In 2001, a small group of elite riders from Team Psycho made the inaugural B2B 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.
In 2014 a new name (B2VT) and a new course was unveiled by the founders of the B2B. There was a new starting area (Historic Battlefield region of Lexington, Concord and Bedford, MA) and final destination (Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, VT) but the 2014 edition of the B2VT was the most challenging ever! Some new nasty climbs and epic New England roads with an uphill finish at Okemo just added to the legacy! See the 2016 course map here.
The B2VT Ride, though epic, is not for everyone. It is one of the most challenging bike rides in New England and if you sign up, you are expected to finish within the allotted time frame. We do not offer sag wagon service to the finish, you must finish on your own except under extreme circumstances (medical emergency). If you do not think you can complete the entire ride, you should not sign up.