The Slate Valley Epic is a 40+ mile, over 5,000 feet vertical mountain bike race on Vermont’s newest and best single & double-track trails in the Slate Valley of southwestern Vermont in Poultney, VT.
The inaugural Slate Valley Epic was a success! We had great weather, and amazing turnout! Thank you racers, spectators, sponsors (see below), and supporters! A big thank you also to our epic volunteers for all your tireless work planning, organizing, and orchestrating the event!
Congratulations to the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 rack winner: Patrick Carey of Speed Science Coaching/ Lee Likes Bikes / RideLogic!
About the Slate Valley Epic
Join Slate Valley Trails (SVT) on July 16- 17, 2022 for the second year of the Slate Valley Epic mountain bike race and fundraiser! Riders can expect some of the best singletrack riding with plenty of climbing and extraordinary views of southwestern Vermont and the Slate Valley. Join us for an event that will surely challenge you, and be a memorable day in the Vermont woods!
The Slate Valley Epic will hit all 6 peaks at SVT: Cliffhanger, Big Top, Carnie, Birdie, Rocky Ridge and Rusty Bucket with endless views of this beautiful region.
Note: These race details are from 2021. Expect some updates to be posted closer to when the Registration Opens.
Race starts at 7:30 AM and will begin and end at the Slate Valley Trails’ Fairgrounds trailhead located at 131 Town Farm Rd, Poultney, VT.
There will be an 8 hour time limit, so final timed racer ends after 4:30 PM.
Races will start in groups of 10 for social distancing and rider spacing
Signup with your friends by choosing your group
Prizes for top finishers.
Limit 150 participants. No e-bikes.
This is a cupless race! Racers are encouraged to bring a water bottle to refill at the cupless aid stations set up along the course that will also have snacks.
In the event of a big storm where riders could ruin the trails, a rain date is scheduled.