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    Southern VT Gravel Rides

    DaveVT - other Vermonters,

    Decided to do a gravel bike ride this upcoming weekend (Manchester, VT area), versus dedicated MTB single track.

    Every RWGPS file I've looked at with respect to gravel rides have significant paved sections.

    Can someone provide a vetted gravel ride and /or RWGPS gravel link for this area?

    As always, thanks!
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    Take Rt. 30 north from Manchester to Dorset. After passing through Dorset veer right onto Danby Mountain road. Turn right after passing the mountain, ride through Danby then cross Route 7 and head up FS Road 10. Take FS Road 10 into Peru, then take Route 11/30 back down to Manchester via a fast descent down the paved highway. This is roughly 65% dirt with two good climbs, around 55 miles. YMMV. There are like a billion other options around there, but this is one I like.

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    Very cool, thanks. Will check it out. To your knowledge is there a GPX or RWGPS file for this?

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    Poultney has a shit ton of good gravel and chunky back roads. North of Manchester about 35 minutes. This link goes to the Slate Valley Trail website and they have a bunch of mapped routes from town. https://slatevalleytrails.org/gravel...7-2ea6ea6380b3
    Also check out Analog Cycles In Poultney. Dedicated gravel shop, super cool owners, they can recommend routes for sure.
    We have about 20 miles of single track trail here as well.

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    Awesome, thanks!

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    Forest service roads are great ways to get out in the wilderness on a gravel bike in S. VT. I recommend FS Road 341 which off Kendall Farm rd. right in the center of Winhall (prob 25 min from Manchester). 341 winds it way around Stratton mountain with a big climb then descent. At the end of it you can find more dirt roads heading west or make your way back to Stratton/Winhall.
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