The purpose of the annual ride is two-fold. First and foremost, getting out into the quiet beauty of Vermont as a celebration of the start of summer. The Vermont countryside, with its quaint barns, rolling hills, cow-specked fields, and covered bridges is so lovely this time of year. Getting out in it, first hand on a bicycle can be especially rewarding.
The Long Trail Century Ride also raises funds for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. In fact, one of the registration requirements is a minimum fundraising amount of $100. Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is Vermont’s largest nonprofit organization committed to providing sports and recreation to people with disabilities. Long Trail Century Ride’s goal is to raise $225,000 or more for this wonderful organization.
Although “century ride” is in the title, the Long Trail Century Ride offers four different routes to suit almost any cyclist’s ability. Choose from a century ride, a 60-mile, a 20-mile, or a family-friendly and adaptive 5K. You can see the different Long Trail Century Ride course maps here. There is something for everyone to enjoy during the Long Trail Century Ride.
All routes start and end at Long Trail Brewery – further incentive! In fact, celebrations bookend the Long Trail Century Ride experience! The event kicks off with a registration party on Friday and ends with Apres-Ride Party on Saturday.
2017 Long Trail Century Ride Schedule
Friday, June 23rd
12pm – 8pm: Registration and Happy Hour at Killington Resort’s Snowshed Base Lodge
4pm – 8pm: Live music
Saturday, June 24
5am – 12pm: Late registration packet pick-up
7 – 7:15am: 100 Mile start
9am – 12pm: Mountain Bike Session at Killington Bike Park
9 – 9:15am: 60 Mile start
9:30 – 9:45am: 40 Mile start
10am: Long Trail Brewery opens
10:30am: Optional start for adaptive 20-mile riders
11am– Gates open for the Apres-Ride Party, BBQ, Awards, and Live Entertainment; Silent Auction begins
11 – 11:15am: 20 Mile start
11:30am: 5K start
1pm: BBQ, food available
1pm-5pm: Kids activities, Farmers market and Vendor Village open, Live Music
4:30pm: Silent Auction closes
6pm: Apres-Ride Party ends
7pm: Long Trail Brewery closes
Pre-registration for the Long Trail Century Ride is available online. Registered riders will receive a Long Trail Century Ride wicking t-shirt, a Long Trail Pint Glass, and an entry ticket to the Apres-Ride Party. Riders whoregister BEFORE June 1st also receive a 2016-2017 lift ticket voucher to Killington Resort!
So go ahead and come out for the 2017 Long Trail Century Ride! With food, drink, live entertainment, flowing beverages, silent auction, raffle, farmer’s market, and more, you don’t even have to ride a bike to enjoy yourself!
Long Trail Century Ride
June 24th, 2017
Long Trail Brewery
5520 US-4, Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035
Be sure to visit the Long Trail Century Ride website for follow the event on Facebook for updates, course info, directions, and more.
Long Trail Century Ride Lodging
Our Vermont B&B, Deer Brook Inn, is less than 5 minutes down the road from Long Trail Brewery! The 60 Mile course even goes right past our historic, 1820’s farmhouse inn. Deer Brook Inn’s convenient location makes us the perfect lodging no matter what it is you’re doing in the Woodstock VT area. Book your stay at Deer Brook Inn today!