MEET THE FOLKS OF ONION RIVER OUTDOORS !

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JEN ROBERTS

Co-Owner of Onion River Outdoors Jen really champions the "Outdoors" part of the name.

  • Jen wrote the book "Best Day Hikes In Vermont", the second edition of which was just published by the Appalachin Mountain Club.

    • Jenn knows the mountains of VT like the back of her hand. Ask her for directions, what hikes are great for kids, what hikes are great for dogs, what you need to be prepared for a day out on the trail, and any other thoughts that might pop into your head!

  • Jen also leads our Women's Beginner Mountain Bike Clinics.

  • A fun fact / super cool fact, Jen traveled all over the country and world telemark racing in college on the US Telemark Ski Team. I bet she can answer an incredible wide array of you ski questions. From nordic skis to backcountry bindings she’s got you covered.

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Kip roberts

Co-Owner of Onion River Outdoors / Cyclocross Racer / Frankebike Builder

  • Kip is knows for showing up to every group ride with a different bike. Not because he bought a new one from the bike shop he owns, but because he found a way to put together another full “working” bicycle from all of the old parts lying around his basement.

  • Kip has won the “Race to the Top”, the annual race up Mt Mansfield, multiple times. He says his best fuel is doughnuts.

  • A common quote from Kip Roberts: “Woah is that a coster brake? Cool dude”

  • Like Jen, Kip loves to tele ski, and believes it is the fastest growing winter sport.

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ALEX JINKS

Soft Goods Buyer / 2nd fastest 100 miler on earth in 2018

  • Jinks got 3rd at the 2018 VT 100

  • First at the 2018 Northface Endurance Challenge 50 miler

  • Jinks also baked that cheesecake you probably won at our last event.

  • Unreal knowledge of running, ask him any questions you may have about getting started trail running, what new running shoes you should get, what socks you should wear, how to carry water, how to fuel, and anything else you can possibly think of.

  • Jinks is also a car rack master. Whatever you are trying to carry and whatever you drive, he can find you a good solution and get it installed onto your vehicle for you. What a guy.

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CAIL SANDERS CASSIDY

AKA Our Gal Friday

  • What does Cail do at ORO? The answer to that question is surely too long to fit in this space. Ordering, sales, you name it, Cail does it!

  • Cail is from the great maple leaf nation of Canada, however she has just told us that she was born in New York, causing us to question just about (abuut) everything she has ever told us about herself.

  • Being a Canadian, Cale prefers to mountain bike in jeans and ski in her Levi’s jacket.

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PAUL TRUSTY

  • Ask Paul about just about anything - bikes, skis, snowshoes, flannels, fanny packs, sleeping bags, and wooly mammoth stuffed animals.

  • Trust Paul with all of your bike repair needs, or for a fantastic local trail recommendation.

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CAROLINE KESSLER

Marketing Manager

  • Likes to ski a little bit.

  • Draws exclusively in Microsoft Paint.

  • Born in Vermont, then just never left.

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Micah Ball

  • Micah comes to us all the way from Berkely California.

  • He rides all kinds of bikes, including fat bike, mountain bikes, gravel bikes, and most importantly trash bikes.

  • He enjoys riding bikes in the dark with his friends, bike packing around Vermont, and good music.

  • Micah is a mechanic extraordinaire, here to fixe any and every problem you may have with your bicycle.

  • You may also find him grinding gravel throughout the summer on our group rides, ripping through dusty corners on our group mountain bike rides, or discussing printing processes and graphic design for fun.

  • Micah knows alot, whether it’s biking, hiking, camping or anything else relevant (or not) to the products in the shop, stop by and ask him your best questions. We bet he can probably help you figure it out.