931-stage-race-778The Bridges is proud to serve as the headquarters for Green Mountain Stage Race, held annually on Labor Day weekend. It is four days of racing, one stage per day, throughout the Mad River Valley and parts of Chittenden County. 2013′s events proved a success, with cyclists participating from around the globe.

stage-race-2013The race begins with Stage 1 — Big World Time Trial on the first day. It is a 5.7 mile race that begins in Warren Village with a 2.3 mile climb up Brook Road to East Warren Road, ending at the Waitsfield Common Road intersection.

Stage 2 — The Bridges Resort Circuit Race is held on the second day in Hinesburg. This stage is 29.8 miles per lap with most classes of riders traveling a total of 64.2 miles.

Stage 3 — The Champion Systems Mad River Road Race descends from the Lincoln Peak base area at Sugarbush Resort to Route 100, 250_stage_race_6484then continues South through Granville Gulf and Rochester where the course turns to cross the Brandon Gap. From Brandon, the course turns North until reaching Route 17 where it turns East through Bristol and ends at the summit of the Appalachian Gap.

Finally, Stage 4 — Burlington Criterium is on the streets of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city. The course is 1 km per lap with various classes riding a total distance ranging from 15.4 miles to 31 miles.

The Bridges offers lodging discount to all stage racers. Contact the front desk at 800-453-2922 for details.burlington-leg
 

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