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Let's activate our shared potential for human change! Join the positive revolution and parade your voice instead of protesting. AND what better way to celebrate than a zany bicycle parade! When we ride bikes, we connect with the weather, our neighbors, our power, and the joy of moving freedom. JOIN US!
Join Velo Vermont for our fourth annual Spring Roll on Saturday May 11, 2019; It's not a race, rather a mixed-surface bicycle ride. Distance is about 35 miles with 3,311 feet of climbing, for those counting.
National Bike Month includes an ever-expanding diversity of events in communities nationwide — but the biggest day of the month is Bike to Work Day. In 2019, Bike to Work Week will be May 13–19, with Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17.
40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, it’s not surprising that, from 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 62 percent.
A slow-paced 8-mile bike ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roads, including Middlebury's Kelly Boe for which the ride was started and named. Goes through Middlebury and Weybridge via Weybridge St and Hamilton Rd, escorted by police and returns to MUHS by about 5 pm. Wear helmet. Cancelled in event of heavy rain.
Richard’s Ride brings the entire RTF community together to celebrate Richard’s life as well as his enthusiasm for cycling and all that it adds to our lives. Richard’s Ride has something for everyone: from short family rides, to mountain bike trail rides, to road rides from 15 to 70 miles.
Discounted Fee Deadline: Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 12:01 AM ET.
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM ET
This event has been organized to celebrate the life and contributions of Richard Tom, a cyclist whose life tragically ended in April of 2015. Richard dedicated his life to sharing his passion for “all things bicycle”. His friends have formed a foundation in his name, the Richard Tom Foundation ("RTF"), and we have organized this ride in memory of Richard. This ride will be staged at Cochran's Ski Area. There are several road routes and two mountain bike options be available.
All rides will finish at the Cochran Ski Area, where food and beverages will be waiting, thanks to Dakin Farms, Stone Corral Brewery and other food and beverage sponsors. Please come join the fun and support RTF! Due to somewhat limited parking at Cochran's please carpool and also consider parking in Richmond and making a short ride to Cochran's Ski Area for the event.
Through this event, RTF will promote the health benefits of cycling and encourage the spirit of fun and adventure that was a significant part of Richard's life. We are expecting several participants in our Velo Village to help promote and share the cycling lifestyle.
Proceeds will support children's cycling programs and camps (including Little Bellas and Catamount Family Center's mountain biking camp), will support legislative efforts led by Local Motion, and a variety of other efforts to promote bike safety and adventure on bikes.
Participants in the Richard's 70 and Richard's 30 are welcome to participate in the Children's Ride and the Family Ride at no additional cost
Please also consider a tax-deductible contribution to the RT Foundation. The board of the RT Foundation will use your funds wisely to support a variety of efforts to improve the safety of our roads and make cycling available and children who might not otherwise have an opportunity to experience the fun and adventure that happens on a bike.
Register here: https://www.bikereg.com/rtfoundation
Come join 545 Velo for the 3rd annual Guilford Gravel Grinder! We've scoured some of the best back roads in southern Vermont and have put together a fun and challenging race, almost entirely on rural dirt roads in and around Guilford, VT.
This is a 40 mile race with approx. 4,800ft of climbing!
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET
The Bike Ferry opens on May 24th, 2019. To see the ferry schedule check out this link
Join us for free coffee, pastries, and the tips and tricks needed for fun and safe biking! Expert bike commuter, Peter Burns, will provide guidance over an hour workshop through 30+ years of his experiences and stories. By the end of the workshop, you'll be well caffeinated and ready to get out and bike, whether it's to the store, work, drop off the kids at school, or just for fun.
Also come learn about the library's new bike loan program! Yay bikes!
This is a free workshop. No RSVP needed, but it is helpful to indicate if you're coming on the Facebook event here.
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.