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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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