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The Cycling Formula - 2020 Vermont Gravel Camp

The Cycling Formula - 2020 Vermont Gravel Camp

The BEST Gravel Riding in the Country.
The BEST Beers in the WORLD!

The Vermont Gravel Camp

presented by The Cycling Formula

September 18-20, 2020 Stowe, VT

Are you an experienced gravel racer looking to gain an edge - or simply a casual intermediate rider looking to learn more? Then come pedal the picturesque dirt roads and panoramic scenery of beautiful Vermont with us!  Our camp is focused on gravel and "adventure" style riding and will include gravel roads & unmaintained historic roadways of storied New England.  All rides are coached by Cycling Formula coaches as well as amazing guest coaches, such as gravel racing legend Mike Barton.



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  • Team members, please enter your discount code at checkout, for appropriate pricing.



The Vermont Gravel Camp is not intended to be easy - just ask any past camper! You will be challenged - both physically and mentally. But you'll be experiencing a maximum dose of adventure riding and cycling excitement! Athletes at the 2019 Vermont Gravel Camp climbed over 16,000 feet and rode over 17 hours – all in two and a half days! If you are in search of "spa treatments" and lazy rides, this is simply not the camp for you. But if you are looking to be pushed harder than you've ever been pushed - in an adventurous atmosphere, filled with camaraderie and support - then this camp is the right place for you! 

Gravel/Adventure cycling is one of the fastest growing sectors in endurance sports. It is truly the purest form of cycling, and a throwback to what cycling was like prior to asphalt. The sheer adventure of moving fast and efficiently over mixed surface roads is addictive, and just plain fun. We can't wait to share all of the amazing terrain that Vermont has to offer...As well as partake in some of the incredible world-class beers from the area's craft breweries.

The Package Includes:

  • Attendance at the 2020 Vermont Gravel Camp including all rides, seminars, & coach-led discussions.

  • Official 2020 Gravel Camp T-shirt & Sticker - for campers and coaches ONLY! 

  • Beautiful, mountainous, and rural Vermont roads that were made for EPIC gravel rides! (NOTE, you must be capable of maintaining 17-18 mph on open road). It is ideal that you have some off-road cycling experience. If you are unsure of your skill level, please contact us. If we feel you may be on the fence as far as skill and experience goes, we might prescribe a pre-camp training plan to prepare you for the rigors of camp.
  • Access to Cycling Formula coaches and guest coaches for the duration of the camp.

  • 4-wheel drive, off-road SAG vehicle that will be covering the route that day. The SAG will be stocked to fix flats and take care of other minor repairs, however we strongly urge you to bring and carry your own repair kit so that you are self-sufficient in case you suffer a flat tire in an area where a vehicle cannot get to you easily or quickly. Being prepared will allow you to get back up and running much quicker than waiting around for a SAG.  Riders must also keep a small bag of personal items (jackets, more food, etc.) PLUS extra water bottles in the SAG. 

  • Because #BeerIsRecovery... Post-ride, ice-cold Vermont Craft Beer!! Let’s celebrate our day’s achievements by partaking in some of Vermont’s finest local brews! 
  • Tentatively planned tastings with local breweries such as Idletyme's head brewmaster Will Gilson!

  • NEW! Deluxe Lodging at the Golden Eagle Resort. Located in the heart of Stowe, you can walk most of the area's attractions right from the lodge!  Featuring large, modern guest rooms the lodge is synonymous with Vermont hospitality & service.  The resort has a heated outdoor swimming pool, two fully stocked fishing ponds (with poles & bait available), playground area, tennis courts, recreational nature trails & more!
  • NEW! Breakfast and post-ride meals, provided by The Nest Caféat the Golden Eagle Resort. Meals included - Fri: Dinner, Sat: Breakfast & Dinner, Sun: Breakfast & light lunch. 
  • The Cycling Formula will provide some fueling, courtesy of our partners at Gatorade Endurance & Picky Bar. Be sure to bring some of your own, however, as these will be challenging rides that will require you to plan your fueling accordingly! You’re going to pedaling and climbing a LOT!

    PLEASE NOTE: Riders will be required to fill their own water bottles and store them in their own personal bag that will kept in the SAG during each day’s ride. 

