The Champ Ride is now entering its 18th year as a way of gathering cyclists of all abilities to ride and raise money for Vermont CARES and fight HIV/AIDS.
2016 is a very exciting year for our ride as we are joining forces with North Star Sports as our Presenting Sponsors. We also have the support of National Life, Kinney Drugs, Sovernet, Macy’s and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont.
We're so happy to welcome participants in this fun and challenging event that will help to raise money for Vermont's most vulnerable women, children and families.
Did you know that Lund's adoption, education, treatment and family support services reach over 4,400 Vermonters each year? By participating in this ride, you are helping us to carry out this life saving work. Thank you!
- See more at: http://events.lundvt.org/site/TR?fr_id=1060&pg=entry#sthash.ljMezz0C.dpuf
Vermont’s Gran Fondo – June 4, 2016. Registration is OPEN!
The climbing will be no less challenging, the views every bit as breathtaking, and the post-ride party kicked up a notch.The third Vermont Gran Fondo, named one of the U.S.’s Top 10 Gran Fondos by GranFondoGuide.com, promises several new twists on a familiar and popular theme.
What’s new in 2016?
- New routes
- New start & finish location
- Amped up apres ride party–we’ll share the details soon!
Routes: Repaving on Routes 125 and 73 will reduce sections of the Middlebury and Brandon gaps to gravel, so we’ve have paired Roxbury Gap and Moretown Mountain with the Appalachian and Lincoln gaps. You’ll still be riding 100+ miles with 10,000+ feet of climbing over four scenic Green Mountains gaps. Check out the Gran, Medio and Piccolo routes in more detail.
Start & Finish: Cider anyone? Woodchuck Hard Cider, located just outside of downtown Middlebury, is the headquarters for our start and finish. You’ll be able to sample some of their ciders both pre- and post-ride.
Apres Ride Party: Details will be available shortly.
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 including making resources available so that all may discover adventure and joy on roads and trails.
Join them on their first annual "Richard's Ride", a ride organized in memory of Richard on May 21, 2016. View our flyer for more information! This ride will be staged at Cochran's Ski Area. Several route options will be available, from an easy out-and-back for young children and families up to a metric century ride via Cambridge and Fairfax. Registration is OPEN!!! Plan on participating in this fun event and support RTF! Through this event, RTF will promote the health benefits of cycling and encourage the spirit of fun and adventure that was a significant part of Richard's life. Proceeds will support RTF efforts with legislative activity for safe roads, local driver's education programs and children's cycling camps.
More at: http://www.richardtomfoundation.com/
Stop #2 in the Vittoria Eastern States Cup Enduro Race Series. The race venue is in the town of Victory on the backside of Burke Mtn. at an area called The Victory Hill Sector. Technically not part of the Kingdom Trails system yet, but planned to connect in the future, the network is an outgrowth of efforts to improve the route of Kingdom Trails’ annual CircumBurke MTB Challenge and Marathon Trail Run. With at least 12 miles of singletrack and several two mile long descents, the Victory Hill Sector is ideal for racing. Sprawled over the southern slopes of Umpire Mountain, the site offers plenty of space for parking, event set-up, camping, hiking, and racing as well as adventure biking and backcountry skiing with virtually no local traffic near the site. The mountain side is prime habitat for moose and bear with Canadian Lynx sightings reported.
Clean up your old bikes, bring them in and we will help you turn them around for a shiny new one! We are accepting bikes now until Friday the 23rd of April at 6pm. Bikes must be in full working order, and please no department store bikes. Bring them in now and we will help to appraise your bike and store them for the swap. Our Burlington Vermont bike swap will kick off at 10am sharp in the Pine St parking lot across from our store. Get there early as the best bikes go fast! Our friendly staff will be on hand throughout the day to help you find the bike of your dreams. This is the first Swap of the season, lets kick start Summer and all get riding!
Not only will visitors get the chance to check out new and used bikes but we'll have our friends from Passion4Paws and other shelters coming as well with a group of dogs available for adoption! So even if you already have the perfect bike don't let that stop you from coming by and seeing all the friendly pups on Saturday! A percentage of proceeds from the swap will be donated to help shelter pups locally in the Burlington area.
The bicycle and pedestrian culture that is emerging in the Burlington region and throughout Vermont was expressed in a wide variety of lectures, workshops and tours on offer. Our very own Jason Van Driesche and Katelin Brewer-Colie presented on laying out a safe walk/bike network in Chittenden County, and Mary Catherine Graziano shared her knowledge on Safe Routes to School. Friends and colleagues discussed advocacy and trends, sharing stories both recreational and professional.
Keynote speaker Caroline Sampanaro, from New York's leading bike and pedestrian advocacy group encouraged the audience to think creatively, to think big, and to think inclusively. As Senior Director of Campaigns and Organizing, she championed the importance of a grassroots community-based
strategy, one that has positively transformed New York City over the past decade. She regularly speaks around the nation raising hopes of a bright future for biking and walking across the US.