New Event for 2022! Jan has split his classic 400k into two days giving riders a chance ride 200k from Woodstock, VT to North Troy, VT (near Canadian Border) and camp out overnight. The following day a separate 200k will return to Woodstock. Riders can ride both halves or pick the one that works for them.
Northbound 200k: Saturday, Sept 10th 2022
Start Location: Sheriff’s Department/County Offices parking lot behind Maplefield’s, Woodstock, VT
Finish: TBA in North Troy, VT
Start Time: 7:00 am
Route / Cue Link: TBA
Please arrive at the start no later then 6:40am for check-in and instructions.
Southbound 200k: Saturday, Sept 11th 2022
Start Location: TBA in North Troy, VT
Start Time: 8:00 am
Finish: Woodstock, VT
Route / Cue Link: TBA
Please arrive at the start no later then 7:45am for check-in and instructions.
Sanctioning: ACP & RUSA
Lights & Reflective Gear: Required after 7pm
Time Limit: 13.5 Hours (each day)
Details 2022: Details on overnight campground info, bag drops, and routes will be available in the summer of 2022. The collective route is largely the same as the Oh Canada 400k route described below. More details to come.
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: To Be Announced.