Hopefully you've been out on your bike, climbing hills, and enjoying the rural roads of Vermont. This Saturday, July 25, 2009, you can hurry on down to the Montpelier Rec Field on Elm Street and register to ride in the Onion River Century Ride. We added a shorter loop, 23.7 miles, for those of us who are not ready yet to ride 68 or 111 miles in one day! The entry fee is $65 and you can register at 7:30am at the Rec Field.
The official start of the race is at 8:30am with a police escort through town and to the roundabout at Walker Motors. After that you're on your own on Rte 2 to East Montpelier where you'll pick up Rte 14 to all three loops. Each loop is color-coordinated so you follow the arrow signs with your color. The 24 mile loop turns left onto Factory Street in North Montpelier and winds itself over to the Adamant Coop for the food and drink stop. The 68 mile loop heads to Hardwick, then Morrisville to Rte 12 back to Montpelier. The longest loop continues past Hardwick to Barton, Irasburg, North Wolcott, Morrisville then down RTE 12 to Montpelier. All rides start and end at the Montpelier Rec Field. A delicious end-of-ride BBQ will be waiting for you!
Ride your bike for the library! All proceeds after expenses go to the Kellogg-Hubbard Library! Thank you Andrew Brewer and Carrie Baker Stahler of Onion River Sports for making this happen! And listen to WDEV live at various stops along the ride!