ABOUT THE B2VT RIDE
The B2VT Ride is one tough ride. By design, it is not for everyone. This ride for cyclists who enjoy great beer, are physically and mentally tough, take pleasure in the fellowship of others, don’t whine, excel in the face of challenges, play by the rules, and can ride 135+ miles to the finish safely and without their hands being held.
In 2001, a small group of elite riders from Team Psycho made the inaugural ride after Harpoon purchased a second brewery in Windsor, VT. A SAG wagon, armed with water, tires, tubes, and some tools, was the only support. Upon arriving in Windsor, a keg (well, maybe more than just one keg) was rolled out from the brewery for the post ride celebration. Since that time, the field of cyclists has grown, the course has been lengthened, and the vertical increased. The spirit, however, has remained the same: a tough, bare bones ride with the reward of a great party at the finish.
This year, as we embark upon the 14th edition of the ride, we changed the name to better reflect the new course but we will continue to preserve the spirit of the ride. We have a new starting point (Historic Battlefield Area of Bedford, MA) and final destination (Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, VT). See the 2014 coursemap here. We expect the 2014 edition of the B2VT to be the best and most challenging ever!
Over the years, the ride has raised substantial funds for charity. Fundraising beneficiaries in 2014 will include Team Psycho’s Triathlon Development Program and a variety of other groups who help volunteer on ride day, including, the South Shore YMCA, Pan Mass Challenge, Boston Triathlon Team, and others, if you are interested in volunteering to raise money for your charity, please click here for more information.