Fall Foliage Bike Ride on the Cross Vermont Trail

September 30, 2023

26th Year!

The fun starts at the parking lot next to Upper Valley Grill on Rte. 302 in Groton, VT (2967 Scott Hwy. Groton, Vt. 05046). 9:30 AM for sign in, route directions and bike safety check. At 10:00 AM “We Ride”; heading out through Groton State Forest on the Cross Vermont Trail.

Starting at Upper Valley Grill riding west on the Cross Vermont Trail, the route this year is a little modified to cut out the more severe storm damaged segment of the railbed between Route 232 and Lanesboro. This ride is about 16 miles long. You will ride under a canopy of fall foliage colors on your way past Ricker Pond, Lake Groton and on to Route 232 just past Kettle Pond, then back to Upper Valley Grill.

For a shorter Family-friendly ride (Good for Family with younger children or less experienced riders) we suggest Boulder Beach Road as a turn around point. Making this ride about 11 miles.

Volunteers will be at the start of the event to give directions and information about the ride. We will post volunteers at the major road crossing, and the turn around at Lanesboro for assistance and safety.

We suggest an After Ride Lunch at Upper Valley Grill. Nice outdoor picnic table. Help support our local business along the trail.

Bring your family and friends. Learn what the Cross Vermont Trail is all about.

Join us for this tour by parks, ponds, colorful mountains and working farms -
and celebrate National Bike Your Park Day, always the last Saturday in September!