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    Fall Classic - VT Dirt Road

    Dirt Roads in NW VT, leaving from BTV.

    Road, cross, MTB, ride what you want.
    I've done it on my Fargo and on my IndyFab ClubRacer.
    Some very nice roads.
    Cheap.
    A RUSA sanctioned brevet if you are looking for one.

    Fall Classic



    The Fall Classic takes in the best of Vermont dirt road cycling in the northern Champlain Valley. 114k and 200k riders share a mix of paved and dirt roads from Burlington to the shoulders of Mt. Mansfield. Both routes head into Jericho with a stop at the popular and delicious Village Cup. Populaire and Brevet Riders then part ways – the 114k rolls back into Burlington on a mix of dirt and paved roads and the 200k turns south towards Bolton Notch to the shoulders of Camel’s Hump into Huntington. 200k riders will tackle a final climb over Shaker Mt. Rd. and enjoy the descent through Big Hollow into Starksboro, VT, where dirt and paved roads bring us back to the Champlain Valley. A well earned respite from the climbing is had on the quiet dirt roads of Hinesburg, Charlotte, and Shelburne as the route makes its way to the shores of Lake Champlain and back to Burlington. The 200k includes 5 major climbs and 5 covered bridges. Both routes enjoy quiet paved roads connecting many of our favorite (and scenic) dirt roads. Fast fun descending. Rewarding climbing, scenic views, and the chance to see early fall color at the higher elevations. Quintessential early fall Vermont riding.

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    just put this on the calendar. 200k? yes please!

    rog

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    just put this on the calendar. 200k? yes please!

    rog
    cool. see you in september...

    some pics: (rain last year, blue skies the year before)


    IMG_1969 by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    IMG_1937 by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    West Farm Rd. - Mt Mansfield! by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    West Farm Rd by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    River Rd by mbeganyi, on Flickr

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    If you are interested, pre-registration closes Wednesday, September 26th.

    Vermont 114k/200k – Sept 30th 2012 | New England Randonneurs


    The Populaire will grab an extra ~7 miles (more dirt!) due to a bridge and road construction project.

    The Brevet will grab another ~2 miles due to road closure on the outbound leg.

    We have a large group coming in from Boston, and others from NH and ME.

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    couple of teasers from my course check today...


    Fall Classic teaser. by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    Fall Classic teaser by mbeganyi, on Flickr

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    40 starters from ME, MA, NH, VT, NY, CO, TN, Washginton DC. (we would have had ~50, but some folks that pre-registered did not show)

    We got wet at about mile 54, the faster guys and gals on the long route got wet about mile 70 or so.

    Awesome day out, regardless.

    More images to come.

    West Farm Road

    Good Signs!

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