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  • Sunday, June 09, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Robb Family Farm in Brattleboro, VT

    Tour de Heifer 2019

    Vermont’s most challenging dirt road rides! The eighth annual Tour de Heifer happens on Sunday, June 9, 2019!

    The Tour de Heifer’s 60 and 30 mile challenge routes follow dirt roads with minimal pavement.  Both entail significant elevation change — that is, hill-climbing, and lots of it! Both the 30 and 60 mile challenges are loop rides with opportunities for bailing out.

    We also offer a less challenging (but still hilly!) 15-mile country ride with paved hills and a scenic riverside dirt road section. This is an out-and-back ride to the Green River Bridge.

    Families and people who love to walk will enjoy our guided 3-mile hike to the top of nearby Round Mountain. Beginning at 10:30 at Robb Family Farm, and back down in time for lunch – click here for trail map.

    All of the routes begin and end at Robb Family Farm in West Brattleboro, and feature incredible views, farm and woodland terrain, New England villages (one with a covered bridge), and much more.

    What’s for lunch? Tour de Heifer Quiches and Frittatas and Field Greens Salad with Seasonal Vegetables by A Vermont Table Catering, plentiful sides and beverages and freshly baked cookies for dessert! AND MUCH MORE! And, Brattleboro’s Whetstone Brewery will be on hand to offer samples as well as drafts for sale! So be sure to tuck a little cash into your pocket!

     

    https://www.strollingoftheheifers.com/tour/

    Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/tourdeheifer

    Discounted Registration due 5/16/19, End Registration 6/8/19

  • Sunday, June 09, 2019 at 09:30 AM

    The Ranger 2019

    Join us and the Alliance for Vermont Communities this summer at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds for a FUNraising event to protect and celebrate this beautiful place. Features of our event include a 32-mile adventure style gravel grinder on beautiful dirt roads (and a shorter 16 mi bike loop). All will all end with a festival of local foods, local beer, live music and more! We guarantee fun and a renewed appreciation for this beautiful area. 

    https://www.therangervt.com/

    https://www.bikereg.com/the-ranger0

  • Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 07:00 AM
    Friend of Northern Lake Champlain

    Switchback Bike for the Lake 2019

    Join other bikers and enjoy spectacular views of Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the Adirondacks of New York.

    Come, pedal with others who appreciate the joy of cycling and value supporting the water quality work of Friends of Northern Lake Champlain.

    Wrap the day up with a celebration of music, food, and beverage!

    Register today for the century ride, 80-mile, 60-mile, or 30-mile ride.

    Early registration is $65 per rider until June 9th, after that date, you’ll need to register on the day of the event and the price increases to $75 per rider.

    https://www.friendsofnorthernlakechamplain.org/product/switchback-bike-for-the-lake-2019/

  • Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 04:30 AM
    Vermont Route 100 in North Troy, VT

    100/200 One Day 2019

    The 100/200 is a one day bicycle ride that stretches from the Canadian border to the Massachusetts state line. Route 100 is widely recognized as one of Vermont's most scenic highways and the ride is routed to minimize automobile traffic. With nicely spaced town greens for breaks, numerous scenic vistas, a number of long, steep climbs, and 50 mph descents, the 100/200 is a true New England classic, and a prime target for experienced cyclists.

    While not a challenge to be tackled by the casual rider, the 100/200 should be within the capabilities of most well-trained cyclists. Bicycling Magazine included this ride in a 1989 article titled "Hell On Wheels: The 10 Toughest One-Day Rides in North America." Whether you've never tried a double-century before, or you're an experienced long-distance cyclist, this ride presents you with a challenge that you will always remember!

     

    http://100-200.org/index.html

    http://100-200.org/Registration.html

    There is no charge for registration for the 100/200. Being a ride without rules, there is no need to register at all, but it does help us to plan and to do what we can to connect people who need a ride with drivers who have space to offer. Of course, registration creates no obligation. If you are averse to formalities like this, or are in a witness protection program, feel free to just show up at 4:30 am, June 22nd, 2019, ready to ride!
  • Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 06:30 AM through June 23, 2019
    Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners, VT

    VT Adaptive Charity Ride 2019

    2019 Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride

    SUPPORT ADAPTIVE SPORTS. PEDAL &PARTY FOR A CAUSE!

    Formerly known as the Long Trail Century Ride to benefit Vermont Adaptive, the 9th Annual Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride presented by Long Trail Brewing offers multiple routes for cycling and mountain biking, plus a kid-friendly 5K bike ride and more.

    Whether cycling on the 100-mile, 60-mile or 40-mile loops, or simply journeying near the Brewery on the 20-mile loop or the family-friendly 5K bike ride, there is something for everyone to enjoy during the Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride. All courses start and finish at Long Trail Brewery, located on Route 4. The festivities continue for all after the ride at the brewery, where a BBQ menu will be prepared, live music and family entertainment, refreshments, and more will make this an event not to be missed.

