Royalton Radio’s ‘Pedal Power’ Fundraiser Set for August 19


Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 11:33am EDT

Royalton Community Radio’s fourth annual Pedal Power to the People event will be Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds in Tunbridge.

This important fundraiser for RCR/WFVR-LP/Free Vermont Radio is being supported by a grant from the Byrne Foundation and is being “ridden” 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 backroads “gravel grinder” rides that will accommodate riders of all abilities:

•The Milk Run—this moderate gravel grinder (approximate route length of 10 miles) 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.

•The Beer Run—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 of both of Tunbridge’s two breweries— Brocklebank Craft Brewing and Upper Pass Beer Company.

•There will be a modified option of this ride (Howler) that will pass by one brewery with a route length of approximately 15 miles.

This event is supported by a grant from the Byrne Foundation and underwriting from Green Mountain Bikes of Rochester, Brocklebank Craft Brewing, Upper Pass Beer Company, and the Tunbridge Grease Collective.

Registration will take place at 8:30 a.m at the pavilion building on the fairgrounds, and the ride starts at 10 a.m.

The advance/walk-up registration fee includes an event T-shirt, ride support, a sag stop on the Beer Run, and free admission to the NanoFest for all PPP registrants. To access the information/registration link online, visit

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