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Offline Bclayden

ACA Green Mtns Route in early Oct?
« on: August 23, 2014, 09:34:22 pm »
Thinking of spending a few days riding the ACA Green Mts route in Vermont early Oct to catch the fall colors and 200-300 miles on the bike..  Any local advice?  I will use motels....no camping.  I imagine the weather is unpredictable and will plan accordingly but what about the route and is this a good/bad time to ride in Vermont?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

-Ben

Offline indyfabz

Re: ACA Green Mtns Route in early Oct?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 08:14:23 am »
You might want to make reservations due to the number of "leaf peepers" that time of year. Also, if you plan on staying in the Burlington areea, note that UVM's homecoming weekend starts 10/10.

Offline mbattisti

Re: ACA Green Mtns Route in early Oct?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 08:23:05 pm »
avoid weekends if possible, when most of the leaf peepers will be out cruising.  Some spend more time watching the leaves than the roads.

Offline adventurepdx

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Re: ACA Green Mtns Route in early Oct?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014, 01:02:17 am »
Yeah, if I was going to credit card tour this route, I'd be more concerned about accommodations than the weather. Now would be the time to make hotel bookings.

Offline mbattisti

Re: ACA Green Mtns Route in early Oct?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2014, 06:05:57 am »
recently did an amended version of the GM route, mainly in the NE Kingdom.  Turned out to be gorgeous ride, let me know if you want the details. 4 forty mile days