The Gaps

The Gaps of the Vermont Gran Fondo

There are two well-known gap rides through the central Vermont region, the ‘6-Gap Ride’ and the ‘4-Gap Ride’ – aka the ‘LAMB’; Lincoln Gap, Appalachain Gap, Middlebury Gap, and Brandon Gap. The 6-Gap ride includes all the LAMB climbs but, for the ultimate Green Mountain Challenge, two more climbs, typically Roxbury Gap and Rochester Gap (aka – Bethel Gap), added to the mix will surely give you a good night’s sleep. The four climbs each year will pass over a selection from this list. Keep a close watch for the final course announcements, typically in April.

Here is a preview of all seven gaps featured throught the years, in no particular order, displayed with Strava segments.

Lincoln Gap

This segment is for personal use to compare your results against others.

  • Distance – 1.3 miles
  • Start Elevation – 1,363 ft
  • Max Elevation – 2,422 ft
  • Elevation Gain – 1,059 ft
  • Category 2 climb
  • Max Grade – 24%
  • Average Grade 15%
  • Paved Climb, Paved & Gravel Decent

Course resources

  • Lincoln Gap KOM details on Strava

Appalachian Gap

This segment is for personal use to compare your results against others.

Stats

  • Distance – 2.7 miles
  • Start Elevation – 1,194 ft
  • Max Elevation – 2,357 ft
  • Elevation Gain 1,163 ft
  • Category 2 climb
  • Max grade – 24%
  • Average Grade – 8%
  • Full Paved Surface

Course Links

  • Appalachian Gap KOM details on Strava
  • Preview the view from the top – VIEW

Rochester Gap – short(aka Bethel Gap)

This segment is for personal use to compare your results against others.

  • Distance – 2.5 miles
  • Start Elevation – 1,156 ft
  • Max Elevation – 2,148 ft
  • Elevation Gain – 992 ft
  • Category 3 climb
  • Max Grade – 18%*
  • Average Grade 7%
  • Paved Climb, Paved Decent

Course resources

  • Rochester Gap – short on Strava

Rochester Gap – long (aka Bethel Gap)

This segment is for personal use to compare your results against others.

  • Distance – 5.4 miles
  • Start Elevation – 633 ft
  • Max Elevation – 2,148 ft
  • Elevation Gain – 1504 ft
  • Category 2 climb
  • Max Grade – 18%*
  • Average Grade 5%
  • Paved Climb, Paved Decent

Course resources

  • Rochester Gap – long, on Strava

Middlebury Gap

This segment is for personal use to compare your results against others.

Stats

  • Distance – 3.1 miles
  • Start Elevation – 1,128 ft
  • Max Elevation – 2,145 ft
  • Elevation Gain – 1,018 ft
  • Category 3 climb
  • Average Grade 6%
  • Max Grade 27%
  • Paved Surface

Course Links

  • Middlebury Gap KOM – west to east details on Strava

Brandon Gap

This segment is for personal use to compare your results against others.

Stats

  • Distance – 3.2 miles
  • Start Elevation – 980 ft
  • Max Elevation – 2,158 ft
  • Elevation Gain – 1,178 ft
  • Category 2 climb
  • Average Grade 7%
  • Max Grade 18%
  • Paved Surface

Course Links

  • Brandon Gap KOM – west to east details on Strava
 *Statistics according to STRAVA results.

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Moretown Gap

This segment is for personal use to compare your results against others.

Stats

  • Distance – 2.5 miles
  • Start Elevation – 629 ft
  • Max Elevation – 1594 ft
  • Elevation Gain – 964 ft
  • Category 3 climb
  • Average Grade 7%
  • Max Grade 12%
  • Gravel Surface

Course Links

  • Moretown Gap – west to east details on Strava
 *Statistics according to STRAVA results.

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Roxbury Gap

This segment is for personal use to compare your results against others.

Stats

  • Distance – 4.4 miles
  • Start Elevation – 936 ft
  • Max Elevation – 2407 ft
  • Elevation Gain – 1471 ft
  • Category 2 climb
  • Average Grade 6%
  • Max Grade 16%
  • Paved west, gravel east Surface

Course Links

  • Moretown Gap – west to east details on Strava
 *Statistics according to STRAVA results.

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The Strava Club Challenges

One Man and one Woman will be awarded a VTGF custom trophy for each of these challenges*.

Distance Challenge

  • TBD

Elevation Challenge

  • TBD

JOIN THE VTGF STRAVA CLUB TO PARTICIPATE
*You must be registered to participate in the VTGF in order to win. Winners will be presented at the event on June 29th, 2019 during the After Party.


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