Onion River Century Ride
10th Annual Onion River Century Ride to benefit the Kellogg-Hubbard Library 2013
July 27, 2013
The Onion River Century Ride is a beautiful ride through the heart of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. All proceeds benefit the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Join us this year for our 10th Annual Onion River Century Ride by riding in the, the full 111 mile Century Ride, 110k Metric Century (68 miles), or 35 mile dirt road loop. All rides leave at 8:30 with a police escort out of Montpelier as far as Route 302.
Early Bird Registration ($50): 2013 Century Ride Pre-Registration Form.
Register before April 15th, 2013 via Eventbrite or in the store for a discounted price and receive a complementary Onion River Century Ride pint glass, tickets for the end of ride BBQ for the rider, support at food stops along the way (5 food stops for the full century, 2 food stops for metric century ride, 1 food stop for 35 mile ride), and full mechanical and moral support from the mobile support vehicles. Additional pint glasses may be purchased for $5 during online registration, through Onion River Sports, or at registration on the day of the ride if quantities remain available.
You also have the option to purchase an Onion River Century Ride jersey specific to this year’s ride for $65. Fitting and ordering for jerseys will occur at the post-ride BBQ on July 27 or at Onion River Sports from July 23 – August 5 . Jerseys will be mailed as soon as the order is completed.
Pre-registration ($60.00): 2013 Century Ride Pre-Registration Form.
Register between April 16th and July 21st, 2013 via Eventbrite or in the store for a discounted price and receive a complementary Onion River Century Ride pint glass, tickets for the end of ride BBQ for the rider, support at food stops along the way (5 food stops for the full century, 2 food stops for metric century ride, 1 food stop for 35 mile ride), and full mechanical and moral support from the mobile support vehicles. Additional pint glasses may be purchased for $5 during online registration, through Onion River Sports, or at registration on the day of the ride if quantities remain available.
You also have the option to purchase an Onion River Century Ride jersey specific to this year’s ride for $65. Fitting and ordering for jerseys will occur at the post-ride BBQ on July 28 or at Onion River Sports from July 23 – August 5 . Jerseys will be mailed as soon as the order is completed.
Onion River Century/Kelly Brush Ride Dual Registration: On Eventbite Only
New for 2013! We’re partnering with the Kelly Brush Foundation to offer riders a chance to ride two of Vermont’s best century rides at a discounted rate. Scheduled for September 7th, the Kelly Brush Ride is one of the biggest century rides in the state, and if you register on Eventbrite by July 21st, you can entry in both the Onion River Century and the Kelly Brush Ride for just $175!
ALL PRE-REGISTRATION (Including Pledge Registration and the Kelly Brush Ride/Onion River Century Dual Registration) CLOSES ON SUNDAY, JULY 21st. YOU CANNOT PRE-REGISTER AFTER THAT DATE – AND WILL HAVE TO REGISTER ON THE DAY OF THE CENTURY ON JULY 27th.
There are two options for Pledge Registration.
Pledge Registration #1 – The Sock Option:Registrants pay $30 fee and collect $80 (or more) in pledges. Pledges are turned in at Ride Registration on July 28. Registrants are rewarded with an Onion River Century Ride pint glass and a pair of Darn Tough Vermont socks. Riders must register for this option before July 21st, 2013.
Pledge Registration #2 – The Jersey Option: Registrants pay $30 fee and collect $250 (or more) in pledges. Pledges are turned in at Ride Registration on July 28. Registrants are rewarded with an Onion River Century Ride pint glass and an Onion River Century Ride bike jersey. Riders must register for this option before July 21st, 2013. Jersey sizes will be determined on the day of the ride (where size options will be available to try on), jerseys will be ordered after the ride and delivered to registrants choosing this category.
If you are unable to collect the total amount in pledges required for your registration category, you are responsible for the remaining balance at registration.
Collecting pledges: There are a few ways to collect pledges for the Onion River Century Ride. Download our printable 2013 Century Pledge Form and collect pledges directly, then deliver or mail them to Kellogg Hubbard Library before the 27th. You can also bring your pledges with you to registration on the 27th. Lastly, you can set-up a fundraising account through Crowd Rise and have Crowd Rise manage your pledges. The website will send out e-mails to potential donors that you specify, keep track of all donations made in your name, and deliver funds directly to Kellogg Hubbard Library. Visit our Onion River Century Ride Fundraising page on Crowd Rise.
