July 25 - 28, 2013
The Burlington, VT Ride, one of the premier cycling destinations in the United States, offers "classic New England" cycling on some of the most scenic roads that the state has to offer. The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes course follows more than 100 miles through historic villages, featuring covered bridges and flowing rivers. Take in spectacular views while cycling along a relatively flat course through the pristine Champlain Valley.
Located on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain between the Adirondack and Green Mountains, Burlington is one of America's most beautiful cities. Burlington has long been known as Vermont's Queen City. It's home to the University of Vermont, Champlain College, Community College of Vermont, and Burlington College, and attracts a variety of musical performances, theater, and other cultural events.
The core of this vibrant city's downtown is the Church Street Marketplace. Its cross-streets are the meeting place for Burlington, where grand architecture of the past blends with the artistic and commercial vibrancy of the present. With 40 specialty shops and 15 national retailers, it is any shopper's dream! Burlington's nearby waterfront is home to parks, a walking/bike path, fine restaurants, ferry crossings, and cruise boats.