Bicycle rides in Vermont

Vermont trails


Airport Park Trail 1.5 miles; Alburg Recreational Rail-Trail 3.5 miles; Allen Point Access Area Trail 1.25 miles; Arms Park Trail 1.4 miles; Battell Woods Trail 5 miles; Beebe Spur Rail Trail 4 miles; Cambridge Greenway 1.4 miles; Colchester Bayside to Village Path; Continue reading…

Vermont rides on this site

Burlinvton VT to Plattsburgh NY bike ride A couple of rides from Burlington, VT - Burlington is a popular and very progressive small city in the northwest corner of Vermont. For a place that is plunged into winter almost half the year, it has adopted a very progressive attitude toward cyclists, and has a wonderful bike trail that runs for several miles along Lake Champlain. Local Motion offers many resources… Continue reading A couple of rides from Burlington, VT
Around the Block from Hardwick Vermont - This ride is from Cycling the Kingdom by the Northeastern Vermont Development Association.  “Around the block is what Vermonters call making a series of right-hand turns to get back where they started — even if it takes more than 50 miles to do it. This one of the favorite “around the block” rides in all… Continue reading Around the Block from Hardwick Vermont
Beebe Plain Newport bicycle ride Beebe Spur, Up and back - This ride is from Cycling the Kingdom by the Northeastern Vermont Development Association. “An out-and-back ride along Vermont’s most scenic rail trail that borders Lake Memphremagog for most of the trail’s 3.8- mile car-free length. Suitable for all abilities. Fat tired bicycles are strongly recommended due to coarse gravel surface.” Distance: 11.2 miles roundtrip departing… Continue reading Beebe Spur, Up and back
Bike for the Lake, North Hero VT Bike for the Lake, North Hero VT - Funds raised will support our work on projects to ensure that we can continue to celebrate the beauty of Lake Champlain! Routes of 30, 60, 80, and 100 miles through the Champlain Islands and along the New York shore. Register online before June 10th or day of on June 16th.… Continue reading Bike for the Lake, North Hero VT
Burlington Green Mountain Getaway - The Bike MS Green Mountain Getaway 2019 Cue Sheets 30 miles 60 miles 100 miles 2016 Routes: 30 miles (cue sheet) 60 miles (cue sheet) 100 miles (cue sheet) The routes below include rides for the 2014-2015 two day event 100 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX… Continue reading Burlington Green Mountain Getaway
Greenbush VT bicycle ride Burlington-Greenbush Loop - Head south from the parking lot at Deerfield Road and Spear Street in Burlington VT through open farm fields and small villages. The route turns west to Lake Champlain before turning north on Greenbush Road. As you approach Shelbourne,you may wish to detour to the eastern shore of Lake Champlain before heading back to the start… Continue reading Burlington-Greenbush Loop
Green Mountain Getaway bicycle ride Castleton Green Mountain Getaway - The Green Mountain Getaway is a two-day National MS Society bicycle ride in Vermont, beginning and ending at Castleton State College. Distance options each day include  40, 75 or 100 miles. Location:      Castleton State College  (map to start) View this ride at Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map… Continue reading Castleton Green Mountain Getaway
Central Vermont Cycling Tour Central Vermont Cycling Tour, Montpelier VT - The Central Vermont Cycling Tour started in 2002, as the EcoTour. And we still ride in support of healthy, active kids. The tour is a fundraiser for the Cross Vermont Trail Association. … Continue reading Central Vermont Cycling Tour, Montpelier VT
Lake Champlain Adirondacks bicycle tour CHAD Tour – Lake Champlain and Adirondacks - The CHAD tour combines some of the finest rides in the Lake Champlain basin with challenging climbs in the Adirondacks. The tour begins in Burlington on Sunday night, and heads to Plattsburgh via the Lake Champlain Islands on Monday. On Tuesday riders head into the Adirondacks, and on Wednesday turn back east to Ticonderoga, crossing back into Vermont on Thursday. The return to Burlington… Continue reading CHAD Tour – Lake Champlain and Adirondacks
Vergennes bicycle ride Champ’s Challenge, Vergennes VT - The Champ’s Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis  is hosted by the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, and offers a 43-mile course for more advanced cyclists, an 8-mile course for more recreational riders and families, or a 5k Walk/Run. Location: Vergennes, VT Beneficiary: Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation ( 43-Mile Course 8-Mile Course Route at RideWithGPS View and print… Continue reading Champ’s Challenge, Vergennes VT
