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40-Mile Gravel Grinder

Start: 11:00 AM
Registration: 9:30—10:30 AM
Start/finish line: The State House Lawn

FEE SCHEDULE:
March 2June 1: $65
June 2July 31: $75
Day-of registration (August 1): $85

 

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Photographs seen on this page are courtesy of Vermont Social.

Event Day - The FAQs

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 10:45 AM for a riders meeting at the starting line 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.

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Gravel Grinder Photograph: Courtesy of Vermont Social

40-Mile Gravel Grinder Description

  • This ambitious dirt road tour follows some of the least-traveled, hidden-gem roads of the Capital region. With more than 4,000 feet of climbing, this route will test your strength and endurance as you pedal through Vermont’s iconic landscape of mountainside farms, sugarbushes, orchards, and small lakes.
  • After climbing out of Montpelier into the highlands of East Montpelier, you’ll pass a sweeping view of the distant Granite Hills (mile 3.0) before descending into woods and rolling farmland to the first of three sections of unmaintained Class IV road (mile 8.3-8.9).
  • As you make your way northeast past dairy farms, you’ll negotiate a steep, twisting descent (mile 12.0) before climbing into the tiny village of North Calais (mile 16.2) on the edge of Number 10 Pond (aka Mirror Lake).
  • You’ll pedal beneath a barn that extends over the road (mile 19.5) as you make your way to another remote stretch of beautiful Class IV road through the woods (mile 21.1-22.1), followed by a climb over Apple Hill (mile 25.2).
  • When you emerge into open fields, you’re headed southwest, back toward Montpelier. A short, scenic Class IV section (mile 31.4-31.8) leads to a climb to the top of the last ridge where you’ll be rewarded with dramatic views of the Worcester Range to the west (mile 33.5).
  • After descending to the valley, you’ll follow the North Branch of the Winooski River to your celebratory finish at the State House (mile 39.3)
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Rest Stops and Cutoff Times

All rest stops will offer water, electrolyte drinks, and energy food. In order to manage the operations of the ride, cyclists must enter the rest stop 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 TBD

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Rest Stop

Rest stop details TBD