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Equipment Information:

  • Gravel specific, Cyclocross, or modified hardtail MTB bike is required. We will be utilizing the glorious gravel roads of Vermont and a bike with at least 32mm wide tires will be required. If you do not have one of these bikes, please see the next note. We have options for you.
  • AJ's Ski and Bike Shop  down the street from the Golden Eagle has a number of properly out-fitted gravel bikes for rent (size 49-58). Contact Luke Moore at AJ's, (802) 253-4593. NOTE: Price of gravel bike rental is NOT included in camp cost.  AJ's charges, however, a very reasonable rental rate for very well-outfitted gravel bikes.
  • If you have questions about The Vermont Gravel Camp please don’t hesitate to contact

Vermont Covid-19 Travel Information:

  • Residents of New England and New York (as well as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio as of July 1, 2020) who live in counties with less than 400 active cases of COVID-19 per one million residents are eligible for quarantine-free leisure travel to Vermont. Each Friday, the State of Vermont will update it’s official map identifying quarantine and non-quarantine counties throughout the Northeastern United States.  Please check HERE
  • As part of Vermont’s guidance, all campers are also are required to provide a signed Certificate of Compliance Form attesting they meet the quarantine requirement AT THE TIME THEY TRAVEL TO VERMONT.  This is required, by Vermont, to stay at the Golden Eagle Resort.
  • Again, be sure to check the State of Vermont website ( at the time of signing the Certificate of Compliance to be sure you have the most up-to-date information.
  • If you have questions about the State of Vermont's travel restrictions & policies, please do not hesitate to contact

Participant Guidelines & Protocols:

  • Participants must stay home if they or anyone in their household or any person they’ve knowingly had contact with is experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness including but not limited to:  1) Fever above 100.4℉/38℃ or has felt “feverish” within the last 24 hours. 2) Experiencing any chills, muscle pain, sore throat, headache, and/or recent loss of taste of smell
  • Be aware of physical distancing protocols: 6+ feet when riding side by side, passing, stopping or on breaks; 20+ feet behind another rider, as suggested by USA Cycling. Pace lines and drafting are prohibited.
  • All participants must bring a face covering they are comfortable wearing when stationary or in close quarters with others and have it accessible at all times while riding.
 Make sure that you pull it up when stopped, when approaching the minimum physical distance, and at all other appropriate times.
  • All riders should carry a small bottle hand sanitizer. You should wash or disinfect when appropriate.
  • Be aware of coughing, spitting, nose blowing and sneezing problems.  If you are about to do any of those please make absolutely sure that no one is within the minimum distance or slipstream area. 
  • Participants may NOT share food and drinks. Participants will be required to bring their own closeable back pack or bag as well as extra water bottles.  Each morning, each participant will be responsible for filling their own water/hydration bottles and stocking extras in their bag.  Bags will be stored in SAGs and at pre-assigned stops riders can swap their used bottles for new ones.
  • Ensure your bike is of proper fit and fully functioning before camp. Due to social distancing measures, our coaches will not be able to handle bikes except for emergency repairs.
  • If any of these protocols are violated, we may dismiss your rider from the program without refund.

  • To read about the Covid-19 Safety Protocols put in place by the Golden Eagle Resort, please visit their policy page HERE.

Gravel Camp Refund Policy:     

  • If The Cycling Formula cancels camp, a full refund will be issued. 
  • If the state of Vermont, Lamoille County, or the city of Stowe mandate we cannot run camp, a full refund will be issued. 
  • If you are a resident in a county in New England, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, or Ohio that as of the start of camp (Friday, September 18, 2020) is deemed by the state of Vermont to require a quarantine of 14 days in order to travel to the state, a full refund will be issued.
  • Each Friday, the State of Vermont will update it’s official map identifying quarantine and non-quarantine counties throughout the Northeastern United States.  Counties with less than 400 active cases of COVID-19 per one million residents are eligible for quarantine-free leisure travel to Vermont. Please regularly check your county HERE.  Refund eligibility will be determined based upon Vermont's map.
  • If you have any questions about the refund policy, please do not hesitate to contact Director Tim Snow at

Stowe / Waterbury Facts & Family Activities:

  • Stowe is home to some of the best food, and craft beer, anywhere. The famous Heady Topper double IPA made by the Alchemist has a brand new facility in Stowe.
  • It is the largest town in land area within Vermont. Covering over 50,000 acres, with a permanent population of 4,000.
  • Ben and Jerry's Vermont Factory is located in Waterbury, VT. Stop by and go four a tour of their facility and indulge in a post ride treat.
  • The Waterbury restaurant scene is amazing as well. With options such as Prohibition Pig, The Blue Stone (Pizza), The Reservoir and Blackback Pub you can't miss. Also, for those craft beer lovers stop in at Craft Beer Cellar where they stock all the best brews.
  • Stowe Resort has many kid friendly activities including zip line adventures, tree-top obstacle course, & top-rated climbing center.  
  • 40 minutes away at Jays Peak is an amazing outdoor adventure summer camp for kids.  They also have an incredible indoor waterpark guaranteed to entertain all.
  • For hiking enthusiasts, there's always the Mt. Mansfield trail system to explore.  Be sure to bring your camera!
  • And not to be forgotten is the famous Trapp Family Lodge.

  • *Team members, please enter your discount code at checkout, for appropriate pricing. 

    *Athletes local to Stowe, VT, who do not need lodging and meals, should contact John Spinney at for our locals rate.