Welcome to the home of the largest Pro/Am road stage race east of the Mississippi!
August 1, 2020
It is with sadness that we are announcing the cancelation of the 2020 GMSR. Over the last 4 months we have had numerous discussions with state and local officials as well as USA Cycling about how we might safely hold the GMSR this year. While everyone was open minded to the possibility of holding the race, in the end, we have concluded that we cannot do so safely.
This would have been the 20th anniversary of the GMSR and we had been planning to make this year’s event a celebration of this major milestone. It has become clear that bringing in a large number of racers from around North America would have had a negative impact on the future of the event as many host communities would have deemed it irresponsible of us to do so. As many of you may know, the US-Canadian border remains closed, and as a result we would not have had any of our northern neighbors competing this year which also would have negatively impacted the racing experience.
While this may be the least surprising news you have received today, we are very still very disappointed to have to cancel the GMSR this year. We do hope that the world will be in a much better place by September of 2021 when we will celebrate 20 years of the GMSR. The dates for next year are September 3–6. We hope you will mark your calendars now and plan to compete next year.
For me this will be the first Labor Day Weekend in 20 years that I will not be organizing the GMSR which is 1/3 of all my Labor Days. While it will be a strange experience, I am planning to get out to ride the racecourses over Labor Day Weekend and will make my way to the summit of the Appalachian Gap on Sunday September 6 after riding the Mad River Road Racecourse. I know I will miss the cheering spectators, the artistically chalked roadway and seeing each of you climb the last 500M to the finish line.
We hope that you and your families stay well as we all deal with this terrible pandemic. We also hope that you will keep riding even without the motivation of this year’s GMSR. With next year’s race only about 13 months away, it is not too early to start your training. For those of you looking to compete in a stage race early next season we plan to hold the Killington Stage Race May 29-31, 2021.
Emma White racing as the U-23 National Champion.
Emma recently upgraded to Pro Women's Criterium National Champion!