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Saturday and Sunday, June 8th and 9th, 2024

Saturday’s Moose

Two Routes: 103 Miles and 66 Miles

Mike’s Tiki Bar – 44 Belden Hill Road, East Burke, Vermont  05832

8:30 am Start and Finish with Hands on the Bar
103 Miles of Wide Open Road

Unsanctioned, Timed Event

Essex House, Cross Street, Island Pond, Vermont

9:30 Start

66 Mile Short Course Moose Loop

Brault’s Beef Jerky, Couture’s Maple Syrup, Woodals & Bragging Rights

Sunday’s Lake Region Ride

“Cool Down” Route: 44 Miles

Times from Previous Years and Course Records

2023 Write Up: Setting Records Through Nature’s Wash – The Moose 2023

Hosted by Kingdom Games

with a little help from our friends

We gather at Mike’s Tiki Bar at 8 am with a start at 8:30  am.  We head north up Route 114 through Island Pond to Bloomfield, then up one of the most beautiful and serene stretches of the Connecticut River before heading back through Canaan, Norton and Island Pond and on to East Burke.
The Moose offers miles and miles of wide open riding, on some of the most “car hungry” roads in Vermont.  This is not a sanctioned race.  As a “timed event” you must stop at all stop signs and obey traffic lights.  But, hey, there are only three stop signs in the entire 103 miles of riding.  As for traffic lights – nadda, niente.  And yes, you must yield to oncoming traffic at your left hand turns.  But what’s this?  There are only three of them in all 103 miles.
Moose Money: Each rider gets $15 in Moose Money to be spent at Mike’s Tiki Bar (with 30 beer on tap) and the Burrito Wagon.  Or at The Essex House in Island Pond
Join our Team Challenge:  We break into teams of 3 to 10 and take the fastest three times of each team to determine the winner of The Moose Wheel.  It’s a bragging rights thing.  But, there’s also some beef jerky for each member of the team.  Bring your own team or we can match you up with a team at the time of sign in.
Upper Valley Velo and The Moose Wheel
Here’s a link to Saturday’s Long Course Moose
Short Course Moose Loop
For those looking to ride a shorter distance, we start at Essex House in Island Pond at 9:30 am and just do the Moose Loop, Norton, Canaan, Bloomfield loop.  67 miles.
Here’s the link to the Short Course Moose Loop
Sunday’s Lake Region Ride
We’ve returned to offering a shorter 44 mile “cool down” ride on Sunday, with some of the most majestic stretches of road in all of Vermont, up into Sutton, past Crystal Lake, and through the Willoughby Gap.  Again, starting and finishing at Mike’s Tiki Bar,
Totally cool beans to have the support and friendship of the East Burke Tribe.  Burke Mountain got us started with this event.  Kingdom Trails has been a supportive friend since the get go.  And Mike’s Tiki Bar and Burrito Wagon is one fine adventure in and of itself, with 30 beer on tap.



103 Mile Timed Event

  • Online: $90
  • Day of: $120
  • Team of 5 or more, 20% Discount

66 Mile Short Loop

  • Online: $80
  • Day of: $100
  • Team of 5 or more, 20% Discount

44 Mile Lake Region Ride

  • On Line: $65
  • Day of: $75
  • Team of 5 or more, 20%