THE BIG ADVENTURE RIDE (with New Terrain for 2021)
Distance: About 195 miles
Return Time: 5:00 PM
*Passengers are OK, although there is one short optional challenge section for the knobby-clad
This is last year’s (great) run to the Canadian border with significant changes (and even more dirt!). It includes loooong stretches of dirt, great scenery and a few intermediate challenges, the most difficult of which has a bypass. Designed by Hampster creator and NEBDR co-author, Andrew Phillips.
This year the ride doesn’t go quite as far north, has a wonderful lunch stop, and the afternoon route is stunning. The morning segment includes a few sections on Vermont class 4 roads as well as a great 20 mile riverside double-track through forest land. Lunch will be at a favorite restaurant in the area (different from last year), which offers varied options on the menu. The journey back to base camp has been significantly revised to include even more dirt roads and interesting sites.
The ride will be roughly 100 miles both before and after lunch. Total of about 200 miles for the day. A few class 4 roads will provide some challenges along the way for the larger adventure bikes. Go-around options are available at the rider’s discretion. The ride last year was very well reviewed, and the improvements for this year should make it even better. It’s a classic big-bike ride in Northern Vermont. The roads, scenery, and terrain are simply delightful for motorcyclists in this part of the world.