Join us on the Tour de Heifer!
The fourth annual Tour de Heifer happens on Sunday, June 8, 2014! The Tour is a set of highly scenic rides with 15-mile, 30-mile and 60-mile routes. Some are quite challenging, with lots of elevation gain; others are more family friendly (although they still have some hills!). There is also a five-mile walking option.
All of the Tour de Heifer routes are almost entirely on dirt roads, and most of them entail considerable elevation change. (That is, hill-climbing!)
And all of the routes begin and end at Lilac Ridge Farm in West Brattleboro, and feature incredible views, farm and woodland terrain, New England villages (one with a covered bridge), and much more.
Registration includes a farm-fresh lunch and entertainment back at Lilac Ridge (for 60-milers, there’s a lunch spread about halfway at Green River).
For complete details, route maps, and to sign up, visit our page at WWW.BIKEREG.COM. (This will be the registration page for both cyclists and hikers.)
The tour is a fund-raiser for our Vermont Farm/Food Business Plan Competition.
Use of appropriate bikes is strongly recommended — mountain bikes, cross-bikes, or (maybe) road bikes fitted with 28mm knobby tires.
MANY THANKS TO OUR TOUR DE HEIFER SPONSORS:
Water bottles for participants from:
… as well as:
BIKE SHOP SPONSORS: Burrows Specialized Sports, West Hill Shop, Brattleboro Bike Shop, Bicycles Unlimited; “SAG” WAGON PROVIDED BY: Brattleboro Subaru/Brattleboro Ford FOOD/SUPPLIES DONORS: Vermont Natural Spring Water Co., Dunkin Donuts, Drews, Breuggers Bagels, New England Natural Bakers, Commonwealth Dairy, Vermont Creamery, Grafton Village Cheese, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Stonewood Farm, G. Housen, Cape Cod Chips, Clif Bar, Against the Grain, Vermont Smoke & Cure, Honest Tea. SPECIAL THANKS: Vermont Land Trust and of course…our host, Lilac Ridge Farm, and all the farms along the Tour de Heifer: Winchester Farm, Robb Family Farm, Franklin Family Farm, Deer Ridge Farm, Sunrise Farm, Circle Mountain Farm, Full Steam Farm, Olson Farm, Gateway Farm, Shearer Hill Farm, Bree-Z Knoll Farm and the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center.