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Ride to Quechee Gorge – Out and Back.  *Easy

Route 12 to Billings Farm, Take River Road to Taftsville Bridge, turn left onto Quechee Main St., ride past Quechee Club, through Quechee Village, turn right at the Polo Field and Strong House Spa onto Deweys Mills Road, Ride to End of Road. Turn around and reverse direction.

Distance: 18 miles Climb:  676 feet



Pomfret-Quechee Loop.  **Moderate to ***Difficult.

Route 12 to Pomfret Rd.  Veer right at Teago Gen. Store, steep ascent to Pomfret Town Hall before 6 mile descent to W. Hartford.  Turn right on Quechee Road, short steep ascent followed by rolling terrain.  Turn right onto Noyes Lane before turning left onto Red Barn Road.  Empties onto Quechee Main Street by Quechee Club – continue to Taftsville Bridge, Turn right on river road and return to Woodstock.

Distance: 25 miles. Climb:  1,341 feet.



Silver Lake and North Road – Loop.  **Moderate

Route 12 to Pomfret Rd.  Veer left at Teago Gen. Store onto Stage Rd., past Suicide Six.  Road turns to dirt, climb up to Royalton Tnpke, turn left down hill to Silver Lake.  Turn right and climb hill to intersection with North Road.Turn left ride along rolling ridge line before sharp descent into Bethel.  Turn left on Rt. 107 for 3 miles, turn left on Route 12 and begin the “grind” up to Barnard, past Silver Lake to top of the Ledges before rolling descent back to Woodstock.

Distance: 35 miles Climb: 2,662 feet.




Tyson-Reading Loop.  ***Difficult 
Route 4 West to Bridgewater Corners (very busy road), turn left on Route 100A for long, easy climb into Plymouth with sharp descent at end.  Turn left on Route 100 to Tyson. At Echo Lake Inn, turn left and begin long climb on Tyson-Reading Road. Sharp descent into Reading.  Turn left on Route 106 and ride back to Woodstock.

Distance: 44 miles Climb:  3,401 feet



Brownsville-No. Pomfret Loop.  ***Difficult.
Route 106 South through South Woodstock, past GMHA, over Reading Hill,  to intersection with Route 44.  Turn left and ride into Brownsville.  Turn left on Brownsville Hartland Road for long steady climb before steep descent and rolling into Hartland 4 corners.  Turn Right on Route 12.  In Hartland 5 corners, take sharp left on Hartland-Quechee Road, rolling terrain until intersection with Route 4.  Cross Rte. 4 and go down into Quechee across covered bridge.  Turn left on main street. Veer right onto Quechee-W. Hartford Road for long, gradual climb and gentle descent with rolls into W. Hartford.  Sharp left at bridge onto Pomfret Road, long gradual climb back to Pomfret Town Hall and descend into So. Pomfret.  Continue onto Route 12 South back to Woodstock.

Distance: 53 Miles Climb:  4,317 feet