Start: 10:00 AM
Registration: 8:30—9:30 AM
Start/finish line: The base of Mount Ascutney
Ride day will begin at registration, where you will receive your cue sheet, a bib number to wear on the back of your jersey, and an event t-shirt. If you purchased a jersey, you will receive it at registration as well. Please be ready by 9:45 AM for a riders meeting prior to departure.
Have questions about the ride? Click below to read our FAQ sheet, which we hope will offer all the answers you need.
After a two-mile warmup on flat terrain, riders will climb to the first section of singletrack with Mount Ascutney towering alongside. Then it's into the woods for the first of several private trail networks, open to the public only on two days per year (the iconic Vermont 50 is the other). These trails flow through pine stands and hilltop hay fields, and descend through the stony ledges of the hillside before popping out onto another quiet country road.
The final stretch descends the twists and turns of the trails coming off the ski slopes—fast and fun under the afternoon sun.
All rest stops will offer water, electrolyte drinks, and energy food. In order to manage the operations of the ride, cyclists must enter rest stops prior to the cutoff time. Green Mountain Bike Patrol will be out on the trails, providing support for cyclists who are struggling or having technical issues.
Riders must finish by 3:30 PM.
Mile 6.5 at Rush Meadow Road
Cutoff time: 1:00 PM
Mile 11.5 at Yale Heights Road
Cutoff time: 2:30 PM