Business bikers to storm Vermont this summer

FreshTracks Capital announced this week that its fifth annual summer FreshTracks Road Pitch will happen July 30 through Aug. 2 with stops in eight Vermont communities to meet entrepreneurs who will pitch their businesses to the biking investors.

The four-day motorcycle tour of Vermont will feature a gang of “business bikers” comprised of investors, entrepreneurs and business advisors.

Entrepreneurs who are interested in pitching their business to the riders should contact organizers now to apply for a slot. Riders will stop in Essex Junction, Hyde Park, Lowell, Bennington, Rutland, Brattleboro, St. Johnsbury and Barre. Each event is open to the public and at each stop, the investors will award a $500 “Riders Choice Prize” and hand off a special edition “Vermont Biker Bear” created by Vermont Teddy Bear.

The FreshTracks announcement notes that Road Pitch helps connect Vermont entrepreneurs to capital and advice, and helps entrepreneurs refine their pitching skills. Along the way it showcases up-and-coming Vermont businesses and promotes motorcycle touring and rider safety, the company said.

For information about Road Pitch, the riders, as well as valuable pitching tips, visit

The final statewide “Pitch-Off” event which will be sponsored by and held at Champlain College on October 17.  The top participants from around the state will pitch for a grand prize of $5,000 provided by a host of sponsors and a year of business mentoring from the Road Pitch riders.

“The final event will bring together the best pitches from the summer’s Road Pitch for one final pitch competition,” said Cairn Cross, Road Pitch Founder and Co-Founder of FreshTracks Capital. “As with our other Road Pitch events, the final event at Champlain College is open to the public.”

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