Founded in 2014 by Anthony Moccia and Heidi Myers, Rasputitsa has a mission of cycling, community, and charity. They call it the 3 C’s philosophy. Rasputitsa is described as more than a gravel cycling race. It’s a homegrown self-supported challenge of the mind, body, and soul that instills people with a connected sense of place and purpose. It’s an authentic experience that embraces: The Unknown. Change. All people. All bikes. One of the Best Gravel Events in New England for 2023, as rated by Strambecco.
The popular Spring event coming on the heels of ski season attracts a hardy mix of gravel and, in this case, mud enthusiasts. The course includes a 5k stretch called Cyberia which often has mud too deep to ride along with 17% grades. If you like muddy off-camber descents, snowy hike-a-bike sections, and rough terrain, this is the event for you. Contestant reviews for the event are off the charts; many describe the event as somewhere between an unforgettable experience and an absolute blast.