Hand carved, upcycled rock medals for those who meet the challenge: all 20 trails of the Gnarly Adventure or 4 laps of the 6 hr. challenge.
Growlers of high distinction for the winners!
A free form race inspired by alleycat races but like no other in the mtb world, the Gnarly will test your ingenuity, endurance, prowess as well as your GMT passion. Collect tokens for all twenty plus trails in the order that will get you to the finish line first. This is not a scavenger hunt. We have nothing to hide. But make no mistake, even if you’ve ridden the trails a hundred times before, it will still be an adventure!
This is the tenth year of our challenge and one thing's for sure: We haven't grown softer with age! When we began this race we figured the best racers would eke out six laps, but these days even the elite would be lucky to manage four. This race makes no compromises. Not much double track. Flow and gnar in equal measures. Fifteen hundred feet of climbing per lap and nearly 12 miles. Great views if you have enough energy left to hold your gaze.
Fiesta, Awards and the Wheel of Fortune
Top three in each category fill their trophy growlers with the Original General Store refreshment of choice (cold brew coffee, kombucha or select VT craft beer). Those who complete the challenge (20 trails or 4 laps) will receive our hand carved rock medals with finisher medals for the also rans, All racers collect a commensurate number of tokens (Gnarly: one per trail, Challenge: five per lap) that will represent chances to win prizes determined by the GMT wheel of fortune. Prizes will be donated by local businesses.
Free BBQ for racers. T-shirts, stickers and perhaps a unique Muddy's Hut aid station with something baked in our oven.