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
It's a classic - one of the best one day dirt road bike tour routes in Vermont, the scenery is unbroken. Choose from 15, 30 and 60 mile routes. Short route is family friendly and gradual. The long route is demanding, with 6000 feet of elevation gain. Well marked courses, four food stops, bike patrol on duty, full cookout at end of ride. Kids and teens ride free (so bring a crowd.) $50 registration from adults is a donation to the Cross Vermont Trail - working to connect neighborhoods, schools and parks with safe, fun bike paths.
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.
Join the Vermont Foodbank in their fight against hunger by riding the Harpoon Point to Point!
Since its inception in 2002, the Harpoon Point to Point has become the Vermont Foodbank’s largest fundraiser of the year, raising over $1.3M to date. Come ride 100, 50 or 25 miles on the road, or ride the 20-mile mountain bike trial at Mt. Ascutney. This well-supported ride will take you along rivers, over covered bridges and through Vermont’s incomparable landscape with its infinite shades of green. A festive post-ride party awaits you when you cross the finish line at the Harpoon Brewery, complete with hot showers, delicious BBQ, live music and fresh beer, straight from the source!
Sign up to ride or volunteer at: harpoonpointtopoint.com
The Vermont Challenge is one of the "must ride" cycling tours of New England. The Vermont Challenge fits a niche between the many one-day rides and the high end week long packaged tours. It's the best of both rolled into 4-day tour. Of course you can chose to ride less than all four days, but to truly experience the beauty of Vermont and this event, we strongly urge you to ride with us for 2 or more days. Join us for our very special 6th year anniversary and some new twists and turns.
The Vermont Challenge offers daily routes that are both challenging routes for elite recreational cyclists as well as tamer routes for all riders. The routes traverse Southern and Central Vermont over four days including a signature Gran, Medio and Piccolo Fondo for all riders on Saturday. Visit The Vermont Challenge website to learn more!