NEW FOR 2016!!
GMT Gnarly Adventure Classes: Women Open, Men Open Inspired by alleycat races and the free form and fun mountainbike races of yore, the GMT Gnarly Adventure will test your ingenuity as well as your riding prowess. It will cover all 25 miles of our trail system, but there’s fat chance anyone will be able to complete the challenge in that distance. You probably won’t even come close.
6hr Challenge Classes: Women Open, Men Open The classic 6 hr race remains an option for those who want a more conventional challenge. Each loop will cover ten miles of skill testing terrain incorporating classic GMT standbys and recently handbuilt gnar including our latest trail, La Gran Aventura.
About the Race: Our race’s diabolical origins date back to the 666 race eight years ago, which featured a short, but brutal, six mile loop ridden fir six hours up steep skidder roads and through our budding trail system, barely recognizable to what it’s grown into now. The other six may have stood for the beast that we roasted over a pit for the post race feast. Our trail offerings have quadrupled since then, and the contest has also morphed to take advantage of the boon, but we still retain the same wild spirit of that first race. A portion of the income from the race will benefit the stewardship and growth of the Green Mountain Trails.
About the Trails: The Green Mountain Trails are a fast growing multiuse network of flowy singletrack over varied terrain in Pittsfield and Stockbridge, Vermont eight miles North of Killington. There is a thousand feet of climbing and descending. Though a majority of the trails are relatively smooth and flowy, there are several miles (and growing) of rooty, rocky, technical singletrack. Over 100 bermed switchbacks make the long descents a blast. More details at www.gmtrails.org.
Accommodations: There are several fine inns in the area, free primitive camping in Green Mountain National Forest and camping at Gifford Woods State Park eight miles south in Killington. See http://www.gmtrails.org/eat-and-stay.html for details.