Party & More

Updates for 2018 event TBD

Saturday June 30th 2 to 7 p.m. at the Woodchuck Cider House

You spoke and we listened. The result? The Gran Fondo après ride party will take place adjacent to the start and finish area.  Sit and relax…and cheer on returning riders as they come through the finish line.

The après ride party will get underway at Woodchuck Cider House at 2 p.m. and go until 7 p.m. Enjoy live music, a variety of food choices, locally-produced beverages (Woodchuck Cider’s many varieties plus beer and wine), and farm-to-spoon ice cream. We’ll have non-alcoholic beverages too!

Entry into the party is included in your registration fee.  You’ll get four tokens that you can “spend” however you’d like–four ice creams or two tacos, one pizza, and one cider, for example. If you want more, all the vendors accept cash. There’s no charge for guests to enter the party, they can pay cash for their food and beverages.

Need to clean up? Grab a shower at Vermont Sun Fitness Center at 812 Exchange Street.  The showers are complimentary and available until 5:30 p.m.  If your bike needs a rinse, there will be a hose set up in front of the Cider House all day.

Food, Drink and Music to Recover and Relax

Caja Madera Food Track

This cool cabin is traveling through town and serving up sensationally tasty street tacos! Their zesty selection of globally inspired creations includes the tender Jerk Pulled Pork Taco with sweet pineapple salsa, the Banh Mi with tangy kimchi, the sizzling Ground Beef with crispy onions, just to name a few. Next time you are craving fresh and vibrant flavors, come on out to Caja Madera! (from Roaming Hunger)

Thai at Home food cart

NOFA-VT Pizza Oven

The oven is staffed by a professional baker and a crew of NOFA interns and staff. Ingredients are sourced from farms as near to the event as possible – sometimes just steps away from the oven itself!

Lu Lu Ice Cream

lu•lu succeeds in making remarkable and wonderful ice cream that has quickly become well-known for its unique flavors and its dedication to the “farm to spoon” business model using local, seasonal products.

Woodchuck Cider

Lincoln Peak Winery

Drop In Brewery

Shane Murley Music

Shane Murley is an American singer/songwriter born in Center Point, Texas. Music has always been a part of Shane’s life and runs in his family. Before having children, his mother was in a folk band playing guitar and singing harmonies, and Shane’s younger brother, Josh Murley, is also singer/songwriter/guitar player that was on Season Six of NBC’s The Voice.

Shane moved to Vermont in 2001 and quickly joined a band called The Huntington Project. The band wrote a few records’ worth of originals and put out an album in 2005. Later that year, Shane began four years of traveling, and along the way, he met musicians in San Francisco and formed a band that inspired him to pick up his guitar again. In 2009, Shane moved back to Vermont and began playing small clubs. He’s since gathered a group of very talented musicians – his current band is a six-piece featuring acoustic and electric guitar, violin, piano, mandolin, bass and drums. Their goal is to make an album during the next year while staying busy playing all over Vermont and the northeast.