Charity Treks, Burlington VT - Charity Treks This year’s event will be the first in Charity Treks history to feature 4 ride “loops” out of the cyclist-friendly city of Burlington, VT. The event takes place over 4 days, from Wednesday, August 14th to Saturday, August 17th, with on-site registration taking place on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019. As we have always… Continue reading Charity Treks, Burlington VT
Chimney Point VT bicycle ride Chimney Point – Ticonderoga ride - This ride explores both sides of  Lake Champlain, first heading south from Chimney Point State Park in Vermont, then crossing the ferry to Ticonderoga NY.  From there there’s an 8 mile climb to the edge of the Adirondacks, then a consistent downhill ride for the remaining 18 miles back, crossing the bridge over Lake Champlain… Continue reading Chimney Point – Ticonderoga ride
Craftsbury bicycle ride Craftsbury 11 mile loop - This ride is from Cycling the Kingdom by the Northeastern Vermont Development Association. “A perfect introduction to cycling in the Northeast Kingdom featuring all paved roads. Classic inns, country stores, intimate scenes and sweeping panoramas accent the verdant landscape. The mostly level to rolling terrain is interrupted by only one killer hill. But hey, Vermont… Continue reading Craftsbury 11 mile loop
Cross-Vermont trail Cross-Vermont Trail - The Cross Vermont Trail is a 75-mile trail-in-development to span the state of Vermont from South Burlington to Wells River. This is a project of the Cross Vermont Trail Association. For more information go to the Cross Vermont Trail Association’s website. Overall Trail Map Section maps: Map 1 Village of Wells River (Connecticut River) to… Continue reading Cross-Vermont Trail
Bicycle rides in Northern New England Cycling in Northern New England - Rides in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, including a couple of week-long cycling tours.… Continue reading Cycling in Northern New England
Darn Tough Ride, Stowe VT - The Darn Tough Ride is held in Stowe, Vermont annually on Labor Day weekend. The Century ride includes Mt. Mansfield and Smugglers’ Notch with their demanding terrain. The Darn Tough Ride is organised annually by PS: Creative Events, LLC and benefits a local, or area non-profit organisation. The 2015 recipient is Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports, a non-profit organization… Continue reading Darn Tough Ride, Stowe VT
Derby-Orleans-Greensboro cycling loop - This ride starts in Derby VT near the Quebec line and Newport on Lake Memphremagog. It passes through the beautiful heart of the Northeast Kingdom before returning to the start location.There are some decent hills and great views. View the 75 mile ride at Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print… Continue reading Derby-Orleans-Greensboro cycling loop
Putney short bicycle ride Four bicycle rides near Putney Vermont -   Tour of the Valleys  A 60 mile  loop Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course River Road/Route 5 Loop 13 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course Hickory Ridge/Black Locust/Brook Road Loop 12 miles Route at RideWithGPS… Continue reading Four bicycle rides near Putney Vermont
Brattleboro Century bicycle ride Going the Distance Century, Brattleboro VT - Going the Distance Bike Ride Fundraiser for the Brattleboro Boys and Girls Club, Vermont. Date: Saturday June 25th, 2016 Choose from routes of 40, 60 or 100 miles, that all start and end at the Marlboro College Graduate School, Brattleboro, VT. All routes travel along the lovely Connecticut River Valley, on quiet well paved roads.… Continue reading Going the Distance Century, Brattleboro VT
Green Mountain Bicycle Club - The Green Mountain Bicycle Club is the oldest bicycling club in Vermont and promotes recreational cycling, races, and bicycle commuting throughout Vermont. GMBC is host to the very popular Burlington Criterium on Labor Day . Download the GMBC cue sheets below and view online at View ride at Bikely Start Miles GMBC 2008 – 2009 Century… Continue reading Green Mountain Bicycle Club
