Ride starts in Bedford, MA- Spire Corporation 40 Wiggins Avenue, Bedford, MA
There will be ample on-site parking available- see the Athlete Guide – B2VT 2016 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” – 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
The Finish Venue finishes at Jackson Gore Village. This area is provides a large, more expansive venue that 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 for detailed course map and cue sheet. You can print a cue sheet or generate various GPS file types directly from this site by creating a free account. Or you can directly download the 2016 B2VT Route Files here (clicking this link will download a ZIP file containing both the GPX and TCX files of the course). You can also click the following link to download the B2VT 2016 Rider Cue Sheet directly here. Note that the course is always subject to change (due to road conditions, construction flooding or other unforeseen factors) up until one day prior to the ride. The course will be well marked with arrows on trees and telephone poles as well as road chalk arrows (as seen above) and will not change dramatically from what is posted here.