Tour de Kingdom 2014
Cycling and biking the back roads of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, the Eastern Townships of Quebec, and the North Country of New Hampshire.
The 2014 Tour de Kingdom now offers up to 14 days of cycling - two five day tours, one in June and one in September, a three day camping trip along the Connecticut River, also in September, with a spectacular dirt road bike ride in early October. The June Tour also offers a Double Century Challenge on the weekend, a timed event that includes a “Team Challenge.” This year we will be offering a $500 donation to a charity of the winning team’s choice. Bike for one day or bike for all five. Longer and shorter options on all days.
We are pleased to offer this expanded schedule of recreational and competitive cycling through one of most scenic areas of Vermont, the Northeast Kingdom - one of the very first geotourism areas in the world specially designated by National Geographic.
Check out our 2011 Slide Show and our 2013 YouTube Slide Show
June Tour - June 4th thru June 8th
Double Century Challenge – June 7th & 8th
Connecticut River Camping Tour - September 12th thru 14th
Fall Foliage Tour - September 24th thru 28th
Doin’ the Dirt - October 5th
The two five day Tours are specifically designed to allow you, your partner, and your friends to travel through some of the best countryside in the northeast, while staying at one of many lodging options (of your choice) for the entire event. We offer the opportunity for different levels of cyclists to enjoy their days riding routes that are comfortable for them and returning to enjoy dinner and evening activities together. Pick a single day to ride, a few days, or all five. On the five day offerings we also arrange for group dinners at different area restaurants each night - what we call The Long Tables of Newport and Derby. We order off the menu, but sit at long tables family style, and have some fun. Just a great way to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones.
The three day (two night) camping trip down the Connecticut River is offered in partnership with Northwoods Stewardship Center.
Our all new Doin’ the Dirt – Pie to Pie in October has now been field tested. We offer three biking options, 26.2 (Marathon), 13.1 (Half Marathon), and 17 (Iconoclast). All but a couple of miles are on back country, dirt roads with grand vistas. They are stunningly beautiful this time of year. We will be offering the day as a running, biking or hiking event. Very excited to be adding this major event to our Fall Foliage offerings. This is a run, bike, hike and horse event offered with the help of some great partners and wonderful sponsors.
Register for any one day or for all of them. Here are our rates through December 31, 2013 (after which they will increase) $50 per day, $200 for five days. $350 for a “season’s pass.” Price for the three-day Connecticut River Camping Trip is $200.
20% of all registration fees will be donated to one of several charities: On the five day tours, for US riders we will be donating to North Country Hospital’s Patient Care Initiative Fund. For Canadian riders we will be donating to the Christian Vachon Foundation. On the Connecticut River Camping Trip 50% of the net proceeds will go to Northwoods Stewardship Center. 20% of the proceeds from Doin’ the Dirt will be split between Kingdom Trails, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Old Stone House Museum, and Northwoods Stewardship Center.
The Tour de Kingdom is organized and hosted by Kingdom Games, Inc. which offers 39 days of running, biking, swimming, triathlon, kayaking and ice skating events in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, the Eastern Townships of Quebec, and the North Country of New Hampshire.
Kingdom Games, Inc., PO Box 310, Newport, VT 05855.