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July
Sun Jul 0 1

Rouse’s Point Rouser

5-7 Gordons Landing, Grand Isle, VT 05458, USA
5-7 Gordons Landing, Grand Isle, VT 05458, USA

Due to the forecasted heat, this ride will meet at 7:45 and start at 8:00 which is an hour earlier than previously scheduled.

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. Please contact Donna for information about the Social Ride which will be different.

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.

Tue Jul 0 3

Tues Training Rides

457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA
457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

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

  • 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.

Other Info

 

 

Wed Jul 0 4

Wed Training Rides

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

Wed Jul 0 4

NEK Weekend-Willoughby Wanderings

606-700 VT-114, East Burke, VT 05832, USA
606-700 VT-114, East Burke, VT 05832, USA

Enjoy a weekend of bike touring in the Northeast Kingdom. You may ride on either Saturday (Moose Country Meandering) or Sunday (Willoughby Wanderings) or do both rides. After the Saturday ride, camping is available at Pat and Tom’s house just outside East Burke; early birds get beds or floor space in the house.   BYOB drinks and/or potluck BBQ for anyone who is interested on Saturday afternoon/evening.  There is also the Tiki Bar in East Burke which is not to be missed.

47-mile (M/S) ride up through Sutton and Barton, along the shore of Lake Willoughby and through part of Willoughby State Forest. A 30-mile version of the ride returns to Burke via Route 5.

Thu Jul 0 5

Upper Pleasant Valley (short course) TBD

1 Cambridge Junction Rd, Jeffersonville, VT 05464, USA
1 Cambridge Junction Rd, Jeffersonville, VT 05464, USA

Results

Timers: P Beliveau, W Hanson

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Sat Jul 0 7

Saturday Training Rides

Cannot determine address at this location.
Cannot determine address at this location.

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
Sun Jul 0 8

Monkton Ridge Ride

56-80 Shelburne Shopping Park, Shelburne, VT 05482, USA
56-80 Shelburne Shopping Park, Shelburne, VT 05482, USA

Leader: Lou; Co-Leader: Dave

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.

Tue Jul 1 0

Tues Training Rides

457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA
457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

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

  • 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.

Other Info

 

 

Tue Jul 1 0

Practice Crit 2

108 Watertower Cir, Colchester, VT 05446, USA
108 Watertower Cir, Colchester, VT 05446, USA

For more information on entry fees, categories, course, times, etc. please see the Practice Crit page.

Wed Jul 1 1

Wed Training Rides

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

Thu Jul 1 2

Dunsmore

3278-3308 Lake Rd, St Albans City, VT 05478, USA
3278-3308 Lake Rd, St Albans City, VT 05478, USA

Timers: C Cowhig, S Cowhig

Results

Fri Jul 1 3

Prouty

63 Lyme Rd, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
63 Lyme Rd, Hanover, NH 03755, USA

This ride takes place in and around Hanover, New Hampshire.

The information below is from their website:

The 37th Annual Prouty will take place on July 13 & 14, 2018. It is a two-day athletic event that raises funds to benefit Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC), one of 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, and the only one in northern New England.

The Prouty™ began in 1982 when four NCCC nurses, inspired by the courage of their patient, Audrey Prouty, committed to cycling 100 miles through the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised stays at Norris Cotton Cancer Center to fund cancer research seeking better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer. Research conducted here makes a difference in the lives of cancer patients all over the world. Money raised also funds patient supportive services that help ease the way for patients and families struggling with cancer.

As founding nurse Patty Carney says: “Everyone knows an Audrey Prouty.”

 

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Sat Jul 1 4

Saturday Training Rides

Cannot determine address at this location.
Cannot determine address at this location.

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
Fri Jul 1 3

Prouty

63 Lyme Rd, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
63 Lyme Rd, Hanover, NH 03755, USA

This ride takes place in and around Hanover, New Hampshire.

The information below is from their website:

The 37th Annual Prouty will take place on July 13 & 14, 2018. It is a two-day athletic event that raises funds to benefit Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC), one of 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, and the only one in northern New England.

The Prouty™ began in 1982 when four NCCC nurses, inspired by the courage of their patient, Audrey Prouty, committed to cycling 100 miles through the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised stays at Norris Cotton Cancer Center to fund cancer research seeking better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer. Research conducted here makes a difference in the lives of cancer patients all over the world. Money raised also funds patient supportive services that help ease the way for patients and families struggling with cancer.

As founding nurse Patty Carney says: “Everyone knows an Audrey Prouty.”

 

Sun Jul 1 5

Willsboro Wanderer

818 Ferry Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445, USA
818 Ferry Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445, USA

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.

Tue Jul 1 7

Tues Training Rides

457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA
457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

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

  • 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.

Other Info

 

 

Wed Jul 1 8

Wed Training Rides

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

Thu Jul 1 9

Westford Village

1 Bixby Hill Rd, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA
1 Bixby Hill Rd, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA

Timers: S Messier

Results

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Sat Jul 2 1

Saturday Training Rides

Cannot determine address at this location.
Cannot determine address at this location.

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
Sun Jul 2 2

Not Quite Quebec

2636 Highgate Rd, St Albans City, VT 05478, USA
2636 Highgate Rd, St Albans City, VT 05478, USA

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.

Tue Jul 2 4

Tues Training Rides

457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA
457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

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

  • 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.

Other Info

 

 

Tue Jul 2 4

Practice Crit 3

108 Watertower Cir, Colchester, VT 05446, USA
108 Watertower Cir, Colchester, VT 05446, USA

For more information on entry fees, categories, course, times, etc. please see the Practice Crit page.

Wed Jul 2 5

Wed Training Rides

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

Thu Jul 2 6

TBD -2

Timers: D Belcher, D Tier

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Sat Jul 2 8

Saturday Training Rides

Cannot determine address at this location.
Cannot determine address at this location.

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
Sat Jul 2 8

Horse Country Ride --Upper Valley Weekend

49-73 S Windsor St, South Royalton, VT 05068, USA
49-73 S Windsor St, South Royalton, VT 05068, USA

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.

Sun Jul 2 9

Double or Triple Ferry Ride

King Street Dock, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
King Street Dock, Burlington, VT 05401, USA

Leader: David; Co-Leader/Social Ride Leader: Donna

Meeting Time: 7:45 for the 8:10 ferry. Bring money for the ferries.

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).

 

Sun Jul 2 9

Pomfret Perambulations-Upper Valley Weekend

49-73 S Windsor St, South Royalton, VT 05068, USA
49-73 S Windsor St, South Royalton, VT 05068, USA

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.

Tue Jul 3 1

Tues Training Rides

457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA
457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

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

  • 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.

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