When doing the right thing includes a healthy, fun bike ride followed by a delicious craft beer and a big party, the question is not, “Why?” The question is obviously, “Why not?”
Riders participating in this 12th Annual Point to Point can choose from a 25-, 50-, or 100-mile course. All routes begin and end at the Harpoon Brewery in Windsor, Vermont. Start times are staggered with the hopes that everyone will end up back in Windsor to kick off the after party together.
You can check off your cardio and your fermented needs for the day, but what about the soul affirming “check” of generosity? Umm…check. The Harpoon Point to Point is a fundraiser for the Vermont Foodbank, an organization that annually feeds up to 86,000 Vermont residents statewide.
For us, the Harpoon Point to Point ride embodies just about everything we stand for: community, health, love of the outdoors, good beer, taking care of one another, and celebrating the joy of movement. We feel there is a distinct lack of sheep in the event, but considering how many riders will be wearing Merino cycling gear, we’ll let it slide…this time.
Come and get on your bike in the spirit of fun and community.
While online registration closed on August 4, you can still donate to the Vermont Foodbank directly or through the Harpoon site. If you’re interested in riding this year, please check in directly with Harpoon to check on availability. If you’ve missed the 2014 opportunity, mark your calendars for 2015. Harpoon does a great job of supporting riders with training tips, fun facts and fundraising support.