If you’ve been thinking about joining in on the fun and adventure of the inaugural Dirty 40 Race that takes place on Aug. 31 in Derby, Vt., tomorrow, Aug. 27, is your last chance to register. Registration closes at 12 p.m.
The Dirty 40 is a 60-mile unsupported bicycle race through some of the Northeast Kingdom’s most rural backroads. Forty of the miles are on gravel.
At the time of this writing 325 riders have signed on, hailing from New England, of course, the Eastern Townships of Quebec, and as far away as Colorado, Ottawa, and Tennessee.
The race begins at 9 a.m. at North Country Junior High School, 57 Junior High Drive. At the end, riders will gather at the Tavern on the Hill in Newport, Vt., for the Apres-Velo party. The after party will include live music and a raffle for a cyclocross bike donated by Louis Garneau valued at $1800.00.
Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Mary E. Wright Halo Foundation, a non-profit organization started in 2011 by a local family who recognized a need to assist people with cancer. 100% of all donations are used to assist cancer patients. There are no paid employees in the organization.
For more information on the Dirty 40, go to dirty40race.com