Wed Training Rides

09/13/2017 All day
Repeat every week on Wednesday until 11/01/2017
Wheeler Natural Area (dirt parking lot)
1707-1713 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

The GMBC Wednesday evening rides start and finish in South Burlington, Wheeler Dirt Lot (see map) and travel through Shelburne and Charlotte. Groups (12 or fewer) form based on estimated average speed. The emphasis is on sharing the road and riding responsibly while getting a good workout on the bike. All groups ride the same route each week; the fastest group starts first. Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list.

Are these rides for me? These rides are recommended for people with some experience riding in a group. Serious effort (within each individual’s ability) is expected, but these rides are for anyone who likes a good workout and is able to maintain at least a 15 mph average, i.e. non-racers welcome! Faster groups are likely to have some individuals driving the pace and they may not regroup. Riders off the pace may drop back and ride with the following group. The last group will usually regroup at a few key points and usually tries to avoid leaving anyone behind. If you want a faster, strictly racer/hammerhead ride, consider the Tuesday Evening Training Ride.

Average speed guidelines:

  • Group A:  average speed 20-22+ mph
  • Group B:  average speed 17-20+ mph
  • Group C:  average speed 15-17 mph with regrouping at key locations

Route28.1 mi / 450 ft ascent. Route may be shortened or changed in early and late seasons.

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

Disclaimer: Ride at your own risk.  GMBC provides guidance on safe group riding and sharing the road, but assumes no liability.  It is your responsibility to know and adhere to Vermont laws.

GMBC is volunteer-based and sometimes volunteers cannot make the ride.  This may lead to groups not being formed and the lack of regrouping points on the ride.  We encourage you to talk before the ride, form groups, talk about safety and have a great ride!

  • Start: Wheeler Dirt Lot on Swift St, South Burlington (see map)
  • Park: Usually in the lot unless another event moves us closer to Cairn’s Arena

Questions? Send John an email

Related upcoming events

  • 05/02/2017 All day

    Looking for a weekly training ride to get the blood pumping?  The GMBC Tuesday evening training rides travel through Richmond, Hinesburg, Huntington and Williston mostly on roads with light to mild traffic.

    Is this training ride for me?  Tuesday's ride is for racers and/or  hammer-heads.  If you can maintain 18+ mph for 1.5+ hours, you'll be fine.  There will be areas of pace-line at 25+ mph on flats and regrouping points.  Consider the Wednesday night ride if this ride is not to your liking.

    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

    Disclaimer: Ride at your own risk.  GMBC provides guidance on safe group riding and sharing the road, but assumes no liability.  It is your responsibility to know and adhere to Vermont laws.

    GMBC is volunteer-based and sometimes volunteers cannot make the ride.  This may lead to groups not being formed and the lack of regrouping points on the ride.  We encourage you to talk before the ride, form groups, talk about safety and have a great ride!

    Where to Start, Park, and Ride

    • Start at the field below the Old Round Church in Richmond (see map)
    • Parking is limited at the Round Church. Please keep the noise down so as not to disturb the nearby house. Alternate parking includes the Richmond Park and Ride, the US Post Office, Town Center and Volunteer's Green
    • 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.

    Other Info

     

     

  • 05/04/2017 6:30 pm - 05/04/2017 8:00 pm
    No additional details for this event.
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    05/06/2017 All day

    The GMBC Saturday (VP) rides are longer rides compared to the evening training rides. Routes vary each week and often have significant climbs. Groups (12 or fewer) form based on estimated average speed. The emphasis is on sharing the road and riding responsibly while getting a good workout on the bike. Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list.

    Are these rides for me? These rides are recommended for people with some experience riding in a group. Serious effort (within each individual's ability) is expected, but these rides are for anyone who likes a good workout and is able to maintain at least a 15 mph average, i.e. non-racers welcome! The riders regroup at a few key points and usually try to avoid leaving anyone behind. If you want a faster, strictly racer/hammerhead ride, consider the Tuesday Evening Training Ride.  Another alternative for both fast riders who want a break from climbing App Gap, as well as riders who prefer a more moderate pace and distance are the Touring Rides (usually on Sundays). Touring rides typically become longer and have more climbing as the season progresses.

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

    Disclaimer: Ride at your own risk.  GMBC provides guidance on safe group riding and sharing the road, but assumes no liability.  It is your responsibility to know and adhere to Vermont laws.

    GMBC is volunteer-based and sometimes volunteers cannot make the ride.  This may lead to groups not being formed and the lack of regrouping points on the ride.  We encourage you to talk before the ride, form groups, talk about safety and have a great ride!

    • Questions? Send John an email
  • 05/07/2017 9:45 am - 05/07/2017 9:46 am

    Cue sheet

    Leader: Dorothy; Co-leader: Kevin

    Covered Bridges of Chittenden County – 23 (E), 30 (E/M) and 36 (M) mile options of rolling hills through Shelburne and Charlotte with the longer ride going through Ferrisburgh.  Possible food stops include the Old Brick Store in Charlotte (no bathrooms) or a convenience store in Ferrisburgh for the long ride. Visit up to four of the five covered bridges in Chittenden County - the Shelburne Covered Bridge and the Holmes, Sequin and Quinlin bridges in Charlotte.

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  • 06/01/2017 6:30 pm - 06/01/2017 8:00 pm

    Timers: K Bessett, D Rath

  • 06/08/2017 6:30 pm - 06/08/2017 9:22 pm

    Timers: K Bessett, S Messier

  • 06/15/2017 6:30 pm - 06/15/2017 8:00 pm

    Timers: K Bessett, B Dillon

  • 06/22/2017 6:30 pm - 06/22/2017 8:00 pm

    Timers: K Bessett, C & J Willsey

    (Special instructions)

  • 06/29/2017 6:30 pm - 06/29/2017 8:00 pm

    Timers: K Bessett, D White

  • 07/06/2017 6:30 pm - 07/06/2017 8:00 pm

    Timers: C & S Cowhig

  • 07/13/2017 6:30 pm - 07/13/2017 8:00 pm

    Timers: B Anderson, J Bertelsen

    Location information not yet available, contact organizer for more information.

  • 07/20/2017 6:30 pm - 07/20/2017 8:00 pm

    Timers: J Davies, R Phillips

    Course information is not yet available. Please contact organizer for additional information.

  • 07/27/2017 6:30 pm - 07/27/2017 8:00 pm

    Timers: P Dodds, S Messier

  • 08/03/2017 6:30 pm - 08/03/2017 8:00 pm

    Timers: D Barbic, S Fleming

    (Special instructions)

  • 08/10/2017 6:30 pm - 08/10/2017 8:00 pm

    Timers: B Bailey, P Beliveau

  • 08/17/2017 6:30 pm - 08/17/2017 8:00 pm

    Timers: A Lesage, J Williams

  • 08/24/2017 6:30 pm - 08/24/2017 8:00 pm

    Timers: M Hammond, G Van Den Noort

  • 09/17/2017 7:30 am - 09/17/2017 7:31 am

    Leader: Kevin; Co-Leader: TBD; Metric Century Leader: Lou

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  • 10/01/2017 10:00 am - 10/01/2017 10:01 am

    Unofficial touring rides have no designated leaders or route. Route is determined by riders who show up that day at the suggested starting location and time.

  • 10/08/2017 10:00 am - 10/08/2017 10:01 am

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    Unofficial touring rides have no designated leaders or route. Route is determined by riders who show up that day at the suggested starting location and time.

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