Green Mountains Loop & Breweries Detour
When Harris invited me to tour Vermont by bike, I was reluctant. After cycling cross-country last year, I figured that the Green Mountains of Vermont would be a cheap thrill compared to the 14ers of Colorado. But, after conferring with my girlfriend, Celine, a graduate of the Bernie-worshiping University of Vermont and an evangelist of the Maple Syrup state, I decided to jump on the green bandwagon: I was headed to Vermont.
Nearing thirty years of age, I was a bit ashamed to admit that I’d never ventured North of Albany while still within the U.S. Luckily, last year on my bike tour, I met this blueberry-picking, bumble-bee-worshiping, doe-eyed alumnae of the University of Vermont, and she inspired me to head North.
Harris, my beer-loving buddy, gets me to diverge from the Adventure Cycling's Green Mountain Loop to experience two of Vermont's, and possibly the world's, finest breweries: Hill Farmstead and the Alchemist.