Rooted was today: what an amazing event! I’d highly recommend it to any of you northeast gravel racers/riders. Incredibly well-organized, huge number of volunteers, fun “mullet protocol” that cares as much about the back of the pack as the pros in the front, and we were treated to a beautiful Vermont morning with only a bit of rain several hours in.
Really bummed I missed the sign-up this year, especially since it’s like half an hour from my house. That said, here’s a quick list of things for people new to Vermont to check out. Lots of other stuff to do, but here are some quick highlights:
Maple creemees with maple dust (soft serve ice cream made with maple syrup and rolled in maple sugar. Red Hen Bakery in Middlesex has awesome creemees and is a great cyclist stop, but I’m guessing Untapped will probably have their own on-site)
Beer - Lawson’s is a title sponsor, but the Alchemist in Stowe makes Heady Topper and Hill Farmstead in Greensboro was voted best brewery in the world five times (?) and they’ve got a really beautiful tasting barn/outdoor space.