About the Vermont Forest Fondo
The Vermont Forest Fondo was born in 2016 as an experiment . . . put up a Facebook page, throw up some course markers, put out a table of snacks and see what happens. to say the least it was a success; lots of smiles, plenty of punctures and a few wandering riders we eventually found.
We decided to be little more serious in 2017 so we made a website too. We upped the challenge with pavé, more pavé and even more pavé.
If you’re not from around here then perhaps class-4 road riding is something new. Class-4 roads are scattered across Vermont as old roads no longer considered for frequent use but, still loosely maintained by a local municipality usually limited to clearing downed trees. In this growing world of cyclo-cross, gravel grinding and adventure riding they make great detours from the increasing danger of texting drivers, and we have a lot of offer around here.
We put together a course with a good number of our favorite class-4 sections linked together by town roads with only a small amount of actual asphalt. We are even including some single track!
We hope to see you on October 20th!