Dirty 40 Race


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The Dirty 40 is a popular race in Vermont that took place Saturday, August 30th. Saturday’s race covered 60 miles, with approximately 40 miles of gravel/dirt roads through some of the most scenic landscapes of Vermont. The race brought together more than 300 riders of all abilities and disciplines from the US and Canada. 

We’ve collected a list of the 2014 pictures, reports, info on this year’s Dirty 40 for your reference for this year and beyond. If you have anything to share about this year’s ride or questions about a future ride, head over to the D2R2 on the Riding Gravel Forum thread.  

   Dirty 40 Race References:

The Dirty 40 Race  Information:

2014 Media:

Dirty 40 Pictures:  Click for an entire gallery of 90+ race day pictures

Click for 90+ other race day pictures!
Click for 90+ other race day pictures!









Bike Setup Blog Post:  Gravelcyclist.com – http://www.gravelcyclist.com/bicycle-tech/joms-dirty-40-race-bike/#more-775   

Race Report:  Tall Tree Cycles – http://www.talltreecycles.ca/blog/dirty-40-race-report-give-and-take

Local Coverage:  Newport Dispatch News – http://newportdispatch.com/dirty-40-road-race-brings-hundreds-of-cyclists-to-derby/




Dirty 40 Official Video: 2014 Dirty 40 Race from Dirty 40 Race on Vimeo.   From GravelCyclist.com:   From Dirty 40 – Race Tech Advice: 2014 Dirty 40 Race – Col du Cole Tech Advice from Dirty 40 Race on Vimeo.  

About Dirty 40 from the website:

“The Dirty 40 Race is on September 5th, 2015 in Derby, Vermont.  With a field limit of 500 riders, this 70 mile unsanctioned gravel road race covers 5600 feet of elevation gain on the gravel back roads through some of the most scenic pristine landscapes of Vermont.   There is no prize purse but bragging rights are bestowed.  The $50 registration fee includes: neutral support and broom wagon assistance, fully supported and stocked feedzone with passed free waterbottles,  amazing post-race lunch and live music at the Apres-Velo party located at the finish, professional electronic chip timing, handcrafted trophy and jersey for winners.”


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Discuss and share information and experiences about the Dirty 40 by reading or contributing to the Dirty 40 Thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.    


Author: RGBen

I created Ridinggravel.com in the fall of 2013 and happily joined with Guitar Ted in late 2014 to form the current day Riding Gravel. Originally from Wisconsin, my wife, 2 kids, spent several years in Colorado, before spending a couple years in North Dakota. Now we're back in Northern Wisconsin in the middle of an Outdoor Mecca.

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