Touring, ‘unofficial’, Fall-4

Informal touring ride. Touring rides in April and October do not have assigned leaders and do not have a planned route. Due to often unpredictable weather during those months, distance and route is determined by whomever shows up. Only the start/meeting site is predetermined. There may be one or more groups and/or destinations.

No valid “end” times are listed for touring rides because of differences in riders’ speed and distance traveled.

Touring, ‘unofficial’, Fall-3

Informal touring ride. Touring rides in April and October do not have assigned leaders and do not have a planned route. Due to often unpredictable weather during those months, distance and route is determined by whomever shows up. Only the start/meeting site is predetermined. There may be one or more groups and/or destinations.

No valid “end” times are listed for touring rides because of differences in riders’ speed and distance traveled.

Touring, ‘unofficial’, Fall-2

Informal touring ride. Touring rides in April and October do not have assigned leaders and do not have a planned route. Due to often unpredictable weather during those months, distance and route is determined by whomever shows up. Only the start/meeting site is predetermined. There may be one or more groups and/or destinations.

No valid “end” times are listed for touring rides because of differences in riders’ speed and distance traveled.

Touring, ‘unofficial’, Fall-1

Informal touring ride. Touring rides in April and October do not have assigned leaders and do not have a planned route. Due to often unpredictable weather during those months, distance and route is determined by whomever shows up. Only the start/meeting site is predetermined. There may be one or more groups and/or destinations.

No valid “end” times are listed for touring rides because of differences in riders’ speed and distance traveled.

Venice en Quebec

Ride 40 (E/M) miles from Alburgh across the border through farmland to Venice en Quebec, a summer resort on Mississquoi Bay. We will stop for lunch in Venice. There are stores and restaurants there or you can bring your own lunch.The return is through Alburgh Springs border crossing. Bring your passport or the required customs documents.

Century Day

Three rides, all following the same route for the first 25 miles with a food stop in Bristol.  The Metric Century is 62 miles (M) via Bristol and Vergennes.  The full Century is 100 miles (S) traveling down to the Crown Point Bridge and returning through the Champlain Valley.  Those looking for an extra challenge can do the Double Gap Century which is 113 miles and includes the Middlebury and Appalachian Gaps.

Pleasant Valley Pedaling

This hilly ride starts out on scenic Pleasant Valley Road with a rest stop at The Cupboard in Jeffersonville.  A 45-mile (M) option returns via Route 104 and 128, while the 65 mile (S) option heads north to Bakersfield and then to Fairfield, Fletcher and Fairfax before returning though Westford and Essex.

East Montpelier-Calais Country Ride

Enjoy a scenic 34-mile (S) tour with over 3,400 feet of climbing through the countryside of Hilary’s childhood stomping grounds of East Montpelier and Calais as we explore lovely, fun, and HILLY gravel roads in the area. Maple Corner Community Store is at mile 24 and the Adamant Coop at mile 29. The route is a figure eight so it is possible to do a 20 mile ride that is also lovely, hilly, and passes both stores  Leaders will be riding retired mountain bikes with low tread tires and will do the long loop.

Northeast Kingdom Weekend

Rides will be held on both days. You may participate in one or both. Ride information will be posted when available.

Camping is available at Pat and Tom’s house just outside East Burke; early birds get beds or floor space in the house.   BYOB drinks and/or potluck BBQ for anyone who is interested on Saturday afternoon/evening.  There is also the Tiki Bar in East Burke which is not to be missed.

Waitsfield and Waterfalls

Enjoy a scenic tour through the countryside of Waitsfield and Warren with a visit to Moss Glen Falls south of Warren (not the one in Stowe). Turn around at the falls for a 35 mile (M) ride or continue up Middlebury Gap with a stop at Texas Falls before turning around for a 60 mile (M/S) ride.  A stop at the Warren Store is always popular and the general store in Hancock provides an additional respite for those on the long ride.