Fall Hilly 50 - Brandon/Middlebury Loop
Length: 47.59  miles
Difficulty: 5 of 5 (very long and a lot of climbing--it is a hard course).
Parking: At Middlebury Snow Bowl entrance.
Start/Finish: Rt. 125 at entrance to Middlebury Snow Bowl.

Course:  Head east on Rt. 125 over Middlebury Gap to Hancock, take right onto Rt. 100. Proceed south to Rt  73 and turn right. Climb over Brandon Gap and make right onto Rt. 53 in Forest Dale.  Continue on Rt. 53 to stop sign for Rt. 7.  Make a right onto Rt. 7. Proceed north to Rt. 116/125 junction, and turn a right. Follow signs for 125 east and finish at the Snow bowl.

Caution: Mile 1 - fast decent off Middlebury Gap
Caution: Mile 20 - VERY fast decent off Brandon Gap with a few sharp turns
Caution: Mile 26 - the turn onto Rt. 53 is easy to miss
Caution: Mile 39 - Do not miss turn onto Rt. Rt. 7 to Rt. 125;
: The pavement condition on Rt. 125 is poor in places

Directions from Burlington: Route 7 south past Middlebury to 125. Turn left onto 125 east and proceeded for approx 8 miles to the Middlebury Snow Bowl. Course Profile Data: Total ascent: 2979 feet
Total decent: 3061 feet

Note: Rt. 125 has one grade of 17% at mile 38 and the climb to the finish is around 12%)|

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