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Cycling Mt. Mansfield (one day per year)
Ride 4.2 miles gaining 2,511’ at 11.5% average grade.
Mt. Mansfield is the highest point in Vermont (4,395’) and is located in the Green Mountains subrange of the Appalachian Mountains. The road is fully within Mount Mansfield State Forest (44,444 acres, established 2002).
This is an unbelievably scenic and challenging climb. The two drawbacks to cycling Mt. Mansfield are (a) it is open only one day per year for an annual bike race to the top -- otherwise, no bikes allowed, and (b) it is gravel. The gravel is the lesser of the two drawbacks -- at least you can ride on it!
The road is through Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont.
End of the road.
RACE TO THE TOP OF VERMONT
Photo: Race to the Top of Vermont.
The annual cycling ride on Mount Mansfield, Race to the Top of Vermont (RTTTOVT) is held annually on the fourth Sunday in August. The ride was held virtually in 2020 due to the pandemic.