50 Mile Women’s 2-person Mountain Bike Relay

We want to encourage more women to compete, like these amazing women.vermont-50-mountain-bike-race-information

General Information

Race Day-Last Sunday in September
Race Day Start-Sunday 6 a.m.
Race Location: Ascutney Mountain
Registration, Meals, Start and Finish at Mount Ascutney, Brownsville, VT

NOTE: This race DOES NOT allow E-Bikes.

Race Registration Opens 
May, 25 at 7 p.m. ET , last day to register is September 7 (the race usually sells out in minutes).

Entrants must pre-register online by September 7 at noon ET, or until the race sells out, whichever comes first.
Just pick up racer packets on Saturday of race weekend. 
We do not use a waiting list
There is NO Walk Up Registration
NO Registration on Race Day
NO Transferring or Deferring of Race Registrations.

All Race Registrations close on September 7 at 12 noon ET OR when all races have SOLD OUT.

Registration Information changes may be made until September 7 at noon. ET.

Fundraising Registration Option

If you commit to raise a minimum $500 before September 7 at noon ET, you can avoid our race open registration rush on May 25th and will be entered into the race by the Race Director
Your $500 must be received by Sept. 7 or you will not be able to race with us on the last Sunday of September.

Race Bib Pick-UP

Saturday Bike Plaque Pickup: Pick up your bike plaque on Saturday, of race weekend, noon to 8:00 PM Participants must pick up their own plaques. Photo ID is required to pick up the plaques.
You will be given a plaque for your bike and a wristband. The wristband will be placed on your wrist at the time of pick-up-this is your meal ticket for Sunday BBQ.
Please be sure to give your bib number at the morning racers meeting and at the aid stations. If you drop out of the race you must let the aid station staff know because we will be keeping track of everyone!!

THERE WILL BE NO BIB PICK UP ON SUNDAY.

Race Parking (Directions to  Mount Ascutney

Please park at the base lodge (and other designated spots only.) Walk or bike to the race office-BIG TENT (look for signs).
Please use parking lots only for parking!!
To get to the Base Lodge when turning off Route 44 continue straight (do not take turn). The parking lot will be on your right. If you park on the grass you will be towed!

Relay Team Information

Relay Team Members-ONLY one member may be ON COURSE at a time or your team will be DISQUALIFIED.

  • Rider One: 32 Miles from Start to Greenalls

The first rider will ride 32 miles of the course to the Greenall Aid Station
At Greenall’s the riders will have to transfer the bike plaque or chipped ankle bracelet to the second rider’s bike. The first rider will then return to the Start/Finish area by road, an approximate distance of 5.1 miles or get a ride from their registered Crew Vehicle that is displaying a parking permit.

  • Rider Two: 18 Miles from Greenalls to Finish

The second rider will be waiting, after coming to the Greenall Station by road from the Start/Finish area or by getting a ride from their registered Crew Vehicle that is displaying a parking permit.
The second rider will depart Greenall’s to complete the last 18 miles of the course to the Finish.

Both riders may bike the roads between Greenall’s and the Start/Finish (BUT NOT THE RACE COURSE) or get a ride from their crew member displaying a Crew Parking Permit.

Team members, your wristbands are your meal tickets on Sunday at the race finish.

Course Information
Course Description

Sunday Race Day

Racer Check IN Opens at 5 AM ~ All 50 mile racers must attend and give Bib # to check-in person. (50 mile racers only)

Racer Meeting: 5:30 AM SHARP for 50 mile
Pre-Race Racer Meeting: Traffic WILL be an issue, please plan ahead!

RACE WAVES-Print a Wave Sheet

If you start in a wave ahead of your designated wave/category/age group, your start time will be moved back to the wave time you were classified in and an additional 20 minutes will be added to your finishing time.
Your time starts when the chip in your Bib/Plaque crosses the timing mat.

Other race information
Age of Participants: Mountain Bikers race age is as of 12/31 of race year.

Mountain Bike Categories
Novice – entry level or first time competitor.
Sport – intermediate competitor
Expert – very advanced competitor

Additional Mt. Bike Classes:
Clydesdale – Novice (min. weight 200 lbs)
Clydesdale – Sport (min. weight 200 lbs)
Tandem
Womens Bike Relay
Over 60 Bike Relay

Fee Includes: Breakfast Munchies, aid station food, Post Race Dinner, T shirt and festivities, and a few more surprises.
Refund Policy: Refunds will be permitted until August 31 at midnight ET. We offer a partial refund of $50.

Crew Vehicles On Course Must Display a Parking Permit

Participants may register ONE vehicle at the Information Table to “crew” them on course. This vehicle MUST display the “Permit” to allow them to park at the designated aid stations.
Relay Teams-one vehicle per team.
Please stay off the actual race course as much as possible.
You will be given Crew directions to designated Aid Stations at the Information Table.

Drop Bags

Drop bags will be measured and weighed at the Information table also. See Drop Bag 101
You may drop off, “shed” extra clothes you might have started out with in the morning at the aid stations, EXCEPT Garvin Hill and Cady Brook.
Please mark it beforehand with your name and bib number on a large piece of duct tape. We have tape and markers available.
Save yourself time in waiting to pick up your Drop Bag after the race and have your crew carry them for you.

Course Markers There are a lot of markers out on the trail of all colors for other events. Follow the official VT50 course markers. They are fluorescent markers with black arrows. Samples are in the Handbooks.

The race cut off time for everyone is 6:30 p.m. Be prepared for a chilly and foggy morning start!

Aid station workers will make every effort to separate items containing nuts from the other food, but those with food allergies must take responsibility for checking about this practice each time they take food. If you have specific dietary needs, you will need to pack your own snack food in drop bags for Aid Stations #3, #7, and #10.

NO Pre-Race Course Running Use this course only for this race. The property owners do not want it used at other times. If you get lost (but you won’t) you must go back on your own to the spot you went off course without assistance (e.g. car rides, etc) and then continue.

Leave No Trace We have been in danger of losing this race because of complaints by property owners about the amount of trash left on some trails. Please carry your trash to the next aid station, or drop it just after a station. Please be very considerate of the landowner’s property. Please do not litter!!

There are leash laws in the towns you will be going through. All dogs should be restrained.

If you didn’t get into our race, or cannot race with us and would still like to be involved-Please Volunteer with us!