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 3 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.
- Short tour map and cue sheet. 13.6 miles, gentle terrain, family friendly.
- Medium tour map and cue sheet. 33.75 miles, ponds and pastures, fun for all.
- Long tour map and cue sheet. 59.0 miles gravel grinder route with over 6000 feet of elevation gain, to challenge. The long tour will be non-competitively timed. Check out past results.
Staggered Group Starts: All of the "Long Tour" people will start together at 9:30 AM. (Along with any runners.) Then, at 10:30 AM we will do a second group start for all the Medium Tour and Short Tour cyclists.
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.