When: Sat., April 29, 9:30 a.m.
Springtime in Vermont means many things: waterfront walks on Lake Champlain, hikes up Camel’s Hump and trips to the local creemee stand, to name a few. For cyclists, it’s time for Onion River Sports’ annual Muddy Onion Spring Classic Gravel Ride. Adventurous athletes get back in the saddle and spin their wheels on a fully supported 35.4-mile course snaking along central Vermont’s scenic back roads. If that distance seems a bit ambitious for an early-season excursion, perhaps you’ll try the newly added Hibernator Short Loop, which covers 19.4 miles of ground. No matter which leg-burning route participants choose, they’ll be rewarded with a post-ride barbecue complete with stick-to-your-ribs fare and Harpoon Brewery beer.