Like to eat? Like to ride?
Join us for our scenic, pedaling picnic through the Connecticut River Valley. Bring your bike to enjoy the autumn foliage and beautiful scenery at your own pace. Along the way you will meet local food producers and community members at food stops as you taste the delicious harvest bounty from local farms and restaurants.
Choose one of our three routes: the family-friendly Lake Morey Loop (6 miles), the Classic Loop (21 miles), or the River Road Extensiondesigned for advanced riders (31 miles). Please see below for a synopsis of the three routes (when registering you will be required to identify which route you will be riding).
Your registration includes detailed route maps, directions, support vehicles, and, of course, an incredible menu of locally-produced foods!
2019 Food Vendors Include:
King Arthur Flour, Boloco, Lou’s Restaurant & Bakery, Carpenter & Main, Ariana’s Restaurant, Strafford Organic Creamery, Tensen Farms, Riverview Farm, Trailbreak Taps & Tacos, Blue Sparrow Kitchen, AK Chix Coffee Co., Piecemeal Pies, McNamara Dairy, Base Camp Cafe, The Skinny Pancake, Thistle Hill Farm, The Local Buzz Cafe, Poverty Lane Orchards
Choose from three great rides-
Lake Morey Loop
Our Lake Morey Loop is great for families with young cyclists, new cyclists, or for those who want a very leisurely bike ride around the lake – 6 miles. Easy. 2 short hills. Minimal auto traffic. Road support. Enjoy several stops along the way, so you can take your time, rest, and relax. You can even take a short hike on one of our local treasures, the Cross Rivendell Trail! Includes delicious food provided by local producers. And, be sure to save room for dessert back at the school!
Our most popular route. Travel the scenic Connecticut River Valley on this 21-mile loop. Moderate including one long uphill on East Thetford Road into Lyme. Some secondary roads, some state highways. Road support. Visit scenic stops in North Thetford, Lyme, Orford, and Fairlee while you enjoy plenty of delicious food that showcases many local producers.
River Road Extension
An extension of our very popular Classic Loop, this 31-mile ride is designed for advanced riders who want a bit more mileage. Moderate, with a few more hills than our Classic, but with an additional stop to refresh yourself while you admire a spectacular, long view of the river. Includes state routes and secondary roads. Road support. Fortify yourself with great food along the way, of course!
All routes start and finish at the Samuel Morey Elementary School in Fairlee, VT. All cyclists enjoy a sweet treat at the end of the ride! Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 8th, 2019 and register now for this popular UVTA event – enrollment is limited and will fill fast!
Registration/Check-in is open between 10 and 11 AM only. All riders must be underway by 11 AM.
Pre-registration IS REQUIRED!
PLEASE NOTE: Riders will NOT be allowed to change routes on the day of the event. If you will be riding with young children, please be sure to carefully read the route descriptions before registering.
Want to ride for FREE?
Consider volunteering! We have loads of volunteer opportunities available for the Tour. If you would like to volunteer and ride, please sign up using the “volunteer” ticket type. If you want to volunteer and are not interested in riding, please contact us using the email option at the bottom of the page.