9th Annual Onion River Century Ride (2012)
|Saturday, July 28, 2012
Poolside Drive (off of Elm Street/Route 12)
Poolside Drive, Montpelier, VT
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
Event Organizer Website
|$50 thru July 20/$65 after July 20/ Pledge Reg #1 - $30 reg. with $70 in pledges/ Pledge Reg #2 -$30 reg. with $200 in pledges (pledges due 7/28/12)|
The Onion River Century Ride to benefit the Kellogg-Hubbard Library is a beautiful ride through the heart of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The ride takes you through one of the most scenic areas of Vermont, provides beautiful views and a fun and challenging ride. Riders can choose from the 35 mile Adamant Loop course on paved and dirt roads, the 110k (68 mile) Metric Century or full 111 mile Century.
A celebratory end of ride BBQ awaits riders at the Rec Field at the end of the ride. Registered riders get a ticket for food and beverages. Additional BBQ food and beverage tickets for friends and family can be purchased at the BBQ for $5 each.
All proceeds of the Onion River Century Ride, raffle, and pledge drive benefit the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. For over a century the Kellogg-Hubbard Library has been at the heart of the Central Vermont community. Our mission is to preserve yesterday, inform today, and inspire tomorrow.
111 Mile Ride: Leaves from Montpelier with a police escort through town before heading east to East Montpelier, there you'll turn north to go through Hardwick to Barton where you'll head west to Albany then south through Morrisville, passing by Lake Elmore before returning to Montpelier.
110k Ride (68 mile): Beginning in Montpelier with a police escort through town, then heading east through East Montpelier, then ride turns north to Hardwick where you'll head west to Morrisville before heading south past Lake Elmore and returning to Montpelier.
35 Mile Ride:This loop leaves from Montpelier with a police escort through town before heading east to East Montpelier where you'll take Factory Street toward Adamant. The course turns on to dirt roads before arriving at the Adamant Coop for a food stop on the lawn, then up past Bliss Pond and Curtis Pond, out to Worcester, and out to Route 12/Elm Street, returning to the rec. fields in Montpelier.
All three courses are fully supported with food/beverage stops and a support vehicle throughout the day. All participants must wear a helmet and abide by the rules of the road. The OR Century Ride will be held "Rain or Shine" - registration fees cannot be refunded once you have registered.
New for 2012, registration options now include 2 Pledge Registration Choices.
Pledge Registration #1 - The Sock Option:Registrants pay $30 fee and collect $70 (or more) in pledges. Pledges are turned in at Ride Registration on July 28. Registrants are rewarded with an Onion River Century Ride pint glass and a pair of Darn Tough Vermont socks. Riders must register for this option before 7/20/2012 so that we are able to order enough pint glasses.
Pledge Registration #2 - The Jersey Option: Registrants pay $30 fee and collect $200 (or more) in pledges. Pledges are turned in at Ride Registration on July 28. Registrants are rewarded with an Onion River Century Ride pint glass and an Onion River Century Ride bike jersey. Riders must register for this option before 7/20/2012 so that we are able to order enough pint glasses. Jersey sizes will be determined on the day of the ride (where size options will be available to try on), jerseys will be ordered after the ride and delivered to registrants choosing this category)