MAPLE ADVENTURE RIDE!
SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017
START TIME: 10 AM
START FINISH LOCATION: Suicide Six Ski Area, 247 Stage Road, Pomfret, VT
Ran in conjunction with Vermont Sugar Maker’s Open House Weekend and the Woodstock Inn & Resorts Maple Madness Weekend, VOMAR is an epic gravel road bicycle ride featuring a different destination working Vermont sugarhouse every year!
ONE OF BICYCLE MAGAZINE’S 7 RAD SPRING CLASSIC RIDES!
Check out the photos from this year’s VOMAR:
Come and stay at the Woodstock Inn & Resort for the weekend! Go fat biking at their Nordic Center on Saturday, take part in all the Maple Madness, well, madness Sat afternoon and then do VOMAR on Sunday! Contact them for Maple deals that weekend!
An incredibly scenic gravel road circumnavigation of the Pomfret and Barnard, Vermont area featuring a tucked-away, destination sugarhouse at full boil. We’ll have cue sheets for everyone and the route will be completely marked with high-visibility signs at each turn so you can go at your own pace.
Sags: We’ll have a refreshment stop at the featured sugar house with unparalleled maple-themed sag fare! Try the best sports drink on the planet: partially boiled sap!
Distance: 27 miles(ish), 1.5-4 hours including the stops.
COURSE MAP AND CUE SHEET:
Need a bike? Head to Woodstock Sports at 30 Central Street, Woodstock, VT 05091 and they can rent you the perfect bike for VOMAR!
Terrain/difficulty: Climby, narrow, beautiful rural dirt roads with TWO LONGER SECTORS of “Vermont Pave” (unmaintained town roads). Depending on the weather, the road conditions could range from frozen solid with sand spread on them to all-out mud season! The beauty of this circuit is that, if at any time you feel like calling it a day, you can simply turn and head back to the start/finish. Either way and any way, this ride will be an amazing and challenging adventure!
Pace: Go at your own. I can tell you that there will certainly be a front group going hard on the climbs, but there will also be plenty of folks riding steady to just enjoy the scenery. The course will be marked with arrows that look like this:
Support: We’ll have Vermont Overland’s now famous 4×4 support team out there. Have a problem? Just flag down one of the Land Rovers!
Weather: We’ll go in any weather, so plan on it and dress properly!
Post ride: The Woodstock Inn & Resort will host the afterparty and we’ll have lots of great local nanobrew beer and chow for purchase at the warm and toasty Suicide Six Lodge right after the ride. Grab some food and settle in by the open fire!
Bike: Any. Gravel, cyclocross and hard-tail mtb are optimal. Fat bikes aired up are very nice as well.
Entry fee: $35.
[As with all VO events, Juniors ride/race for free]