King of the Mountain Challenge

Welcome to the 2017  “King of the Mountain (KOM) Challenge

The KOM includes two climbs:

  • “The Leviathan”– a long and arduous 5 mile- category 3 climb at mile 75
  • “The Petro Climb” – a climb named after our dear friend and New England cycling legend, Alec Petro (pictured below).  We lost Alec all too early in December of 2014 and we celebrate his life and memory by naming this climb after him.  This classic New England section, starts with a cruise through the Bartonsville covered bridge and then climbs starts up a single lane old wagon road, through the Vermont village of Bartonsville and through the area woods.  The total length of the timed climb is approximately three miles in length including a section on unpaved hard pack. The Little Fuzzy guy would have LOVED this beauty.

All riders will a disposable timing chip (affixed to the bike frame number) which will be provided to you at the start venue.  The start and finish lines of each of the two KOM challenges will be clearly marked.

Results of the KOM Challenge will be posted immediately at the finish venue.  Awards will be handed out for the fastest combined times (add the two KOM together) according to gender and by three age groups (39 & Under, 40 – 54, and 55 & Over)

We will use timing chips for two reasons. First, for safety, as we will know when and if every rider crosses the start and timing lines along the course and at the finish.  And, secondly, for the KOM Challenge.

Note: The hill climb times are the ONLY times we will make public.  Total ride times and/or other ride times will NOT be posted.  The B2VT is a ride, not a race, except for a couple of little races within the ride!

2017 KOM Results

2016 KOM Results

2015 KOM Results

2014 KOM Results


Alec Petro 1963-2015

Alec Petro 1963-2015 – Photo Credit: Elaine Debitetto