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2020 Super 8 Grand Depart

September 25, 2020

Join Vermont Bikepackers for this year’s group start of a truly epic Vermont all road adventure!

VT Bikepackers is now accepting letters of intent for the 2020 Super 8 Grand Depart.

The Super 8 Grand Depart is a self-supported bikepacking adventure scheduled to take place on Friday, September 25, 2020. You can find out more about the Super 8 bikepacking route on their routes page. Grand Depart riders will have 3 mileage options: North Lobe (260 mi.), South Lobe (380 mi.), or Full 8 (640 mi). Any direction is welcome, but by convention the South Lobe is ridden clockwise, the North Lobe counter-clockwise, and the Full 8 is south lobe first. All riders will start together in Montpelier, VT, time and exact location TBD.

If you intend to ride, please send a letter of intent to The letter must include acknowledgement that you understand that the ride is fully self-supported, and that you as a rider will be solely responsible for your own food, lodging, gear, and medical services should you need them. In your letter, please also state your intended mileage option. You are welcome to change your choice up until a few weeks before the event. There is no registration fee, but riders will be encouraged (not required) to register with for live event tracking.

Feel free to reach out to Dan,, with any questions. More details and updated .gpx files will be released this summer.


September 25, 2020


Vermont Bikepackers
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Montpelier, VT