The largest Pro/Am road stage race east of the Mississippi!
Four days of racing, one stage per day, throughout the Mad River Valley and parts of Chittenden County. Race routes vary by year the 2011 stages were.
Stage 1 a Time Trial on the first day. It is a 6 mile race that begins in Warren Village with a 2+ mile climb up Brook Road to East Warren Road, ending at the Waitsfield Common Road intersection.
Stage 2 a Circuit Race is held on the second day in Hinesburg. This stage is 29+ miles per lap with most classes of riders traveling a total of 64 miles.
Stage 3 Mad River Road Race descends from the Lincoln Peak base area at Sugarbush Resort to Route 100, then continues South through Granville Gulf and Rochester where the course turns to cross the Brandon Gap. From Brandon, the course turns North until reaching Route 17 where it turns East through Bristol and ends at the summit of the Appalachian Gap.
Stage 4 Burlington Criterium is on the streets of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city. The course is 1 km per lap with various classes riding a total distance ranging from 15 miles to 31 miles.