On July 10, 2024
Arts, Dining & Entertainment

 The fourth annual Slate Valley Epic mountain bike race is a challenge for  the most serious of mountain bikers

Sarturday, July 13 at —POULTNEY — Join Slate Valley Trails (SVT) , 131 Town Farm Road, Poultney on July 13 from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. for  the fourth annual Slate Valley Epic mountain bike race.  Riders can expect some of the best singletrack riding with plenty of climbing and extraordinary views of southwestern Vermont and the Slate Valley.  This race is approximately 40 miles with about 5,000 feet of climbing and will surely challenge you, but be a memorable weekend in the Vermont woods.

The event’s trailhead and expo is open to the public so come watch, cheer, eat, and celebrate with SVT and the racers Saturday.  After the race, hang out and enjoy some food, music, refreshments, and comaraderie. Primitive camping is also available at the trailhead and can be purchased during registration.

The Details

The Saturday race starts at 7:30 a.m. and we expect all racers to be finished by around 4 p.m..

There will be wave starts at 5 minute intervals. Competitive awards and a free sponsor raffle at 2 p.m.

All racers will receive a great meal after the race from The Rollin’ Rooster and the public can purchase food on site.

Frost Brewing beer voucher included for after race celebratory brew.

 The exact course will be released to participants prior to race day.

The Epic Race will start and finish at the Slate Valley Trails’ Fairgrounds trailhead located at 131 Town Farm Road, Poultney.

Racers are encouraged to bring a water bottle to refill at the aid stations set up along the race course. Small snacks will be available, but racers are encouraged to bring enough calories to sustain them for the duration of the race.

For more information, visit: vmba.org.

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