20 Mile Mountain Bike Course
Already registered? Come on down to the Harpoon Brewery on Friday night, August 11th, to pick up your gear! We'll give you your bib, goodie bag, packet of course info and a jersey, if you ordered one! Pre-ride packet pickup goes from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Hope to see you there!
Check in begins at 8:30 AM at the Ascutney Trails Main Trailhead, 400 Ski Tow Rd, Brownsville VT.
Please check in no later than 9:30 AM to make sure you give yourself enough time to park, unload your bike and gear, stock up and do pre-ride prep before leaving at 10:00 AM.This new ride starts and finishes at Mt. Ascutney! Our partners at Sport Trails of Ascutney Basin (STAB) have designed a great course, which will be released on RIDE DAY ONLY. We receive one-day permits from private landowners and if people pre-ride the course, we risk losing their consent to use their property. The nature of the ride is advanced, as it should take 2-5 hours for riders to complete with various technical aspects to the ride.
The ride is a cross-country ride of approximately 20 miles, with scenic dirt road sections connecting lots of technical, classic Vermont singletrack. We've picked a selection of challenging trails with steady elevation gains, so strong intermediate or advanced mountain bike skills and fitness are required to take on this route. Well-stocked aid stations and a couple of short flat stretches will give you a chance to rest and recharge between climbs
Cue Sheet and Map:
Rest Stops and Support:
2 fully stocked aid stations will be available on course with mechanics and water, Gatorade and other snacks. There will be options at each aid station to bail and get a ride back to the start.
Aid Station #1: Mile 6 Open 10:30am-1:00pm
Aid Station #2: Mile 12 Open 11:30am-2:00pm
The Green Mountain Bike Patrol will be on course to assist with various technical and medical needs should they arise.
In order to best manage the ride, and to ensure riders can enjoy the post-ride party at the Harpoon Brewery, all riders must complete the course by 3:00pm. Please plan accordingly and adhere to the advice and support of our volunteers.