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.

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    July 28, 2021 6:00 pm - July 28, 2021 8:30 pm

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    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

  • July 31, 2021 All day

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    August 1, 2021 8:45 am - August 1, 2021 8:46 am

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    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. The Blue Bike Café in Montgomery is a great stop for espresso and pastries. There is also a grocery store in Montgomery.


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    August 4, 2021 6:00 pm - August 4, 2021 8:30 pm

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    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

  • August 7, 2021 All day

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    August 8, 2021 8:45 am - August 8, 2021 8:46 am

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    The 40-mile (M) route goes north to Fairfax, through Buck Hollow into Fairfield, returning via St. Albans.  The longer loop (58 M/S) continues into Sheldon.  There are potential food stops in St. Albans, Georgia and Fairfax.


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    August 11, 2021 6:00 pm - August 11, 2021 8:30 pm

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    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

  • August 14, 2021 All day

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    August 15, 2021 8:45 am - August 15, 2021 8:46 am

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    This 54-mile (M/S) ride explores re the southeast corner of the Northeast Kingdom, an area in transition from dairy farms to its next chapter. Interesting attractions include the Museum of Every Day Life and its new exhibit, "Knots" (mile 40). If you'd like to stop for tea at Perennial Pleasures (mile 49.6), reservations should be made in advance. There are stores available in Greensboro, Craftsbury (mile 8), Barton (mile 31), Glover (mile 34), and Greensboro Bend (mile 46).


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    August 18, 2021 6:00 pm - August 18, 2021 8:30 pm

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    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