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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Event organizers! Listing your event in this calendar is free and easy. Visit submit-event, and e-mail results to All area codes 802, and all locations Vermont, unless otherwise noted. Featured events, highlighted in yellow, pay a nominal fee. BIKING/CYCLING SEPTEMBER 9/4-7 Green Mountain Stage Race, Mad River Valley, Vt. Four days of challenging time trials, gran fondo rides and circuit races in the Green Mountains.

9/5 Dirty 40 Race, Derby, Vt. With a field limit of 500 riders, this 70-mile unsanctioned gravel road race covers 5,600 feet of elevation gain on the gravel back roads through some of the most scenic pristine landscapes of Vermont.

9/13 Cabot Ride the Ridges, Cabot, Vt. A fun and challenging mostly dirt road bike ride through the scenic landscapes and rugged terrain of Cabot and Peacham Vermont. Distances include 10K, 30K, 60K and 100K.

9/19 NoHo BikeTour of the Valley, Northampton, Mass. The Northampton Cycling Club holds its eighth annual tour with supported rides of 8, 25, 43, 72 and 104 miles followed by a party.

9/19 Bart Center No Limits Bike Ride, Manchester, Vt. The Bart. J. Ruggiere Adaptive Sports Center offers rides of 30, 60 and 100 miles as well as a nine-mile family ride through southern Vermont and New York to benefit the center. All rides are fully supported.

9/23-27 Tour de Kingdom – Fall Foliage, Newport, Vt. Five days of supported rides on both sides of the border with brilliant foliage and optional routes of varying distances. $50 per day; $200 for all five; $175 for groups of 10 or more.

9/26 Tour De Farms, Bristol, Vt. The 2015 Tour features a new 37-mile route with 8 farm stops and 18 participating farms and restaurants in the Champlain Valley. The route features 24 miles of paved roads and 13 miles of gravel roads. Three miles are along a section of VT Route 116 with a good shoulder. The terrain is hilly with some short steep rises and a gradual climb back into Bristol.

9/26 Hungry Lion Bike Tour, Whitingham, Vt.

Stowe’s only road cycling event includes adaptive, family, 48-mile, 60-mile, and century rides through the Smugglers’ Notch and surrounding area.

Help to fight Hunger in southern Vermont- Choose from 4 different routes through the hills of southern Vermont and northern Massachusetts during spectacular fall foliage. Distances include 33, 35, 55 and 75 miles. www.hungrylion

9/7 (Labor Day) Burlington Kids’ Crit, Burlington, Vt.

9/26 Stone Valley 50, Poultney, Vt.

9/6 Darn Tough Ride, Stowe, Vt.

The Richard Top Foundation sponsors a free “Kids’ Crit” at the Green Mountain Stage Race Burlington Criterium. There will be two fields, for 7-8 year olds and 9-10 year olds. The 7-8 year olds will ride one city block (about 500m) and the 9-10 year olds will ride two city blocks. Each race will have a separate start time. The rider limit will be capped at 30 for each field.

9/12 NCC Mount Greylock Hillclimb Trial, North Adams, Mass. The Northampton Cycling Club’s Mt. Greylock Hillclimb is an annual bicycle race up the north face of Mt. Greylock to the summit at 3,489 feet, the highest point in Massachusetts. The course covers 9.1 miles, with grades as steep as 17 percent.

9/12 Kelly Brush Century Ride, Middlebury, Vt. Scenic, fully supported ride on 25, 50 or 100 miles long, with options for 65 and 85 mile loops. Powered by Vermont Bicycling and Walking Vacations. Funds raised support the Kelly Brush Foundation’s mission to help athletes with spinal cord injuries purchase specialized sports equipment and to improve ski racing safety. Ride is followed by barbeque.

9/12 Green Mountain Cycling Challenge MTB6, Pittsfield, Vt.

The Stone Valley 50 is a 50-mile gravel bike race and 25mile ride through the Rutland County towns of Poultney, Castleton, Middletown Springs, and Wells. This event is to raise money for the Kellen Sams Memorial Scholarship.

On the last weekend in October, Kingdom Trails, Conservation Collaborative and the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce present a mountain bike and cross country running race on a 25-mile loop.

ONGOING Monday gravel rides, Montpelier, Vt. Onion River Sports holds Monday evening gravel road rides in the Montpelier area. Rides depart Onion River Sports every Monday evening between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Rides are intermediate to advanced level.

Tuesday road rides, Montpelier, Vt. Onion River Sports leads evening road rides around the Montpelier area. Rides depart Montpelier High school at 5:30 p.m. Rides are beginner to intermediate level and follow a no-drop policy.

Tuesday mountain bike rides, Montpelier, Vt. Onion River Sports leads evening mountain bike rides in the Montpelier area. Carpools depart Onion River Sports every Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday mountain bike rides, Montpelier, Vt. Montpelier Area Mountain Bike Association holds Thursday evening rides. Details at the MAMBA website. www.

RUNNING SEPTEMBER 9/5 Northfield Savings Bank 5K, Northfield, Vt. A certified 5K course as part of the CVR ORS Race Series. Start and finish in front of the Northfield Savings Bank at the Green in downtown Northfield, Vt.

9/6 GMAA Archie Post 5-Miler, Burlington, Vt. Certified point-to-point course on a bike path. A free ¼-mile kids race will be held at the Archie Post fields at the end of the 5-miler.


9/12 Citizens 5K Run – Burlington Cross-Country Invitational, Burlington, Vt.

10/3 Cochran’s Bike Rides and Trail Run

Burlington High School hosts 5K races on dirt and paved surfaces, open to runners age 10 and older. www.bsdweb.

Cochran’s Ski Area hosts a series of bike rides and trail races to raise funds for the ski area. Scheduled rides are 100K and 50K on paved roads, 25-mile mountain bike and dirt road rides and 10-mile trail run.

10/4 Allen Clark Bicycle Hill Climb, Waitsfield, Vt. The Allen Clark Memorial Hill Climb rises 1,600 vertical feet in 6.2 miles from the intersection of Route 100 and 17 to the top of Appalachian Gap. The event is named in honor of long-time Mad River Valley resident Allen Clark. www.

10/24 Dam Wrightsville CX, Middlesex, Vt. Onion River Sports organizes a cross-country criterium bike ride at the Wrightsville Reservoir Beach open to every variety of bike. After-party follows at the Three Penny Taproom.

Green Mountain Trails and Peak Races host a series of races on a 13-mile loop. Riders can opt to do one or two laps or race the course for six continuous hours.


10/25 CircumBurke MTB Challenge and Trail Run, East Burke, Vt.

9/12 Charlotte Covered Bridges Half Marathon, Charlotte, Vt. Charlotte hosts a half marathon through the Champlain Valley on paved and dirt roads. Race has a cap of 300 runners and a time limit of three hours. This year, the race adds a 5K and 10K option.

9/12 Maple Leaf Half Marathon & 5K, Manchester, Vt. Manchester hosts a fall half-marathon and 5K race from the downtown community to picturesque village settings to country roads past farmlands and back to the finish. www.

9/13 Old Stone Museum Annual Fall Foliage Run, Walk & Bike, Brownington, Vt. The Old Stone House Museum in Brownington hosts a half marathon, 5K run, 5K walk and 12 mile bike race on a Sunday morning on rural Northeast Kingdom back roads.


Vermont Sports, September 2015  
Vermont Sports, September 2015