Grand Isles Flats and Cook-out

06/02/2019 9:15 am - 06/02/2019 9:16 am
75 South St, South Hero, VT 05486, USA 75 South St, South Hero, VT 05486, USA

Leader: Amy Otten; Co-Leader: Ralph Kilmoyer

**Please note: this cue sheet was updated in 2018! One of the flattest rides of the season.  The 28-mile ride (E/M) circles Grand Isle and includes some dirt.   Riders on the 58-mile (M) ride can visit St. Anne’s Shrine (bathrooms and picnic tables but no food) and also a fossil bed.  This new cue sheet shows that the short and long rides will travel the same route north visiting the eastern shore of Grand Isle. The rides separate when the long ride heads over the bridge to North Hero and the 28-mile ride stays on Grand Isle.

At the conclusion of the ride there will be a cook-out at a club member’s home on East Shore Road in South Hero.

All rides start at Folsom School, South Street in South Hero – Those coming from the Burlington area may consider carpooling from the Colchester Park and Ride, Exit 17 off I-89, UVM or Veterans Memorial Park in South Burlington.

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