THE Vintage NEBDR run

A vintage expedition along the North East Backcountry Discovery Route
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DESCRIPTION:

Many of us have vintage dual sport or enduro machines in our basements and garages; perhaps a bike from your youth, a barn find or a project you haven't quite completed.   

It's about due time to break out these old machines, change some rubber, tune the carbs and get them back out onto the trail where they belong!

Meet us in Southern Vermont near the Massachusetts border for a 300 mile border-to-border dual sport adventure.   On this ride, we will follow much of the North East Backcountry Discovery Route.   We will also break away from the NEBDR to traverse even lesser-known trails and paths through the great state of Vermont.   This will be an exciting, challenging and beautiful ride!

Like our other dual sport tours you can expect some decent challenges if you are up for them (there are always go arounds if you aren't). Riding older motorbikes with lower power, less ground clearance and higher probability of adjustment compared to modern machines, we plan to slow our pace, take more stops and make time to face small adversities along the way.   We welcome these challenges and appreciate the opportunity to take in the scenery at a slower and more calculated pace.   

 

 

$1275*

4
days

* Add $275 for single occupancy lodging.

Double lodging only available to family/friends booking together.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
 
July 11-14, 2021 - 1 SPOT LEFT!
August 8-11, 2021 - 1 SPOT LEFT!
WHAT'S INCLUDED:
 
  • Ground transportation provided by Moto Vermont to and from Burlington International Airport (BTV) or an area hotel.

  • Vehicle parking during your tour.
    Storage of your non-riding gear during your tour.

  • 4 days professional guidance 

  • 3 nights shared lodging (single lodging $275 additional)

  • Dinner each evening (3)

  • Breakfast each morning (4)

  • Chase vehicle 

  • 24 hour-per-day roadside assistance 

  • AMA sanctioned event

 

HIGHLIGHTS:
 
  • Airport/local hotel transfer

  • 4 days of local, expert guidance

  • 3 nights comfortable, clean lodging

  • Delicious, hearty meal each night

  • Breakfast each morning

  • Chase vehicle with extra bike, tools and gear

  • Parking for truck/trailer while on tour

  • Guides versed in trail navigation, bike maintenance and certified in Wilderness First Aid

  • AMA Sanctioned and insured ride 

 
ITINERARY:

Day 1

Meet and Greet, riding discussion.

Depart south from staging area on maintained forest roads with interspersed moderate trails.  Gas and Lunch near Killington, VT.

Beautiful twisty forest roads and a few more small trails lead us to our lodge for the night.

Fresh campfire meal prepared over an open flame bbq 

 

Day 2

After a re-fuel of caffeine, protein and petrol at the local Country Store we jump right into some exciting trail riding. We pop out of the forest for a hot lunch at the Grafton store before heading back into one of our favorite state forests.

 

Plenty of fun, beautiful and rough trail on day 2! 

We end the day kicking back on the porch at the Grey Ghost Inn.  Home-cooked dinner served on site.

Day 3

A big breakfast sets us up for a long day riding up the eastern slope of the Green Mountains.  A slightly less technical ride on day 3, but some of our favorite rarely used and historic Vermont roads and trails. our final evening is spent at the luxurious and historic Norwich Inn and brewery - Founded in 1797.

 

Many laughs will be had as we dine on an exquisite meal prepared by the award winning Jasper Murdocks restaurant.  Expect a late night as we dine on local fare and regale each other with stories and anecdotes from the previous 3 days of riding. 

 

Day 4

We head back over the Green mountain range from east to west using some of our favorite mountain passes, long forgotten by typical pedestrian vehicles.  We will need the last of our energy to climb these fun and remote trails, but some of the views will be very worth it!  Lunch and snacks at the Lincoln Store and a few more trails before ending up back at our starting point in Lincoln.

Want to read more about the Vermont 400 tour?  Check out the article in ADVmoto magazine on the side bar of this page! 

 

LODGING:

Each night we will find ourselves at a unique lodging establishment ranging from more rustic ski chalets to historic and well-appointed Inns.  All will have clean, comfortable accommodations.

 

 

* Add $275 for single occupancy lodging.

Double lodging only available to family/friends booking together.

TOUR GUIDE:
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Spenser Peterson is head trail director for MotoVermont. He is certified in Wilderness First Aid and skilled in trailside mechanics. An expert navigator and rider, Spenser will help riders negotiate obstacles along the route and make sure everyone is having great time.

TOUR GUIDE:
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Lucas Jenson is a strong, avid local rider who has been exploring Vermont for over 20 years. This will be Lucas' third year guiding the Vermont 400 tour.

TOUR GUIDE:
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Andrew Hirsch is an all-around Vermont sports enthusiast.   He is a member of the National ski patrol and holds an Outdoor Emergency Care(OEC) certification. 2021 will mark Andrew's fourth year guiding with MotoVermont. His riding prowess, kind nature and calm disposition make him a great addition to the Vermont 400 team.

SUPPORT VEHICLE:
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Support Vehicle A third guide will drive a truck that carries an extra rental bike, tools and riders' luggage from inn to inn, allowing us to keep our bikes lightweight and nimble on the trail.

The support vehicle will parallel our route and meet us in the case of a mechanical issue or tired rider. There will always be a safe and reliable alternative to riding every day if need be.

Read the write-up from
ADVMoto Magazine:
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RIDER REQUIREMENTS
  • Motorcycle endorsement holder

  • Rider should be in good health and able to endure several hours on bike each day

  • Rider should possess basic off-road riding skills; rear brake usage, body positioning, foot peg weighting.

  • Rider must wear full-face helmet, gloves, off-road-specific boots, Armored motorcycle-specific jacket and pants.

  • Bike should be in good running and street-legal condition; registered, insured and thoroughly checked over.

  • Bike should be equipped with good, off-pavement tires and engine case protection.  Feel free to contact MotoVermont for bike-specific tire recommendations.

Recommended Rentals
Yamaha WR250R
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Yamaha XT250
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