Stowe Trails Partnership events

July 29-31 — Cady Hill 10-year celebration

  • July 29: Critical mass ride in Stowe Village.
  • July 30: Naturalist walks and group rides beginning at 10 a.m. After party at Strawberry Hill farm at 5 p.m. 
  • July 31: Pride ride, Vermont Adaptive demo, more group rides, 11 a.m.
Leaf Blower

The Leaf Blower in Stowe returns this October.

Early October — Leaf Blower

Official date and time yet to be determined for this one-day event. Group rides for all abilities and levels, awesome vendors, homegrown food, local libations and live music. Ticketed event.

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Other Vermont events

June 25 — Vermont Gran Fondo, Bristol / vermontgranfondo.com

A single ride. Over 10,000 feet of climbing. Four gaps — Lincoln Gap, App Gap, Middlebury Gap, and Brandon Gap. PS: Gran fondo is Italian for “big ride.”

July 9 — The Dirty Project, Norwich / bikereg.com

87 miles, 9,400 feet of climbing. Mostly gravel.

July 9 — Irreverent Road Ride 11.0, Hancock / bikereg.com

Still irreverent, still not for everyone, still, as organizers say, “single most challenging dirt road ride ever offered for mass consumption.”

July 16 — Raid Lamoille, Craftsbury / grvl.net

Traverse some of the most sublime gravel in the Northeast, followed by a not-to-be-missed after party. 55- and 25-mile routes. 

July 29-31 — Flow State, Ascutney / flowstatemtbfestival.com

Three-day celebration of all things mountain biking on Ascutney’s 35-mile network of singletrack. Demos, clinics, food and beer, music.

July 29-31 — Rooted Vermont, Richmond / rootedvermont.com

Two course lengths — 45 or 85 miles — mostly on dirt and 3,500 or 8,000 feet of climbing. Some of the gravel will be silky, some more rugged.

Race to the Top of Vermont

Race to the Top of Vermont on Mt. Mansfield is Aug. 28.

Aug. 28 — Race to the Top of Vermont, Stowe / rtttovt.com

Hikers, bikers and runners climb Mt. Mansfield on the historic 4.3-mile Toll Road — 2,564 feet of up.

Sept. 2-4 — Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival, New York / wilmingtonmtbfestival.com

25-plus miles of Adirondack-style single track, group rides, shuttles, kids race, camping, music, food and beer.

Sept. 10 — Kelly Brush Ride, Middlebury / kellybrushfoundation.org

Roll through any of the Kelly Brush Ride routes — 10, 20, 50, or 100 miles — with Green Mountain and Adirondack views at nearly every turn. Best of all, raise money for the Kelly Brush Foundation.

Sept. 11 — Cabot Ride the Ridges, Cabot / bikereg.com

Two classic gravel-grinders — 100k (7,500 feet of elevation gain) and 60k routes (3,500 feet) — as well as a challenging 30k and a family-friendly 10k.

Sept. 24 — Peacham Fall Fondo 2021, Peacham / peachamfallfondo.com

50-mile community ride on Northeast Kingdom’s best gravel.

Oct. 1 — Vermont Rare, Peru / vermontrare.org

42 miles. 4,000 feet of climbing. Mostly gravel.

Oct. 15 — Copley Gravel Grinder, Morristown / bikereg.com

Three options: Expert, 26-30 miles; family, 10 miles; and those in between, 20-22 miles.

Oct. 15 — The Hibernator, West Burke / bikereg.com

Up and down and up and down on scenic dirt roads, class IV, trails, grassy farm fields and singletrack. 50k and 100k+ options. Gravel/cross rigs or a hard-tail mountain bikes. Blowdowns, cobbles, trenches and dismounts are not out of the question. “Undoubtedly one of the hardest events in Vermont,” say the Hibernator folks.

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