From Randolph in the Green Mountain National Forest, the 45 mile Circus Ride is a challenging loop combining doubletrack and singletrack through local fern and forest. The counterclockwise mountain bike rides starts from town and heads out SR12A and then follows Birgham Hill Road. After a half mile, turn onto a dirt jeep road. This dirt road heads to the top of Baintree Hill and the Stagecoach Trail. The route rolls between forest and meadow. Follow past Mud Pond and around Mount Nevis and Thresher Hill.
About a third of the way along the Circus Ride, turn onto Baintree Gap for a 3 mile technical climb up the gap. There's a great descent off the summit down to South Hollow Road.
At around 28 miles, watch for the side trail to the Mount Cushan Summit. Continue east to follow the downhill back to town.
Overall, Circus Ride is the 6th most popular mountain bike trail of all 16 mountain biking rides in Vermont.