Getting Close! Cycle Tour and Annual Meeting Next Week.


Central Vermont Cycling Tour

June 28, 2015

A jewel of a dirt road bike route with unbroken scenery, hearty food at convenient rest stops, fully supported by Green Mt Bike Patrol, and a fund raiser for the Cross Vt Trail to boot.

Pre – Registration is still open for the 2015 CVCT

It’s just about time.

One week to go until this year’s Tour at Morse Farm. It’s also the Cross Vermont Trail Association Annual Meeting. Maybe we’ll see you there!

Of course, it’s not only about time. It’s also about smiles.

Oh wait, this is better . . .
Actually, this is better. (Some things take time.)

It’s a classic ~ among the best one day bike tour routes in New England. Mountain vistas backdrop farmers haying in the fields. White steepled churches, historic barns. Waterfalls and lakes. The scenery is unbroken. And you are free to concentrate on the beauty because it is a fully supported ride with convenient food stops, well marked courses, and nationally certified bike patrol on duty. All wrapping up with a hearty, homestyle, picnic dinner. We invite you to join us Sunday June 28 at Morse Farm in East Montpelier, Vermont.

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 AM. (Along with any runners.) Then, at 10 AM we will do a second group start for all the Medium Tour and Short Tour cyclists.

Registration, Easy

By mail. Print out event information brochure and paper registration form and mail it in. Or, give a call and we will set you up.

Via our “Crowd Funding” website. Registration and many more perks at Indiegogo fundraiser. Yes, it’s a ploy to ask you to consider making an additional donation to help “Build the Bridge!” But maybe that’s something you’d be interested in? Learn more.

Online. Via BikeReg.com.

link to online registration

The day of the event. You can register and pay (cash or check) at the event sign in table – opens 8 AM. 60 miles riders should sign in before 9 AM; but 30 and 15 mile riders can wait until after 9 AM to sign in for their 10 AM start.

Registration is $50 per adult. Kids, and teens, age 18 and under ride free. So bring a crowd!

Each participant should fill out and sign their own registration form – even if someone else is paying for them (or if there is no fee.) We need a separate piece of paper per person because the registration form doubles as the event waiver.

Every registration includes:
Signed up to bike or run a supported, well marked course (either short, medium or long) on scenic rural backroads.
All you can eat great local food at convenient rest stops and end of ride BBQ.
Entered into prize drawing for gifts from local outdoor shops and trail passes.
For an additional donation of $50, we also have Cross Vermont Trail technical t-shirts available this year. (They’re shiny.)

Schedule on Event Day

8 AM Sign in opens.
9 AM Long tour (bikes) and all runners start.
10 AM Medium and Short bike tours start.
11:30 AM Open house BBQ all afternoon.
2 PM Prize drawing and Cross Vermont Trail Annual Meeting (very serious).
5 PM Course closes.

Getting here + lodging

The tour starts and ends at Morse Farm in East Montpelier, Vermont. The street address is 1168 County Rd. It’s immediately north of Montpelier – follow Main Street north out of town, which turns into County Rd. Morse Farm website has a good map.

You can call us if you need more directions. 802-498-0079. We’ll have this phone with us the day of the event, too.

Lodging. There are many places to stay in Central Vermont, and numerous other attractions as well. Here are some links to further information.
Hotels and Inns in Montpelier.
Some Bed and Breakfast leads.
Central Vermont Lodging Guide.
Vermont Campground Association.

Greg

Cross Vermont Trail Association

By the way – thanks for subscribing to our email newsletter. Expect 6 – 12 emails per year, we don’t mean to clog your inbox. You can always get more at at www.crossvermont.org – about the trail, news, events and scheduled outings.

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Cross Vermont Trail Association

PO Box 116
(29 Main Street, Suite 4)

Montpelier, VT 05601

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