     

    https://charityride.vermontadaptive.org/

    https://charityride.vermontadaptive.org/registration/

    Register by 6/1/19 for discount; End registration 6/22/19

  • Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 07:00 AM
    Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners, VT

    VT Adaptive Charity Ride

    Support Disabled Sports
    The Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride presented by Long Trail Brewing (formerly known as the Long Trail Century Ride) is an event established through a partnership of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and title sponsor Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners, plus Killington Resort, the Lookout Tavern, and many local businesses in the Killington region. The goal of the annual event is to enjoy the beauty of Vermont through cycling all while raising funds for the state’s largest nonprofit organization committed to providing sports and recreation to people with disabilities.

    Whether cycling on the 100-mile, 60-mile or 40-mile loops, or simply journeying near the Brewery on the 20-mile loop or the family-friendly 5K bike ride, there is something for everyone to enjoy during the Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride. All courses start and finish at Long Trail Brewery, located on Route 4. The festivities continue for all after the ride at the brewery, where a BBQ menu will be prepared, live music and family entertainment, refreshments, and more will make this an event not to be missed.

    Click here for more info or to register!

  • Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 08:00 AM

    Going the Distance Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser 2019

    Together we can Raise $50,000

    for the Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro

     

    Please join our 10th Annual Going the Distance Ride 

    on Saturday, June 22, 2019

    This year we have routes of 20, 40, 60 or 100 miles, that start at the New England Youth Theater and end at the Boys & Girls Club and travel along the lovely Connecticut River Valley, on quiet well-paved roads. 

    Fully Supported Rides: All routes are clearly marked and fully supported with Sag vans and rest stops at 20 mile intervals. Longer rides receive a catered lunch midway at local swimming holes.  All riders are invited to enjoy an end of ride celebration with free food and drink afterward. 

    https://www.firstgiving.com/event/bgcbrattleboro/GTD2019

  • Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 07:00 AM
    Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners, VT

    VT Adaptive Charity Ride

    Support Disabled Sports
    The Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride presented by Long Trail Brewing (formerly known as the Long Trail Century Ride) is an event established through a partnership of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and title sponsor Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners, plus Killington Resort, the Lookout Tavern, and many local businesses in the Killington region. The goal of the annual event is to enjoy the beauty of Vermont through cycling all while raising funds for the state’s largest nonprofit organization committed to providing sports and recreation to people with disabilities.

    Whether cycling on the 100-mile, 60-mile or 40-mile loops, or simply journeying near the Brewery on the 20-mile loop or the family-friendly 5K bike ride, there is something for everyone to enjoy during the Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride. All courses start and finish at Long Trail Brewery, located on Route 4. The festivities continue for all after the ride at the brewery, where a BBQ menu will be prepared, live music and family entertainment, refreshments, and more will make this an event not to be missed.

    Click here for more info or to register!

  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 06:30 AM
    Bristol Rec Club in Bristol, VT

    Vermont Gran Fondo 2019

    The Vermont Gran Fondo is a non-competitive ride through Vermont’s Green Mountains. This ride will test your fitness with its challenging climbs. There are amazing views at the top each gap—savor them for a moment before you speed downhill.

    There are two well-known gap rides through the central Vermont region, the ‘6-Gap Ride’ and the ‘4-Gap Ride’ – aka the ‘LAMB’; Lincoln Gap, Appalachain Gap, Middlebury Gap, and Brandon Gap. The 6-Gap ride includes all the LAMB climbs but, for the ultimate Green Mountain Challenge, two more climbs, typically Roxbury Gap and Rochester Gap (aka – Bethel Gap), added to the mix will surely give you a good night’s sleep. The four climbs each year will pass over a selection from this list.

    Food, Drink, and Music to Recover and Relax. Saturday, June 29th 2 to 7 p.m. at the main event tent at the Bristol Rec Club, 110 Airport Drive, Bristol, VT

    http://vermontgranfondo.com/

    https://www.bikereg.com/vtgf

    Early registration due: 6/15/19, End registration 6/26/19

  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 09:00 AM

    RAS Gravel Adventure 2019

    41.6 Miles

    4000 ft of climbing

    Famed JHR Climb with 21% grade

    88% Gravel

    My inspiration for this ride came from the Vermont Overland and the increasing popularity to ride on dirt versus payment.  If your looking for a challenging Saturday morning effort with good people, fast riders and a cause that drastically needs the attention of the medical field, then the RAS Ride is for you. RAS Gravel along with Vermont Rare an organization that cares deeply about creating a community in Vermont and beyond for those living with and affected by rare disease. We intimately know the challenges of the rare disease journey.  As passionate cyclists, we also know that there are parallels that exist between cycling and walking the rare disease path. Challenges are made easier when taken together – this is the very essence of gravel adventure riding.

    My ride begins out of Wild Wings Nordic Center in my home town of Peru, Vermont at 9am.  As many returning riders can attest, the 42 miles and 4000 plus elevation gain covers some of the most scenic gravel and Class IV roads in Southern Vermont. 88% taking place on dirt, it’s sure to test your off road skill set.

    https://www.support4shane.com/

    Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/ras-adventure-ride-10krun-run

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