The Grindstone is the best ride you never saw coming. Centered in the unique, post-industrial granite landscape of Barre, Vermont, this one-of-a-kind gravel grinder will take you places you never knew could exist. Join us on a journey to the hidden corners of the deepest reaches of Central Vermont, where only the most storied travelers emerge unscathed and the true limits of your perseverance will be defined. The Grindstone is calling you; will you answer?
Created by Green Mountain Gravel in response to the ever-increasing popularity of gravel riding, the dwindling availability of participation slots in truly formidable events and the lack of a showcase event for the true and gritty heart of Central Vermont, The Grindstone seeks to provide an opportunity for personal challenge, unique exploration and unparalleled experience.
Covering territory that only well-traveled locals know, The Grindstone‘s three routes offer something for everyone: bold climbs, gnarly Class IV sectors, ripping descents, open hauls and technical trails and single track. Along with such varied and exacting terrain comes a wealth of scenery and spectacle, including unique views of a reclaimed formerly industrial wasteland that has no equal anywhere in the world.
What is certain is that The Grindstone will challenge you. What we hope is that it will captivate you.