Events

GMBC leadership received an OK from VT State and our insurance provider to reopen at least some scheduled events. On July 4th VP and day touring rides will start. Perhaps TTs and Tuesday evening rides will start in late July. Practice Crits and Wednesday evening rides are a question mark. We must strictly adhere to all the VT State Health guidelines, therefore we have significant changes to our event procedures. These procedures may evolve through the riding season as State and local requirements change.

  •  Do not come if you feel sick or have had a known recent exposure to Covid-19.
  • Online signup is required. Signup information will be in the GMBC list-serve announcement for each ride. Contact kevinbessett@gmavt.net if you do not subscribe to the list serve.
  • Rides are currently limited to 50 total with no more than 15/group on the road. 
  • Close drafting is not permitted. Six to ten feet of separation (wheel to wheel) is required.
  • You must not “spray” fellow riders when coughing, clearing the nose, etc.
  • You must carry a mask for use before and after the ride, during rest stops, and when assisting with mechanicals. The mask is a courtesy to others in case you unknowingly have the virus: my mask protects you, your mask protects me. You do not need to wear a mask while riding (with the above mentioned correct social distancing). 
  • Bring all your own water, food, bike tire supplies, etc.
  • Due to the virus, some ride leaders have understandably decided not to lead their originally scheduled rides. If replacement leaders are not found, those rides will be cancelled. Please contact Phyl if you would like to volunteer. 
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  • Sat Training Rides

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    July 4, 2020

     Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list.

    Start times vary during the year. Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

  • Upper Valley Weekend: Horse Country

    Upper Valley Weekend: Horse Country

    9:15 am-9:16 am
    July 4, 2020

    194 Chelsea St, South Royalton, VT 05068, USA

    194 Chelsea St, South Royalton, VT 05068, USA

    Register for Upper Valley Weekend – Horse Country Ride – 07/04/2020 (Saturday) (no fee). https://buytickets.at/greenmountainbicycleclub/388926

    Upper Valley Weekend – Horse Country Ride – All three rides start in South Royalton. The short ride (26 M) will travel north to Chelsea and return; the medium (40 M/S) continues up Route 110 to the top of the hill in Washington and back; and the long ride (51 S) goes to Chelsea, up to the Vershire Heights, then down into the Connecticut River valley, back through Strafford and Sharon. There is a country stores in Chelsea, and additional ones in West Fairlee and Strafford on the long ride.

    After the ride, cyclists can camp out in South Royalton, stay at an area hotel, or return home.  There is a $10 fee for camping, part of which might be refunded. Talk to Pat and Tom to get more info about the camping.

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  • Rouse’s Point Rouser

    Rouse’s Point Rouser

    8:45 am-8:46 am
    July 5, 2020

    Grand Isle, VT Dock, Grand Isle, VT 05458, USA

    Grand Isle, VT Dock, Grand Isle, VT 05458, USA

    Register at Rouse’s Point Rouser – 07/05/2020 (Sunday) (no fee) https://buytickets.at/greenmountainbicycleclub/389166

    The mostly flat 60-mile (M) loop heads up from Grand Isle over the Rouse’s Point Bridge and down through scenic, low-traffic, lakeside roads in New York and returns via the Grand Isle Ferry. The short ride (50 miles – E/M) circles Isle LaMotte and returns on the Vermont side. The Social Ride will also be the long loop but at a slower pace. Bring money for the Ferry ride back to VT.

    Please park in the ferry lot, not the fishing access lot. Let the attendant know that you will be taking the ferry in one direction.

     

  • Upper Valley Weekend: Pomfret Perambulations

    Upper Valley Weekend: Pomfret Perambulations

    9:00 am-9:01 am
    July 5, 2020

    194 Chelsea St, South Royalton, VT 05068, USA

    194 Chelsea St, South Royalton, VT 05068, USA

    Register at Upper Valley Weekend – Pomfret Pedaling – 07/05/2020 (Sunday) (no fee). https://buytickets.at/greenmountainbicycleclub/388932

    Upper Valley Weekend – Pomfret Perambulations – This 50-mile ride (M/S) heads up Howe Hill, then down the lovely Pomfret Road to West Hartford and the White River. After a climb over the hill to Woodstock, we’ll ride along River Road to pick up Route 12. Another climb will bring you into Barnard and a stop at the excellent general store by lovely Silver Lake. North Road provides you with some lovely views to the west, then back 107 to 14 to the Royalton green.

    Meeting Place: North side of the South Royalton Green

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  • Tues Training Rides

    Tues Training Rides

    All day
    July 7, 2020

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Start times vary during the year (because of the sunset)!! Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.
    • Early season (through April): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Prime season (May through August): on the road at 6:00 PM
    • Late season (September until ??): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Where to Start, Park, and Ride

    • Parking/Start – In the field below the Old Round Church in Richmond (see map). Do not park on the paved road next to the Round Church
    • Rides vary. Links to some routes are listed below but become familiar with the roads beforehand in case of separation from the group. If you decide to drop out or change your route, let someone know beforehand.

    For more details, please see Tues Training Rides.

