Redemption. // september 1, 2018

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“Nothing behind me.  Everything ahead of me, as is ever on the road.” -Jack Kerouac

REGISTRATION IS OPEN:  www.bikereg.com/redemption

Rain or Shine Event - Sorry No Refunds, No Rainchecks

As the daylight hours fade, we all yearn to gather for one more taste of the summer sun’s sweetness.  This gravel race is a nod to that. A confirmation that there is no rest for the wicked. It’s a soul-searching, self-sufficient yearn to chase your demons on one more adventure before the fall equinox digs summer’s grave.  

No course markers, limited (4) well-stocked hearty feed zones, no motorized support, riders rely on cue cards, GPS devices, and divine devotion to navigate rugged Vermont terrain.  It is a challenge of both physical and mental toughness.  The race will be your choice of  100 miles or 50 miles of Vermont gravel roads. Racers will be timed via chip timing.

And at the end is redemption.  Providence marked by rewards: pig roast, a cold beer for purchase, live music, and the bountiful beauty that the kingdom of northern Vermont prestigiously rules.  Bring your own chair.  Podiums for Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women only.  Every finisher receives token of accomplishment.

Registration includes entrance to Old Stone House Stars Party Fundraiser, 4:30-11pm on Saturday.  The evening begins with live music for children followed by live music for all into the evening. The Fairbanks Museum will host stargazing at dark on Prospect Hill at dark.  Entertainment galore! 

Camping is available to the first 150 riders to register for camping. There is a very nominal $10 charge, per person per night. Stay and enjoy two nights of fun! The sites are an open field and sites can accompany cars, no running water or electricity, however they are adjacent to the start of the ride.  Portapotties will be on-site.  Well-behaved, leashed, family pets are also allowed however pets may not be left unattended on ride day.

 
 

100 miles

For years now, our riders have been asking for something harder and more soul-destroying.  With an early 7:30 am start, be ready for a full day on your bike.  Here it is, folks.  Here is the 100-mile Redemption Course: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27449449


50 miles

An abridged version of suffering, the 50-mile route takes off at 10:00 am and travels these back roads: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27644113