Stone Valley 50 Race

The Stone Valley 50 is a 50-mile gravel grinder and 20-Mile gravel tour through the towns of Poultney, Castleton, Wells, and Middletown Springs. This event supports the Kellen Sams '06 GreenMAP Leadership Award at Green Mountain College.

Thursday Update:

 

The Stone Valley 50 Gravel Grinder is Saturday!

 

This is the final update before Saturday, see below for important grinder day information.

Location and Parking:

Waldron Athletic Center at Green Mountain College, 305 Rae Terrace, Poultney, VT 05764

Follow Rae Terrace around to the back of campus. You will see the Waldron Athletic Center and the registration table to the left. Follow the road and park in the tennis court lot.

Times:

 

Registration: 7:45-8:45am in front of the Waldron Athletic Center at GMC

Rider Meeting and lineup: 8:45am

Ride Start: 9am

Food/Games/Awards/Music/Beer: Noon-3pm

 

Food, Games & Awards:

 

Located by the registration area in front of the Waldron Athletic Center. The Green Mountain Adventure Programming Office will be hosting a cookout with burgers (meat and bean), yard games, live music, and beer from Switchback. Awards and raffle prizes will be awarded during the cookout.

Course:

Conditions:

As of Sunday the course was in great shape. With a little bit of rain today helping to keep the dust down, the roads should continue to be in great shape. On the 50 mile route you will find some mud on the class 4 road sections, but the 20 mile route will be nice and dry. The weather is shaping up to be a beautiful sunny day with a little chill in the morning, but rapidly climbing up into the high 70’s.

 

Aid Station:
There will be 1 Aid Station, located at the north end of Dayton Hill Rd. This puts it conveniently at mile 24.5 and 36.5. There will be water, energy snacks, apples, bike tools, and more!

 

Course Marking:

The course will be marked with Yellow directional signs, as well as White pavement markings. There will be volunteers to direct you at some intersections.

 

50 Mile Grinder Route

 

20 Mile Tour Route

 

Safety:


If you have any issues while on course, call 802-468-7717

If there is a medical emergency please call 911 first.

 

Please remember this is an open course, so please follow all Vermont Traffic Safety Laws.

 

See you Saturday!

 

Peter Kunz

Grinder Director

 

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