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It's a classic ~ among the best one day bike tour routes in New England. Mountain vistas backdrop farmers haying in the fields. White steepled churches, historic barns. Waterfalls and lakes. The scenery is unbroken. And you are free to concentrate on the beauty because it is a fully supported ride with convenient food stops, well marked courses, and nationally certified bike patrol on duty. All wrapping up with a hearty, homestyle, picnic dinner.
Let's clarify one thing, IRR is most certainly not a "road ride". Not sure what we mean? Take a few minutes to enjoy this video of IRR 3.0.
Here's what you CAN expect:
- The start isn't really in Stowe, but somewhere in mid to central Vermont.
- IRR 8.0 will the most Irreverent IRR to date. Take that for what it is.
- It will be a long day on/with your bike.
- The terrain will be challenging, to the fullest extent of the word.
- There are little to zero route markings.
- Planned water drops and aid stations may exist, but don't plan solely on them.
- Be prepared to go 3-4 hours between water sources, Vermont is graced with many general stores and remote gas stations. And friendly neighbors too.
- We welcome anyone that wants to attempt to finish IRR, you just have to do it on our terms.
- Believe the hype. It's not #hype.
- The longest it has ever taken someone to complete the route was 17.5 hours.
https://www.bikereg.com/irr8 Early Registration by 5/16/19, End Registration 7/25/19
Four day scenic cycle tour of Vermont. The Vermont Challenge mission is to provide the ultimate riding experience while striking a balance between the touring rider and the more serious cyclist. Offering a variety of scenic destinations that provide an authentic Vermont experience is our number one goal.
The Redemption Gravel Stage Race is located at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington, Vermont. Proceeds from this event will support the Davis Phinney Foundation.The Davis Phinney Foundation is a non-profit with a mission to help people with Parkinson's live well with the disease. It was founded in 2004 by Davis Phinney, the former professional road bicycle racer and Olympic medal winner. The co-founder of the Redemption Gravel Stage Race, Heidi Myers, was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's disease in 2016.
Run it – Bike it – Hike it – But do it
Doin’ the dirt through “the gut” of the Northeast Kingdom
26.2 miles 17 miles 13.5 miles 10 km
Hosted by Kingdom Games, Lakeview Aviation and Parker Pie, West Glover
20% of all fees will be donated to the Halo Foundation, financially helping Orleans County families dealing with cancer.