Vermont Gran Fondo Unveils New 6-Gap Option for 10th Anniversary Event

December 28, 2023


Celebrating a Decade of Cycling Excellence in the Green Mountains

Bristol, Vermont, December 27th, 2023 – The Vermont Gran Fondo, renowned for its challenging and scenic routes, proudly announces a thrilling addition to its 10th-anniversary event: introducing the 6-Gap option. In this milestone year, participants will have the opportunity to conquer the iconic Appalachian Gap, Roxbury Gap, Rochester Gap, Brandon Gap, Middlebury Gap, and the internationally acclaimed Lincoln Gap – the steepest paved mile in the United States, acknowledged as one of the world’s most challenging climbs by Global Cycling Network (GCN).

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Vermont’s Green Mountains, the Vermont Gran Fondo has been a fixture in the cycling community for a decade. This year’s 10th-anniversary event promises to elevate the experience by offering cyclists a 145-mile route encompassing approximately 13,500 feet of climbing, showcasing the region’s natural beauty and providing a test of skill and endurance.

The 6 Gaps:

  • Appalachian Gap: A challenging ascent second only to Lincoln Gap in grade, with panoramic views, setting the stage for the demanding yet rewarding journey ahead. 
  • Roxbury Gap: Winding through charming towns and rolling hills, offering cyclists a picturesque interlude before the next ascent, the eastern slope of this small but challenging gap.
  • Rochester Gap: Showcasing Vermont’s pastoral beauty, cyclists will traverse farmlands and experience the tranquility of the countryside.
  • Brandon Gap: A dramatic elevation change through dense forests, revealing stunning vistas at the summit.
  • Middlebury Gap: Combining the energy of a college town with the serene beauty of the Green Mountains, this gap challenges riders with ascent and descent.
  • Lincoln Gap: The pièce de résistance, known for its unparalleled steepness, with recognition from GCN as one of the world’s most challenging climbs. Be ready to face the most demanding gap as the day’s final climb.

Vermont Gran Fondo 10th Anniversary Event Details:

  • Date: June 29th, 2024
  • Course Length: Approximately 145 miles
  • Total Climbing: 13,500 feet

The Vermont Gran Fondo invites cyclists of all levels to join this milestone event, celebrating a decade of cycling excellence in the heart of Vermont. As participants take on the 6-Gap option, they will test their limits and become part of a community that shares a passion for cycling and a commitment to pushing boundaries.

Note: The iconic 4-gap LAMB ride remains a staple offering as the 109-mile Gran course, along with the 80-mile Medio and 40-mile Piccolo options.

For registration and further details about the Vermont Gran Fondo 10th Anniversary Event, please visit

Media Contact:

Todd warnock

Event Director

About Vermont Gran Fondo:

The Vermont Gran Fondo is an annual cycling event that has been a staple in the Green Mountain State for a decade. Known for its challenging routes, breathtaking scenery, and vibrant cycling community, the event attracts participants from across the region and beyond. The 10th-anniversary edition promises an unforgettable experience for cyclists seeking the ultimate test of skill and endurance in the heart of Vermont’s natural beauty.

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