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The Vermont Challenge & Fondo

Stratton Mountain, VT, Thu Aug 11 - Sun Aug 14, 2016

Presented by The Vermont Challenge LLC
  • Online Registration Deadline: Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 at 11:45 PM ET

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Category Distance Start Fee Prizes
Individual Entry
3-Day Challenge: Weekend Challenge 8/12-14, or 8/11-13
3-Day Challenge: Weekend Challenge 8/12-14, or 8/11-13 0 miles 7:00 AM $429
3-day tour of the Green Mountain state through quaint towns, farmland, river valleys, hills & mountain passes. Includes Saturday Gran Fondo. Total mileage by route length Long 217, Medium 148 or Short 85/115.
4-day Grand Challenge & Fondo 8/11-14 - highest rated & most popular tour
4-day Grand Challenge & Fondo 8/11-14 - highest rated & most popular tour 0 miles 8:00 AM $529
4-day tour of the Green Mountain state through quaint towns, farmland, river valleys, hills & mountain passes. Includes Saturday Gran Fondo. Total mileage by route length Long 282, Medium 188 or Short 105/135.
2-Day Challenge: Valley 8/11 & 12
2-Day Challenge: Valley 8/11 & 12 0 miles 7:00 AM $329
2-day Valley Challenge - 3 routes daily beginning and ending at Dana Thompson Park, Manchester VT
2-Day Challenge: Mountain 8/13 & 14
2-Day Challenge: Mountain 8/13 & 14 0 miles 8:00 AM $329
2-day Mountain Challenge - 3 routes daily beginning and ending at Stratton Mountain resort
2-Day Challenge - you pick your two days
2-Day Challenge - you pick your two days 0 miles 7:30 AM $329
2-day Valley Challenge - 3 routes daily beginning and ending at Dana Thompson Park, Manchester VT
One Day 8/13 Vermont Challenge Gran, Medio, Gran Piccolo, & Piccolo Fondo, presented by Stratton Mou
One Day 8/13 Vermont Challenge Gran, Medio, Gran Piccolo, & Piccolo Fondo, presented by Stratton Mou 0 miles 7:00 AM $229
The only U.S. Gran Fondo that ends at the top of a Ski Resort east of the Continental Divide. Shorter 76 mile Medio & 46, & 26 mile Piccolo options available.

Event Items

Women's Vermont Challenge Performance ShortSignature Lycra Ultra base fabric. HuggFit waist.New this year: Comfort chamois with thicker padding for long distance riding. 8 Panels. 8.5"/21.5cm Inseam. Flat lock seams. Sublimated Power bands. These are great shorts/bibs that you can wear with any jersey!
Options Quantity Price Each
closed Women's S x $90.00
closed Women's M x $90.00
closed Women's L x $90.00
Men's Performance Vermont Challenge BibSignature Lycra Ultra base fabric. Lycra Pro side panels. Power Mesh bib straps.New this year: Comfort chamois with thicker padding for long distance riding. 8 Panels. 9.25"/23.5cm Inseam. Flat lock seams. Sublimated Power bands. These are great shorts/bibs that you can wear with any jersey!
Options Quantity Price Each
closed Men's S x $110.00
closed Men's M x $110.00
closed Men's L x $110.00
closed Men's XL x $110.00
closed Men's XXL x $120.00
Men's Performance Vermont Challenge ShortSignature Lycra Ultra base fabric. Lycra Pro side panels. New this year: Comfort chamois with thicker padding for long distance riding. 8 Panels. 9.25"/23.5cm Inseam. Flat lock seams. Sublimated Power bands. These are great shorts/bibs that you can wear with any jersey!
Options Quantity Price Each
closed Men's S x $90.00
closed Men's M x $90.00
closed Men's L x $90.00
closed Men's XL x $90.00
closed Men's XXL x $100.00
The Vermont Challenge Performance JerseyPro Fit. Light Micro-Airdry fabric, 4.1oz/sq. yd.Square collar, side and shoulder panels, 3 back pockets with elastic at waist. Full invisible zipper. Jersey's come in Unisex sizing, so women should order down one size please. So if you normally wear a women's small for example, please order unisex extra small.
Options Quantity Price Each
closed Unisex - XS x $90.00
closed Unisex - S (women order down one size) x $90.00
closed Unisex - M (women order down one size) x $90.00
closed Unisex - L (women order down one size) x $90.00
closed Unisex - XL (women order down one size) x $90.00
closed Unisex - XXL (women order down one size) x $100.00
Matching SocksMatching arcylic socks, by the "Sock guy".
Options Quantity Price Each
closed small x $8.00
closed medium x $8.00
closed large x $8.00
closed x large x $8.00
Vermont Challenge Baseball CapGreat baseball cap to wear with pride that you conquered the Vermont Challenge. Soft brushed fabric, that's fully adjustable
Options Quantity Price Each
closed Fully adjustable Baseball Cap x $25.99
Vermont Challege bicycling capNew this year - Vermont Challenge cycling cap that can be worn under your helmet or alone. Flip up the front and bingo - cow spots - how Vermont - adjustable fit
Options Quantity Price Each
closed Vermont Challenge Cycling cap x $19.99

