Course Pre Ride, Registration Pickup and Expo Saturday, August 3, 2019
Race Day Sunday, August 4th, 2019
910 Cochran Rd Richmond, VT
45/85 miles Miles, 3500’/8000’ climbing
8:30 AM Start. Registration opens at 7 AM
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Post ride FOOD/BEVERAGE/CREEMEE included in registration cost
What kind of Bike should I ride?
We like to say “run whatcha brung” because… BIKES! So many bikes are so capable these days, that many options will work. You’re looking for the ideal mix of speed, comfort and agility. The deft adventure seeker might opt for a road bike with file-tread 32s and disc brakes, but you might enjoy the ride and have more success with something more like a cx/gravel bike and 38-40c tires with knobs. Whatever you decide, there’ll be advantages in different sections of the course.
Deft Adventure Seeker: Cannondale Synapse with SRAM AXS for a full gear range, Rene Herse Stempede Pass 32c tires
Comfortable Adventure Seeker: Cannondale Super X with SRAM AXS, Rene Herse Steilacoom Pass 38c tires
IS IT A RACE OR A RIDE?
All participants will don a number—so yes, it will be a competitive event whether you’re racing your fellow riders or racing your own limits. In the spirit of "keep Vermont weird", Rooted Vermont will follow a mullet protocol: business in the front, party in the back. There will be authentic (and awesome) Vermont prizes, but there will not be a prize purse.
Rooted Vermont’s slogan, “return to gravel” is a reminder of the roots feel that has drawn us to this type of racing. We want to see gravel flourish but maintain its grassroots feel.
What’s Behind the naME?
Rooted Vermont came about as we kept searching for the right word to describe the feeling the life in Vermont has brought us. Yes, Vermont is an outdoor lover’s playground, especially for cyclists, but it was the community who made us feel so welcome: a feeling of connectedness or rootedness.
Vermont espouses a “the way things used to be” vibe. While the internet speed may be challenging at times, the slower pace of life, a high regard for neighbor helping neighbor and an acknowledgement of the value of hard work and play make VT a place that was easy to want to put down roots.