On the Green Mountain Trails in Pittsfield, Vermont.
You will be challenged to see how many times you can complete a marked loop within a 6 hour time limit.
6hr Mountain bike Challenge Classes: Women’s Open, Men’s Open Looking for the traditional Peak Mountain bike 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 hand-built 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. This race is a Leadville qualifier.
To qualify for a Leadville slot, racers must complete at least 4 laps of the 6 hour Peak Woodsplitter course within the allocated race time. The first 6 slots will be awarded to the top 3 men and women. Up to 14 remaining slots will be distributed through a lottery of the remaining athletes who have completed at least 4 laps.
6 Hour Loop Course (subject to change)
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 multi-use 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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