Safe Routes Back to School


Entry to Rooted Vermont in 2022 will open on November 1, 2021 and will run until November 15, 2021. Registrants will be chosen using a random selection process with a field limit capped at 1,000 participants.


Parity Announcement

Rooted Vermont is excited to announce that 50% of its participants will reserved for women* during its 2022 random selection process. Women’s participation in gravel cycling is growing exponentially in Vermont and nationally. With the support of Cannondale Bikes, Rooted Vermont has hosted several well received women’s clinics that offer an entry point to the sport of gravel cycling and a growing network for budding community leaders. Equal female representation in gravel is a historic moment, one worth celebrating and one that will require the continued support and ongoing work of everyone in the gravel community.


*We use the term women in the broadest definition to include cis, trans, or any significantly female-identifying persons.

Ted & Laura at Rooted Vermont

Inclusive Community Atmosphere

In furtherance Rooted Vermont’s 50% women announcement for 2022 and in support of mission to promote an inclusive community atmosphere, Rooted Vermont is offering the following:


Category for non-binary or gender non-conforming athletes

(This was available in 2020, 2021 as well).


Category for paracyclists - new for 2022

(The Rooted Vermont courses are suitable for a standard bicycle or tandem, not a hand or recumbent bike).


Rooted Vermont Scholarship Fund: $10,000 to be allocated

Applications are now open for the Rooted Vermont Scholarship Fund. Cyclists eligible for funding should identify as a youth or as someone historically underrepresented in cycling based on race, gender, or identity and for whom access to Rooted Vermont would otherwise be inaccessible without funding. Applications will be accepted through November 1.