Brandon à la carte from August 2nd to August 11th

Still Time to Book Directly with the Brandon Inn

If you haven’t planned your August holidays yet, there is still time to join the OBC in Vermont. If you’ve never cycled in Vermont, you’re missing a great experience and Brandon is one of the best cycling hubs in the state. You don’t have to be a super hill climber to enjoy the area, there is plenty of gently rolling terrain for anyone who just wants a nice ride, but you will have quite a different experience from what is on offer in the Ottawa Valley.

The Inn

Brandon Inn on the town square of Brandon has hosted us for part of our tour every year since we discovered it in 2014. It’s a four-hour drive from Ottawa to this big, old, comfortable inn with the lowest prices in New England and the best, most varied cycling in the state

You Book Your Stay with the Inn

This year, you deal directly with the inn; book whatever nights you want. The organizer will be there to co-ordinate the rides with maps and route suggestions, but you pay the inn, not the club. We will ask that you notify the club office of the dates you are joining us, so we can include you in our plans.

Here are the rates in US dollars (including %10 tax) that Brandon is offering us:

Double Occupancy

Bed and Breakfast: $74.50 per person per night based on 3 night stay. $70 per person per night based on more than 3 night stay.

Single Occupancy

Bed and Breakfast: $102 per person per night based on 3 night stay. $98 per person per night based on more than 3 night stay.

Children 5 to 12 years old

Cost per night, including full breakfast, to share a room with 2 or more adults: $13.20.




There are several restaurants in the area worth a visit. The inn has a good dining room and will provide dinner for a group of 16 or more any night - 3 courses with 3 entrees, coffee and tea (including 10% tax and 18% tip) for $40.00 per person.

The Rides

We have more than a dozen rides from Brandon Inn, ranging from a child-friendly 36 km around the beautiful Lake Dunmore to a 140 km challenge with 1,837 m of climbing, one of the organizer’s favourite rides of all time. The roads in the Brandon area are in pretty good shape – and are generally quiet; the heavy traffic of the Burlington area is nowhere to be seen here. The terrain is gently rolling to mountainous; if you want long, steep climbs, they are waiting for you, but you can avoid them if you prefer. And there are no straight roads to be found; if you consider the outlying Ottawa countryside just the slightest bit on the boring side, you will be delighted with the cycling around Brandon.

If you plan to drop in for a day or two, we suggest contacting the organizer in advance to see if your ride of choice can be put on the schedule for that day.

Bob Hicks