Six Gaps

The Six Gaps Bicycle Hill Climb Vermont

Whether you’re up to the challenge of your life or are just looking for a smaller one, you’ll find it all here in Vermont’s Green Mountains.

The Vermont Six Gaps is a ride that you can accomplish in one day or you can decide to do different parts of it instead. Most of it is paved and it has become extremely popular for bike enthusiasts from around the nation.

The air is fresh and crisp in this part of the country with spectacular mountain views and breathtaking scenery at every turn. Here is a brief description of the six various gaps.

You can check out various magazines and brochures about the area and the climb (though some are so complicated that you must really be good at understanding English grammar), but to truly appreciate them, you don’t need magazines, you’ll need to travel here yourself and ride these roads.

Lincoln

This is the big one. This is the gap that separates the highly skilled cyclists from the beginners. This is among the most challenging climbing trails in America and includes a 16% grade section that’s lasting for over a mile.

It is more than 4 miles long with an elevation spanning up to 1,800 feet with a sustained grade of 24% rearing its head at one point along the route.

North Dakota Bike Trails

Summer is almost here and it’s time to hit the trails, wouldn’t you agree? If you want to check some other great regions in the U.S., consider North Dakota.

The state is a fine destination in summer, but also in winter, North Dakota is a great place for skiing and enjoying the great outdoors!

North Dakota bike trails cut through the Midwestern region of the United States. From the northern portion of the Badlands to the Missouri River, the state consists of hilly great plains.

The state also has man-made lakes, trees (usually in central North Dakota), and wetlands. Browse through the trails below to find more information about bike trails in North Dakota. And of course, enjoy your ride.

You should also be aware of the bicycle shops and bike dealers where you travel just in case you need to pick up some new gear. For a list of North Dakota bike shops and dealers, please visit the North Dakota Bike Shops page on US Bike Trails.

Onsego Helps Cyclists Earn A GED

Cycling is also a very popular sports activity among high school students. So popular even that some very active cyclists don’t pay enough attention to their study objectives and fail graduation.

In those cases, they can either attend a high school completion course or earn their GED credentials. To complete the GED® exam (available at test centers and online), following an online course is probably the best and fastest solution.

So to help those cyclists who didn’t complete high school, we examed some online GED prep courses, and in this post, we’ll look at what we found to be the best and most affordable solution.

It doesn’t matter whether you quit school over a decade ago or just recently; obtaining your GED high school equivalency credential will allow you to enroll in college coursework and work toward a more rewarding career.

Mountain Climbs Gaining 1000ft or More

New Hampshire and Maine Mountain Climbs

 

Mount Washington, Gorham, NH

Mt. Washington is the biggest climb in the Northeast. The auto road is mostly paved and rises more than 4720 feet in over 7.5 miles, almost a 12 percent average grade. There is also a 22 percent grade section when you near the top!

The climb is truly rising in a monotonical way, with hardly any flat or downhill parts on the way up to catch your breath. There are some extended sections that have well-groomed gravel surfaces that were no problem for my 23-mm tires.

Only two times each year (four times if you include practice rides), bikes are allowed on this private auto road, and that’s only for the Newton Revenge Race (in July) and for the Mt Washington Bicycle Hill Climb (in August). You need to take the provided auto transportation downhill. At the top, the weather can get downright nasty, even in mid-summer.

I remember that one year, it was in the mid-60s at the base, and 38 and extremely windy when we neared the top, and it even snowed at night! There also were years that the race was entirely canceled which also happened to the Six Gaps Hill Climb in Vermont several times.