Tour de Kingdom 2015
The 2015 Tour de Kingdom now offers up to 15 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, a classic 5 and 10 mile dirt road race around Echo Lake, in August, 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.”
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. Bike for one day or bike for all five. Longer and shorter options on all days.
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June Tour - June 10th thru June 14th
Double Century Challenge – June 13th & 14th
Echo Lake Road Race & Swim – August 22nd & 23rd
North South Camping Tour - September 11th thru 13th
Fall Foliage Tour - September 23rd thru 27th
Doin’ the Dirt - October 4th
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 local 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 inaugural Doin’ the Dirt – Pie to Pie – Kingdom Marathon in October was a big hit this year. Back country, dirt roads, spectacular foliage, great pizza party, and hilarious shuttle back to the start offered up by Jay Peak Resort. We offer three biking options, 26.2 (Marathon), 13.1 (Half Marathon), and 17 (Iconoclast). We offer the day as a running, biking or hiking event. www.kingdommarathon.com
Register for any one day or for all of them. Here are our Adult rates $50 per day, $200 for five days. $350 for a “season’s pass.” Price for the three-day Connecticut River Camping Trip is $200.
The Tour de Kingdom is organized and hosted by Kingdom Games, Inc. which offers over 50 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