Del's Ride and Trail Run begins and ends at Sleepy Hollow Inn, Ski and Bike Center in Huntington, VT. Participants will be rewarded with spectacular single track, steep technical climbs and epic descents. $75 minimum fundraising goal for ride and run. Register now!
The longer, roughly 22-mile route begins at Sleepy Hollow, exits through the back of the Sleepy Hollow trails, goes into and out of the Hinesburg Town Forest, through the Carse trail network, and then returns to Sleepy Hollow. Ride time 4-5 hours.
This new 10-mile loop will be the first half of the Del's ride loop: it rides through Sleepy Hollow terrain that is more down than up, crosses through Hinesburg Town Forest and up and over the Carse network of trails. Shuttles will be provided back to the event site from bottom of The Crucible.
This 6-mile route snakes through Sleepy Hollow's expertly crafted trail network, and will take most riders less than 2 hours.
Short trail ride for the kids. If a child has a parent participating in Del's Ride or Mara's loop, riding Nina's loop is free. If child (or children from same family) are the only riders then the suggested donation is $50 paid on the day of the ride (no on-line registration available for Nina's loop) but of course kiddos are free to fundraise away! Please post on Del's Ride Facebook page if your kiddos plans to ride!
A 5-6 mile strenuous trail run through Sleepy Hollow's awesome trails.
What are the trails like?
Both loops feature miles of some of this areas best single track riding. There are a few road crossings, otherwise the trail follows established mountain bike trails the entire way. There are many extensive climbs and descents, some of which are quite technical.
Is this a race?
No. We will all start as a group, and after that the pace is up to you. A sweep will ensure that no biker is left behind.
What type of bike should I bring?
A well-tuned cross country or all mountain bike is essential. Both loops cover extensive sections of technical single track trails, and a bike that you are comfortable on and that is in good working condition is imperative.
What else do I need to bring?
Aside from your bike, you should plan to bring enough snacks and water to complete your ride. A pump, spare tube, and other tools you are comfortable using are also recommended. We will have aid stations at each of the road crossings with some mechanic gear, extra food and drinks. However, there are long stretches of trail between these crossings, and riders need to be prepared to ride long distances unsupported.
What else is happening on the day of the event?
We hope you will plan to stay after your ride or run! We will have food, drinks, and incentives to give away at the start/finish at Sleepy Hollow. Finish your ride or run and enjoy snacks, something from the grill and good company while you recover.