Covered Bridges of Franklin and Lamoille County

08/13/2017 8:45 am - 08/13/2017 8:46 am
1-7 Vermont Rte 108, Jeffersonville, VT 05464, USA 1-7 Vermont Rte 108, Jeffersonville, VT 05464, USA

Leader: Phil; Co-Leader: Tom

The hilly 41-mile loop (M) goes through Eden and Johnson, while the 55-mile ride (M/S) passes more covered bridges in Montgomery Center, returning through Bakersfield.

Jeffersonville Fish and Wildlife Access (3/10th mile north of Route 15 and Route 108 intersection, across the bridge).

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  • 05/26/2018 9:45 am - 05/26/2018 9:46 am

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

    Leader: Kerry, Co-leader: George

    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.

  • 06/03/2018 9:15 am - 06/03/2018 9:16 am

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

    One of the flattest rides of the season with a food break at the 20-mile mark.  The 28-mile ride (E/M) circles Grand Isle and includes some dirt.  The pace will be more casual than the long ride.  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.  Unlike other GMBC rides, this one splits between the short and long at the beginning.

    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.

  • 06/09/2018 10:00 am - 06/09/2018 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: Kevin Batson, Co-leader: Holly Creeks

  • 06/10/2018 9:15 am - 06/10/2018 9:16 am

    Leader: Tom Kennedy; Co-Leader: Glen Brooks; Social Ride Leader: Donna Leban

    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. The social ride will be a less hilly alternative route.

    Meet by the tennis courts at Williston Central School

     

  • 06/17/2018 9:15 am - 06/17/2018 9:16 am

    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

  • 06/23/2018 10:00 am - 06/23/2018 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: John Bertelsen, Co-leader: Karla Ferrelli

  • 06/24/2018 9:15 am - 06/24/2018 9:16 am

    Leader: Dave; 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.

  • 07/01/2018 8:45 am - 07/01/2018 8:46 am

    Leader: Brian; Co-Leader: Matt; 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. Both the leader and co-leader will ride the long loop.

    Meet at Grand Isle Ferry Parking Lot. Those coming from the Burlington area may consider carpooling from UVM or Dorset Park, South Burlington.

  • 07/08/2018 8:45 am - 07/08/2018 8:46 am

    Leader: Lou; Co-Leader: Holly

    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.

  • 07/15/2018 8:30 am - 07/15/2018 8:31 am

    Leader: Kevin; Co-Leader: Phyl

    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.

  • 07/22/2018 8:45 am - 07/22/2018 8:46 am

    Leader: Dave; Co-Leader: Joyce

    51 (M) and 64 (M/S) rides on low traffic roads near the Canadian border. This is a reworking of our old Almost to Canada ride which eliminates some of the higher traffic roads while crossing the Missisquoi River twice and travelling along the shore of Lake Carmi. Meet at the Tracker Supply Co. Parking Lot on Highgate Rd.

  • 07/28/2018 9:15 am - 07/28/2018 9:16 am

    Leader: Pat; Co-Leader: Tom

    All 3 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 CT river valley, back through Strafford and Sharon to S. Royalton. There are two country stores in Chelsea, and additional ones in W. Fairlee and Strafford on the long ride. Meet at the North side of the South Royalton Green.

    After the ride, cyclists may 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.

  • 07/29/2018 7:45 am - 07/29/2018 7:46 am

    Social Ride Leader: Donna

    This ride starts with the ferry to Port Kent and heads north to the recreation path through the Old Air Base into Plattsburgh. From Plattsburgh, riders will take the ferry across to Grand Isle and down to South Hero. Riders then have the option of taking the Local Motion ferry to Colchester and the Burlington Bike Path (43 E/M with packed gravel) or following the Champlain Bikeway on Routes 2 and 7 (50 M). Bring money for the ferries. Meet at 7:45 to catch the 8:10 ferry.

  • 07/29/2018 9:00 am - 07/29/2018 9:01 am

    Leader: Bryan; Co-Leaders: Pat and Tom

    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. Meet on the north side of South Royalton Green.

    The day before the ride, cyclists may camp out in South Royalton or stay at an area hotel. 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.