The Vermont Challenge partners with the Gran Fondo National Series

The Vermont Challenge LLC, is Vermont’s Premier multi-day tour, attracting 352 riders & volunteers from across the U.S & Canadian

Vermont, December 24th 2017 - The Vermont Challenge was named a Top Ten “must” ride in 2017 by Map my Ride and Under Armour coming in at #7. The Vermont Challenge was named “Top 8 rides of your life” by Vermont Sports

The Vermont Challenge is comprised of four glorious days of riding with riders from across the U.S. and Canada. Come ride through the picturesque countryside, covered bridges, river valleys and historic villages of south and central Vermont.

The Vermont Challenge offers a terrific split format: 2-day "Valley" & 2-day "Mountain" Challenges - two amazing experiences for you to choose from or challenge yourself. Choose to ride all 4-days for the best experience at a fraction of packaged tour prices.

Strategic partnership with the Gran Fondo National Series (GFNS)

The Vermont Challenge Gran Fondo will now be part of "The Series". The GFNS is an Haute Route partner who is dedicated to creating the world's most prestigious multi-day event series for amateur cycling. Haute Route's partnership with the GFNS underscores its commitment to amateur cycling in the United States and includes cross-marketing opportunities for Haute Route and GFNS, as well as registration benefits for riders who choose to participate in both the Vermont Challenge and the Event Series.

For more information, please visit granfondonationalseries.com

New Route that Finishes atop Mount Equinox

We are very excited to announce a brand-new 56-mile route on Sunday, August 19th, unlike any other in the USA: a road stage that finishes atop the fabled Mount Equinox. Mount Equinox, at just under 4,000 ft., is highest peak in the Taconic Mountain range and is the longest paved mountain road east of the Mississippi at 5.3 miles, longer than Mount Washington's access road.

It has an elevation gain of 3,186 ft. with an average grade of 12%. Cyclists riding any of the other new medium or short routes this day will have the opportunity to add this iconic climb to finish their ride.

Riders can also separately opt to complete the Time Trial up Mount Equinox.

We've extended the Gran Fondo route by adding in another fabled climb in Vermont – "The Alps". In addition to climbing last year's Terrible Mountain, there will be a 10-mile respite before you reach the "The Alps" in Reading that rises to an elevation gain of 852 ft. over 3.8 miles.

We've added 3 timed segments to our Gran Fondo. You'll receive a sensing chip that will clock your time and immediately provide us with the results so we can award you on our podium.

All riders who choose to ride for 3 or 4 days will receive the 2018 full cycling kit. In addition to your jersey you will get a pair of shorts or bibs. All other tour riders will receive only the jersey.

The new 2018 jerseys will be men's and women's specific – no more unisex jersey!

Any past rider of the Vermont Challenge who recruits a brand new participant for 2018 will receive $40 in Vermont Challenge "bucks" for each new rider they recruit.

These bucks can be used towards any merchandise purchase or a credit towards their 2019 registration.

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Dec 16 2017 - NEWS: The Vermont Challenge partners with the Gran Fondo National Series
Aug 19 2016 - NEWS: Over 300 Cyclists Rode the 5th Vermont Challenge and Gran Fondo
Aug 08 2016 - NEWS: Special Offer for the last 50 places in the Vermont Challenge
Feb 12 2016 - NEWS: Ride Vermonts Premier Multi-day Cycle Challenge, Aug 11-14th
Jan 31 2016 - NEWS: The Vermont Challenge announces rk Miles and Cota Oil as logistics and finish line sponsors
Apr 14 2015 - NEWS: The Vermont Challenge welcomes Grace Cottage Hospital & Stratton Urgent Care as its newest beneficiaries
Jan 06 2015 - NEWS: The 2015 Vermont Challenge - the only Mountain Resort-Top Gran Fondo Finish East of the Continental Divide
Dec 09 2014 - NEWS: Stratton Mountain Presents The Vermont Challenge Gran Fondo
Aug 20 2014 - NEWS: Vermont Challenge a Growing Success
Jul 25 2014 - NEWS: The Vermont Challenge offers bicyclists a truly unique ride experience
Jun 25 2014 - NEWS: The Vermont Challenge Teams Up with Bruce Zeman and Hobbes
May 09 2014 - NEWS: The Vermont Challenge offers bicyclist's a truly unique ride experience
Mar 13 2014 - NEWS: The Vermont Challenge – A challenging tour plus Gran Fondo you don't want to miss!
Aug 19 2016 - RESULTS: Over 300 Cyclists Rode the 5th Vermont Challenge and Gran Fondo
Aug 20 2014 - RESULTS: Vermont Challenge
Aug 16 2018 - EVENT: The Vermont Challenge
 
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Jul 17 2018 - NEWS: GFNS Releases Boone Gran Fondo Timed Sections ahead of Aug 5th
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Jun 14 2018 - NEWS: GFNS Gran Fondo Asheville Timed Sections revealed ahead of July 22nd
May 20 2018 - NEWS: Cache Gran Fondo added to Gran Fondo National Series for 2018
May 09 2018 - NEWS: GFNS Series: Highlands Gran Fondo Timed Sections Revealed
Apr 12 2018 - NEWS: GFNS Releases Athlete Itinerary for the Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo
Apr 05 2018 - NEWS: GFNS Adds Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin to 2018 Calendar
Apr 01 2018 - NEWS: Georgia Gran Fondo on May 5 - 6 the next round of the GFNS
Mar 22 2018 - NEWS: GFNS Announces Carmichael Training Systems as Official Coaching Partner
Mar 06 2018 - NEWS: Tour de Big Bear HC Gran Fondo Part of the Gran Fondo National Series
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Dec 17 2017 - NEWS: 3rd Annual Bluewater International Granfondo confirmed for August 5th 2018
Dec 31 2017 - NEWS: Gran Fondo Florida, March 24, is the next round of the National Series
Feb 08 2018 - NEWS: Gran Fondo National Series Adds Malibu GRANFONDO as its Opening Event
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Dec 12 2016 - RESULTS: 2016 Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo GFNCS Results
Dec 12 2016 - RESULTS: 2016 Highlands Gran Fondo GFNCS Results
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Aug 08 2016 - RESULTS: Boone-tastic Gran Fondo
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Jun 30 2014 - RESULTS: Golden Gran Fondo
Jun 10 2014 - RESULTS: Highlands Gran Fondo GFNCS
Apr 16 2014 - RESULTS: Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo GFNCS
Jun 09 2013 - RESULTS: NJ Highlands Gran Fondo
Mar 03 2018 - EVENT: Malibu Gran Fondo
Mar 24 2018 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Florida
May 05 2018 - EVENT: Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo
Jun 02 2018 - EVENT: Fast Freddie Challenge
Jun 03 2018 - EVENT: Highlands Gran Fondo
Jul 22 2018 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Asheville
Aug 04 2018 - EVENT: Tour de Big Bear HC Gran Fondo
Aug 04 2018 - EVENT: Boone Gran Fondo
Aug 05 2018 - EVENT: Bluewater International Granfondo
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