Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

MOONLIGHT MADNESS in Downtown Montpelier

Save big this Friday from 5:00 to 8:00PM as Downtown Montpelier businesses transition into fall with storewide sales! Onion River will be offering 20% off on almost everything* in the store, so set your calendars and enjoy a fun evening full of music, magic, and great deals on historic Langdon Street and beyond!

Stock up on favorites like Darn Tough socks, base layers from The North Face and Marmot, and warm, insulating layers that are equally at home in the winter backcountry as they are on the blustery streets of Montpelier.

And come check out Pitz and Chris of Digerigroove in our parklet kickstand all evening long for funky fun! Come for the sweet gear, stay for the didgeridoo grooves.

*In-stock only, cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons, bikes not included. Some other exclusions apply.

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Muddy Onion 2020
Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00

Muddy Onion 2020

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. 

Both the Long and short courses remain similar in distance and route to last year, but ironing out final routes, at which time they will be posted.

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Dam Wrightsville CX
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Dam Wrightsville CX

Join Onion River Outdoors on Sunday, October, 13 2019 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).

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ORO Goes bikepacking!
Oct
5
4:00 PM16:00

ORO Goes bikepacking!

Join us for a fun overnight bikepacking adventure on Saturday October 5th and return on the 6th. Beginners welcome! We'll load up gear at the shop and bike about 12-15 miles to a beautiful camping spot in the hills of Worcester with no amenities.

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SOLO Wilderness First Responder Class
Oct
5
to Oct 12

SOLO Wilderness First Responder Class

The WFR is the perfect course for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions, or anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting. This 72-hour course is recognized as the industry standard for outdoor professionals including river and mountain guides, outdoor trip leaders, ski patrollers, and others who generally expect to end up in remote settings with limited resources.

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Baja Bikepacking slideshow / Clinic
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Baja Bikepacking slideshow / Clinic

Come and see the friends of the shop Chloe Wexler and Jamie Stewart as they take us through their adventures bike packing and camping in the Baja desert! After the slideshow there will be a small how to clinic on the ins and outs of bikepacking which will be a great event for all wishing to go on the ORO bikepacking trip.

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CVR // ORO Series | Montpelier Mile
Jul
3
6:00 PM18:00

CVR // ORO Series | Montpelier Mile

Register on Runreg.com! (https://www.runreg.com/montpelier-mile)

Kick off Montpelier’s Independence Day parade with Vermont’s fastest mile! This classic one-mile race runs through historic downtown Montpelier in front of thousands of spectators – then stick around after the race for the parade and fireworks!  All ages welcome – kids encouraged to run!

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Ride in the Parade!
Jul
3
4:15 PM16:15

Ride in the Parade!

Wednesday we will be closing at 4:00 in preparation for the parade. Before we start riding in the parade, we will be decorating bikes from 4:15-5 in the parking lot of the shop. Come by to decorate your bike! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

There will be free popsicles and T-shirts!

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North Branch Nature Center's Bug Fest!
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

North Branch Nature Center's Bug Fest!

This summer festival for all ages is a celebration of insects in all their amazing forms! Witness weird and wacky caterpillars, build homes for native bees, learn about pollinators and pollinator gardening, join bug walks with expert naturalists, chase fireflies in the moonlight, and enjoy a wide range of activities just for kids!

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Salsa Cycles demo at Catamount
Jun
26
3:00 PM15:00

Salsa Cycles demo at Catamount

When: 6/26 3pm- 7:30pm

Where: Catamount Outdoor Family Center ( 592 Governor Chittenden Rd. Williston, VT 05495)

Event Description: Come join us at Catamount Outdoor Family Center to demo Salsa Mountain Bikes. This is the perfect opportunity to try before you buy. Available models for demo will be: Spearfish, Horsethief, Rustler, and Timberjack.

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Nepal Trek slideshow
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

Nepal Trek slideshow

What: Everest Trekking into the Sherpa Heartland Slideshow

Where: Onion River Outdoors | 20 Langdon St, Montpelier, VT

When: Tuesday, June 25 @ 6:00PM

For more details on the event contact: info@mountainkora.com | 802.760.9948

Event Description:

Calling fellow adventurers to join Mountain Kora founder, Ashley Nesbitt and US Sherpa Treks founder, Ongyel Sherpa, for an informational and engaging slideshow on trekking through the high Sherpa villages of the Everest region of Nepal. Mountain Kora offers unique trekking, hiking and cultural journeys to Nepal and beyond, with a portion of proceeds from each trip giving back to the communities we visit. Learn about Mountain Kora's partnership with the US Sherpa Foundation and how this trek is supporting Sherpa women in mountaineering. Nepalese eats and drinks will be on offer.

