114k and 200k brevet, 65% dirt roads, gravel, some carriage / farm roads, interconnected with quiet paved roads.
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.
More info on the NERds website for registration.
Notes from last year on my blog:
Scouting ride last year in the rain.
Fat tires, fat road bikes, cross bikes, etc. We've had racing rigs, a tri bike, mountain bikes, and classic rando bikes.
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