Race Weekend Schedule

Vermont Youth Bike Race Vermont Youth Cycling Series Race

NEW FOR 2018-REGISTRATION is OPEN and required.
All Mountain Bike riders should pre-register.
Chip timing will be used.
Race course is 5K and 1-4 laps depending on age/ability Boys and Girls will start together, but be scored in separate categories.
Grade 5-6 1 lap
Grade 7-8 2 lap
Grade 9-10 2 lap
Junior Varsity (grades 11-12 or younger ages racing up a category) 3 lap
Varsity (grades 11-12 or younger ages racing up a category) 4 lap
Race is open to individuals for sure! Teams are encouraged for teamwork and support, and fielding a team of 5 or more makes teams eligible for the team standings. 
Medals are awarded to top 5 in each category.
There will also be a raffle for some cool swag.
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, Sep 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM ET

  Bib and Bike Plaque Pick Up ~ The Big White Tent, Ski Tow Road, Brownsville VT

Racers will pick up their bibs or bike plaques and commemorative race t-shirts at the registration area (BIG TENT.) Please have your ID ready.
Mountain Bikers – a wristband will be placed on your wrist -this is our meal ticket for Sunday’s post Race Dinner.
Runners – your BIB will have a pull tab for you meal ticket on Sunday. Race Bibs are chipped and will be electronically recorded at each aid station.

Relay Teams -The Team Captain will pick up the Team Packet. ONLY ONE BIB will be in the packet and will be passed among the team members. ONLY one team member on course at any given time and ONLY one vehicle can be registered per team. Please look over our Relay Team Info Page before the race. The other two team members may pick up their Bibs for their meal ticket at the BIG TENT on Sunday.

Runners with Pacers – Register your pacer and pick up their Pacer Bib at the Information table in the BIG TENT. All pacers must wear a bib while on course. Please look over our Pacer Info Page before the race.

Drop bags
Racers may drop off their drop bags at the Information Table. Drop bags will be handed to the “Baggage Handlers”. Bags must be no larger than  9”x  9” x 16” and weigh less than 10 lbs.
Mark them so you can identify them at the Aid Stations with the name of the aid station , your name and, most importantly, your Bib Number, because that’s how they will be arranged.

Runner /Bike Crew Parking Permits
Racers will pick up their vehicle parking permit at the Information Table.
One permit per racer (this includes the Relay Teams-One vehicle per team).
The permit will have the racer’s Bib # and Vehicle Plate # on it.
These permits are needed to park at the designated Aid Stations on Course: Skunk Hollow, Greenall’s and Johnson’s

  Vendor Fair! Lots of amazing Vendors to check out, preview a list:  Vendors

  Official Race Merchandise Table Open.
For online pick up and race weekend retail sales. We accept cash, checks and most major credit cards.

   Face painting by Laurel, Balloon Clown-Cheryl the Clown

Kids Race Bib pick up and check-in

Off-Road Adaptive Bike Ride 

An adaptive bike ride on the hill. Come check out these athletes. Ride at your own pace.

   Kids Free Bike Ride

  Adaptive Bike Race

Kids Free Fun Runs Start

  Kids Treasure Hunt

(weather permitting) for toddlers- age 10. bring bags or small buckets.

  Saturday Pre-Race buffet style Pasta Dinner (not included in racer registration)

Prepared and hosted by Holiday Inn Club Vacations Mount Ascutney Resort.

Mountain View Ballroom, Wyndham Building
Holiday Inn Club Vacations
Meal tickets available for purchase at the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Hotel Front Desk.
Prices $14.95 adults, children under 12- $8.95
Gluten Free Options will be available.

Menu will include:
Linguini, Penne
Meat Sauce
Marinara Sauce
Alfredo Sauce
Baked Ziti
Assorted breads
Assorted steamed vegetables
Apple Crisp, cookies, brownies
Assorted can soda
Cash Bar


Mandatory 50 Mile Racer Check-in Opens.

Parking is at the Ascutney Mountain Base Lodge, one way in/one way out road. THERE WILL BE TRAFFIC, Please plan ahead and leave plenty of time. Follow the signs to the designated parking area. Please DO NOT park where it is signed DO NOT PARK and please obey the Volunteer Parking Attendants.

Google Map to race weekend area

  50 Mile pre-race meeting is at 5:30 am SHARP. You must check in the morning of the race to participate.

  Race Waves Start

Wave 1 6:00 (EXPERT 27-34)
Wave 2 6:05 (EXPERT 26 & UNDER)
Wave 2B 6:05 (EXPERT 35 & OVER)
Wave 3 6:10 (SPORT 35-44)
Wave 4 6:15 (SPORT 45-64)
Wave 5A 6:20 (SPORT 34 & UNDER)

Wave 5B  6:20  (SPORT 65 & OVER)
Wave 6    6:25  (NOVICE & TANDEM)
Wave 6B  6:25  (NOVICE CLYDES)
Wave 7    6:30  (50M RUNNERS)
Wave 8    8:00  (50K RUNNERS)

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.

The race cut off time for everyone is 6:30 p.m.

  Mandatory 50 Km Race check-in and Pre-Race Meeting at 7:30 a.m.. 50 Km race starts at 8 a.m..

  Pacer Van

Runs from the parking lot (The Big Tent) to Aid Station #9 Stone’s from: 9 am until about 4 pm every 45 minutes. If a Pacer was not registered on Saturday, they can pick up their Pacer Bib in the Van before being transported to Aid Station #9 Stone’s to meet their runner.

  Official Race Merchandise Table Open.

For online pick up and race weekend retail sales. We accept cash, checks and most major credit cards.

  Sunday Post Race Meal prepared by Coventry Catering

Racers- included in your registration fee

Pulled Pork Sandwiches Buns on Side, Mahogany Chicken – Baked Thighs, World’s Best Macaroni and Cheese, Spaghetti, Sauce and Meatballs on side,  Vegetarian Lasagna, Taboule, Black Bean Salad with Quinoa, Tossed Green Salad, Variety Rolls, Assorted Homemade Cookies, Drinks: Iced tea and Lemonade, Sodas, Water

This meal is NOT self served and is NOT all-you-can-eat. This food is provided to feed our race participants, volunteers and landowners. Thank you for your cooperation.

Mtn Bikers your wristband or Runners Race Bib pull tab will be your meal ticket.

 Finish Line Massage

Sports therapy massage provided by Denise Gebroe and volunteers from the Vermont Chapter of AMTA. 7-10 tables will be available for 10-15 minutes of sports massage. This service is free but donations are greatly appreciated. 

  FU’CHUNK-(FORMERLY TOAST), the band to perform at the Finish Line

   Awards and Prizes on Sunday afternoon

Mountain Bikes about 1:00 PM
Runners about 2:30 PM
Plaques and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each category.

Course closes at 6:30 p.m. for everyone.