2018 Vermont Challenge bike tour Aug 16-19

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2018 Vermont Challenge Registration is now open! Register now and save!
 August 16-19, 2018
The Vermont Challenge LLC, is Vermont's Premier multi-day tour,
attracting riders from all across the U.S. & Canada 
Location:  Manchester & Stratton Mountain Resort 
The Vermont Challenge Gran Fondo on Saturday 8/18 is now part of  Gran Fondo National Series which is an Haute Route partner. 

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We've added an exciting new route on Sunday August 19th, a road stage that finishes atop the fabled Mount Equinox at just under 4000 ft.
New for 2018! 
   The Vermont Challenge announces its strategic partnership with the GranFondo National Series (GFNS), "The Series":  www.granfondonationalchampionshipseries.com.  
The Vermont Challenge Gran Fondo will now be part of "The Series".  The GFNS is an Haute Route partner.  Haute Route is dedicated to creating the world's most prestigious multi-day event series for amateur cycling.   Haute Route's partnership with the GFNS underscores its commitment to amateur cycling in the U.S.
We are very excited to announce a brand-new 56-mile route on Sunday August 19th, unlike any other in the USA: a road stage that finishes atop the fabled Mount Equinox.   Mount Equinox at just under 4000 ft. is highest peak in the Taconic Mountain range and is the longest paved mountain road east of the Mississippi at 5.3 miles, longer than Mount Washington's access road. It has an elevation gain of 3,186 ft. with an average grade of 12%. Cyclists riding any of the other new medium or short routes this day will have the opportunity to add this iconic climb to finish their ride.  Riders can also separately opt to complete the Time Trial up Mount Equinox.
We've extended the Gran Fondo route adding the "fabled" climb over "The Alps" after a brief rest after climbing Terrible Mountain.  We attack "The Alps" in Reading.
  We've added 3 Timed segments to our Gran Fondo.  You'll receive a timing chip that will measure results and immediately provide those results, so we can award results on our podium!
All riders that choose to ride for 3 or 4-days will receive the 2018 Full kit.  Choose shorts or bib in addition to your Jersey.  All other tour riders receive only the Jersey.
New for 2018 Jersey's will be men's and women's specific, no more unisex Jersey's!!
  For every 2017 Vermont Challenge rider who recruits a participant that hasn't ridden the Challenge before, they will receive $40 of Vermont Challenge "bucks" that can be used towards any merchandise purchase or a credit towards their 2019 registration.
This year, why not give  your cycling obsessed loved one a $100 Vermont Challenge gift certificate
The Vermont Challenge was named a Top Ten "must" ride in 2017 by Map my Ride and Under Armour
The Vermont Challenge was named "Top 8 rides of your life" by Vermont Ski & Ride Magazine
Make the Vermont Challenge a highlight of your riding season. 
We are eager to welcome you to Vermont this August!!
Questions? Reach out to info@vtchallenge.com.  
We'd love to hear from you!
Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 8:00am