Vermont Gran Fondo

Vermont Gran Fondo

June 28, 2025 - Bristol Vermont USA

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.

Vermont Gran Fondo


Routes: 40, 85, 109, 140 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)
Start Times / Itinerary

See the website for the schedule, which is generally posted closer to the event.


All fees outlined on BikeReg

What's Included?

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.

Packet Pickups

Friday before the event and on the day of the event.

Prize / Race Categories

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.

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
Event Links