15-30-60 mile Vermont Dirt Road Rides
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.
Families and people who love to walk will enjoy our guided hike to the top of nearby Round Mountain.
All of the begin and end at Lilac Ridge Farm in West Brattleboro, and feature incredible views, farm and woodland terrain, New England villages (one with a covered bridge), and much more.
What does it support?
The Tour is a fund-raiser for Strolling of the Heifers -- The Tour helps support the Stroll's Farm to Table Apprenticeship Program, which teaches nutrition and culinary skills to underemployed community members, placing them in full-time, permanent positions at local restaurants and institutional kitchens.
Ticket's available at: https://www.bikereg.com/tourdeheifer
This ride is a favorite of the local Kingdom Velo Group - a guided tour around Lake Memphremagog with stops at Georgeville, Magog, The Abby and Masonville. This 80 mile route is a great way to "warm up" for the kingdom game weekend, or do it as a stand-alone day ride and forget the rest! But, you better bring your passport! This ride involves International Travel and is just so much fun.
Three Days of Fully Supported Rides
Carefully selected stretches of road that showcase the best of the Northeast Kingdom. Quiet back roads that are favorites of our local cyclists. Light traffic and recent repaving make for some of the best cycling in the northeast. Lunch, maps, directions and roving SAG wagons are provided.
For more information: http://kingdomgames.co/tour-de-kingdom/
As wicked and wild as ever. The Irreverent Road Ride returns for its 7th! incarnation in the month of June, giving extended day light hours to traverse the back roads of Vermont's beautiful Green Mountains. Still the country's single most challenging dirt road ride, bar non. Unsanctioned, untimed, unruly and unpredictable.
Do your part for clean water, get some great exercise, connect with friends, and experience some of Vermont’s most stunning scenery all at the same time this summer at our annual Switchback Bike for the Lake supported ride! Funds raised from this event will support the work of Friends of Northern Lake Champlain on projects prevent nutrient pollution and ensure that we can still enjoy this natural treasure for many generations to come!
For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.northernlakechamplain.org/events/bike-for-the-lake-2018/
All rides start and finish at Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners, VT. Four rides, including a century ride, 60 miler, 40 miler, and a 20-mile loop for those looking for a shorter ride of for adaptive riders, will take you in and around the beautiful Killington region. Plus we have a family and adaptive friendly 5k ride right near the brewery and mountain bike course at Killington Resort as well.
Huge Apres-Ride Party at Long Trail Brewery complete with BBQ, beers, live music and more.
FAMILY FRIENDLY - Kids corner, plus face painting, games, activities and more.
Tickets for party-only are $15/adults and $10/kids - all to raise funds and awareness for disabled sports.
Pedal or Party! More details at www.longtrailcenturyride.com
The date is set. Let's do it all over again, this time with a brand new course that travels to some fresh new areas. The Kingdom Graveleur KG2.0 gravel bike ride will be kinder and gentler than last year with a distance of just over 100 miles and an average elevation gains of 100' per mile. The terrain will be remote and virtually all gravel surface with less thank 10% paved road.
As always, this is just a group ride. There are no route marking and there is no support. Everyone needs to be self sufficient and self reliant, navigation via GPS tracks, the stars, following tracks or whatever works for you.
Just a bunch of friends getting together for a bike ride, and maybe some food and drink afterwards.
The 100/200 is a one day bicycle ride that stretches from the Canadian border to the Massachusetts state line along Route 100. For more information make sure to check out the website: 100-200.org
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.) $60 registration from adults is a donation to the Cross Vermont Trail - working to connect neighborhoods, schools and parks with safe, fun bike paths.
To register, please visit: http://crossvermont.org/events/cvct/register.php
Since 2012 and now a New England gravel riding classic!
We'll again have Cannondale helping us out and, new this year, support from the SkiRack.
For 2018 we've got a new venue and reconfigured routes (to be announced) but it'll be the same old ass-whuppin'
Oh, and we'll have beer from The Alchemist Brewery and a terrific spread from our friends at the Craftsbury General Store!
Registration is open!