Gravel Ride: Stone Walls and Solar Panels – This scenic 30-mile (M) ride goes from Underhill to Cambridge on mostly dirt and gravel roads past a myriad of old stone walls and not so old solar panels. Our midway point is the store at the end of Upper Pleasant Valley Road in Cambridge. If there is sufficient interest, at the end of the ride we can add an extra seven miles roundtrip to Poorhouse Pies in Underhill to share a delicious treat.
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.
The 40-mile (E) ride is completely flat with a packed stone surface. The return trip will stop at Black Cap Coffee and Beer in Morrisville.
38 (M) miles. Visit up to four of the five covered bridges in Chittenden County – the Shelburne Covered Bridge and the Holmes, Sequin and Quinlin bridges in Charlotte using mostly dirt roads.
Almost in Canada, Mostly Unpaved – 43 (M/S) miles of mixed terrain including gravel back roads, a short section of Class IV road, pavement, rail trail and abandoned rail bed with 2,500 feed of climbing.
37 miles (M/S) with almost 3,000 feet of climbing. Ride past the birthplace of President Chester Arthur on a rolling loop through Fairfield and Bakersfield, on gravel and quieter paved roads.
Chester’s Bakery on Route 36 in Fairfield.
Register for the ride at Gravel: Presidential Pedaling – 07/11/2020 (Saturday)
Additional information will be posted when available.
25 miles (M) with over 1,300 feet of climbing on dirt and gravel back roads in Sheldon and Franklin, past many small farms, with great views of Jay Peak and Mt. Mansfield. There are some quiet sections of pavement and short sections on the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail and the railbed that will be part of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail when that trail is completed. Hammerheads can add a leaderless self-guided loop to the far end that would make their ride 47 miles with 2,851 feet of climbing.
Meeting place: Sheldon, exact location to be announced