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1525 Joe's Brook Road, St Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, United States

Start Date

08/20/2022

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Activities: Gravel grinder, Special 🚴🏿‍♂️ event,

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Grounded

A Vermont Gravel Ride Farm Tour & Barn Dinner

 

Experience the beauty of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom as you bike the quiet back roads and visit area farms. You’ll meet Zach, who raises pigs, sheep and chickens; Heidi and Evan who grow glorious greens — and many other crops — atop a windswept hillside; Elizabeth and Peter, who have an incredibly diversified mix of offerings, including wool, hay, vegetables, cider, sweet corn and homemade preserves; and Eric and Mary, who specialize in a wide array of vegetables plus plump, sweet strawberries, grown on the banks of a winding brook. The ride is meant to celebrate the farmers and their products and provide a bit of learning about sustainable food production.  Along with that, you'll also enjoy some of the best back road cycling the planet has to offer.  If you haven’t ridden gravel in Vermont before, this will be a beautiful introduction.  Though the pace will be reasonable, expect a significant amount of climbing and minimal pavement.  Route will be approximately 50 miles with 6000 ft. of accumulated vertical gain.  Shortcut options will be provided.  The ride will be guided and we’ll be equipped for minor repairs, adjustments, etc., both before and during the ride.

 

At the end of the day, join your fellow riders and guides — as well as all of the farmers you met throughout the day as we'll be feeding them for a change! — for a seasonal, five-course dinner in a rustic barn. The meal will feature food from all of the farms you visited, and will be prepared by a local chef (who is also a farmer herself).  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the NOFAVT Share the Harvest program, which provides discounted CSA shares for families unable to participate otherwise.  Additional donations here: https://nofavt.org/donate-now

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