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Upper Valley:

Dartmouth College

Thetford, Vermont

Ascutney, Vermont

. DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

These rides begin and end at Dartmouth College's Maynard Street Parking Lot, located off Exit 13 of Route 91.

 

Miles

Elev

Time

Academy Road and Lake Fairlee

38

2,787

2h 30m

This ride passes through a covered bridge, tackles a 2.5 mile hill, navigates around a lake and parallels both banks of the Connecticut River. It is a favorit after work ride.

Academy Road and River Road

25

1,875

1h 40m

Same as Academy Road and Lake Fairlee, minus the lake.

Etna to Goose Pond

22

2,320

1h 30m

Tour through Downtown Metropolitan Etna, gradual uphill leads to a great downhill before the ascent of the famous Chieftan Hill.

Routes 5 and 10

21

1,369

1h 30m

Up and back down along the river.

Steven's Road and Ruddsboro

20

2,262

1h 20m

This ride is all about climbing - gradual incles, a steep mile long hill with views of Killington and Pico, and a slog back to Etna. Half a mile on dirt and a short stretch on Route 4 are the only detractions. For a real workout, try King Hill instead of Stevens.

Etna and Dogford - The Lollipop

18

1,547

1h 10m

Another tour through Etna with gradual inclines and a pass by the last working farm in Hanover.

Union Village

15

1,403

1h 00m

Along the river and then lots of great hills, short and steep, long and steep and a screaming downhill all the way back.

.THETFORD, VERMONT

These rides begin and end at the Park and Ride, located off Exit 14 of Route 91.

 

Miles

Elev

Time

Tunbridge and Chelsea

52

5,010

3h 30m

Starts on a hill and then adds two more major climbs. As a bonus, Strafford offers not only scenic horse farms but also one of the most photographed buildings of the foliage season.

Sharon and Tunbridge
49
6,295
3h 15m

One of the toughest hills in the area, 4 miles and a 13% grade at the top. Passes through South Royalton, home to Vermont Law School before ascending the second monster - check out the view of the Green Mountains at the top.

Goose Green
48
5,018
3h 15m

Some steady uphill until you reach Goose Green and a thrilling downhill. Finish it off with a tour of Lake Morey.

Piermont

44

3,995

3h 00m

Two lakes, a river and no killer hills, but plenty of elevation.

Lakes Fairlee and Morey

28

2,752

2h 00m

Tour two wonderful lakes and add a few hills for variety.

.LAKE MOREY, VERMONT

 

 

Miles

Elev

Time

Grueling

69

5400

5h 30m

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