Hoosic River Ride - The Hoosic River Ride is a one-day event that benefits the education, research and advocacy programs of the non-profit Hoosic River Watershed Association. Start locations For 2016, the rides begin at the Hoosac School on Pine Valley Road (Route 103) in Hoosick  NY. Previous year rides (shown below) started at the Southern Vermont College Rec Center in Bennington,… Continue reading Hoosic River Ride
Hungry Lion bicycle ride Whitingham Hungry Lion Bicycle Tour - The Hungry Lion Bicycle Tour is part of the Whitingham Fall Foliage Festival, sponsored by Deerfield Valley Velo, the Town of Whitingham VT and the Whitingham-Halifax Lions Club. 2012 routes Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, Burlington VT July 27-30, 2023 - The JDRF Ride (formerly calledthe Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ride) returns to Burlington, VT where we will ride through the most scenic roads in the Champlain Valley.… Continue reading JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, Burlington VT July 27-30, 2023
Kelly Brush Century - The annual Kelly Brush Century Ride in Middlebury Vt. This scenic bicycle ride through the Champlain Valley has evolved from a dozen cyclists to the largest fundraising ride in the state. The ride is also one of the best attended events in the Northeast for adaptive athletes using hand-cranked handcycles. The ride raises money to… Continue reading Kelly Brush Century
Lyndonville bicycle ride Lyndonville Glacial Lakes - This ride is from Cycling the Kingdom by the Northeastern Vermont Development Association: “Don’t leave the Kingdom without visiting two of its most beautiful glacial lakes — Willoughby and Seymour. The all-paved roads on this ride take in both of them including Island Pond. Stunning scenery. Aromatic evergreens. This is quintessential Northeast Kingdom. Good accommodations… Continue reading Lyndonville Glacial Lakes
Lyndonville to East Burke bicycle ride Lyndonville Maples ride - This ride is from Cycling the Kingdom by the Northeastern Vermont Development Association. “The views and vistas along Darling Hill Road — the main event of this ride — are unsurpassed. Century-old sugar maples form a canopy of color during foliage season and a respite from the sun in spring and summer. Perfect for all abilities.… Continue reading Lyndonville Maples ride
Mad River Warren VT bicycle ride Mad King’s Challenge and Mad River Century - The Mad King Challenge is a century + 11 mile bicycle ride on the semi-annual Charles River Wheelmen’s Velo Vermont weekend tour of the Green Mountains from the White Horse Inn in Warren, VT. The ride heads west over the Green Mountains through four mountain “gaps” (Vermont for mountain passes), beginning with a 6 mile… Continue reading Mad King’s Challenge and Mad River Century
Middlebury to Burlington ride Middlebury-Burlington VT loop - This ride starts on Main St. in downtown Middlebury Vermont and heads north to Burlington along the edge of the Green Mountains before looping back closer to Lake Champlain on the return. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course Burlington to Middlebury The  ride below follows… Continue reading Middlebury-Burlington VT loop
Monkton bicycle ride Monkton climb to Jerusalem - Following a long climb, Jerusalem VT is at mile 14.6 on this ride at the intersection of Harlow Drive and Russell Young Road. You’ll see several houses, the Jerusalem Corners Country Store, a Chevron station, a bed and breakfast, a few abandoned buildings, a cemetery, and a one-room schoolhouse built in 1874. Start: Monkton General Store… Continue reading Monkton climb to Jerusalem
Onion River Century bicycle ride Montpelier Onion River Century - The Onion River Century Ride in Northeast Kingdom Vermont offers three rides through maples forests and New England towns including a 24 mile dirt road loop, a 68 mile loop, or a 111 mile full loop. (Map to Start) View this ride at Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file… Continue reading Montpelier Onion River Century
Island Pond VT bicycle ride Moose ride from Island Pond - This ride is from Cycling the Kingdom by the Northeastern Vermont Development Association: “Mostly Moose And trees. Not much else, includin’ traffic, ‘cept scen’ry. We saw four moose without hardly looking when scouting this loop. Fairly level when riding north and south. Bumps and hills east and west. Energetic beginners, make a two-day trip out… Continue reading Moose ride from Island Pond
