As far as we're concerned, there's just no better place to ride a bike. Our area is home to some wonderful cycling events that cover the territory, Tour de Kingdom, Echo Lake Road Race, Claussen Lake Century. We have a strong and friendly cycling community loosely organized as the Kingdom Velo Group. They are particularly welcoming to visiting cyclists and are happy to include visitors on their weekly rides. IROC houses the Northeast Kingdom Cycling Center to support visiting cyclists with maps of long and short rides, from relatively easy to more difficult. When you're in town, pick up the NEK cycling map at the Welcome Center on the Causeway in Newport - right on the recreation path...or at IROC.
Here are some of our favorite road cyling routes, used by the Tour de Kingdom,with links to Map My Ride for your use and enjoyment:
Moose Loop with a NH Twist
They all start in Derby at IROC and its NEK Cycling Center (located at 400 Quarry Road, Derby, VT 05829) except Moose Loop which starts in Island Pond. The fun part is that you can start many of these rides from just about anywhere. They're all loops on roads our local Kingdom Velo Group riders love to ride. Enjoy.
For some photos taken on these routes, click here