MAPLE ADVENTURE RIDE!
Check out the photos from this year’s VOMAR:
START TIME: 10 AM
START FINISH LOCATION: 419 Bailey’s Mills Road, Reading, VT 05062
Ran in conjunction with Vermont Sugar Maker’s Open House 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!
This year, our featured sugarhouse is Newhall Farm!
Also, our featured charity for this ride will be the Reading-West Windsor Food Shelf!
CHECK OUT LAST YEAR’S VOMAR:
|2015 Vermont Overland Maple Adventure Ride|
Date/time: Sunday, April 3 at 10 am
Location (start/finish/reg): 419 Baileys Mills Road, Reading, VT 05062 (registration opens at 8:00 am)
Sunday, April 3: VERMONT OVERLAND MAPLE ADVENTURE RIDE!
Registration/Start/Finish: Opens at 8:00 am. 419 Baileys Mills Road, Reading, VT 05062.
Start time: 10:00 am sharp
An incredibly scenic gravel road circumnavigation of the Reading, 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 THREE 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 Jeeps or Land Rovers!
Weather: We’ll go in any weather, so plan on it and dress properly!
Post ride: We’ll have some incredible South Woodstock Country Store “Seinfeld-quality” soup (cheddar ale bacon and kale squash veggie!) and some Worthy Kitchen craft beer on hand and perhaps a drop of Newhall Farm Ice Cider back at the start/finish.
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]
Do it for the adventure. Do it for the fitness.
Do it for the soup!
Do it for the beanies!