Green River Rip

Price:
$95
Age:
16 and up
Fitness Level:
Moderate - Must be able to sustain moderate riding pace for several hours
Skill Level:
Intermediate - Comfortable riding on paved and gravel surfaces and in traffic.
Dates/Times:
June 5, July 10, October 8
See logistics below

The starting point of this ride is at 2281' of elevation in front of the 222-year-old Cooper Hill Inn in East Dover, VT. Weather permitting, you will have 100-mile views from this location near the base of the Mount Snow ski area. The first mile is steeply downhill on nice pavement, but you will soon be on a more gradual descent on classic Vermont gravel roads through sheep and cattle farmland. After about ten miles, you will leave the agricultural area behind and descend into the Green River Valley. The headwaters of the Green River will be on your right and are only about 5' wide. As you descend into the valley, more and more waterfalls off the high valley walls increase the flow of the river. You will cross two wooden covered bridges during this ride. The Green River valley is like a little piece of Glacier National Park transplanted into Vermont and western Massachusetts. With the net 2031' elevation drop on the 31-mile ride, this is one not to be missed.

This ride is best on a gravel or adventure bike, but a mountain or fat bike with a strong rider can work just as well. Bring all the food and water you'll need. In case of a major mechanical complication, or if you run out of energy, etc., the van will shadow the ride on the nearest roads.

LOGISTICS:

Duration: Approximately 3 hours riding and 1.5 hours shuttling

Length: 31 miles

Elevation: +1067 -3098 = -2031

Timing: Aside from Meeting Points all times are approximate

  • 7:20 Meeting Point 1: Adventure East Shuttle. Park at Sunderland Library, 20 School Street, Sunderland
  • 7:45 Meeting Point 2: Just Roots, 34 Glenbrook Drive, Greenfield
  • 8:00 Depart Just Roots for course
  • 9:00 Arrival to start of course and begin ride
  • 12:00 Arrival to Just Roots, end of ride
  • 12:30 Shuttle arrives in Sunderland

Additional information regarding this experience

What's Included?

Bike guide

SAG support van and trailer

What to Bring

Plenty of drinking water

Lunch and snacks

Extra layers

Bike

Other Notes:

All rail trail rides are fairly flat unless otherwise noted. Families, singles, couples, groups, and E-bikes are welcome.

If you run out of energy, you can hop in the van to get to the ride finish.

The best bike for all rides (unless noted) is a gravel bike.