As the seasons transition from Winter, to Mud season, and eventually Spring throughout the month of April and until the month of... August, we can continue to celebrate the diversity of the seasons and Vermont's defiance of the laws of nature. Still think we can't have all the seasons in a single week? Think again.
Regardless of what it is the weather is doing, we can celebrate transition and embrace that which is thrown our way. Partaking in the Muddy Onion Spring Classic Gravel Road Ride embodies the nature of Vermonters and their fortitude in the face of the unexpected. Will the roads be smooth buttery dirt, or goopy muddy ruts? Take a gamble to find out. Always ride.
The Muddy Onion Spring Classic Gravel Ride falls on April 29th. There's no telling what the weather will be, but rest assured that there is a 100% chance of bikes, roads, weather, and food on the date of the event.
We all know how exciting budget and strategic planning talk is, but we figured adding some group rides and a few beers might enhance the experience. Join us at von Trapp Brewing on Saturday May 6th to get the rundown on all things SMBC for the year(s) ahead. We'll start things off with some group rides from 1 - 3 p.m. (weather permitting), then adjourn to the Bierhall for a few von Trail Days (SMBC's collab beer with von Trapp Brewing!), some lively discussion, and the Annual Meeting presentation from 3:30 to 5.
Online Registration Deadline is Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET
Join several hundred fellow riders to welcome back the return of mountain bike season with a 25+ mile ride on the scenic unpaved back roads of Waterbury and Waterbury Center. Views of Camels Hump and Mount Mansfield are a near constant on this fully supported ride with the usual aid stations, plus a few extra fun twists (did somebody say bacon and bourbon?). After the ride we welcome in the new season of riding with food from Waterbury’s own Blackback Pub, and of course beers and beverages will be provided.
The Gravel Grinder is WATA’s largest fundraiser for the year and all proceeds from registrations go directly to maintaining and developing new mountain bike trails at Putnam State Forest (Perry Hill) and Little River State Park.
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A challenging double-century that began in 1984, the 100/200 (a.k.a. 200-on-100) spans Vermont, north to south, following scenic Route 100. The first 100 miles roll by fairly quickly, but save your reserves, as the climbs start in the second half of the ride, culminating in the 12-mile Mt. Snow climb. When you finish, you'll truly understand why so many cyclists say "Vermont ain't flat!" Register at http://100-200.org
For more details and to register, visit www.longtrailcenturyride.com
The Vermont Gran Fondo is a non-competitive ride through Vermont’s Green Mountains. This ride will test your fitness with its challenging climbs across four of gaps with total climbing in excess of 11,000 feet. There are amazing views at the top each gap—savor them for a moment before you speed downhill.
Four ride options:
• Gran Fondo: 108 miles, 11,000 feet of climbing
• Medio Difficile: 78 miles, 6,300 feet of climbing
• Medio Facile: 67 miles, 7,000 feet of climbing
• Piccolo Fondo: 39 miles, 2,900 feet of climbing
Visit the VT Gran Fondo website for more information!
The Farm to Fork Fondo - Vermont bike event combines road biking with a foodie tour. Participants ride on a predetermined premarked course, visiting local farms throughout central vermont. Each farm has locally sourced treats for riders to try. At the end we have a festival market with a locally catered meal for riders, and a festival market featuring local artisans from all over Vermont.
Visit the Farm to Fork Fondo website for more details!
2017 RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) dates and route have been announced and registration is open! The race will be taking place from July 23rd - July 29th, 2017. Visit the official website for all the details.