FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t find the information you’re looking for here, please email Sue Hoxie or call 802-388-7951 x100.

Is the Vermont Gran Fondo a race?

This is definitely not a race—it’s a non-competitive ride that is not timed or scored. No awards will be presented other than jerseys to the KOM/QOM winners for each of the four hill climbs. We hope you’ll join us for the challenge of it all.

Where can I see the course routes?

Maps for all three courses are posted on Strava. Click here for links to all three course maps.

What kind of swag comes with my entry?

  • Every rider will get an awesome custom-designed pair of socks
  • You’ll get unlimited downloads of event photos provided by our official photographer, Pat Hendrick Photography.
  • Bragging rights for completing four Green Mountain gaps!

When does registration close?

On-line registration closes Thursday, June 2 at 5 p.m.

Can I register in person?

Yes, two options:

  • Friday, June 3 from 3 to 6 pm at Woodchuck Cider House, 1321 Exchange Street, Middlebury
  • Saturday, June 4 from 7:30 to 10:30 am at Vermont Coffee Company, 1197 Exchange Street, Middlebury

Where and when do I pick up my number?

Two options:

  • Friday, June 3 from 3 to 6 pm at Woodchuck Cider House, 1321 Exchange Street, Middlebury
  • Saturday, June 4 from 7:30 to 10:30 am at Vermont Coffee Company, 1197 Exchange Street, Middlebury

Will I receive any confirmation once I register?

You will receive a confirmation email from our online registrar, BikeReg.com. If you believe you registered, but didn’t receive a confirmation, email Sue Hoxie or call 802-388-7951 x100 to confirm your registration status.

What happens if for some reason I cannot ride that day?

The Vermont Gran Fondo does not offer refunds or permit name changes to an entry.

Will the ride be cancelled for any reason?

It will be run rain or shine, unless there is an event such as an Act of God or the participating towns deem it unsafe. The event committee will take under advisement rescheduling or offering refunds after that time.

What if I wish to change between distances?

We can accept changes between any of the distances. You will be asked to pay a difference in the registration fee if you are upgrading your distance. If you are downgrading to a shorter distance, there are no refunds. These changes can be made any time until the gun goes off at 9 am on June 4.

How many rest stops will there be?

There will be three official rest stops: 1) Jerusalem Store, 2) at the top of App Gap and 3) at the top of Lincoln Gap. All stops will be stocked with the foods you expect at endurance cycling events (PBJ, PowerBar Fuels and Fluids, a wide assortment of fresh fruits), plus a wide variety of specialty treats.

There are country stores at no more than 20 mile intervals along all routes in Lincoln, Warren, Waitsfield, Moretown and Northfield.

What if I can’t finish the ride?

There will be support vehicles on the course for any medical emergencies and/or to provide transportation back to the start/finish area.

What will the weather be like?

Temperatures range from the 50s to 70s in June. In 2014 and 2015 the mornings were damp, but cleared off to be lovely sunny days. However, New England weather is known for its unpredictability so be prepared for anything!