Video: What’s it like to bike
on Norwich’s Paine Mountain? © July 3, 2013, Norwich University Office of Communications

It’s a lung buster. You climb up, up and up some more until your legs tremble and you can’t keep the handlebars straight. But then ... release! All your problems are left behind as you glide through the slopes and forests of Central Vermont. Hang on when you start the descent!

In 2012, Norwich University opened the Shaw Outdoor Center on and around the Paine Mountain hillside that used to have a ski lift. Now, it features some of the best mountain biking, snowshoeing and hiking you can imagine. It’s right on campus, and there is top-of-the-line gear available to borrow.

What’s it like to bike at Norwich? Try it yourself and see.