Tour de Kingdom 2014
The 2014 Tour de Kingdom now offers two five day tours, one in June and one in September, along 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.
The 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.
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.
Register for any one day or for all of them. Here are our rates through December 31st, 2013 (after which they will increase) $50 per day, $200 for five days. $350 for a “season’s pass.” 20% of all registration fees will be donated to one of two charities: 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.
The Tour de Kingdom is organized and hosted by Kingdom Games, Inc. which offers 30 days of running, biking, swimming, triathlon and kayaking events in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, the Eastern Townships of Quebec, and the North Country of New Hampshire.