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.
September 30, 2012
7am start, Old Spokes Home
114k / 71mi ~35 mi dirt, gravel, ~5600' climbing, 7:30 time limit
200k / 127mi ~ 65mi dirt, gravel, ~9600' climbing, 13:30 time limit