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Rasputitsa Mud Race

Despite the fact that Vermont is right in his backyard (at least according to Sarah Palin), rumor has it that Vladimir Putin has wussed out to riding in this year’s Rasputitsa race. However, there are unconfirmed reports that the boss of the Iron Curtain is sending Olga Korbut in his stead. Possible ? According to Al Gore, who by the way invented the race, there have been numerous sightings of Russian drones seen over the North East Kingdom skyline. :mellow: Also, watch out for a rider named Yuri. 


Rasputitsa is Russian for the mud season when roads become difficult to traverse.  The 1st Annual Rasputitsa Spring Classic will be held on April 19th, 2014 starting at 9 AM EST at Main Street in Newport, VT.  This 47 mile (31 miles of gravel) road race travels some of Vermont’s coldest and barren landscapes.  The event raises money for the Mary E. Wright Halo Foundation. Register for $40 online at: 

Mary E. Wright Halo Foundation

Mary Wright Halo Foundation, a non-profit organization started in 2011 by Mary Wright’s family who recognized a need to assist people who had been diagnosed with cancer.  100% Of all donations are used to assist cancer patients. There are no paid employees in the organization.


Community National Bank

Community National Bank has served Vermont communities since 1851. Our main office is located in Derby, Vermont with branch office located in Barre, Barton, Derby Line, Enosburg Falls, Island Pond, Lyndonville, Montpelier, Morrisville, Newport, St. Johnsbury, and Troy.

Switchback Brewing Company

Located in Burlington, Vermont, Switchback Brewing Company was founded in 2002 by a formally trained master brewer and his friend. The vision was to concentrate limited resources into making just a few beers to achieve the highest quality possible. The success of Switchback Ale beer has driven constant expansion for over 10 years and made the release of three Rotating Specials, Roasted Red Ale, Porter, and Slow-Fermented Brown Ale possible.

Woodchuck Hard Cider

Woodchuck® starts with the finest ingredients crafted at their local cidery here in Middlebury, Vermont. Then their cider-master meticulously oversees the details of every small batch before any bottle or keg leaves their back door. It’s this special attention and love for their product that ensures they always deliver a smooth unique hard cider that is true to their roots. Independent to the core®.

Vermont Pie & Pasta Company

The vision for Vermont Pie & Pasta Company is simple. Offer Fresh Vermont ingredients served by caring people in a warm comfortable environment where customers enjoy the great company as much as the great food.

Reynolds Cycling

Reynolds Cycling started in the U.S. in the early 1990’s and revolutionized the world with the high-end Ouzo Carbon Fork. They brought the first carbon clincher wheelset to market. The designs, molds, production techniques, and processes that they developed have created an industry.

Honey Bikes

Honey is specialty bikes – each model purpose built to excel at one style of riding.  A good example of this specialization is Honey’s cyclocross bike category.  We offer four distinct cross models, each for very different purposes and strengths.

Yakima Racks

Yakima Rack is the premier brand of cargo management for outdoor enthusiasts.  Yakima designs and manufactures racks, cargo boxes, and baskets to carry bikes, kayaks, canoes, camping and snow

Vermont Spirits

Vermont Spirits distills a portfolio of award-winning artisanal spirits using local agricultural products, including maple, apples and corn, sourced from our partnerships with farmers from around Vermont.

Poulin Lumber

With four locations throughout northern and central Vermont, Poulin Lumber provides quality building materials and hardware for our customers ranging from do-it-yourself homeowner to both large and small contractors and construction companies.

Taylor-Moore Insurance

Taylor-Moore Insurance has been offering insurance coverage for VT & NH since 1962, and Real Estate services since 1975, with our office in Derby, VT. Taylor-Moore Insurance is an Independent Agency offering full service in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Century 21 Farm & Forest

CENTURY 21 Farm & Forest, the premier Real Estate Agency in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Since 1993, we have led the way in real estate marketing in Northern Vermont. With a team of 17 agents including specialists inresidentialwaterfront propertyland and timber tractsagriculturalcommercial,auction, and rental properties, a skilled support staff, and two locations, we have what it takes to serve you and all of your real estate needs.

Co-op Insurance

Co-op has been meeting insurance needs since 1915. Our roots are in farming, but as times and customers’ needs have changed, so have we. These days, we offer protection for farms, homes, autos, businesses, and more in Vermont and New Hampshire.


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