Rasputitsa is Russian for mud season when roads become difficult to traverse. The 1st Annual Rasputitsa Spring Classic will be held on April 19th, 2014 starting at 9 AM EST in Newport, VT. This 47 mile (31 miles of gravel) road race travels some of Vermont's coldest and barren landscapes. The event raises money for the Mary E. Wright Halo Foundation. Included in the registration fee is a meal ticket at the Apres-Velo party for riders. Additional meal tickets can be purchased.