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Announcing the 2019 Super 8 Grand Depart!

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 | Montpelier, VT | 8:00AM (revised!)

Join us for this year's group start of a truly epic Vermont allroad adventure! 


The Super 8 is the gravel cousin of the XVT. It's a bikepacking route in the shape of an 8 through Vermont. You can choose to ride the full 640 miles, 60 kft ascent, or you can choose to ride only the northern lobe (260 mi.) or southern lobe (380 mi.) of the "8." The ride requires a light touring or bikepacking setup, 700x45 tires or larger recommended. Short hike-a-bikes necessary!

Email with your letter of intent to register! No registration fee; the ride is fully self-supported. In your letter, please include your experience with distance riding as well as details of your proposed rig and gear setup.

If you can't make the Sep 27 date, you can still send in a letter of intent to do an ITT (individual time trial) beginning at a different date this season. You also have the option of starting in Brattleboro or Derby Line, though we encourage you to make the trek to Montpelier in order to start with the group.

The 2019 Super 8 Grand Depart will have live tracking hosted by Stay tuned shortly before the event to find the link. Riders are strongly encouraged to register with trackleaders (details are emailed out to intending riders).

See ROUTES for an overview of the Super 8 as it is today. We are looking to make changes before September so stay tuned! Email with your letter of intent to get on the mailing list and communicate with other riders. We will fill you in on details re: marking, meeting times, etc.



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