Gorey Hollows Race

Gorey Hollows V Race, Scramble and Ramble: Oct 7th 2023


Gorey Hollows V Race: ATB Extravaganza in the Taconic Mountains

October 7th, 2023

[Poultney, Vermont] – Steel yourself for a gnar adventure in the heart of Vermont as Gorey Hollows Race, Scramble and Ramble returns on October 7th, 2023. This fifth iteration of the legendary underground race / ride promises to be an exhilarating challenge for screwball cyclists and adventurers alike, pushing participants to their their tether's end amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the Taconic Mountains. Registration is now open on Bikereg.com, offering ATB riders the chance to take part in one of the most grueling yet rewarding events on the cycling calendar.

Ignore the video unavailable note and click thru for a mini 'documentary' on the very first Gorey Hollows.  

The Gorey Hollows V Race is not for the faint of heart. With its roots tracing back to the Rough Stuff Fellowship, this race takes riders through rugged terrain, steep slopes, and challenging single track. It's a true test of endurance and determination, with 80+ miles of relentless climbs and around 14,000 feet of elevation gain. Participants are not just racing against each other but against the unforgiving landscape itself.

The Scramble is basically half a Race, with no prizes, but mandatory cut off times, incredibly difficult terrain, and plenty of potential for suffering.  The Scramble clocks in at over 7k of climbing.

The Ramble is the mellowest option, a 30 mile trip through rough class 4 roads, dirt roads and atv trails.  Although short in length, this option is still fairly difficult!

The event is an intersection of autumn, diabolical challenge, and the Analog Scene. In the spirit of (ridiculous) adventure, riders are tasked with navigating through checkpoints, capturing photos of signs as proof of their journey. The route takes them through a mix of terrains, from single track to dirt roads, steep climbs, and hair-raising, butthole clenching descents. It's an experience that tests not only their physical strength but also their navigational skills.

To add to the mayhem, the race rules ban aero bars, suspension forks, and other modern conveniences to preserve the essence of the challenge. Only those who completed the grueling course without modifications were eligible for the top prizes.  You can ride it with a squish bike, but you are not taking the pie home. 

For those who dare to take on the Gorey Hollows V Race, it's not just a race; it's an adventure of a lifetime. Whether you're aiming for the podium or simply looking to test your limits, this race promises unforgettable moments in the heart of Vermont's hills and valleys.

The race organizers invite all cycling enthusiasts to join this epic adventure. Registration is open on Bikereg.com, and the countdown to October 7th, 2023, has begun. Prepare your gear, get your bikes ready, and mark your calendars for the ultimate test of grit and determination in the Green Mountains.

For more information and registration, please visit Bikereg.com.