Course map, Cue sheets and GPX files
The 2015 Course has changed slightly due to feedback from 2014 riders. The course is always subject to change due to road conditions, construction etc. The information below is tentative but will not change dramatically. Final course will be released one week prior to the ride in June 2015
Ride starts in Bedford, MA- Spire Corporation 40 Wiggins Avenue, Bedford, MA
There will be ample on-site parking available- see the 2014 Athlete Guide for more information.
Ride ends at Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, VT (time to party!)
134.3 Miles, 8,101 Feet of climbing including 4 significant climbs:
- “The Primer” – an irritating little six mile 4% grade climb at mile 30.
- “The Leviathan” – a long and arduous 5 mile- category 3 climb at mile 75
- “The Petro Climb” (aka, “The Shire”) – named after Alec Petro, the most complete individual we have and will ever know. This classic New England section, starts with a cruise through the Bartonsville covered bridge and then climbs up a single lane old wagon road, through the Vermont village of Bartonsville and through the area woods. The climb is 3 miles in length followed by a 1 mile section on unpaved hard pack. An epic climb just like Alec would have loved.
- “The Homestretch” – not really a single climb but more like having a stone in your shoe… it starts at mile 110 and then continues with 20 miles of annoying uphill until you arrive in Ludlow, VT
New in 2015– Ride finishes at Jackson Gore Village. This area is much larger and more expansive than last years finish area and includes the Jackson Gore Inn and Okemo’s Adventure Zone featuring zipline tours, a mountain coaster, a treetop challenge course, a miniature golf course and lots more fun for kids and family. There will be ample on-site parking. Click here for more info about the finish area Jackson Gore Village.
Course is marked clearly with directional signs on trees and telephone poles plus chalk arrows on the street:
Go to the Ride with GPS site http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6724885 for detailed course map and cue sheet. You can also generate GPX or other files types directly from this site. Note that this course is generally correct but subject to change (due to road conditions, construction or other factors) up until one week prior to the ride