Start Location: Red Hen Bakery, Middlesex, VT (For auto parking see below)
Start Time: 07:00
Ride Leader: David Cain
Time Limit: 13 Hours 30 Minutes
Sanctioning: ACP & RUSA
Cue Sheets are available when requested during registration:
Online Map/GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27305149 (Not updated for 2023 yet, but will be similar!)
Registration: BikeReg (Please note registration closes on Thursday before the ride!)
Green Mountain 200k 2023:
Known as “The Bakery Brevet” where you can eat breakfast all day long, this ride aims to mix stunning scenery and varied terrain with some enjoyable control stops along the way. Include ~25% good quality dirt roads. These are Vermont automotive roads, not trails, but wider tires are recommended.
Ride Start Info:
The rides starts at 7:00AM at the Red Hen Bakery, 961 US Rt. 2, Middlesex, VT. Please note that parking is not available at the start location, but IS available a mere 2/10’s of a mile north at the Middlesex park and ride, just off the I-89 exit 9. (Google map of Park & Ride lot)
The route takes riders through the heart of the Green Mountains. Starting from the Red Hen Bakery and traveling south, riders will pass through the Mad River Valley up to the broad views of East Warren. From there the ride passes through the gorgeous and wild Granville Gulf (don’t miss the waterfall!) before reaching the first control at Sandy’s Books & Café. Riders then head west past Mt. Horrid and over the Brandon Gap (one of the more forgiving gap climbs in the area) to enter into the eastern flank of the Champlain Valley. After a stop in downtown Brandon, the route begins its journey northward along Lake Dunmore and through East Middlebury and through Bristol. Open rolling farmland unfolds before reaching the control in Huntington. Look for Gillett Pond as you pass over to join the Winooski River on the final stretch back to Middlesex under the shadow of Camel’s Hump.
Controls: Sandy’s Books and Bakery, Rochester, VT; Open Control at Downtown Brandon; Beaudry’s Store in Huntington, VT
Read ride leader David Cain’s ride report from the 2012 version. (Note: 2012 had a different route.)