NEK Gravel Weekend-Wheeling around Willoughby

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June 27, 2021 9:30 am - 9:31 am

NEK Gravel Weekend-Wheeling around Willoughby

Lake Willoughby, North End parking
Address: 67 Songadeewin Ln, Barton, VT 05822, USA

Click here for Covid-19 tracing and ride registration (required).

This is a lovely ride on gravel roads, including both class 4 and a CCC road through Willoughby State Forest. It starts at the north end of Lake Willoughby, traveling counterclockwise around the lake. The route heads to the west side of the lake and then by Wheeler Mountain on a Class 4 road, goes out to Route 5 briefly, and then the CCC road through the state forest to Route 5A. After a steep climb up to Newark Pond, the route climbs more on a Class 4 road up and down to Long Pond and back out to Lake Willoughby. Swimming at the lake afterwards.

For Friday and/or Saturday night, cyclists can stay at Tom and Pat's house in Lyndonville, just outside of East Burke. Vaccinated folks can lobby early for a spot inside the house but there is plenty of camping in the yard.

Related upcoming events

  • May 15, 2021 All day

     Specifics for each ride (e.g. mandatory Covid-19 tracking link, start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list usually by Thursday. You may also access the May Covid Tracking form here.

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

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

  • May 15, 2021 9:45 am - May 15, 2021 12:00 pm

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    Introductory Ride for new riders. We will go 12-20 miles at a leisurely pace. Our goal is to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group. Please see Introductory Rides for more information about these rides.

  • May 15, 2021 9:45 am - May 15, 2021 9:46 am

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    25 miles (M) with over 1,300 feet of climbing on dirt and gravel back roads in Sheldon and Franklin, past many small farms, with great views of Jay Peak and Mt. Mansfield. There are some quiet sections of pavement and short sections on the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail and the railbed that will be part of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail when that trail is completed. Hammerheads can add a leaderless self-guided loop to the far end that would make their ride 47 miles with 2,851 feet of climbing. 

    Meeting place: Sheldon, exact location to be announced

  • May 16, 2021 9:16 am - May 16, 2021 9:16 am

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    The 35-mile (E/M) ride rolls from Shelburne through Charlotte to Kingsland Bay Park and returns. The 51-mile (M) ride heads towards Vergennes and climbs to Monkton Ridge, returning through Hinesburg and a 65 (M/S) option heads into Huntington.

    Please confirm with Donna if you are planning on the Social Ride version of this ride.

  • May 19, 2021 All day

    Click here for Covid attestation and May ride registration (required).

    Start times vary during the year (because of the sunset)!! Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season. Check GMBC email list for current start time.

    • 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 24 October): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Visit Wed Training Rides for additional information.

    Questions? Send John an email

  • May 22, 2021 All day

     Specifics for each ride (e.g. mandatory Covid-19 tracking link, start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list usually by Thursday. You may also access the May Covid Tracking form here.

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

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

  • May 22, 2021 10:00 am - May 22, 2021 1:00 pm

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    The GMBC "VP" ride and the Richard Tom Foundation (RTF) are combining for an informal gravel ride starting from Cochran's Ski Area. The ride is free, but donations to the Richard Tom Foundation are welcome. Burgers and Brats (courtesy of RTF) available after the ride! BYOB

    It is assumed that the COVID-19 safety precautions (i.e. wearing of masks and social distancing) will still be in force for the State of Vermont in May and all participants are expected to comply with the regulations in place at that time. Register for the ride and complete the Covid-19 attestation here.

    Please contact the organizer, John Williams, for more information.

  • May 23, 2021 9:15 am - May 23, 2021 9:16 am

    Click here for Covid-19 contact tracing and ride registration (required).

    One of the flattest rides of the season. The 28-mile ride (E/M) circles Grand Isle and includes some dirt. Riders on the 60-mile (M) ride can visit St. Anne's Shrine (bathrooms and picnic tables but no food) and a fossil bed with a food break at Hero’s Welcome in North Hero.

    Please confirm with Donna if you are planning on the Social Ride version of this ride.

  • May 26, 2021 All day

    Click here for Covid attestation and May ride registration (required).

    Start times vary during the year (because of the sunset)!! Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season. Check GMBC email list for current start time.

    • 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 24 October): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Visit Wed Training Rides for additional information.

    Questions? Send John an email

  • May 29, 2021 All day

     Specifics for each ride (e.g. mandatory Covid-19 tracking link, start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list usually by Thursday. You may also access the May Covid Tracking form here.

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

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.