Each year the course’s four gaps are drawn from a selection of seven gaps; Appalachian Gap, Lincoln Gap, Roxbury Gap, Moretown Gap,
The 2020 Gran course will again push the limits with 11K+ feet of climbing over 130+ miles and 4 mountain gaps. The course will included a double ascent of Middlebury Gap (climbing both sides), once over Brandon Gap and of course, the pinnacle climb, Lincoln Gap. The course begins in the village of Bristol, Vermont, and heads east towards Lincoln. Climbing, albeit light, to begin with, starts just 1.5 miles in. You’ll climb up towards the center of Lincoln and then on towards Ripton and the first mountain climb, Middlebury Gap. From Middlebury Gap, you’ll descend into Hancock and then climb out of the valley heading north towards Warren and the turn to Lincoln Gap; this is where the real challenge begins.
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Vermont Gran Fondotodd@vermontgranfondo.com Vermont Gran Fondo, 26 Mountain St, Bristol, VT 05443
The Vermont Gran Fondo is a one-day event when avid bike enthusiasts gather to ride the epic gap ride known by locals as the LAMB, derived from the names of
The Vermont Gran Fondo is a one-day event when avid bike enthusiasts gather to ride the epic gap ride known by locals as the LAMB, derived from the names of 4 gaps (Lincoln Gap, Appalachian Gap, Middlebury Gap and Brandon Gap). The four Gaps make up a single ride topping 100 miles and over 10,000 feet of climbing. Riders enjoy a challenging athletic feat with the support and guidance of the Gran Fondo crew plus an after party!
The Vermont Gran Fondo is produced by Ride It If You Can Llc. The organizing committee is made up of cycling enthusiasts and athletically-inclined tourism and business development representatives. Event proceeds will be distributed via grants to municipalities and non-profit organizations with the purpose of enhancing bicycling in Addison County through programs, education, infrastructure and/or equipment.
Registration has opened and the initial 250 spot offering has been filled. Tentative registration is ongoing for an additional 250 spots.
This year’s Gran Fondo is being held on Saturday, August 7th 2021.
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