Help Support Vermonters Affected by Flooding

Thank you for answering Governor Scott’s call for volunteers and being willing to help other Vermonters in this time of need. The volunteer needs in the wake of the storm are evolving, so the State is calling on Vermonters to sign up, let them know what skills they can offer, and be ready to serve … Read more

Vermont Flood Relief

Vermont is under water. And now, a great deal of silt, sludge, ruined livelihoods and suffering. As disturbing as it is to see our beloved roads mangled beyond recognition, it’s the plight of our neighbors that causes us the most distress.Barre, the hometown of The Grindstone, was hit particularly hard.This year, The Grindstone will be … Read more

Food News!

HEARTY EATS PROVIDED BY Cornerstone Pub & Kitchen “Cornerstone” is an apt name for this bedrock fixture of our community. Rich and his crew go above and beyond the normal calling of a neighborhood eatery, serving the greater Barre population in generous and unexpected ways. From constructing community softball fields, to preparing and packaging meals for … Read more

Supporting the Parrott Family

The Parrott family, owners of Yipes Barre and Beavin & Son’s, lost their home and pets in a devastating fire. It was a total loss. We stand with our neighbors in supporting this hardworking family that is part of the foundation of our community. We will donate $10 of every registration to The Grindstone through … Read more

Hidden Handup!

Hidden Handup! We are super stoked to have Handup Gloves on board as a sponsor of The Grindstone. Thanks to their support, we will be running a “Hidden Handup” feature during the ride. On each course, there will be a pair of gloves stashed away somewhere. The first rider to find them gets to keep … Read more


Being welcoming to all and open to anyone who wants to add positivity to a community shouldn’t require a statement. It should be the default. Yet here we are. It’s places like Green Mountain Community Fitness that make us proud to live in a community where there are businesses that proactively make those statements — … Read more

Dirt Church!

We were fans of Dirt Church from the very onset. We watched from afar as they set up a unique, yet still wholly Vermont-styled endeavor in East Burke. An event space, a brewery, and an integrated connection to their community that serves not only cyclists, but everyone. At Rasputitsa we greatly enjoyed the opportunity to … Read more

Supporting Millstone Trails

We will get to experience the unique history of Barre’s granite mining past close up due in no small part to the tireless work of Millstone Trails Association, the nonprofit corridor manager of the Millstone Trails system. We are happy to support MTA by accepting donations on our registration page. All donated funds will go … Read more