12th Annual Onion River Century Ride
About This Activity
The Onion River Century Ride to benefit the Kellogg-Hubbard Library is a beautiful ride through the heart of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The ride takes you through one of the most scenic areas of Vermont, provides beautiful views and a fun and challenging ride. Riders can choose from the 110k (68 mile) Metric Century or full 111 mile Century or the 40 mile Cruiser.
A celebratory end-of-ride BBQ awaits riders at the Montpelier Recreation Field at the end of the ride. Registered riders receive a ticket for food and beverages. Additional BBQ food and beverage tickets for friends and family can be purchased at the BBQ for $5 each.
All proceeds of the Onion River Century Ride, raffle, and pledge drive benefit children’s literacy at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. We try to inspire the love of reading and writing with our youngest patrons. More than any other skill the ability to read well allows a child to succeed in school, learn about the world around us and function well in our society. The Kellogg-Hubbard Library has the books, materials and programs to support children as they take their first steps as a life-long learner.
111 Mile Ride: Leaves from Montpelier with a police escort through town before heading east to East Montpelier, there you'll turn north to go through Hardwick to Barton where you'll head west to Albany then south through Morrisville, passing by Lake Elmore before returning to Montpelier.
110k Ride (68 mile): Beginning in Montpelier with a police escort through town, then heading east through East Montpelier, then ride turns north to Hardwick where you'll head west to Morrisville before heading south past Lake Elmore and returning to Montpelier.
40 Mile Cruiser: This ride goes out 20 miles and back 20 miles on Route 12 from Montpelier to Lake Elmore, where our food stop is on the shores of beautiful Lake Elmore.
All three courses are fully supported with food/beverage stops and a support vehicle throughout the day. All participants must wear a helmet and abide by the rules of the road. The OR Century Ride will be held "Rain or Shine" - registration fees cannot be refunded once you have registered.
Fundraising Incentives to support children’s literary at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library:
The Sock Option: Raise $100 in pledges and receive a pair of Darn Tough Vermont socks. Pledges are turned in at Ride Registration on July 25.
The Jersey Option: Raise $300 in pledges and receive an Onion River Century Ride bike jersey. Jersey sizes will be determined on the day of the ride (where size options will be available to try on), jerseys will be ordered after the ride and delivered to registrants choosing this category).