Video: A Kingdom Odyssey

Gorgeous edit shows off Vermont's mountain bike gemstone

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T-Bar films went deep inside the trail system to capture footage for the edit.

T-Bar films went deep inside the trail system to capture footage for the edit.

In their new edit entitles “A Kingdom Odyssey,” T-Bar Films takes us on a ride through Vermont’s Kingdom Trails–a special place in US mountain biking annals that stitches together more than 35 miles of (mostly) singletrack trail through a cooperative network comprised of more than 50 landowners.

Leading the tour are pro gravity rider Adam Morse (Giant Bikes) and trail design legend Knight Ide (Santa Cruz Bikes, Shimano, Five Ten) who give us a glimpse of what the Kingdom has to offer, from tight singletrack to techy rock chutes and manicured jump lines. Behind the camera, brothers Elliot and Tyler Wilkinson-Ray capture this part of Vermont that was so special to them growing up.

Bucolic and shrouded in clouds, the word "Kingdom" seems an apt description.

Bucolic and shrouded in clouds, the word “Kingdom” seems an apt description.

“A Kingdom Odyssey” was supported by the Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain Resort, and Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VBMA), the Vermont chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

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About the author: Don Palermini

Chicago-born Don Palermini became a cycling-based life-form in the sixth grade after completing a family road bike tour of his home state. Three years later he bought his first mountain bike to help mitigate the city's pothole-strewn streets, and began exploring the region's unpaved roads and trails. Those rides sparked a much larger journey which includes all manner of bike racing, commuting, on- and off-road bike advocacy, and a 20-plus-year marketing career in the cycling industry that landed him at his current gig with Santa Cruz bicycles. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, his four favorite words in the English language are "breakfast served all day," together in that order.


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