Burlington, Colchester, South Hero, Grand Isle, North Hero, Alburgh, Isle La Motte

Last weekend, we cycled the Vermontréal trip with Sojourn Bicycling.  On Thursday, we departed Burlington with 20-something other folks en route to Sunday’s Tour de l’Île in Montréal.  We followed the Burlington Bike Path and the Island Line through Colchester.  It started to rain around the bridge over the Winooski River.  The bottom fell out as soon as we were out on the causeway in the lake.  It was like cycling through a car wash!  The rain had stopped by the time we reached the bike ferry.  We cycled on through South Hero and Grand Isle to Shore Acres Inn in North Hero.  For good measure, we added on a side trip to Alburgh and Isle La Motte to include every town in Grand Isle County in a single day.  On Friday, we left North Hero and cycled through Alburgh to the border.

(We ended the day Friday in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu.  On Saturday, we went for a long scenic ride in countryside east of the Richelieu before returning to Chambly and proceeding to Montréal across the Pont Jacques Cartier.  On Sunday, we rode in the Tour de l’Île along with 15,000 of our closest friends.  Plus or minus.)

With this outing, we have 94 towns down and 157 to go.

Jeff on bridge over Winooski River between Burlington and Colchester.  Here comes the rain.

Jeff on bridge over Winooski River between Burlington and Colchester

Andy on bike ferry across cut in Island Line in South Hero.  (Thanks Local Motion!)

Andy on bike ferry across cut in Island Line in South Hero. (Thanks Local Motion!)

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Jeff near Grand Isle ferry to New York

Jeff on Isle La Motte

Jeff on Isle La Motte

Andy at God's Little Brown Church in Alburgh

Andy at God’s Little Brown Church in Alburgh

Andy at Hero's Welcome in North Hero

Andy at Hero’s Welcome in North Hero

Jeff and Andy enjoying a Queen City Yorkshire Porter at Shore Acres Inn in North Hero

Jeff and Andy enjoying a Queen City Yorkshire Porter at Shore Acres Inn in North Hero

Joking around before leaving North Hero for Québec

Joking around before leaving North Hero for Québec

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