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Mad River Riders

July 27 2024
Waitsfield VT
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Distances: 35, 60 miles
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Limited to: 500 Participants

We’re back for round two July 27, 2024! 2023 had over 300 riders and an additional 400 of our dead head loving peeps from around the country attend.  If you’re not familiar. 

Grateful Gravel is a concoction from the minds of cycling enthusiast Dead Heads in the Mad River Valley that blends the world of endurance sports and music festivals into one event. Two entertainment endeavors that collide to move you brightly. Grateful Gravel provides a challenging cycling event that highlights the rural, picturesque landscape of some of Vermont’s 6000 miles of gravel roads that segues into a face melting gathering of community and friends to enjoy the song catalog of Hunter, Garcia, and the rest of the Grateful Dead. 

The day begins with a 35 or 60 mile gravel ride option starting from Sugarbush Resort at Mt Ellen that makes your legs scream louder than Donna Jean during a mid-70’s Playing in the Band.

we’ll have another full show preformed by Zach Nugent and his band!

Online Registration Starts: January 30th, 2024 at 5:00 PM ET

Total Event Registration Limit: 500

Mad River Riders

Start Located At: 626 Mt Ellen Rd, Waitsfield, VT 05673, United States
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Jul 27 2024 - EVENT: Mad River Riders