Both Races take place on August 26th 2017 on the Green Mountain Trails in Pittsfield, Vermont.
Included are a free BBQ for registered racers ($15 for guests,) T-Shirt for competitors and awards for the top 3 Men & Women in each race.
Put simply we’ve come up with two ways for you to challenge yourself and experience the Green Mountain Trails. If you choose the 6Hour challenge you will be challenged to see how many times you can complete a marked loop within a 6 hour time limit. If you choose the Gnarly Adventure you will have to ride to a series of points on the Green Mountain Trails, but the order you ride to them is up to you and plays a crucial role in winning the race. That’s what makes it an adventure!
GMT Gnarly Mountainbike Adventure Classes: Women’s Open, Men’s Open A new and unconventional mountainbike race created to challenge a rider’s mind, strategic thinking, riding ability and endurance, this race is inspired by alleycat races, the free form and fun mountainbike races of yore and the Peak Races tradition. It will cover all 25 miles of our Green Mountain trail system, but there’s fat chance anyone will be able to complete the challenge in that distance. For this race there you will need to check in at every specified trail, but there is no route other than the one you figure out for yourself. Depending on your strategy not everyone is going to go the same way or cover the same distance.
6hr Mountainbike Challenge Classes: Women’s Open, Men’s Open Looking for the traditional Peak Mountainbike race? The classic 6 hr race is for those who want a more straightforward challenge. Ride for 6 hours and complete as many loops as you can. Each loop will cover ten miles of mind, body and technique testing terrain incorporating classic GMT standbys and recently handbuilt gnar.(deleted) In the spirit of all Peak races this is an opportunity to test your limits. Successful racers will be those who can best transcend their limits while respecting the terrain.
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 for 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.
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