The Vermont Super 8 is a self-supported bikepacking adventure following unmaintained roads, pathways, and singletrack…

When

Date: September 23

Time: 8:00 am

Details

Event Website

Organizer: Daniel Jordan

Email: dan@vermontbikepackers.org

The Vermont Super 8 Grand Depart will take place in Montpelier, VT on Friday, Sep 23. Exact time and location TBD. Riders have three mileage options: the 260-mile North Lobe, the 380-mile South Lobe, or the 640-mile Full 8. The route contains every kind of terrain surface you can imagine exists in the Green Mountain State, including sections that may require hike-a-bike. See full details of the route at vermontbikepackers.org. The route .gpx is frequently revised, and may continue to be revised up to the week before the Grand Depart.

You will need to be solely and completely responsible for your own services and support. Preparation should include ahead-of-time research to acquaint yourself with the route, with camping options and commercial resupply along the route. You need to bring enough gear to ride safely, visibly, and to stay dry and warm. We will provide you with a detailed .gpx file and some camping/resupply resources and information, but the rest is your responsibility alone. It will be paramount for riders to set well-informed expectations and to make contingency plans for the case that expectations aren’t met. You’re encouraged to peruse the results listings and ride reports of previous Super 8 riders.

​Super 8 riders strive to adhere to the self-supported standard common in bikepacking events around the world and described here in detail. Deviation from the self-supported standard may result in a scratch (disqualification).

Please see vermontbikepackers.org for full details on how to submit a Letter of Intent. Please note that all riders are encouraged to travel by train, bus, or carpool, and all riders flying to VT from out of state will be required to purchase carbon offsets.