Start date: 09/30/2023

Registration: opens 02/28/2023
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Activities: Gravel grinder, 42 miles, fee only minutes

GID: 58006

Let's change it UP-Year 9 We're in Reverse! ~Vermont Rare Gravel Adventure!

Do you love rambling along class IV roads next to babbling brooks?

Connecting up Gravel roads for a 40 mile loop?

Get satisfaction from short but burly climbs?

Been meaning to get to VT for It's challenging Pave'?

Why not #vermontraregravelride this Year?


"Grassroots GRavel" at its Finest! 

Gravel Roads, Fall Foilage, Fine Folks, Outstanding Class IV!

The Hidden Jem of So VT

Use your GPS - minimal signage

Start/Finish and post ride gathering at Wild Wings XC ski center



What to Expect 

This is not a Race, Settle in at your Pace, Some will smash the pedals and That's OK, 

Music is back!  Delicious Food and Local Drinks

Several Feeds along the way

Maybe A bit more Challenging then You Think?

Ride Description and Profile

Highlights include 

  • Specific details to come.... THIS YEar we are going reverse - something different! 
  • counterclock wise loop - straight into N Landgrove to Danby Mt Tabor RD, right on FR 279, left on Landgrove RD to Lawerence Hill - Moses Pond down FR 17 (Jenny Coolidge) and out to RT 100 South through the village of Weston.  
  •  Piper Hill Road, then Dale Rd. 
  •   Up Johnson Hill (17-20% 0.9 of a mile), left on Hells Peak Road, Right - Barker Rd., Right on Landgrove Rd. 
  • Left to Ridge Road, Right onto Brook Road and the penultimate section of Class IV.  
  •   Anderson Rd to Stone Place, Priest Lane and Home!!

There are a few short sections that some riders may want to dismount and walk or jog.  And that's Okay, go  your own pace; the challenge is as important as the journey!  

*  As we did in 2020 We will be adhering to the Vermont State Covid guidelines as required.   Please mask if you are not vaccinated and keep your 6 feet of distance.   


Equipment Recommendation

This ride is calling for cross, gravel, flat bar mountain, or the like ~highly discourage any road bikes!  35 cc and above tire choice will serve you well.  There is no "hike-a-bike" ALL totally ridable Class IV.

Water + Food

There will be 2 refueling/ Feed stations; one at 14 miles (top of Marsh Cross and Dale Road) and 28 miles at the top of Holt Mtn Class IV stocked with GU gels, GU hydration, bananas, pickles, syrup shots and more. We do recommend you carry plenty of water and your own nutrition as well.  

Race day parking

Plenty of parking at Wild Wings Nordic Center.  Follow Hapgood Road east out of Peru Center.  At the town garage bear left onto North Road.  Follow North Rd. appox. 2 miles, bear left at the folk, 500 meters to Wild Wings XC.  



Wild Wings Nordic Center

GU Energy

Ungrounded Coffee Roasters

Pinkus Family Chiropractic of Manchester

Norse House Ski Shop, Bondville VT

Sugar Bob’s Finest Kind 

Eureka Kombucha

Wohler Realty Group

Glebe Mountain Gardens and Landscaping




Lodging options in the area

Bromley View Inn, Winhall VT

SeeSaws Lodge, Peru

VT state park - Hapgood Campground, Peru

Winhall Campground, Londonderry if quaint Vermont country inn is a bit more your Speed!


Ride with a Purpose - All Proceeds go to Rare Disease Research and Advocacy

I started this endeavor eight years ago as a passionate cyclist with a cause.  Building community, Advocating for a cause, challenged with the parallels between gravel riding/ racing, walking the rare disease journey and educating myself and others, about childhood rare disease.  I am not a charity but work directly with Vermont Rare, Rasopathies Network, CFC International amongst others to educate people on rare disease and finding ways to improve the lives of young people and families that live with a rare disease.  So if you to are passionate about something; enjoy strong community and friends, do things with a purpose, love to ride and are excited about a new challenge, Vermont Rare Gravel might be the perfect fit!

“Have you ever been on a ride when the vibe and flow is just right?  That was the feeling of the RAS Adventure Ride.  With a great mix of classic Vermont dirt roads, limited amounts of tarmac and many challenging miles of off-road segments, you have all the elements of a classic dirt road event in the making.  I hear that there will be even more off-road sections next year, so it’s only going to get better!  Be sure to mark this event on your calendar for next year – you won’t want to miss it.”

- 2015 Participant Testimonial

"Thanks for another great RAS ride! It was my girlfriend's first travel event, and her longest ride ever! She survived and enjoyed it, even the crazy hill around mile 30!"      ~2018 Participant


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