Champlain Bridge Ride

06/17/2018 9:15 am - 06/17/2018 9:16 am
50 Monkton Rd, Vergennes, VT 05491, USA 50 Monkton Rd, Vergennes, VT 05491, USA

Leader: Ralph, Co-Leader: Amy; Social Ride Leader: Donna

Both rides head out Lake Road and across the bicycle-friendly Champlain Bridge. The 43-mile route (M) stops at Crown Point while the 55-mile route (M) makes a loop on the New York side through Port Henry

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  • 05/25/2019 9:45 am - 05/25/2019 9:46 am

    NOTE: GMBC touring Ride is on SATURDAY this week due to Vermont City Marathon on Sunday!

    Leader: Matt Kuivinen, Co-leader: George Thabault

    Light, rolling hills with beautiful views by the lake.  The 35-mile (E/M) route goes out to Kill Kare Park and returns while the 50-mile (M) route continues on to Swanton and back.  Both rides can break for food at St. Albans Bay.

    Georgia Park and Ride - For those coming from the Burlington area, we suggest carpooling at the Colchester Park and Ride at Exit 17 off I-89 or perhaps meeting at UVM or Veterans Memorial Park in South Burlington.

  • 05/25/2019 10:00 am - 05/25/2019 10:01 am

    Introductory Ride for new riders. We will go 12-20 miles at a leisurely pace for folks new to road cycling. Our goal is to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group.

    Event time listed is START TIME. Actual total event time varies depending on riders attending, routes used, daily weather events etc. Typical Introductory rides last approximately 2 hours.

    Leader: Brian Howard,  Co-leader: Stuart Bennett

  • 06/02/2019 9:15 am - 06/02/2019 9:16 am

    Leader: Amy Otten; Co-Leader: Ralph Kilmoyer

    **Please note: this cue sheet was updated in 2018! One of the flattest rides of the season.  The 28-mile ride (E/M) circles Grand Isle and includes some dirt.   Riders on the 58-mile (M) ride can visit St. Anne's Shrine (bathrooms and picnic tables but no food) and also a fossil bed.  This new cue sheet shows that the short and long rides will travel the same route north visiting the eastern shore of Grand Isle. The rides separate when the long ride heads over the bridge to North Hero and the 28-mile ride stays on Grand Isle.

    At the conclusion of the ride there will be a cook-out at a club member’s home on East Shore Road in South Hero.

    All rides start at Folsom School, South Street in South Hero - Those coming from the Burlington area may consider carpooling from the Colchester Park and Ride, Exit 17 off I-89, UVM or Veterans Memorial Park in South Burlington.

  • 06/08/2019 10:00 am - 06/08/2019 10:01 am

    Introductory Ride for new riders. We will go 12-20 miles at a leisurely pace for folks new to road cycling. Our goal is to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group.

    Event time listed is START TIME. Actual total event time varies depending on riders attending, routes used, daily weather events etc. Typical Introductory rides last approximately 2 hours.

    Leader: Amy Otten, Co-leader: Chris Johnson

  • 06/09/2019 9:15 am - 06/09/2019 9:16 am

    Leader: Tom Kennedy; Co-Leader: Kerry Crosby

    This route travels south through Huntington via the beautiful Hinesburg Hollow Road.  The short route is 25 miles (M) and returns to Williston via North Road while the long one is 47 miles (M/S) and continues through North Ferrisburgh to the lake and back through Hinesburg.

    Meet by the tennis courts at Williston Central School

     

  • 06/16/2019 9:15 am - 06/16/2019 9:16 am

    Leader: Amy Ross, Co-Leader: Mark Benton, Social Ride Leader: Donna Leban

    The 43- and 55-mile rides head out Lake Road and across the bicycle-friendly Champlain Bridge. The 43-mile route (M) stops at Crown Point while the 55-mile route (M) makes a loop on the New York side through Port Henry. The Social Ride begins at the Lake Champlain Maritime museum and finishes with lunch at the Red Mill. Riders planning to do the Social Ride should contact the leader to verify details;

  • 06/22/2019 10:00 am - 06/22/2019 10:01 am

    Introductory Ride for new riders. We will go 12-20 miles at a leisurely pace for folks new to road cycling. Our goal is to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group.

    Event time listed is START TIME. Actual total event time varies depending on riders attending, routes used, daily weather events etc. Typical Introductory rides last approximately 2 hours.

    Leader: Dorothy Pumo, Co-leader: Stuart Bennett

  • 06/23/2019 9:15 am - 06/23/2019 9:16 am

    Leader: Dorothy; Co-Leader: Joyce

    This rolling hill ride (60 M/S) passes through Georgia and Milton before heading to St. Albans Bay for a lunch break and over to Swanton.  The shorter version (40 M) turns around after the lunch stop.  This ride has a short stretch along the shore of the Lamoille River and a longer stretch along Lake Champlain.

    Meet at Jasper Mine Road, off Route 2 heading towards Grand Isle. Parking is limited at the start. Overflow parking is available at the Colchester Park and Ride on Route 7, just north of Chimney Corner (junction of Routes 2 and 7). Allow a few minutes to ride from the Park and Ride to the GMBC ride start.

  • 06/30/2019 8:45 am - 06/30/2019 8:46 am

    Leader: Matt; Co-Leader: Holly; Social Ride Leader: Donna

    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 do the long ride, but at a slower pace.

    Meet at Grand Isle Ferry Parking Lot. Those coming from the Burlington area may consider carpooling from UVM or Dorset Park, South Burlington. Please park in the ferry lot, not the fishing access lot.

  • 07/07/2019 8:30 am - 07/07/2019 8:31 am

    Leader: Phyl; Co-Leader: Bryan

    Meet at 8:30 for the 9AM ferry. (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.

  • 07/14/2019 8:45 am - 07/14/2019 8:46 am

    Leader: Brian; Co-Leader: Matt

    Three options; 23 (E), 38 (M) and 48 (M) miles will travel some familiar roads and some less traveled. The short ride will not ascend to Monkton Ridge but all rides will have some nice descents which, of course can only reached by some nice ascents, none of which are too hard. Lots of food stops available along the way.

  • 07/21/2019 8:45 pm - 07/21/2019 8:46 pm

    Leader: Kerry; Co-Leader: Joanna, Social Ride Leader: Donna

    Head north to Colchester and take the Local Motion bike ferry to the Islands, followed by the Grand Isle Ferry to Plattsburg and ending with the Burlington Ferry. The regular ride is 43 miles (E/M) with some packed gravel but another option is to skip the Local Motion Ferry and take a longer ride on routes 2 and 7 (50 M). Bring money for the ferries.

     

  • 07/28/2019 8:45 am - 07/28/2019 8:46 am

    Leader: Dave; Co-Leader: Joyce

    51 (M) and 64 (M/S) rides on low traffic roads near the Canadian border. The route  crosses the Missisquoi River twice and travels along the shore of Lake Carmi. Meet at the Tracker Supply Co. Parking Lot on Highgate Rd., at exit 20 off I-89.