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Cyclists gearing up for 'Fondo' rides

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Posted on May 22, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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A PHALANX CLIMBS one of the four gaps traversed during the 2014 Vermont Gran Fondo cycling event. Organizers hope to almost double ridership this year to around 300. The event is June 13 and starts at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl. Photo provided by Addison County Chamber of Commerce

HANCOCK — With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summertime riding, local bicyclists already have their eyes set on some of the most challenging outings in their neighborhood. Crisscrossing the spine of the Green Mountains, a ride through the Lincoln, Brandon, Appalachian and Middlebury gaps makes for a fearsome quartet of climbs and descents with thousands of vertical feet gained and lost as one passes from the Champlain Valley to the Mad River Valley and back again.

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