Bicycle rides in Vermont

Vermont trails

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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

Ride 100/200 - Ride Route 100/200–200 Miles in One Day,  Saturday, June 24th, 2017 This 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 nicely spaced town greens for breaks, … Continue reading Ride 100/200
Long Trail Century Ride, Bridgewater Corners VT: June 24, 2017 - Date: June 24, 2017 Location: Bridgewater Corners, VT Link: http://www.longtrailcenturyride.com/ Beneficiary: Vermont Adaptive  https://www.vermontadaptive.org/ The Long Trail Century Ride to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports returns again with an all-day event including cycling on 100-, 60-, 20- mile and a family-friendly 5K routes in the morning and a family-friendly festival and party in the afternoon … Continue reading Long Trail Century Ride, Bridgewater Corners VT: June 24, 2017
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
Hoosic River Ride, Aug. 12, 2017 - 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 … Continue reading Hoosic River Ride, Aug. 12, 2017
Vermont Challenge: August 17–20, 2017 - 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: August 17–20, 2017
Burlington Green Mountain Getaway: August 5, 2017 - The Bike MS Green Mountain Getaway in the past has included two days of riding, but offers a one-day ride for 2016. 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 … Continue reading Burlington Green Mountain Getaway: August 5, 2017
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
Champ’s Challenge, Vergennes VT: July 17, 2016 - The “Champ’s Challenge for CF” is hosted by the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, and offers a 40-mile course for more advanced cyclists, an 8-mile course for more recreational riders and families, or a 5k Walk/Run. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
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
Tour de Heifer, Brattleboro VT: Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 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: Sunday, June 4, 2017
Vermont Gran Fondo: July 1, 2017 - The Vermont Gran Fondo is a non-competitive ride through Vermont’s Green Mountains. The 2016 Gran Fondo started at 1321 Exchange Street, Middlebury VT 2016 routes Three ride options: Gran Fondo: 105 miles, 10,000+ feet of climbing (all four gaps: Appalachian Gap, Moretown Mountain, Roxbury Gap, Lincoln Gap) Medio Fondo: 64 miles, 6,800 feet of climbing (Lincoln … Continue reading Vermont Gran Fondo: July 1, 2017
Vermont Gran Fondo (2014 route) - The Vermont Gran Fondo is a non-competitive ride through Vermont’s Green Mountains. (Note: The 2016 Gran Fondo starts at 1321 Exchange Street, Middlebury VT) 2014 routes starting from Middlebury College Snow Bowl 2014 Gran Fondo Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 2014 Medio Fondo Route at RideWithGPS … Continue reading Vermont Gran Fondo (2014 route)
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
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 bikely.com View ride at Bikely Start Miles GMBC 2008 – 2009 Century … Continue reading Green Mountain Bicycle Club
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1580459  Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
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
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 http://ridewithgps.com/routes/308270 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file … Continue reading Montpelier Onion River Century
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
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
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
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
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 http://ridewithgps.com/routes/276083 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print … Continue reading Derby-Orleans-Greensboro cycling loop
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
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
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
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
Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail , Franklin County - The Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail in northwest Vermont is a 26-mile all-season Rails-to-Trails recreation path which largely parallels Route 105 and the Missisquoi River, passing through six towns between St. Albans and Richford, Vermont. The packed gravel surface is suitable for walking or biking (wide tires are recommended) and XC skiing in winter. It is closed … Continue reading Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail , Franklin County
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. http://ridewithgps.com/routes/630795 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
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
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
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
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
Kelly Brush Century ride: September 9, 2017 - 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 ride: September 9, 2017
Harpoon Point to Point, August 12, 2017 - Join the Vermont Foodbank in their fight against hunger by riding the Harpoon Point to Point! Since its inception in 2002, the Harpoon Point to Point has become the Vermont Foodbank’s largest fundraiser of the year, raising over $1.3M to date. Come ride 100, 50 or 25 miles on the road, or ride the 20-mile mountain … Continue reading Harpoon Point to Point, August 12, 2017
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
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 http://ridewithgps.com/routes/311387 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map … Continue reading Castleton Green Mountain Getaway
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
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
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 http://ridewithgps.com/routes/936748 Route at RideWithGPS Viewand print cue sheet … Continue reading Swanton Almost to Canada