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Niner Bicycles Demo
Jun
19
11:00 AM11:00

Niner Bicycles Demo

What: Niner Bikes Demo

Where: Trapps Family Lodge (700 Trapp Hill Rd, Stowe, Vermont 05672)

When: Tuesday, June 19 @ 12 - 5:45pm

Event Description:

Niner Bikes from Fort Colins, CO will be on site providing public demos with purchase of a trail ticket at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT. Demos will be from 12-5:45p. At 6, we hand things over to Onion River Outdoors and their Women's Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic.

Pre-registered individuals will be able to participate in our Women's Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic starting at 6:00p and have the chance to demo a Niner during the clinic.

NINER FLEET:


RLT STEEL 4-STAR MY19 - 56cm - Orange-a-Tan - 700c

RLT RDO 4-STAR MY19 - 53cm - Cement/Blue - 700c

AIR RDO 4-STAR MY19 - MD - Gloss Blue - 29

JET RDO 4-STAR MY19 - XS - Slate/Orange - 29

JET RDO 4-STAR MY19 - SM - Slate/Orange - 29

JET RDO 4-STAR MY19 - MD - Slate/Orange - 29

JET RDO 4-STAR MY19 - LG - Slate/Orange - 29

JET RDO 4-STAR MY19 - XL - Slate/Orange - 29

RKT RDO 4-STAR MY19 - XS - Orange - 29

RKT RDO 4-STAR MY19 - SM - Orange - 29

RKT RDO 4-STAR MY19 - MD - Orange - 29

RKT RDO 4-STAR MY19 - LG - Orange - 29

RKT RDO 4-STAR MY19 - XL - Orange - 29

RIP RDO 4-STAR MY19 - SM - SANTA FE SAND - 27.5

RIP RDO 4-STAR MY19 - MD - SANTA FE SAND - 27.5

RIP RDO 4-STAR MY19 - LG - SANTA FE SAND - 27.5

RIP RDO 4-STAR MY19 - SM - MILITARY GREEN/CEMENT GREY - 29

RIP RDO 4-STAR MY19 - MD - MILITARY GREEN/CEMENT GREY - 29

RIP RDO 4-STAR MY19 - LG - MILITARY GREEN/CEMENT GREY - 29

RIP RDO 4-STAR MY19 - XL - MILITARY GREEN/CEMENT GREY - 29



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Bike Swap!
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Bike Swap!

The annual bike swap is upon us! Find the perfect new-to-you bike, sell that old bike that’s been taking up space in your garage all these years, or better yet do both! From kids bikes to road bikes, full suspension bikes and fat bikes, it’s all here and waiting for you! As always, our helpful and knowledgeable staff members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and to guide you toward the bike that is best suited for your riding.

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Now Accepting Bikes for the Swap!
Apr
27
to May 3

Now Accepting Bikes for the Swap!

Want to sell your bike at the Bike Swap on Saturday? Bring it down to the shop this week, before 6 pm on Friday, May 3rd. A staff member will be on hand to help you decide what price it will best sell at and walk you through the process.

Before you bring your bike in, increase the likelihood of it selling with these easy steps! Everyone wants to buy a clean, shiny bike.

Brush off cobwebs and dirt and shine up the frame
Put air in the tires
Lube the chain

If your bike sells, you have some options for payout:

  1. 80% of the selling price as a check

  2. 100% of the selling price as store credit

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Muddy Onion
Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

Muddy Onion

Come out of your winter hibernation for a fully supported 36.9 mile 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 hesitant to depart their winter hibernation, there is a shorter 21.3 mile loop that will still give you plenty of dirt, fun, and cow sitings.
As always, we will have a fully stocked aid station in Adamant with everything you could ever hope for while out on an April gravel ride with all of your friends!
Join us after for a massive parking lot party! Your entry includes delicious food and beer tickets to help you cap of an amazing Saturday!

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