Challenge Yourself

The Overland is a 44-mile dirt road bicycle race featuring 5,700 feet of climbing, seven sectors of “Vermont pavé” (unmaintained ancient public roads), two well-fortified sag stops, a magnificently scenic route and an awesome party afterwards.  It’s the ultimate overland adventure ride.   Open dirt roads, amazing scenery and an epic course unlike any you’ve ever ridden before, all within a beautiful Vermont pastoral setting.

The purpose of this race is to promote the wonderful world of overland adventure riding and to benefit the Reading/West Windsor Food Shelf, an integral organization in the event’s host town of Reading.


Race Info

  • Sunday, August 25th, 2019 / 9 am start

  • 419 Bailey’s Mills Road, Reading, VT

  • 43.1 Miles, 5,500' climbing  Course Map

  • 9 AM Start.  Registration opens at 7 AM

  • USAC Permit - (insurance)

  • RIDE THE COURSE ANYTIME!   Just park in the river pasture across the road from the house and have at it!  Don't even need to let me know. NOTE BUILT IN SAG STOPS AT Brownsville Butcher & Pantry and Reading / West Windsor Food Shelf!

  • Follow event updates on the event Facebook page!



Registration opens every year at 10am on New Years Day (Jan 1st, 2019). It fills rapidly. Bookmark the BikeReg link and set your calendars!

WORRY-FREE REGISTRATION! As with all VO events, if you can’t make it, you may assign your registration to whomever you like. Simply log back into your BikeReg account and change the rider information to your replacement before registration closes prior to the event. No need to even contact the promoter!

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