In the spirit of the Natchaug Epic, this will be gravel fondo that explores the long abandoned network of roads that surround the Quabbin Reservoir, created in the 1930s to quench the thirst of the Boston Metropolitan area. To create one of the largest reservoirs in the world, two massive earthen dams were created. Over the course of seven years the waters of the Swift and Ware rivers submerged four towns: Dana, Prescott, Enfield and Greenwich.
Organizers have carefully developed and curated and permitted this unique route that starts and ends at the Hardwick Winery on the east side of the reservoir.
The entire course is 70 miles
The elevation gain is roughly 5,500 feet
More than 66 percent of the route is unpaved
There are eight un-paved sectors
There will be three timed sectors, the position and distance will not be revealed