The Vermont Gran Fondo (VTGF) was born from a famous bucket-list epic 4-gap ride known by the locals as the LAMB ride. LAMB comes from the names of 4 gaps (Lincoln Gap, Appalachian Gap, Middlebury Gap, and Brandon Gap), which, when combined into a single ride, can easily top 100 miles and over 10,000' of climbing.
For 2024, we will continue with our main courses: the Gran with 109 miles, 4 gap climbs, and 10,000' of climbing; the Medio with 80 miles, 2 gap climbs, and 5500' of climbing; the Piccolo with 40 miles, no gap climbs and 2700' of climbing. If you need something bigger, keep reading.
2024 is our 10th-anniversary event, so to celebrate, we are offering a new elevated challenge with a 6-gap course called Gran-X. The Gran-X course will cover the same roads and gaps as the Gran course but with 2 additional gap climbs, 40 miles, and 3500' of climbing for a total of 6- gaps, 140 miles, and 13500' of climbing. This course will be limited entry.
After completing your chosen challenge, enjoy tunes, a quality meal, and local craft brews while swapping stories and watching the sunset.
See the website for the schedule, which is generally posted closer to the event.
All fees outlined on BikeReg
Choose from one of 4 amazingly scenic, challenging, and well-marked routes.
Entry into the apres-ride party with local food, brews, music, and a large tent.
Route signage marking every turn, cue sheets, and route maps at each rest stop.
Rest stops every 20-25 miles, motorcycle support,
SAG support and mechanical support along the course
Insurance coverage is included in the registration.
Friday before the event and on the day of the event.
This is a non-competitive event. There are awards to third place for King & Queen of the Mountain for the Lincoln Gap only. As a partner event for the Gran Fondo National Series, four gaps (Appalachian Gap, Lincoln Gap, Middlebury Gap, and Brandon Gaps) will have timed segments for GFNS points.