The annual bike swap is upon us! Find the perfect new-to-you bike, sell that old bike that’s been taking up space in your garage all these years, or better yet do both! From kids bikes to road bikes, full suspension bikes and fat bikes, it’s all here and waiting for you! As always, our helpful and knowledgeable staff members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and to guide you toward the bike that is best suited for your riding.
Stop by throughout the week leading up to the swap to drop off your bike. A staff member will be on hand to help you decide what price it will best sell at and walk you through the process. If your bike is sold at the swap we will notify you by the next day, or you are welcome to stop in anytime during the afternoon to check and see.
This event is open to everyone! We'll have everything from classic road bikes to full carbon tri-bikes, entry-level hardtails to burly downhill rigs, and everything in between! (including bike racks for cars, trainers, and some parts).
We're willing to check out anything you bring through our door but we'll have to turn away department store and any non-functioning/unsafe bikes.
Run it – Bike it – Hike it – But do it
Doin’ the dirt through “the gut” of the Northeast Kingdom
26.2 miles 17 miles 13.5 miles 10 km
Hosted by Kingdom Games, Lakeview Aviation and Parker Pie, West Glover
20% of all fees will be donated to the Halo Foundation, financially helping Orleans County families dealing with cancer.
Unsanctioned, Timed Event
Essex House, Cross Street, Island Pond, Vermont
9:30 Start -- 67 Mile Short Course Moose Loop
Tour de Kingdom is offered by Kingdom Games which hosts 25 days of running, biking, swimming and ice skating events in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont
June 7 thru 9, 2019 – The June Tour offers three days of SAG supported rides on carefully selected stretches of road that showcase The Northeast Kingdom at it’s very best. 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. We provide the lunches, the maps, the directions, and roving SAG wagons that are fully equipped by the Village Bike Shop in Derby. We love the coming of lilacs along the roadside and the lush greens that come with High Spring in the Kingdom. Each day has long routes and shorter options. Just like ski areas have differently rated slopes. Great for clubs with varying interests and abilities in riding.
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
Early registration due: 6/15/19, End registration 6/26/19
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.
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!
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!
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.
Register by 6/1/19 for discount; End registration 6/22/19
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!
Discounted Registration due 5/16/19, End Registration 6/8/19