Onion River Century Ride
11th Annual Onion River Century Ride to benefit the Kellogg-Hubbard Library 2014
Due to construction on Route 12 we have new routes this year! View them on the ORS website.
Early bird registration extended until April 30th! Don't wait, register at Onion River Sports or online.
Voted Best Century in VT by Vermont Sports Readers three years in a row!
The Onion River Century Ride is a beautiful ride through the heart of central Vermont and the North East Kingdom. The ride leaves at 8:30am sharp with a police escort through downtown Montpelier. All proceeds benefit the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. All rides leave at 8:30 with a police escort out of Montpelier as far as Route 302.
WHEN: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:30am
LOCATION: Ride begins and ends at the Montpelier Rec. Field beside the Montpelier Pool (Poolside Drive, Montpelier, VT)
52-mile Half Century – A lovely ride from Montpelier to Hardwick and back.
110k Metric Century Ride (68 miles) – This ride also goes to Hardwick. New this year is a gorgeous ride to Greensboro and back to Hardwick and returns to Montpelier on Route 14.
Full Century Ride, 111 miles – One of the most beautiful rides you'll experience, this course loops through the farmlands of East. Montpelier, Hardwick, Barton, Irasburg in the Northeast Kingdom, then back to Montpelier on VT Rt. 14.
All riders must return by 5pm to take part in the BBQ. All rides begin at 8:30am. Cyclists needing more time may leave earlier in order to finish the ride by 5pm.
REGISTRATION & FEES
Online registration at onionriver.com, paper forms at Onion River Sports or The Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
Early Bird Registration: $50 between February 21 and April 16 -- extended until April 30th!
Pre-registration: $60 between April 17 and July 23
Day-of registration: $75 on July 26 beginning at 6:30 am at the Montpelier Recreation Field
Download and print your registration form here.
PLEDGE REGISTRATION OPTIONS
Pledge Reg. #1 – The standard registration fee drops to just $30 with minimum $80 of in pledges. Each rider reaching their $80 goal earns a pair of Darn Tough Vermont Cycling Socks (pledges turned in on day of ride). Pledge Reg. #2 – $30 registration plus $275 in pledges earns riders an Onion River Century Ride Jersey (pledges turned in on day of ride). All registration includes BBQ tickets, full mechanical and moral support from the mobile support vehicles and food stops.
There are a few ways to collect pledges for the Onion River Century Ride. Download our printable pledge form and collect pledges directly, then deliver or mail them to Kellogg Hubbard Library before the 26th. You can also bring your pledges with you to registration on the 26th. Lastly, you can set-up a fundraising account through Crowd Rise and have Crowd Rise manage your pledges. The website will send out e-mails to potential donors that you specify, keep track of all donations made in your name, and deliver funds directly to Kellogg Hubbard Library. Visit our page on Crowd Rise <link coming soon>. Please be aware if you are unable to collect the total amount in pledges required for your registration category, you are responsible for the remaining balance at registration.
Our BBQ, and our food stops, accommodate vegetarian and vegan diets (as long as you like veggie burgers and tempeh), and we even have gluten-free options (thanks to some astute Library employees and volunteers!). The selections vary each year as much of our BBQ fare is made by volunteers or donated by local restaurants, check out the list of generous local businesses who support us with food each year!
If you anticipate your ride taking longer than 9 hours, consider leaving earlier than the 8:30am start time. Email Tristan Von Duntz at events (at) onionriver.com if you'd like to have your number and cue sheets mailed to you ahead of time.
The BBQ starts as soon as the first riders come in, around noontime and runs all day until about 5pm, when we usually start to close up shop. Due to the increasing size of the event, the BBQ will end at 5;30 this year, please see cut off times below. If you're not on pace to make it back to the Rec Field in time, we'll give you ride. We understand that everyone wants to ride the whole way, but for the safety of riders and out of respect for our many generous volunteers we'll be enforcing the cut off times this year. Please be in touch if you have any questions.
The Onion River Century Ride's Food Stops, BBQ, registration, and motorcycle support crew are all staffed by generous volunteers from around the area. In addition, many of the delicious baked goods at each of our Food Stops are supplied by a talented group of volunteer bakers. If you are interested in helping out, baking, or assisting with the event, we are always looking for new volunteers in all areas. Please contact Rachel Senechal of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library at 802-223-3338 to find out how you can help!
For Ride Questions, Contact: Tristan Von Duntz, event coordinator for Onion River Sports at 802-229-9409 or by email at events(at)onionriver.com For Volunteer Opportunities, Contact: Rachel Senechal at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library at 802-223-3338 or by e-mail at rysenechal (at) kellogghubbard.org