The Harpoon Brewery to Brewery Ride is one tough ride. By design, it is not for everyone. This ride is for cyclists who enjoy great beer, are physically and mentally tough, take pleasure in the fellowship of others, excel in the face of challenges, play by the rules, and can ride 148 miles to the finish safely and without their hands being held.
Eleven years ago, a small group of elite riders from Team Psycho made the inaugural ride after Harpoon purchased a second brewery in Windsor, VT. A SAG wagon, armed with water, tires, tubes, and some tools, was the only support. Upon arriving in Windsor, a keg (well, maybe more than just one keg) was rolled out of the brewery for the post ride celebration. Since that time, the field of cyclists has grown, the course has been lengthened, and the vertical increased. The spirit, however, has remained the same: a tough, bare bones ride with the reward of great beer at the finish.