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The Routes

The Vermont Challenge is offering four days of riding through the picturesque countryside of Vermont. The following is the listing of rides for The Vermont Challenge from August 16–19, 2018.
  • Valley Stages 8/16 & 8/17:
    Both days out of Dana Thompson Park Manchester
  • Mountain Stages 8/18 & 8/19:
    Saturday, long route out of Stratton Mountain Resort. All other Saturday routes out of Bondville Community Center, River Road & Route 30, Bondville VT.
    Sunday, long route out of Stratton Mountain Resort. Medium, and Short routes out of Town of Stratton Recreation Center, Old Road off West Jamaica Rd, Stratton.

Valley Day 1: Thursday, August 16th

Start time: All routes 8:00 am

Long Route - 70.0 miles 2,753 ft. ascent
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Medium Route - 39.9 miles 1,937 ft. ascent
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Short Route - 28.9 miles 1,541 ft. ascent
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Valley Day 2: Friday, August 17th

Start time: All routes 8:00 am

Long Route - 57.7 miles 3,006 ft. ascent
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Medium Route - 40.1 miles 2,114 ft. ascent
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Short Route - 28.1 miles 951 ft. ascent
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Mountain Day 3: Fondo Saturday, August 18th

Start times: See each ride listing below

Gran Fondo - 100.3 miles 7,262 ft. ascent - Start time 7:00 am
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Medio Fondo - 72.9 miles 5,933 ft. ascent if you start and return atop Stratton Mountain or 65.7 miles 4,584 ft. ascent if you begin at the base of the access road and return there - Start time 7:30 am
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Gran Piccolo Fondo - 46.8 miles 3,606 ft. ascent - Start time 8:30 am
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Piccolo Fondo - 27.4 miles 2,010 ft. ascent - Start time 9:30 am
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Mountain Day 4: Sunday, August 19th

Start time: All routes 8:00 am

Long Route - 64.7 miles - 5,156 ft. ascent
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Medium Route - 51.6 miles - 4,021 ft. ascent
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Short Route - 23.3 miles - 2,281 ft. ascent
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