BUMPS (Bike Up the Mountain Points Series) is a cycling series for riders who love the challenge of one good climb after another…for a total of 10 climbs! Each year, BUMPS introduces 10 races on nine mountains in the Northeast. The courses feature varying lengths and pitches. Riders accumulate points from up to five races.
Held on June 27th, The Okemo Bike Climb starts in Jackson Gore, VT and winds it way up 5.8 miles to the top of Okemo Mountain. At 2,200 feet (670m), Okemo boasts the largest vertical drop in southern Vermont. Basically the first two miles offer a brief warm-up, then riders are faced with an aggressive 11% grade to the summit.
We want to share a huge congratulations to Marc for participating in the Okemo Bike Climb, and for finishing 3rd in his class! Thank you for sharing your photos and bringing your XRD jersey along for the ride.