From bikepacking adventures to epic road running races, sky runs and triathlons, there’s a lot of good stuff happening across Vermont this weekend. Here’s what’s up.
Organized by Queen City Bicycling Club, this trip is for women, transgender, femme, queer and/or non-binary folx. A gravel bikepacking adventure to Glover that departs the city after work on Friday, the trip takes a 27-mile route on Friday, followed by a 55-mile route on Saturday with plenty of swimming and a stop at Hill Farmstead Brewery. Advanced riders will tackle an optional 88 miles back to Burlington on Sunday.
Choose a 5K or 10K out-and-back running race on paved Cochran Road with a few rolling hills. Courses start and end across from the Round Church.
A 5K race through the granite quarries and Barre Town Forest on singletrack. Hosted by the Central Vermont Runners
Grab your flashing, glowing and neon garb and run a 3.1-mile race off of Main Street with music and light stations along the course. The night race starts at 9 p.m.
Adventure through Central Vermont on a mountain bike route that has yet to be set with pit stops for ice cream, swimming holes and lots of time in low gear.
Run 6.8-miles on a loop through Greensboro Village or a 5K out-and-back on Lake Shore Road. Both courses are on rolling dirt roads.
Gain 5,000 feet over 11 miles on Vermont’s most technical terrain as you race across the state’s highest peak. A rare opportunity to run across Vermont’s highest peak in a race setting, registration for this race is limited to prevent crowding. Starts at the base of Stowe Mountain Resort.
Swim 500 meters or kayak 1.5-miles, bike 12 miles and run 3 miles. Start and finish at Bayside Beach. This is the 35th annual iteration of the event, one of the most popular triathlons in Vermont. Enjoy a beautiful course with lots of community support for the race and a great time.