About the tour.
Winding along quiet country backroads in the towns north of Vermont's small but vibrant state capitol, Montpelier - from Morse Farm through the hamlets of Adamant, Maple Corners, and Wrightsville. The route starts gently, and becomes more aggressive on the longer tours. Each course is well marked with arrows and signs, with 4 rest stops conveniently placed. A celebratory cook out awaits your return to Morse Farm, free for all riders and any who come to cheer you on.
- Tour maps. Choose from 3 - designed by Olympic cyclist Pavel Cherkasov - inviting all exuberances to flourish. Each map includes also cue sheet, elevation profile and rest stop schedule.
- Short Tour Map; 13.6 miles, gentle terrain, family friendly.
- Medium Tour Map; 33.75 miles, ponds and pastures, fun for all. (Also available: Medium Tour Garmin Course file.)
- Long Tour Map; 59.0 miles gravel grinder route with over 6000 feet of elevation gain, to challenge. (Also available: Long Tour Garmin Course file.) You can also Check out past non-competitive timed results.
Sign-in and start riding anytime between 7:30 and 9:30. All riders can begin at the time that works best for them, between opening of registration at 7:30 AM and the closing of registration at 9:30 AM.
Read about our origins in Vermont Sports.
What Kind of Bicycle Should I Bring? Mountain bike, cyclocross, or "hybrid" bike. Some people use road cycles, but with heavy touring wheels (32 spokes) and large tires (25-28mm). Electric bicycles also welcome! Our route follows regularly maintained dirt roads that are used by cars, not to be confused with unmaintained jeep roads. However, the surface is mostly gravel & dirt, not paved.
Dedication. This event celebrates the memory of Dave Blumenthal. Dave was a trail volunteer, and a good friend to many.