GMBC offers a free weekly time trial series that dates back to the 1970s! It is a low-key competitive event that is open to the public. The events take place every Thursday evening from early May to early September–with the exception of the last two weeks in April when they are on Friday evenings. Nearly every week a different course is visited, and courses exist in the counties of Chittenden, Addison and Lamoille. They range from flat(ish), to hilly, to mostly uphill.
The events start at 6:30 pm (unless otherwise noted), and to sign-up, just show up! We recommend that you show up at least 1/2 hour early so you have time to get the bike in order and to warm-up. The start-interval is one minute (in other words, every minute one rider will start), and once you’re underway, the goal is to ride as hard as you can for the length of the course and have nothing left at the finish. It’s as easy as that!
Wear your helmet at all times, share the road, be mindful of traffic, and understand that we cannot be a burden on traffic flow. Failure to adhere to these rules could result in the closing of a course due to complaints from local residents. Please find a bathroom prior to arriving, NOT at the race venue. Please remember that the roads are open to traffic and you are riding at your own risk.
Scroll down for a list of the 2017 weekly races. For more information, contact Kevin Bessett.
GMBC members who race in 3 specifically designated courses compete in the Championship series.
Support Local Businesses
Local support is critical to the survival of the time trial series. Please consider showing your support of local businesses by stopping in the local store or bakery to pick up a drink or tasty treat to celebrate your big effort.
Your fastest average speed at the Huntington, So. Greenish and Jonesville courses will be averaged together to come up with an overall average speed for all three courses. Club Champions are the fastest male and female in each age category. There is also an overall fastest male and female.
Each course is scheduled three times during the season, so if you had a bad ride at one course, you have two more opportunities to get in a better ride!
Awards are handed out at the annual club pot-luck & meeting in November.
Anyone can ride a championship course time trial, but only GMBC members are eligible to compete for awards (important note: if you are not a member by June 1st you will not be eligible to compete in the series).
2017 Weekly Schedule
Additional details, including race results are posted in Events as they become available. Last minute changes to the schedule due to weather or unexpected road repairs are announced through the GMBC email list. If you prefer to see the 2017 Schedule in the table format used in previous years click here, but please note that the older format will not reformat for smartphones or tablets and some links may not function properly. Use the back button on your browser to return to this page.
K Bessett, S Dupuis
K Bessett, J Oakley, J Witmer
K Bessett, D Ambio
K Bessett, D Rath
K Bessett, S Messier
K Bessett, B. Dillon
K Bessett, C & J Willey
K Bessett, D White
C & S Cowhig