Short Bike Rides in Vermont Guide Book

by Sandy Duling (The Globe Pequot Press)
Short Bike Rides in Vermont  by Sandy Duling

238pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762704047

A well-researched guide to 42 excursions throughout the state. Each ride includes mile-by-mile directions, route map, safety tips, food & services, and points of interest along the way. Tour along the Canadian border & take a side trip into Quebec, or ride through the hills & ferry across Lake Champlain to Fort Ticonderoga, or enjoy many other fun trips.

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Trails from the "Short Bike Rides in Vermont" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 42.
... Preview: This is an easy pedal along the beautiful valley cut by the Batten Kill River through the Taconic Mountains. You'll be a stone's throw from the river for nearly the whole trip. On a hot day, you'll ce ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
Arlington, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12.1
... Preview: Mt. Ascutney is a monadnock. Geologists explain that a monadnock is a mass of bedrock (granite here) that is more durable than its surroundings and so has better resisted erosion than the land around ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
Downers, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23.3
... Preview: This is the center of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, an area where geology and landscape have more in common with northern New Hampshire, Maine and Quebec than with the rest of Vermont. It feels like a ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
Barton, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 31.6
... Preview: This ride is an up-close introduction to Vermont history. The route is relatively short and quite flat. The ride could easily be done in an hour and a half, but most riders will want to take longer. E ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
Bennington, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 13.3
... Preview: The town of Brandon is a fine place to begin and end a bike ride. The town green, as well as its shops and restaurants, are all inviting, and many visitors will want to take time to pedal around town, ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
Brandon, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: The high peaks a few miles to the east of Bristol an Starksboro might suggest that this is a trip for hill climbers only. Not so. Considering its proximity to the spine of the Green Mountains, this ro ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
Bristol, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23.1
... Preview: Here's a ride that is triply unique in this collection: It's almost entirely on an official bicycle path, it's an urban ride, and isn't a loop. It offers incredible views of Lake Champlain and the Ad ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
Burlington, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 13.1
... Preview: Riders with an aversion to hill climbing may want to skip this one. But those looking for some exercise, magnificent views, and perhaps a stop to watch cheese making at the Cabot Creamery will find th ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
Walden Station, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 13.1
... Preview: Castleton, our starting point, is just about what comes to mind when you envision a small New England college town: wide main street, colonial homes, brick public library, village store. Castleton als ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
Castleton, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20.9
... Preview: Everyone who is committed to biking in Vermont eventually seems to arrive in Craftsbury-and with good reason. In recent years the Craftsbury area has become a mecca for sports and outdoor enthusiasts. ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
Craftsbury Common, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 11.1
... Preview: This is about as flat as a Vermont bike ride can get. Pick a high gear as you start, and if you wish, leave it there for the entire ride. It's a beautiful trip any time of year but is especially recom ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
West Addison, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16.8
... Preview: This ride is a sampler of the geographic features of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. You'll see beautiful lakes, glacial bogs, and conifer forests. And you'll also pass through the high, open dairy farmi ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
Derby Center, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23.6
... Preview: Fair Haven is a typical Vermont community with a lively history and an impressive town green. A founder of the town was "Spitting" Matt Lyon, a radical congressman who was imprisoned because of this c ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
Fair Haven, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Hills are the theme of this ride: not big mountains, and not long unrelenting climbs-just wonderfully rolling hills. Serious riders love to do this route for speed, relishing the opportunities for sho ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
Fair Haven, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14.8
... Preview: Grafton, our starting point, is a village that requires some explanation. Grafton is perhaps best described as a miniature Williamsburg-Vermont's version of a historical restoration. Things to see: Vi ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
Grafton, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17.5
... Preview: The Champlain Islands are ideal for leisurely biking. This route loops around Grand Isle and offers a fine sampling of the island's scenery, history, and industry. There are lots of turns and side roa ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
Grand Isle, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14.4
... Preview: This ride takes you through a wonderful variety of Northeast Kingdom scenery; and it's a good workout too. The first couple of miles are a steep climb, but don't let that deter you. Take your time, an ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
Hardwick, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23.3
... Preview: No single image characterizes all of Vermont. Isle La Motte stands a proof of that. Some visitors to Isle La Motte remark on the feeling of having been transported to an Old World religious site. Ma ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
South Alburg, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 9.9
... Preview: This ride begins a couple of miles west of Johnson, a thriving college town that makes the best of close proximity to big ski country. Johnson feels energetic, but it has escaped the ostentatious deme ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
Johnson, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17.2
... Preview: Vermont's northern farm country is quite unlike any other part of the state. Franklin Country is characterized by large prosperous farms, long rolling hills, and enormous panoramic views. On most Verm ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Vermont"
North Sheldon, VT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 18.3

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