Day of Ride Registration ($70.00): Onion River Century Ride Standard Registration Form
If you plan on registering the day of the ride, the fee will be $70 for all riders. Day of Ride Registration will open at 7:00am at the Rec. Field opposite the Montpelier Pool. Riders can still register for the $30/$80 or the $30/$250 Pledge Registration – download the 2013 Century Pledge Form or visit our Onion River Century Ride Fundraising page through Crowdrise.com – but will need to bring the entire $80 or $250 in pledges with them that day (unless other arrangements have been made with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library or donors have submitted their payments online)
Pint glasses will be available for purchase at registration for $6 while supplies last, and 2013 Onion River Century Ride jerseys will be available for order for $65 at registration on July 27th. A fit kit will also be available to ensure correct sizing. Jerseys will be mailed as soon as the order is completed, after the ride.
Can’t ride but still want to help? Here’s how:
*Volunteer, Contribute baked goods to the ride
*Grab a Raffle Ticket for a Specialized Hardrock Disc Mountain Bike at Onion River Sports OR The Kellogg-Hubbard Library ($2 each, $5 for 6, $15 for 20)
*Donate to the Library directly by bringing donations to the Library or by making a donation on the Onion River Century Ride Fundraising page
The Ride Options:
Please note: There will be a mass start for all rides at 8:30 am from the Rec Fields. However, if you know you will need more than 9 hours to complete your ride, we encourage you to plan accordingly and leave a bit earlier. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
35 Mile Dirt Road Ride Ride
There are some exciting changes coming to this loop this year, so stay tuned – the main goal being to maximize riding on dirt roads. We highly recommend a cyclocross, hybrid, or mountain bike for this ride. We DO NOT recommend using a road bike. You’ll be treated some some of the best dirt roads around though, with picturesque views, farms galore, and generally quiet roads.
110k (68 mile) Metric Century Ride
Montpelier to Hardwick then Morrisville, Elmore, and back to Montpelier!
View Onion River Century Ride Metric Century (68 mile) Ride in a larger map
111 mile Full Century Ride
Montpelier to Hardwick then Barton, Irasburg, Albany, North Wolcott, Morrisville, Elmore, and back to Montpelier!
View Onion River Century Ride 111 mile Ride in a larger map
Day of the ride, please do not park in the pool lot, it must remain open for those using the public pool. Parking will be available in the next lot over near the Mountaineers Field. Public restrooms will be available in the Poolhouse, and we’ll have food, coffee, water, and energy drink available before the ride.
Post-Ride BBQ Info: The BBQ starts as soon as the first riders come in, often around 11-ish in the morning, and runs all day until about 5pm, when we usually start to close up shop. Due to the increasing size of the event, the BBQ will end at 5;30 this year, please see cut off times below. If you’re not on pace to make it back to the Rec Field in time we’ll give you ride. We understand that everyone wants to ride the whole way, but for the safety of riders and out of respect for our many generous volunteers we’ll be enforcing the cut off times this year. Please be in touch if you have any questions.
Our BBQ, and our food stops, accommodate vegetarian and vegan diets (as long as you like veggie burgers and Tempeh), and we even have gluten-free options (thanks to some astute Library employees and volunteers!). The selections vary each year as much of our BBQ fare is made by volunteers or donated by local restaurants, check out the list of generous local businesses who support us with food each year! If you anticipate your ride taking longer than 9 hours, consider leaving earlier than the 8:30am start time. Email Matt at events (at) onionriver.com if you’d like to have your number and cue sheets mailed to you ahead of time.
Cut Off Times: We understand that no one wants to hop in the truck and get a ride home, but due to the increasing size of the Century we will be implementing, and enforcing, cut off times for this years event. We’re doing this to ensure the safety of all riders and out of respect for our extremely generous volunteers.
You’ll still have 9 hrs to complete your ride, and if you need more time than that we’re happy to get materials to you ahead of time so you can leave before the official 8:30 am start time.
Official Cut off Times:
North Wolcot Rec Fields – 2:00 pm
Lake Elmore – 3:30 pm
Finish at Montpelier Rec Fields – 5:30 om
If you have questions, check out our FAQ’s.
Or, e-mail us at email@example.com.
And THANKS to all of our 2012 Sponsors and Contributors who help us make the ride, food stops, and BBQ so great! And an extra thank you to our media partner, WDEV Radio Vermont. And our BBQ Sponsors, the law firm of Primmer, Piper, Eggleston and Cramer, PC.