Burlington Bicycle Tour (June 30 - July 4, 2012)

Jun 30 2012 12:00 pm

4th ANNUAL BICYCLING OUT OF BURLINGTON, VT JUNE 30 - JULY 4, 2012

Enjoy up to five days of bicycling in beautiful, quiet northern Vermont and New York's Adirondack Mountains. See some of the best mountain and lake scenery in the northeast. Experience Burlington's small city sophistication, numerous restaurants, and big city style fireworks on July 3.Our hotel offers complimentary breakfasts each morning, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a good restaurant and bar on the premises. Drive up on Saturday morning for up to five days of cycling and four nights lodging. Drive up on Sunday for a three night option, Choice of approx. 30-70 mile rides on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and half day rides on Saturday and Wednesday. Terrain varies from flat to hilly.

Here is the preliminary schedule. All distances are approximate. 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Remote start from Jericho, VT. 30-40 miles with excellent views of the rarely visited west side of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak. This is a new route. 

SUNDAY: Remote start from Vergennes, VT. 30-70 very scenic miles south of Burlington.

MONDAY Today we cross Lake Champlain to bike in New York's Adirondacks. Options include starting from our hotel and remote starts. 30-70 mile routes via the Burlington or Charlotte ferries. Longest route goes into the heart of the Adirondacks to the base of 4,867 foot Whiteface Mountain. Also, options to stay in Vermont.

TUESDAY: Remote start from Milton, VT. North of Burlington toward the Canadian border, partly along Lake Champlain. Optional lunch stop at a favorite restaurant in St. Albans.

WEDNESDAY MORNING: Hotel start for local cycling in/near Burlington. Includes bike path adjacent to Lake Champlain.

PRICE, FOUR NIGHTS:  $310/person double occupancy includes 4 nights lodging (Sat., Sun., Mon., Tues.) 4 breakfasts, lunch snacks each day, happy hours after riding, maps, cue sheets, and off-street parking. Single occupancy is $530 for 4 nights

PRICE, THREE NIGHTS:  $240/person same as above, except 3 nights lodging (Sun., Mon , Tues.) and 3 breakfasts. Single occupancy is $405 for 3 nights.

LEADERS:  Arnold Nadler, L (ardnadler@aol.com), 978-745-9591(H),978-766-1128(cell)  and Jimmy White,  jmmymail@verizon.net),  978-689-9847(H),978-621-5935(cell).

TO SIGN UP: Maximum trip capacity is approx. 30 persons.  Please send a check for the appropriate amount, payable to Arnold Nadler, 43 Walter Street, Salem, MA 01970-2440. With your check, please include your e-mail address, telephone numbers, and street address. Within about a week after receiving your check, I will send you an e-mail or phone confirmation. If you don't hear from me, get back to me or to Jimmy to verify that your check has arrived. To help with car-pooling, shortly before the trip, a list of participants will be sent out.