Last weekend, in its second iteration, Bittersweet came alive as a one-day, action-packed retreat based out of The Hub Trailside at the Kingdom Trails.
The Gravel Ride is a cycling podcast where we discuss the people, places and products that define modern gravel cycling. They interview athletes, course designers and product designers who are influencing the sport.
As an avid listener, Heidi Myers had the opportunity to speak about her passion for gravel races.
Presented by the Kingdom Trail Association, Victory Hill Sector and Burke Mountain Resort, this 26.2 mile backcountry route is open just this one time a year for the Circumburke Challenge. Utilizing a mix of Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain and Victory HIll singletrack trails along with connecting doubletrack, the route brings you up and over Burke Mountain to the wilds of Victory and back.
The Old Stone House Museum is located in Brownington Village, Vermont, and opened as a museum in 1925. The history of our large 4-story granite building, however, begins in the 1830s. At that time, Brownington Village was home to a two story grammar school—the sole grammar school of Orleans County. A “grammar school” at that time was similar to what we might call a high school or junior college today. In 1829, the trustees of the school hired Alexander Twilight (1795-1857) as the headmaster. It was under Twilight’s leadership that the story of the Old Stone House begins.
The plan was simple, gather a couple of hardcore gravel grinders, make them pedal on some old fire roads, through lakes and mountains and let’s see what happens. We wanted to create something special, a ride we would remember (at least for a couple of years), that would be special not only by its length but mainly by the adventures that would emerge from it.
Anthony Clark, like Spicoli, is impervious to the typical cycling demeanor and stereotypes, and what we love and adore about Clark is he doesn't project not projecting arrogance or hatred. His hugs are real. His nature is genuine. His "ride on" bravado is one that not only attracts and causes the desire to assimilate, but it allures even the youngest of fans to perceive coolness as qualities of self-respect.