Get ready for the ride of your life, The 6 Gap, as told by Bruce Saxton and as remembered by the late and great Chet the Jet Warman. I had the pleasure of accompanying Chet several times on this ride. It is a ride you will never forget and once you overcome the pain you'll want to do it again. Riders will be able to choose between riding 2, 4, or 6 gaps. Money raised from the ride will be dedicated to scholarships for aspiring young racers who can't afford a bike. Nancy, Chet's sister, will manage the scholarship fund.
Warman Ride “Death Division”
Participants of this race portion will be joining riders of the 6-Gap challenge. “Death Division” bikers will start Saturday, July 20th at 6:00 a.m. and have 10 hours to complete as many gaps as possible and back to the finish line. At the top of each gap a challenge will be waiting. These challenges will be similar to those encountered during a Death Race and will be physical, mental, or both. Participants must complete entire challenge before moving on. The participant who completes the challenge at the finish line first will be the winner. *Same cost as 6-Gap ride.
Points Awarded Based on Completion of Gaps:
Brandon Gap= 50 points
Middlebury Gap= 60 points
Lincoln Gap= 70 points
Appalachian Gap= 80 points
Roxbury Gap= 90 points
Rochester Gap= 100 points
Total Possible: 450 points
1st Place= Gap points +100 points
2nd Place= Gap points +75 points
3rd Place= Gap points +50 points
Saturday, July 20th. Start times will be staggered:
6 Gap will start at 6:00 a.m.
4 Gap will start at 8:00 a.m.
2 Gap will start at 9:00 a.m.
The Gaps are mountain passes located in Vermont's Green Mountains just north of the Killington/Pittsfield region and go as far north as the Sugarbush Ski Resort. The Gaps feature long steep climbs and twisting high speed descents. All 6 Gaps either start or end in close proximity along route 100. What you can expect:
* Approx. 132 miles riding distance and approx 14,000 feet of climbing
* Six mountain climbs ranging in 1300 to over 1900 feet net elevation gain
* A waterfall in the Granville Gulf
* Sustained grades of 20% to 24% on Lincoln Gap. "the longest, steepest stretch of road in America" Chet Warman
* Paved and some dirt road sections on both the climbs and descents
* Fantastic scenery, you'll feel like your in the tour at times
* You highest recorded speed if you dare
* Can throw in the towel after any combination of Gaps and head for the coffee shop
* A country store at the bottom of every gap, 2 bike shops along the way
* Great food and support during and after the event