Cycling tour planned for heifer weekend
BRATTLEBORO- Cyclists from many states will participate in the Tour de Heifer, the cycling event on Strolling of the Heifers weekend, on Sunday, June 9.
Proceeds from this year’s Tour de Heifer will support the Stroll’s Farm-to-Table Apprenticeship Program, which teaches nutrition and culinary skills to underemployed community members, placing them in full-time, permanent positions at local restaurants and institutional kitchens.
The tour features scenic 15-, 30-, and 60-mile rides that all begin and end at Robb Family Farm in West Brattleboro.
All of the routes feature incredible views, farm and woodland terrain, and New England villages.
For families and people who love to walk, the tour also offers a three-mile guided hike to the top of nearby Round Mountain.
All of the Tour de Heifer routes include substantial stretches of dirt roads. Use of mountain bikes, cross-bikes or road bikes fitted with at least 28mm tires is recommended. No highway travel is involved in any of the routes. Rental bikes are available at West Hill Shop in Putney at a very reduced rate of $10.
Riders and hikers may register for the tour at www.bikereg.com/tourdeheifer. Rates, lunch included, are $20 for the hike, $40 for the country ride, and $70 for 30- and 60-mile options. Children 16 and under riding on any route are $15. Higher rates will be in effect on the day of the event.
For information www.StrollingoftheHeifers.com.