Most likely the fastest growing niche of the cycling world is gravel riding, at least here in Vermont.
To add even more excitement to the 2022 ride, we've decided to host a guided groad ride. No, that's not a typo. A groad ride is a combination of both unpaved gravel roads, of which there are plenty here in Vermont, and regular paved roads. This will be a guided tour as directional marking on back roads could be troublesome. Also many back roads have intersections, etc. and we just don't want you to get lost. Your guides will be local, experienced riders. This will be a 'no drop' ride. Tour de Slate is intended to be a first class recreational event and our goal is to keep it that way.
So, you ask what is a no drop ride?
It's simple. No one gets left behind!
This is going to be an awesome route. With 37% of the ride paved and 63% unpaved you will experience a rich adventure through the heart of the slate valley. You will pass many slate quarries and enjoy a rest stop at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, NY. There will be some hills but remember that this is a 'no drop' ride. Our goal is for you to have an incredible adventure.
Click on 'View Full Version' located in the upper left of the map to see details including gravel/pave breakdown.