Vermont Gran Fondo

Vermont Gran Fondo

June 24, 2023 - Bristol, Vermont, USA

The Vermont Gran Fondo gran course traverses four gaps with 10,000+ feet of climbing back and forth across the spine of the Green Mountains, including the Lincoln Gap with an average grade of 17% with a max of 24%; named the steepest paved mile in the US featured by GCN as one of the steepest climbs on the planet. Sound daunting? Try a Medio Fondo with 7,000+ feet of climbing over 85 miles. Challenge yourself and check this one off your bucket list!

The Lincoln Gap features the steepest (24%) paved mile in the U.S!

Fab apres ride party at the start/finish in Bristol, VT.

Typical support with rest stops at 20-25 mile intervals.

Mechanical and sag support.

Vermont Gran Fondo


Routes: 40, 85, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: E - Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Entry Limit: 7500
Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)

$130, $150

What's Included?

Choose from one of 3 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
SAG support and mechanical support along the course
Insurance coverage is included in the registration.

Packet Pickups

On the day of event.

Prize / Race Categories

This is a non-competitive event. There are awards for King/Queen of the Mountain for the Lincoln Gap only.

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Four Hill Climbs
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
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