The Cycling Formula - 2021 Vermont Gravel Camp Aug 6-8 Stowe VT The Cycling Formula - 2021 Vermont Gravel Camp Aug 6-8 Stowe VT

The Cycling Formula - 2021 Vermont Gravel Camp Aug 6-8 Stowe VT

The BEST Gravel Roads in the Country.
The BEST Craft Beers in the WORLD!

The Vermont Gravel Camp

presented by The Cycling Formula

August 6-8, 2021 Stowe, VT

Are you an experienced gravel racer looking to gain an edge - or simply a casual intermediate rider looking to learn more? Then come pedal the picturesque dirt roads and panoramic scenery of beautiful Vermont with us!  Our camp is focused on gravel and "adventure" style riding and will include gravel roads & unmaintained historic roadways of Vermont.  All rides are coached by Cycling Formula coaches as well as amazing guest coaches who are seasoned gravel riders that love sharing their love of the sport. And NEW for 2021: Saturday evening beer tasting at The Alchemist Brewery!! 

NOTE: **Vermont Travel Restrictions have been FULLY LIFTED!! Travel to Vermont no longer requires testing or quarantine.  See VT State website for full details: https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/travel-quarantine **

 

 

 

 
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  • Team members, please enter your discount code at checkout, for appropriate pricing.

 

 

The Vermont Gravel Camp is not intended to be easy - just ask any past camper! You will be challenged - both physically and mentally. But you'll be experiencing a maximum dose of adventure riding and cycling excitement! Athletes at the 2019 Vermont Gravel Camp climbed over 16,000 feet and rode over 17 hours – all in two and a half days! If you are in search of "spa treatments" and lazy rides, this is simply not the camp for you. But if you are looking to be pushed harder than you've ever been pushed - in an adventurous atmosphere, filled with camaraderie and support - then this camp is the right place for you! 

Gravel/Adventure cycling is one of the fastest growing sectors in endurance sports. It is truly the purest form of cycling, and a throwback to what cycling was like prior to asphalt. The sheer adventure of moving fast and efficiently over mixed surface roads is addictive, and just plain fun. We can't wait to share all of the amazing terrain that Vermont has to offer...As well as partake in some of the incredible world-class beers from the area's craft breweries.

The Package Includes:

  • Attendance at the 2021 Vermont Gravel Camp including all rides, seminars, & coach-led discussions.

  • Official 2021 Gravel Camp T-shirt & Sticker - for campers and coaches ONLY! 

  • Beautiful, mountainous, and rural Vermont roads that were made for EPIC gravel rides! (NOTE, you must be capable of maintaining 17-18 mph on open road). It is ideal that you have some off-road cycling experience. If you are unsure of your skill level, please contact us. If we feel you may be on the fence as far as skill and experience goes, we might prescribe a pre-camp training plan to prepare you for the rigors of camp.
  • Access to Cycling Formula coaches and guest coaches for the duration of the camp.

  • 4-wheel drive, off-road SAG vehicle that will be covering the route that day. The SAG will be stocked to fix flats and take care of other minor repairs, however we strongly urge you to bring and carry your own repair kit so that you are self-sufficient in case you suffer a flat tire in an area where a vehicle cannot get to you easily or quickly. Being prepared will allow you to get back up and running much quicker than waiting around for a SAG.  Riders must also keep a small bag of personal items (jackets, more food, etc.) PLUS extra water bottles in the SAG. 

  • Because #BeerIsRecovery... Post-ride, ice-cold Vermont Craft Beer!! Let’s celebrate our day’s achievements by partaking in some of Vermont’s finest local brews! 
     
  • After ride beer tasting Saturday evening at The Alchemist Brewery!
          
  • NEW! Breakfast and post-ride meals, provided by The Nest Café at the Golden Eagle Resort. Meals included - Fri: Dinner, Sat: Breakfast & Dinner, Sun: Breakfast & light lunch. 
     
