When: FRIDAY, July 10 thru THURSDAY, July 16, 2009

Description: Middlebury Vt. is a quaint college town developed around the dramatic Otter Creek and Otter Creek Falls. The house we will use is located a short distance from the town in East Middlebury on Lower Plains Road. The area offers excellent biking terrain for road and mountain bikes. In addition, non-riding guests have access to wonderful scenic hiking trails and several historic museums, not to mention typical Vermont culture and shopping opportunities.

Time of Arrival and Lodging: The base for riding and social activities will be the Madison Ski House. Skylands has booked it from Friday, July 10 thru Thursday, July 16. The house sleeps up to 25 people. There are four rooms upstairs and two downstairs, all with bunk beds. There are three bathrooms with showers. A full kitchen and dining area allow meals to be prepared at the house. A comfortable living room has two couches, easy chairs, and a side bar counter for after bike ride socialization. (BYOB) Bring bedding, toiletries and a small floor fan. (No A.C.)

Alternative Lodging: If all available space at the house is taken (first come, first served) you may find motel or camp site lodging in the East Middlebury area near the ski house location. A Google search will show you what’s available with pricing. A suggested web site is: . Click the left side link to and then lodging. Two choices are the Blue Spruce Motel or the Courtyard Marriot. The Branbury State Park will be a destination for a club ride and there are camping facilities in that area as well.

Arrival/Departure: It is assumed that most members will come up on Friday, July 10 or Saturday, July 11(it’s a good five hour drive), but since we have the house thru July 16, you can ARRIVE and DEPART at your convenience. You must indicate what days you will participate when you register with Buz Tomasino

Meals: In general, meals at the house are self-prepared EXCEPT for a club dinner on Saturday night, July 11. This will be a Pasta Dinner and is included in your registration fee. Other foods provided by the club for your use will be: apples, bananas, oranges, apple & orange juices, milk, oatmeal, eggs & bacon, pancake mix, sausages for breakfasts; wheat and rye breads, turkey, ham, cheeses, lettuce and tomatoes for lunches. You will have to bring any other foods that you require.

Cost: All this for just $10.00/person/day

How to register:

1st Call Buz Tomasino (973-948-4859)

2nd Send payment to Greg Hampson, 14 Sky View Drive, Sparta-07871

It’s as easy as that, BUT beds will fill fast at the house.

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