Vermont's Gravel Cycling Event Map

A birds-eye view of all the gravel cycling events in Vermont. The rides/races are color coded from green to purple based on how "hard" the ride or race is. Click on each ride to see its details, course, and registration info.

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Must-Do Events

GRAVELFEST

Reading, VT // A Gravel Party // 350 Riders // 4 days // Limitless gravel and beer

This is a four-day celebration of all things gravel cycling.  Learn about bikes, tires, gearing, accessories, navigational aids, gravel-specific training, camping tips, you name it. There will also be a major E-biking component as these gravel and unmaintained ancient roads provide the perfect terrain for E-bike touring.  Pretty simple.  Camp out, socialize, ride our awesome gravel courses all day, eat delicious farm/table food, drink locally-brewed craft beer and cider, socialize some more, sleep listening the gurgle of the Mill Brook, rinse and repeat. GRAVELFEST is a northeast gravel cycling bucket list item.  You won't want to miss it.

 Photo by  Reese Brown

Photo by Reese Brown

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The Overland

Reading, VT // A Vermont Classic // 750 Riders // 43 miles // 5,600 ft // August 25th

The Overland is a 43-mile dirt road bicycle race featuring 5,700 feet of climbing, seven sectors of “Vermont pavé” (unmaintained ancient public roads), two well-fortified sag stops, a magnificently scenic route and an awesome party afterwards.  It’s the ultimate overland adventure ride.   Open dirt roads, amazing scenery and an epic course unlike any you’ve ever ridden before, all within a beautiful Vermont pastoral setting.

NOTE* - This race typically sells out within 30 minutes of registration opening on January 1st at 9am.

 Tim Johnson Leads the "Preview Ride with the Pros"

Tim Johnson Leads the "Preview Ride with the Pros"

 750 Riders Roll North from Reading

750 Riders Roll North from Reading

 

Rasputitsa

East Burke, VT // A SPRING CLASSIC // 1000 Riders // 40 miles // 4000 ft // APRIL 27th

Rasputitsa is Russian for the mud season when roads become difficult to traverse. The Rasputitsa is a psychotic 40 mile, insane, drop to your knees and cry sufferfest with an absurd section so difficult that people won't believe your stories called Cyberia.

 Ansel Dickey Solos Up Cyberia

Ansel Dickey Solos Up Cyberia

 A Snowy Finish in 2018

A Snowy Finish in 2018

 

Muddy Onion Spring Classic

Montpelier, VT // 38 miles // 700 Riders // 3,200 ft // April 20th

A 38 mile "spring classic" "mullet ride" (business in the front, party in the back) starting in downtown Monpelier in late April. Experience the full-spectrum of Vermont gravel at this legendary ride.

 Scenic Climbs

Scenic Climbs

 Post-Ride Party in Downtown Montpelier

Post-Ride Party in Downtown Montpelier

 

The Ranger

Tunbridge, VT // 31 miles // 300 Riders // 4,200 ft // Late June

The Ranger is an adventure cycling brand centered around an annual bike ride and community celebration event in June. With an inclusive culture and a strong focus on the value of a strong community and sustainability, the event has been successful in inspiring environmental and social advocacy, as well as more people on bikes!

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 The Roads in Tunbridge are unlike anywhere else in VT

The Roads in Tunbridge are unlike anywhere else in VT

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RAS Gravel Adventure

Peru VT // 42 miles // 4000 ft // June 29th

Jack Bailey’s inspiration for this ride came from the Vermont Overland and the increasing popularity to ride on dirt versus payment.  If your looking for a challenging Saturday morning effort with good people, fast riders and a cause that drastically needs the attention of the medical field, then the RAS Ride is for you. RAS Gravel along with Vermont Rare an organization that cares deeply about creating a community in Vermont and beyond for those living with and affected by rare disease.

The 42 miles and 4000 plus elevation gain covers some of the most scenic gravel and Class IV roads in Southern Vermont. 88% taking place on dirt, it’s sure to test your off road skill set.

 Leah Davidson Shreds the first section of Class 4 road

Leah Davidson Shreds the first section of Class 4 road

 The Lead Group

The Lead Group

 

Raid Lamoille 

Craftsbury, VT // 50 miles // 5,000 ft // July 20th

Raid Lamoille was created way back in 2012 by the fertile minds at GRVL Cycling as a gravel ride to share with friends. Since then it has become a must-do for serious gravel cyclists.

In 2018 they moved from Stowe to Craftsbury and for 2019 they’re coming back to their “new” venue, with the routes (25 and 50-Miles) remaining principally the same. See the Course page for more info. 

 Ted King Leads the Group Into the First Climb

Ted King Leads the Group Into the First Climb

 Post-Ride Alchamist Beer

Post-Ride Alchamist Beer