Fit Travel: Top 5 Places to Bike from Pro Cyclists
There’s nothing better than a cycling vacation to get your chops into gear this spring. We asked the pros for their favorite places to pedal. Now get on the road.
GREEN MOUNTAINS, VERMONT
Pro Cyclist Says: “This is where I found cycling while attending undergrad at Middlebury College,” says Ted King, 30, the only American on a largely Italian team. “Even thinking about it pulls my heart string.” The New Hampshirean, who at six-foot-two is tall for his sport, adds: “It's got a challenging 11-mile climb called the Middlebury Gap, but the views make it so rewarding.”
Your Ride is Here: Try this 70-mile loop up over Appalachian Gap and then continue to the Middleburry Gap (total ascent: 3,074.15 feet). Swing by the Bristol Bakery in Bristol (the halfway point), King suggests, for an energy-boosting muffin.