aware that sizes go quick).

See you there!

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Autumn Onion 5K
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Autumn Onion 5K

The Autumn Onion Returns!

Join Onion River Outdoors and Central Vermont Runners Sunday, October 28th for the annual costume 5K run in Montpelier. The race is open to people of all ages. Costumes strongly encouraged, prizes awarded for best costume! The race will start in front of Onion River Outdoors at 9am sharp. Pre-register on RunReg.com. On site registration will also be available.

Register Here: https://www.runreg.com/autumn-onion-5k

Click event for more details, including the route details and MapMyRun Files.

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Of Wheelmen, the New Woman, & Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Of Wheelmen, the New Woman, & Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont

UVM professor Luis Vivanco explores the fascinating early history of the bicycle in Vermont, a new invention that generated widespread curiosity when it arrived here in the 1880s. During the 1890s, enthusiasm exploded statewide as bicycles became safer, women took to the wheel, roads improved, and retailers developed novel advertising techniques to draw in buyers. By 1920, popular interest in bicycles had waned, but it had not just been a fad: the bicycle was tied to important changes in industrial production, consumerism, new road policies and regulations, gender relations, and new cultural ideas about auto-mobility and effortless speed. 
A Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau Event; 
co-sponsored by Onion River Outdoors and Kellogg-Hubbard Library. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS AT ONION RIVER OUTDOORS.

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Mellow Mountain Bike Mondays
Oct
22
to Oct 29

Mellow Mountain Bike Mondays

October 22nd Location: Cady Hill in Stowe, VT
October 29th (Season Finale) Location: North Branch in Montpelier, VT

Join us Mondays at 5pm for casual, beginner friendly riding. We'll keep the skill level basic and fun level high. we won't have formal instruction, but we'll share tips and tricks as needed, and maybe session some features. 

Kids welcome, contact us to find out if the riding will match their skill level. 

If the weather looks iffy, contact us or check our Facebook page to make sure we're still riding. 

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Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day


Join Onion River Outdoors and MAMBA (Montpelier Area Mountain Bike Association) for the annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day!

This year Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day will be held at Wrightsville Reservoir in Middlesex, just outside of Montpelier. We will have guided rides for kids of all ages and abilities. There will be a field full of fun built features for everyone to have some fun on, whether on a strider bike or a big geared bicycle. 

No experience necessary for either kids or adults. The event will run from 10am-12pm, we encourage the whole family to attend! Wrightsville has a great selection of trails from wide grassy paths to true singletrack riding. Oh, and it's FREE!

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Mellow Mountain Bike Mondays
Oct
15
5:00 PM17:00

Mellow Mountain Bike Mondays

This Week's Location: Blueberry Lake, Plunkton Rd, Warren

Join us Mondays at 5pm for casual, beginner friendly riding. We'll keep the skill level basic and fun level high. we won't have formal instruction, but we'll share tips and tricks as needed, and maybe session some features. 

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Mt. Worcester Guided Hike
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Mt. Worcester Guided Hike

Join ORO on a guided hike up Mt. Worcester! We will meet at the trailhead at 10am and follow the route laid out in the "Vermont's Best Day Hikes", a book written by our very own Jen Roberts! Be sure to stop in the shop and pick one up if you are looking for a guide for incredible hikes all around Vermont. It is complete with descriptions, trail tips for specific areas, and difficulty levels of different trails so you can feel prepared wherever you are headed. The hike is about 4 miles round trip, and is kid friendly although some hiking experience is necessary. 

October 8th is right smack in the middle of peak foliage season in Vermont so the views are sure to be incredible! 

Click event photo to register (This is a Free event!)
See you there!

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Mellow Mountain Bike Mondays
Oct
1
5:30 PM17:30

Mellow Mountain Bike Mondays

Join us Mondays at 5pm for casual, beginner-friendly riding. We'll keep the skill level basic and fun level high. We won't have former instruction, but we'll share tips and tricks as needed, and maybe some fun features to session. Kids welcome; contact us to find out if the riding will match their skill level. 

Location: Millstone

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Mellow Mountain Bike Mondays
Sep
24
5:00 PM17:00

Mellow Mountain Bike Mondays

Join us Mondays at 5pm for casual, beginner-friendly riding. We'll keep the skill level basic and fun level high. We won't have former instruction, but we'll share tips and tricks as needed, and maybe some fun features to session. Kids welcome; contact us to find out if the riding will match their skill level. 

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Dam Writghtsville Cyclocross Race
Sep
23
8:00 AM08:00

Dam Writghtsville Cyclocross Race

Join Onion River Outdoors Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 for the fourth annual Dam Wrightsville Cyclocross race at the Wrightsville Reservoir Beach (just north of the dam) in Middlesex, VT. (Map location: 369 VT-12, Middlesex, VT, 05602).

Bunny-hop-able barriers, sand, and a Spiral of Death: yeah, we'll have it all...

Come on out and enjoy a unique Vermont CX experience in an idyllic location! This is a super-spectator-friendly sport and venue. ALL BIKES WELCOME! Mountain bikes (no bar ends), cross bikes, klunkers, fat bikes, kids' bikes!!

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Mellow Mountain Bike Mondays
Sep
17
5:00 PM17:00

Mellow Mountain Bike Mondays

Join us Mondays at 5pm for casual, beginner-friendly riding. We'll keep the skill level basic and fun level high. We won't have former instruction, but we'll share tips and tricks as needed, and maybe some fun features to session. Kids welcome; contact us to find out if the riding will match their skill level. 

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Mellow Mountain Bike Mondays
Sep
10
5:00 PM17:00

Mellow Mountain Bike Mondays

Join us Mondays at 5pm for casual, beginner-friendly riding. We'll keep the skill level basic and fun level high. We won't have former instruction, but we'll share tips and tricks as needed, and maybe some fun features to session. Kids welcome; contact us to find out if the riding will match their skill level. 

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Parking Lot Cinema - "The Moment"
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Parking Lot Cinema - "The Moment"

Join us for the second rendition of ORO Parking Lot Cinema! On Friday, September 7th, we will be showing "The Moment", a film documenting the beginning of Freeride Mountain Biking in British Columbia. "The Moment" is thrilling, fascinating and generally incredible. The feature-length film will start at 7pm. Tickets are $10 and include snacks and beverages. As always, BYOC (bring your own chair).

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Women's Intermediate Mountain Biking Clinic
Sep
5
to Sep 26

Women's Intermediate Mountain Biking Clinic

Gain confidence and skills in this fun weekly on-trail clinic that helps you take your riding to the next level.  This session continues where our beginner class left off with further instruction in technical aspects, bike maintenance and other skills.  Gain knowledge and further your abiltiies in a fun supportive environment while exploring the best mountain bike trails in Central Vermont!

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Women's Beginner Mountain Biking Clinic - Registration Full
Sep
5
to Sep 26

Women's Beginner Mountain Biking Clinic - Registration Full

Gain confidence and skills in this fun weekly on-trail clinic. No experience necessary. Bike rentals available. Learn all the basics of technical trail riding, how to fix a flat and troubleshoot other common mechanical problems, and meet new riding buddies while exploring the best mountain bike trails in Central Vermont!

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