Northeast Mountain Bike Association NEMBA NEMBA mountain bike rides - The New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA)  a recreational trails advocacy organization with 27 chapters throughout New England and about 5,000 members NEMBA Rides by State Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont NEMBA alphabetical list of rides Abrams Rock Adams Farm Ames Nowell State Park Bare Cove / Great Esker Beaver Brook North Beebe Woods / Peterson Farm… Continue reading NEMBA mountain bike rides
Montpelier to Canada border bicycle ride Northeast Kingdom Randonneur 300K - Description from New England Randonneurs: The NEK 300k is a challenging ride through the Northeast Kingdom  of Vermont. The route travels along some very nice dirt road, traverses a lakeside rail-trail & passes over several covered bridges. There are several challenging climbs along the way, an interesting section of riding along the international border & great scenery throughout… Continue reading Northeast Kingdom Randonneur 300K
Northern Lakes VT bicycle ride Northern Vermont Lakes Bicycle Ride - This bicycle ride is part of the Tour de Kingdom from Newport, VT. and goes past Lake Seymour, Island Pond, Lake Willoughby and Lake Memphremagog. The roads in this are of Vermont are great for cycling and the landscape is beautiful. The tour organizers offer route options of 25, 50, 80, and 100 miles. Route… Continue reading Northern Vermont Lakes Bicycle Ride
Richard Tom Foundation bike ride Richard’s Ride, Richmond VT - The Richard Tom Foundation was created to honor Richard Tom who lost his life while cycling near his home in Vermont. The Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of cyclists of all ages … Continue reading Richard’s Ride, Richmond VT
Richmond VT and Smugglers Notch bicycle ride Richmond VT Smugglers Notch - This 65-mile scenic ride starts at the Park & Ride in Richmond VT and is easiest if ridden clockwise. The start is the Richmond Park & Ride on VT Rt. 2. Start out by heading north along the Winooski River on Barber Farm Road. In Jeffersonville, begin a 7-mile, 1,600-foot climb up to Smugglers’ Notch,… Continue reading Richmond VT Smugglers Notch
Ride 200 on 100, Saturday, June 24, 2023 - Ride Route 100–200 Miles in One Day. Route 100–200 Miles–One Day Saturday, June 24th, 2023 The 200-on-100 is a one day bicycle ride that stretches from the Canadian border to the Massachusetts state line. Route 100 is widely recognized as one of Vermont’s most scenic highways and the ride is routed to minimize automobile traffic. With… Continue reading Ride 200 on 100, Saturday, June 24, 2023
Share Town Ride, Woodstock VT - The Share Town Ride benefits the Woodstock Community Food Shelf. START: Vail Field, South Street (Route 106), Woodstock, Vermont. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Sharp Increase in Vermont Bicycle Fatalities - The total number of people dying in traffic accidents in Vermont has decreased significantly over the past few years, but for cyclists, the numbers have worsened significantly, causing some alarm in a state filled with beautiful, scenic byways that are perfect for bike riding. In 2011 through 2014, the state experienced no fatalities among cyclists involved… Continue reading Sharp Increase in Vermont Bicycle Fatalities
St. Albans VT bicycle ride St. Albans Northern Vermont Tour - This ride begins at the Bay Park in St. Albans VT and goes north through Swanton and the Missisquoi National Wildlife refuge, continuing through North Hero, Grand Isle, and South Hero before returning to the mainland.  Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Swanton VT bicycle ride Swanton Almost to Canada - This Green Mountain Bicycle Club ride starts at Highgate Elementary School in Swanton, VT. The route takes your through northwestern Vermont near Lake Carmi and the towns of through Morses Line and Franklin.  The long ride goes up to Richford and through Enosburg Falls. View this ride at Route at RideWithGPS Viewand print cue sheet… Continue reading Swanton Almost to Canada
Cross Vermont Trail The Cross-Vermont Trail - The Cross Vermont Trail is a project to build a multi-use, four season path across the width of Vermont; following the Winooski River and Wells River valleys. View the route of the proposed trail by opening the PDF maps below: crossvt-maps-all crossvt-map1 crossvt-map2 crossvt-map3 crossvt-map4 crossvt-map5 crossvt-map6 crossvt-map7 crossvt-map8 crossvt-map9 crossvt-map10 crossvt-map11 crossvt-map12
