Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Gravel grinders and growlers; a good day in Tunbridge


Saturday, Aug. 19—TUNBRIDGE— Royalton Community Radio’s fourth annual Pedal Power to the People (PPP) will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds in Tunbridge.

The event is an important fundraiser for RCR/WFVR-LP/Free Vermont Radio and is being held in conjunction with the second annual NanoFest, a local craft beer festival featuring 10 microbreweries, food and live music from Turnip Truck and Red Barn Hayloft.

The PPP will feature two scenic backroad gravel grinder rides that will accommodate riders of all abilities. They include:

The Milk Run

This moderate gravel grinder will feature gentle climbs and descents that will pass by five iconic dairy farms, pass through three covered bridges, flow by brooks and ponds and conclude with a well-deserved, bottoms-up party at NanoFest. Approximate route length is 10 miles.

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The Beer Run

A challenging 25-mile gravel grinder (“growler”) on class 3/class 4 roads/town and private trails that will feature nearly 4,000 feet of vertical, spectacular views of the Northfield Ridge and Killington/Pico peaks and a ride by both of Tunbridge’s two breweries — Brocklebank Craft Brewing and Upper Pass Beer Company.

There will be a modified option of this ride (the “howler”) that will pass by one brewery with a route length of approximately 15 miles.

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Advance/walk-up registration fee of $35 includes event t-shirt, ride support, a sag stop on the beer run and free admission to the NanoFest for all PPP registrants.

For more information and to register, visit

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