Start Location: Red Hen Bakery, Middlesex, VT (For auto parking see below)
Start Time: 07:00
Ride Leader: David Cain
Time Limit: 13 Hours 30 Minutes
Sanctioning: ACP & RUSA
Preliminary Cue Sheet: Download Preliminary Cue Sheet (PDF – Updated May 1st 2016)
Preliminary/Unofficial Online Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7414806
Registration: Register Online via BikeReg
Green Mountain 200k:
Known as “The Bakery Brevet” where you can eat breakfast all day long, this ride aims to mix stunning scenery and varied terrain with some enjoyable control stops along the way.
Ride Start Info:
The rides starts at 7:00AM at the Red Hen Bakery, 961 US Rt. 2, Middlesex, VT. Please note that parking is not available at the start location, but IS available a mere 2/10’s of a mile north at the Middlesex park and ride, just off the I-89 exit 9. (Google map of Park & Ride lot)
The route takes riders through the heart of the Green Mountains. Starting from the Red Hen Bakery and traveling south, riders will pass through the Mad River Valley with a control stop at the amiable East Warren Community Market. From there the ride spins through the gorgeous Granville Gulf (keep an eye out for the waterfalls on your right) before reaching the control at Sandy’s Books & Café. From there, riders head west over the Brandon Gap (one of the more forgiving gap climbs in the area) to enter into the eastern flank of the Champlain Valley. The route then begins its journey northward along the shores of Lake Dunmore, stopping first in Salisbury and then again in Bristol at the Bristol Bakery and Café, continuing through open rolling farmland before reaching the control in Richmond. Riders then head east along the Winooski River under the shadow of Camel’s Hump on the last leg back to Middlesex.
Note that there are sections of dirt along the route (less then 10 miles total). If there is significant rain in the forecast or conditions are mucky, we’ll re-route to paved options.
Read ride leader David Cain’s ride report from the 2012 version. (Note: 2012 had a different route.)