Venice en Quebec

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

Century Day

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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.

East of Eden

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Ride 50 or 60 (M/S) miles through the rolling hills around Eden with your choice of a long, gradual climb up Route 105 or a shorter, steeper route on Route 242 up to Jay Peak.

Eden Central School is on Rt 100 about 1/2 mile south of Rt 118.

NEK Weekend-Willoughby Wanderings

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NEK weekend – Day 2 – Willoughby Wanderings – 47-mile (M/S) ride up through Sutton and Barton, along the shore of Lake Willoughby and through part of Willoughby State Forest.  A 30-mile (M) version of the ride returns to Burke via Route 5.

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.

NEK Weekend-Moose Country Meandering

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Day 1 (Saturday) of the weekend event is a 67 (S) loop up through Norton and Canaan on routes 114, 102 and 105 with (hopefully) more moose than cars.

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.

Northeast Kingdom Adventure

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This 54-mile (M/S) ride explores re the southeast corner of the Northeast Kingdom, an area in transition from dairy farms to its next chapter. Interesting attractions include the Museum of Every Day Life and its new exhibit, “Knots” (mile 40). If you’d like to stop for tea at Perennial Pleasures (mile 49.6), reservations should be made in advance. There are stores available in Greensboro, Craftsbury (mile 8), Barton (mile 31), Glover (mile 34), and Greensboro Bend (mile 46).

Buck Hollow and Beyond

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The 40-mile (M) route goes north to Fairfax, through Buck Hollow into Fairfield, returning via St. Albans.  The longer loop (58 M/S) continues into Sheldon.  There are potential food stops in St. Albans, Georgia and Fairfax.

Covered Bridges of Franklin and Lamoille County

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The hilly 41-mile loop (M) goes through Eden and Johnson, while the 55-mile ride (M/S) passes more covered bridges in Montgomery Center, returning through Bakersfield. The Blue Bike Café in Montgomery is a great stop for espresso and pastries. There is also a grocery store in Montgomery.

Waitsfield and Waterfalls

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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. 

Not Quite Quebec

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51 (M) and 64 (M/S) rides on low traffic roads near the Canadian border. The route crosses the Missisquoi River twice and travels along the shore of Lake Carmi.