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)
Farmers & Foragers
We are Farmers & Foragers, a food truck company born in Burlington, Vermont. Much like the residents of our home state, we believe in sourcing locally and support organic and sustainable farming.
We would like you to taste our passion for great food that uses simple recipes highlighting the beautiful bounty Vermont’s soil has to offer. Our food menu rotates regularly based on what we are getting fresh from our local farm partners.
Mack’s Brick Oven Pizza
Serving the masses the crew has good energy and puts on a spectacular show, as the dough is hand shaped and tossed into the air, and then topped with fresh ingredients, it is as if everyone is keeping rhythm with the music as the pizzas are danced into an 1100-degree oven. Looking into the gleaming, sparkle of the copper clad oven the reflection shows a very clean set up that got the attention of the judges at The World’s Fair in Tunbridge where a 1st place blue ribbon was awarded for Best Food concession Vendor in 2010.
FarmHouse Chocolates & Ice Cream
It began with an obsession.
Growing up in rural Vermont without electricity, working on his grandfather’s dairy farm after school, Erlé LaBounty was far more concerned with lunchtime than recess. At home, he made clandestine trips to the refrigerator to nibble on whole sticks of butter, his whip-thin frame corroborating his supposed innocence when confronted.
At Farmhouse Chocolates + Ice Cream, we live to make chocolates, ice cream, and sorbet that are simple, but sublime; that bring joy; that are made with the highest quality local and organic ingredients. We’re not in it to get rich, we’re in it for the love of honest to goodness, blow your mind, make your day, lift your spirits confections, made from real food.
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.