In its 5th year, The Vermont Challenge brought hundreds of cyclists to the roads of Southern Vermont for four days of riding. Varied routes and picturesque scenery made for the perfect route for all types of riders. The weekend was such a success that dates for the 2017 event have already been announced!
Miles and his friend and fellow biking enthusiast Kevin Harrington spent nearly 40 hours just laying out the course. “Then the real fun started. Clearing out the debris, packing it all down, making it smooth while leaving the occasional root — this is mountain biking after all — eleven feet of progress per person per hour was a good rate of speed,” Joe said.
With fall on the horizon, I’m thinking about new scenic drives to explore and returning to some old favorites. In every corner of Vermont, there are hundreds of miles of roads to enjoy.
Route 100 stretches 216 miles along the spine of the Green Mountains through 33 classic villages and towns, from Jacksonville to Rochester to Lowell. It’s also unofficially known as the “Skier’s Highway,” providing access to some of Vermont’s most well-known resorts, including Mount Snow, Okemo, and Sugarbush.