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  • Sat Training Rides

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    July 11, 2020

     Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list.

    Start times vary during the year. Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

  • Gravel: Presidential Pedaling

    Gravel: Presidential Pedaling

    9:15 am-9:20 am
    July 11, 2020

    15 N Rd, Fairfield, VT 05455, USA

    15 N Rd, Fairfield, VT 05455, USA

    37 miles (M/S) with almost 3,000 feet of climbing. Ride past the birthplace of President Chester Arthur on a rolling loop through Fairfield and Bakersfield, on gravel and quieter paved roads.

    Chester’s Bakery on Route 16 in Fairfield.

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  • Willsboro Wanderer

    Willsboro Wanderer

    8:30 am-8:35 am
    July 12, 2020

    818 Ferry Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445, USA

    818 Ferry Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445, USA

    40 (E/M) and 55 (M/S) options of hilly terrain on low-traffic roads in New York. There are two potential stops for ice cream. Bring money for the ferry and food stops. The shorter version of this ride skips the big hill out of Willsboro.

    8:30 for the 9:00 ferry

    Meeting Place: Old Champlain Flyer parking lot, Ferry Road, Charlotte, NOT the ferry parking lot

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  • Tues Training Rides

    Tues Training Rides

    All day
    July 14, 2020

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Start times vary during the year (because of the sunset)!! Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.
    • Early season (through April): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Prime season (May through August): on the road at 6:00 PM
    • Late season (September until ??): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Where to Start, Park, and Ride

    • Parking/Start – In the field below the Old Round Church in Richmond (see map). Do not park on the paved road next to the Round Church
    • Rides vary. Links to some routes are listed below but become familiar with the roads beforehand in case of separation from the group. If you decide to drop out or change your route, let someone know beforehand.

    For more details, please see Tues Training Rides.

  • Practice Crit

    Practice Crit

    5:30 pm-8:00 pm
    July 14, 2020

    101 Watertower Cir, Colchester, VT 05446, USA

    101 Watertower Cir, Colchester, VT 05446, USA

    Please see Practice Crit page for complete information. This is a USA Cycling sanctioned event.

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  • Sat Training Rides

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    July 18, 2020

     Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list.

    Start times vary during the year. Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

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  • Double Ferry South

    Double Ferry South

    8:45 am-8:50 am
    July 19, 2020

    315 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA

    315 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA

    41 (M/S) miles heading from Burlington down to Charlotte where we’ll take the ferry to New York.  Roads there offer some beautiful views of the lake which will be followed by the ferry from Port Kent to Burlington. Bring money for the ferries.

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  • Tues Training Rides

    Tues Training Rides

    All day
    July 21, 2020

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Start times vary during the year (because of the sunset)!! Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.
    • Early season (through April): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Prime season (May through August): on the road at 6:00 PM
    • Late season (September until ??): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Where to Start, Park, and Ride

    • Parking/Start – In the field below the Old Round Church in Richmond (see map). Do not park on the paved road next to the Round Church
    • Rides vary. Links to some routes are listed below but become familiar with the roads beforehand in case of separation from the group. If you decide to drop out or change your route, let someone know beforehand.

    For more details, please see Tues Training Rides.

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  • Sat Training Rides

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    July 25, 2020

     Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list.

    Start times vary during the year. Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

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  • Tues Training Rides

    Tues Training Rides

    All day
    July 28, 2020

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Start times vary during the year (because of the sunset)!! Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.
    • Early season (through April): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Prime season (May through August): on the road at 6:00 PM
    • Late season (September until ??): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Where to Start, Park, and Ride

    • Parking/Start – In the field below the Old Round Church in Richmond (see map). Do not park on the paved road next to the Round Church
    • Rides vary. Links to some routes are listed below but become familiar with the roads beforehand in case of separation from the group. If you decide to drop out or change your route, let someone know beforehand.

    For more details, please see Tues Training Rides.

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Everyone, regardless of membership status, must have a signed GMBC Rider Waiver on record to participate in any GMBC event. You only have to sign ONCE a season and then all rides are covered.

Always click refresh (on your browser bar) to be sure that you are seeing the most recent version of all events. This is especially important for race results and cue sheets! Calendar event dates, times and venues are approximate until schedules are finalized in Spring of each year. Ride times listed are MEET TIMES only because the actual ride time will depend on riders, route chosen, changing weather, etc. Evening training ride start times will vary as the sunset time changes and will be earlier in spring and fall and later in midsummer. Saturday (VP) training rides are the opposite and tend to start earlier in midsummer to allow for longer and cooler rides. Check the latest information on the GMBC email list for the most updated information.

Users may change the full calendar view as well as the view on the sidebar menu. Options include: full, week, day, list, 4-day, and posterboard. Tours, time trials, crits, training rides and meetings are each color-coded for easy identification. Clicking on an event will provide full information including a map to the start site and ride leader contact information if relevant. Mouse over (hover) an event to see the same information but with smaller text and no map.

Please report problems with the calendar information to the webmaster. If you would like to have your bicycle-related event in Vermont or upstate New York included on the GMBC calendar, please contact the webmaster.