Why Ride The Vermont Challenge?
The Vermont Challenge is the only bicycle Challenge that tours Southern and Central Vermont over 3 or 4 days and draws upon the creative energy of local businesses and people of Vermont, key ski resorts, restaurants and farms in each local community that we visit. We offer cyclists the chance to complete a century over one of Vermont's legendary "Gaps" across the spine of the Green Mountains with stunning vistas in each direction. The Vermont Challenge is fast becoming one of the major bicycling events in the United States and you can be part of this very special ride and challenge yourself!

For those of you who've ridden with us before, we are planning to alter the routes slightly to surprise you and to keep things exciting for you!
Thursday, August 14th
Long Route - 54 miles
2,987 ft of climbing
Stratton Mountain Resort to Manchester, VT
Short Route - 46 miles
2,745 ft of climbing
Stratton Mountain Resort to Manchester, VT
Friday, August 15th
Long Route - 65 miles
4,566 ft of climbing
Manchester, VT to Ludlow, VT
Short Route - 50 miles
3,900 ft of climbing
Manchester, VT to Ludlow, VT
Saturday, August 16th
The Gran Fondo Gap Century - 102 miles for the 4-day & 3-day Tours
7,708 ft of climbing
Ludlow, VT to The Town of Killington
1/2 Century - 55 miles 4-day & 3-Day Tours
3,765 ft of climbing
Ludlow, VT to The Town of Killington
One Day Metric Century - 62 miles
4,000 ft of climbing
Mountain Times to Mountain Times
One-Day 3/4 Century - 74 Miles
4,400 ft of climbing
The Town of Killington to The Town of Killington
One-Day Gran Fondo Legendary Century - 103 Miles
7,800 ft of climbing
The Town of Killington to The Town of Killington
Sunday, August 17th
Long Route - 65 miles
4,419 ft of climbing including climbing 3.5 miles up Stratton Mountain Access Road – max grade 10.6%
The Town of Killington to Stratton Mountain Resort
Short Route - 46 miles
3,150 ft of climbing
The Town of Killington to Vermont Country Store
Please note:
All climbing feet are approximate and
based on the capabilities of various
mapping software – ride GPX
Tour Arrivals
Grand Tour Arrival Day: Wednesday, August 14th - Stratton Mountain Resort
Join us at the Kick-off Party at Stratton Mountain Resort after checking in from 5-8 pm. The kick-off party is included for those who have signed up for the 4-day package! There will be a sponsor expo at the Stratton Base area, along with local bands playing and bike tune-ups.

Weekend Tour Arrival Day: Thursday, August 15th - Manchester
Those of you that plan to ride The Weekend Tour should plan to arrive Thursday afternoon to check in between 5-8 pm and get situated at your hotel.

One-Day Legendary "Gap" Century/Metric-Century Arrival: Saturday, August 17th - Town of Killington
Those of you that plan to ride the one-day century/metric-century should plan to arrive Friday evening to check in between 5-8 pm or Saturday morning by 7am.
Vermont Challenge offers each rider
   • Vermont Challenge Tech T-shirt
   • Vermont Challenge Jersey - one of the finest soft tech fabric's available
   • VTC Water Bottle
   • Fully stocked Goodie Bag: "The Vermont Challenge Goodie bag blows away all other ride I've ridden by far" – 2012 rider
   • All Meals associated with the tour you selected (Please see the About the Ride section for all meal details)
   • Fully-supported rest stops
   • Sag Support
   • Bike tech support each morning
   • Bus transportation in Ludlow & Manchester
   • Nightly entertainment – great bands
   • Bus transportation to Manchester for Weekend Tour riders
   • $25 of your registration fee is a tax-deductible contribution to the Stratton Foundation's Vermont Challenge Community
      fund that supports the towns we ride through. For example, last year we contributed to the fund that's rebuilding of the
      community park in West Bridgewater, VT