Show Event Notes Event Notes

Welcome to the Vermont Challenge

and Vermont Challenge Gran, Medio & Piccolo Fondo

The 5th annual Vermont Challenge is the premier bicycle tour that traverses Southern Vermont over 2, 3 or 4 days including the signature Saturday 8/13 Gran, Medio & Piccolo Fondo for all riders, presented by our title sponsor Stratton Mountain Resort!

We reconfigured the Vermont Challenge routes creating a 2-day "Valley" on 8/11 & 13  in & out of Manchester VT & 2-day "Mountain" Challenge on 8/13 & 8/14 in and out of Stratton Mountain VT.  Two amazing experiences for you to choose from or challenge yourself and ride all 4-days for the best experience at a fraction of packaged tour prices.

For our 5th year we've got something very exciting for you!

  • We’re offering shorter & medium routes each day in addition to our tough challenging routes so your friends, significant others and club members can join in all the fun!
  • On Saturday (8/13) the highlight of our ride that day will be winding up a four-mile climb to Stratton Mountain Resort for the only mountain resort-top Gran Fondo finish east of the Continental Divide.
  • In addition to the 100 plus mile Gran Fondo, the Vermont Challenge will offer: Medio, 76 miles and Piccolo, 26 or 46 mile  Fondos so the entire family & other club members can join in the fun!
  • On 8/10 our Wednesday's kick-off dinner will  be held at the Taconic Hotel in Manchester 
  • On Friday 8/12 We will again be hosting a Farm to Table lunch in Manchester. 
  • We'll be celebrating our 5th year with a Bicycling & Food Festival in conjunction with our title Sponsor Stratton Mountain on Saturday 8/13 at Stratton's village!
  • Manchester and Stratton become our home bases for all four days so you can stay in the same hotel for the duration of the tour.
  • You'll have access to your cars for the multitude of activities you can enjoy on your own each afternoon.

Visit our Facebook page for news and updates!!

When
The Vermont Challenge runs from August 11-14, 2016  Registration closes on 8/13, for all multi-day rides and for the 1-Day Gran-Fondo rides

What’s included in your ride package

  • Vermont Challenge Jersey - one of the finest soft tech fabrics available
  • Vermont Challenge Tech T-shirt
  • VTC Water Bottle
  • Fully stocked Goodie Bag: "The Vermont Challenge Goodie bag blows away all other rides I've ridden by far"
  • All Meals associated with the tour you selected
  • Fully-supported rest stops
  • Sag Support
  • Bike tech support each morning
  • $30 of your registration fee is a tax-deductible contribution to the Stratton Foundation's Vermont Challenge Community fund that supports the towns we ride through.

Early Registration savings!
Register now and take advantage of our Early Bird discount on all ride registration levels.  Early Bird savings end on 2/28/16.

Team Registration:
Sign up a team of 8 or more, and receive 10% off the registration fee after Early Bird discount ends only.  Contact the Vermont Challenge at info@vtchallenge.com for your team code.

4 Great Ride Options, plus the Fondo to choose from:

 

Challenge Options: Long , Medium and Short routes daily

  • The 4-day Grand Challenge: 8/11-14 - Total tour mileage:  Long: 282, Medium: 188, and Short: 105/135

  • The 3-day Challenge: Any three day combination between 8/12-14 - Total tour mileage:  Long: 217, Medium: 143, and Short: 75/95

  • The 2-day Challenge: Any two day combination between 8/11-14 - Total tour mileage: Varies based on dates chosen

  • The 1-day Gran, Medio and Piccolo Fondo: 8/13 - 107, 70/62 or 46/24 respectively

  • ALL MULTI-DAY OPTIONS ALSO INCLUDE THE SATURDAY FONDO RIDES

We encourage one-day Gran-Fondo Gap Century riders to arrive Friday evening and choose from a variety of Lodging options. 


Please note our Cancellation and transfer policy:

There are no cancellations accepted since The Vermont Challenge is a rain or shine event.  Your registration fee will not be refunded, however you may transfer your registration fee to another bicyclists if you contact us by 8/1/16. Only one transfer is allowed and you must contact us at info@vtchallenge.com prior to the deadline to request a transfer of your entry fee. Transfers after the deadline will not be accepted.