Vermont Green Mountains 400k (Oh Canada Route)- June 19th, 2021

400k Start Location: Sheriff’s Department/County Offices parking lot behind Maplefield’s, Woodstock, VT
400k Start Time: 04:00
Far Point: North Troy, VT
Ride Leader: Jan Dembinski
Lights: Required
Distance: 400k / 254 mi ~13,600′ climbing
Time Limit: 27 Hours
Sanctioning: ACP & RUSA
Cue Sheet: Cue Sheet Oh Canada 2021 (Updated May 15, 2021)
Preliminary Online Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30432928
(From the 2019 running, will be updated)
Registration will open on BikeReg on May 16, 2021

This ride starts at 4am for the 400km ride.

Please arrive at the start no later then 3:40am for check-in and instructions.

100k Start Location: Barnard General Store (gather at back of lot on Stage Rd)
100k Start Time: 9:00am
Controls: Plymouth, VT and Pittsfield, VT
Ride Leader: Steve Cone
Lights: Not Required
Distance: 100k (62.2 miles)
Time Limit: 6:40
Sanctioning: RUSA
Cue Sheet: See GPS link
Online Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36048021
(Updated May 15, 2021)
Registration will open on BikeReg on May 16, 2021

This ride starts at 9am for the 100km ride.

Please arrive at the start no later then 8:40am for check-in and instructions.

The 400k will be a rolling loop ride through Northern Vermont, avoiding all of the classic “gap” climbs and generally following 100N up to the Canadian Border and 14S back.  The route will be scenic throughout, with long stretches of little traffic, and forgiving in that most of the climbing will be in the first half.  A great route for a first time effort at a 400K with an easy to follow cue sheet.

Riders may want to bring a swimsuit to have on hand at the lunch stop if they think a refreshing dip in a “classic” Vermont swimming hole might appeal to them. The bathing spot is right across from the northernmost control where riders can order a sandwich and drink of choice.

The 100k gives a small taste of the southern end of the route, starting and finishing at Silver Lake, giving both rides an opportunity for a lake swim! (Note that the 100k starts about 9 miles north of Woodstock, in Barnard.)

Both ride leaders have offered camping space for out-of-town riders, and there will be a Friday night picnic (details will be sent to registered riders).

Ride Start Parking Notes: 400k: Please park in the Sheriff’s Department / County Offices parking lot. It is the next building west on Route 4 from Maplefield’s on the right. 100k: Please park along the lake/away from the store.

Dawn at Killington

 

Dusk at Woodbury