Two hundred Single Speed Mountain Bikers from all over the country gathered in Stowe in late July to sample Stowe’s famous mountain bike trails. Enthusiasts competed in a 25 mile grueling race with exotic mountain bikes, some costing up to around $5,000. Aficiandos of the sport say that riding a single speed mountain bike can help bring back the unfettered joy you experienced riding your bike as a child. In addition, it is claimed that a single speed bike is more efficient than a multi speed! Whatever the reasoning, it’s a tough work out, especially under a hot sun! We followed the bikers around Stowe village and about a quarter way up Mount Mansfield.