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Century Road Ride

We've provided a century road route below for your reference, but you can create your own experience for the 2020 Point to Point. To participate, simply register, raise a minimum of $150 for the Vermont Foodbank, and follow the instructions on the Ride Overview Page to track your ride and share your results. 

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Century Road Ride Description

  • This long loop heads northeast out of Montpelier, rolling first through the woods and farmlands of East Montpelier with grand views of the Granite Hills to the south (mile 9.3).
  • Through North Montpelier, Calais, and Woodbury, you’ll pedal along the edges of numerous ponds and small lakes. Woodbury Mountain towers above Greenwood Lake (mile 22.2) at the beginning of a long descent into Hardwick Village, where shops and restaurants crowd along the banks of the rapid Lamoille River (mile 26.5).
  • From here, you’ll follow the Lamoille upstream through the farmlands of East Hardwick and Greensboro Bend. Quiet, wooded stretches of road alternate with big views across the broad valley to distant mountains. After passing Clarks Pond (mile 41.6), you’ll follow the Barton River downstream through Glover and into the village of Barton (mile 49.4).
  • From there, you’ll climb up out of the river valley and through a high gap between Butternut Hill and Allen Hill (mile 55.0).
  • Descending from the gap, the village of Irasburg is silhouetted on its hilltop ahead of you. After climbing into Irasburg (mile 57.0), you’ll head south, following the Black River along the base of the steep Lowell Mountains with their ridgeline wind turbines.
  • You’ll pedal past many large, stately barns as you roll through the farmlands of Albany and Craftsbury, and then cross into the Wild Branch valley (mile 70.0) and follow that through Wolcott to the wide Lamoille River Valley (mile 78.6).
  • Heading downstream along the Lamoille, you pass through the edge of Morrisville and then climb along the base of Elmore Mountain before descending to the shores of Elmore Lake (mile 88.5).
  • From here, a remote stretch of wooded road leads you south alongside the tall, rugged Worcester Mountains. Approaching Worcester Village (mile 101.0), the landscape opens up into fields with long views.
  • Following the North Branch of the Winooski River, your final miles take you past Wrightsville Reservoir and back in Montpelier’s narrow valley to your finish line at the State House (mile 110.0).
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