NSC is sponsoring a weekend of gravel riding in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, which for those of you who don't know, is the northeast corner of VT. Tom Evers and Pat Stabler own a house in Lyndonville, just outside of East Burke and are glad to host this weekend. Gravel riding in Vermont is primarily on fairly smooth dirt roads (after mud season!), though with some class 4 (unmaintained) roads. No single track. Lots of climbing though!
Ride details and NSC ride page links are below.
Please let Pat and Tom know if you are interested and if you want space in the house or to camp in our yard. They will wait to hear from NSC folks before opening it up to other people in early June.
Pat and Tom's email address is EverStab@verizon.net
Gravel Bike Weekend - August 12-13, 2023
Come to the Northeast Kingdom for a weekend (or longer) of gravel biking. Option to come early or stay after to do more gravel riding or try out the wonderful Kingdom Trails mountain biking. We will be there from Thursday to Monday night, so folks can stay for just Friday and/or Saturday night or arrive earlier/stay later. First come first serve for reserving a spot inside Tom and Pat's house in Lyndonville. Or there is plenty of camping in the yard. [Also lots of places to stay or camp in the area] After the ride, drinks at the Tiki Bar! Breakfast at Cafe Lotti - best bacon ever! Potluck BBQ at Pat and Tom's Saturday night.
The planned days are outlined below.
Date: Saturday, August 12
Ride: Kirby Mountain Gravel Ride - Class 2-4 route over Kirby Mountain to one of the most beautiful valleys in the Northeast Kingdom and beyond. Two variations to get there - one via more class 4 road. Then both travel along the lovely (pretty flat!) River Road to Gallup Mills and then up over Victory back to 114 and East Burke.
Meeting Time: 10:00 a.m.
Meeting Place: Mike's Tiki Bar parking. We will meet by the Tiki Bar.
Co-Leaders: Pat Stabler and Tom Evers - 781-929-9085 (Pat) 617-605-0928 (Tom) before 9 p.m. / email@example.com
Date: Sunday, August 13th
Ride: Wheeling Around Willoughby – This is a lovely ride on gravel roads, including both class 4 and a CCC road through Willoughby State Forest. It starts at the north end of Lake Willoughby, traveling counterclockwise around the lake. The route heads to the west side of the lake and then by Wheeler Mountain on a class 4, goes out to Route 5 briefly, then the CCC road through the state forest to 5A. After a steep climb up to Newark Pond, the route climbs up a bit more on a class 4 road, then down to Long Pond and back out to Lake Willoughby. Swimming at the lake afterwards!
Meeting Time: 9:30
Meeting Place: Parking (includes toilets) at the beach at the north end of Lake Willoughby
Co-Leaders: Pat Stabler and Tom Evers - 781-929-9085 / firstname.lastname@example.org