We're ready to rock the 3rd annual Braintree 357 Gravel Enduro, ARE YOU?!?!
Join us to celebrate Central Vermont's amazing gravel goodness that stretches across the picturesque mountains and ridgelines of Braintree. Tackle the adventure with new friends and old, as this unique cloverleaf course yo-yo's Braintree Hill's class 3 gravel roads in a format that will challenge everyone. Succeed and you reap the unspoken reward of a true climbing course.
We take pride in originating what we coined "Gravel Enduro"! We've meshed the wildly popular mtb enduro format and the casual gravel grind format to create a unique race component within an otherwise casual gravel ride. Each route has 3, 5 or 7 climbs respectively that are individual timed segments. Added together, they account for your overall time. Have the fastest time and you win a coveted King of the Mountain award bag! We rely on your self-recorded Strava results. So you will need a device that records your Strava ride to take part in the KOM challenge. If you're feeling strong, shoot for a KOM win or choose to just roll it at a social pace with friends. It's all good.
There are three different distances, that all share segment's of the same course, so anyone feels comfortable participating. Choose what distance feels right and go for it!
Braintree 3 - 18 miles / 2700'
Braintree 5 - 35 miles / 5000'
Braintree 7 - 50 miles / 8000'
We'll be rocking a fully stocked sag station serving up grilled PB & J's and refreshments (...and maybe something special!) to keep you rolling forward. Back at the Ayers Brook Goat Dairy, we have the party locked in with what some have called "the best post-race food ever" and our own beer....what?!? Yup, we partnered with Bent Hill Brewery to brew up the perfect post-race refreshment, Braintree 357 Gravel Ale.
Following the Braintree 357 at the spectacular Ayers Brook Goat Dairy is the wicked fun Central VT Brew Fest. Featuring over 40 VT Craft and Micro Brewers and Cideries, all paired with amazing food and awesome live music. So continue the party and dance the night away!
We are ironing out details as spring rolls on. So stay tuned by checking in here, like our Facebook and Instagram page for all the updates.
Grab a friend, sign up and rock out with us at the Braintree 357 this year!
-Braintree 357 team