  • The Cycling Formula will provide some fueling, courtesy of our partners at Gatorade Endurance & Picky Bar. Be sure to bring some of your own, however, as these will be challenging rides that will require you to plan your fueling accordingly! You’re going to pedaling and climbing a LOT!

    PLEASE NOTE: Riders will be required to fill their own water bottles and store them in their own personal bag that will kept in the SAG during each day’s ride. 

Learn About Gravel Camp: 

Camp Headquarters:

NEW! Deluxe Lodging at the Golden Eagle Resort. Located in the heart of Stowe, you can walk most of the area's attractions right from the lodge!  Featuring large, modern guest rooms the lodge is synonymous with Vermont hospitality & service.  The resort has a heated outdoor swimming pool, two fully stocked fishing ponds (with poles & bait available), playground area, tennis courts, recreational nature trails & more! 

  • The special room rate for campers will be $129/night (normally $169)
  • In order to book, call The Golden Eagle at (866) 416-2657, and ask for Jasmin

Equipment Information:

  • Gravel specific, Cyclocross, or modified hardtail MTB bike is required. We will be utilizing the glorious gravel roads of Vermont and a bike with at least 32mm wide tires will be required. If you do not have one of these bikes, please see the next note. We have options for you.
     
  • AJ's Ski and Bike Shop  down the street from the Golden Eagle has a number of properly out-fitted gravel bikes for rent (size 49-58). Contact Luke Moore at AJ's, (802) 253-4593. NOTE: Price of gravel bike rental is NOT included in camp cost.  AJ's charges, however, a very reasonable rental rate for very well-outfitted gravel bikes.
     
  • If you have questions about The Vermont Gravel Camp please don’t hesitate to contact John@QT2systems.com.

Gravel Camp Refund Policy:     

  • If The Cycling Formula cancels camp, a full refund will be issued. 
     
  • If the state of Vermont, Lamoille County, or the city of Stowe mandate we cannot run camp, a full refund will be issued. 
     
  • Each Friday, the State of Vermont will update it’s official map identifying quarantine and non-quarantine counties throughout the Northeastern United States.  Counties with less than 400 active cases of COVID-19 per one million residents are eligible for quarantine-free leisure travel to Vermont. Please regularly check your county HERE.  Refund eligibility will be determined based upon Vermont's map.
     
  • If you have any questions about the refund policy, please do not hesitate to contact Director Tim Snow at Tim@QT2systems.com.

Stowe / Waterbury Facts & Family Activities:

  • Stowe is home to some of the best food, and craft beer, anywhere. The famous Heady Topper double IPA made by the Alchemist has a brand new facility in Stowe.
     
  • It is the largest town in land area within Vermont. Covering over 50,000 acres, with a permanent population of 4,000.
     
  • Ben and Jerry's Vermont Factory is located in Waterbury, VT. Stop by and go four a tour of their facility and indulge in a post ride treat.
     
  • The Waterbury restaurant scene is amazing as well. With options such as Prohibition Pig, The Blue Stone (Pizza), The Reservoir and Blackback Pub you can't miss. Also, for those craft beer lovers stop in at Craft Beer Cellar where they stock all the best brews.
     
  • Stowe Resort has many kid friendly activities including zip line adventures, tree-top obstacle course, & top-rated climbing center.  
     
  • 40 minutes away at Jays Peak is an amazing outdoor adventure summer camp for kids.  They also have an incredible indoor waterpark guaranteed to entertain all.
     
  • For hiking enthusiasts, there's always the Mt. Mansfield trail system to explore.  Be sure to bring your camera!
     
  • And not to be forgotten is the famous Trapp Family Lodge.

  • *Team members, please enter your discount code at checkout, for appropriate pricing. 

    *Athletes local to Stowe, VT, who do not need lodging and meals, should contact John Spinney at john@qt2systems.com for our locals rate.