The Lake Champlain Bikeway - The Champlain Bikeway circles around the entire Lake and along the Richelieu River in Quebec on mostly paved rural roads. Connecting theme loops, ranging in distance from 10 to 47 miles in length, follow both paved and unpaved roads. Paved alternates for unpaved sections are not offered for theme loops. Two bridges and four ferry crossings… Continue reading The Lake Champlain Bikeway
The Point to Point, September 23, 2023 - The Point to Point, powered by VSECU, is a cycling and running event that was created in 2002 to raise funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank’s mission to end the growing problem of hunger in Vermont.… Continue reading The Point to Point, September 23, 2023
Tour de Heifer Brattleboro Tour de Heifer, Brattleboro VT - The Tour de Heifer’s 60 and 30 mile challenge routes follow dirt roads with minimal pavement.  Both entail significant elevation change — that is, hill-climbing, and lots of it! All of the routes begin and end at Lilac Ridge Farm in West Brattleboro, VT. 2016 routes 60 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View… Continue reading Tour de Heifer, Brattleboro VT
Tour de Slate, Middletown Springs, VT, August 5, 2023 - The Tour de Slate supports the addiction-ending efforts of Teen Challenge, Vermont. Five different routes are designed to provide an enjoyable ride no matter what your level of experience, with start and finish in Middletown Springs, VT, followed by a hot lunch.… Continue reading Tour de Slate, Middletown Springs, VT, August 5, 2023
Vermont – New Hampshire – Eastern Townships 4 Day Cycling Tour - This tour averages approximately 90 miles per day, starting from Newport Vermont. The ride heads east on the first day to New Hampshire with the option to ride south and back north along the Connecticut river. The second day continues north through New Hampshire wilderness over the border to Lac Megantic in Quebec. The third… Continue reading Vermont – New Hampshire – Eastern Townships 4 Day Cycling Tour
Vermont Adaptive Charity Challenge Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride - The goal of the annual event is to enjoy the beauty of Vermont through cycling all while raising funds for the state’s largest nonprofit organization committed to providing sports and recreation to people with disabilities.… Continue reading Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride
Vermont Challenge - The Vermont Challenge offers four days of riding through the picturesque countryside of Vermont. The 2016 version benefiting the following organizations: Okemo – Windsor County, VT – Black River Good Neighbors Stratton – Windham County, VT – Jamaica/Wardsboro Community Food Pantry Killington – Rutland County, VT – BROC Community Action & Rutland Methodist Church ‘Feed the… Continue reading Vermont Challenge
Vermont Gran Fondo, Bristol VT - The Vermont Gran Fondo is a non-competitive ride through Vermont’s Green Mountains.This ride will test your fitness with its challenging climbs. There are amazing views at the top each gap—savor them for a moment before you speed downhill. 2019 location: Bristol Recreation Club, 110 Airport Drive Bristol, VT The Gran, Medio Difficile, Medio Facile & Piccolo… Continue reading Vermont Gran Fondo, Bristol VT
Westfield Troy North Troy bicycle ride Westfield Back Roads and Big Falls - This ride is from  Cycling the Kingdom  by the Northeastern Vermont Development Association.  “A combination of lightly traveled paved and unpaved back roads leads you to the best waterfall in the region. A covered bridge and popular swimming hole add to the enjoyment of this ride. Suitable for mountain bikes and hybrids as well as… Continue reading Westfield Back Roads and Big Falls
Williamstown to Bennington bicycle ride Williamstown – Bennington cycling loop - One of my favorite rides from Williamstown MA heads north across the state line to Bennington Vermont. A good starting point is the Public Library in Williamstown. Rt. 7 offers a wide shoulder with a steady easy climb to North Pownal. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file… Continue reading Williamstown – Bennington cycling loop
Windsor CT bicycle ride Windsor County Cruising - Green Mountain Bicycle Club‘s Upper Valley Ride: Windsor County Cruising. Starts from Royalton VT. with a climb up Howe Hill and continues through Pomfret  almost to Woodstock, then right to Barnard, Bethel and back to Royalton. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course