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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    August 17, 2022 6:00 pm - August 17, 2022 9:00 pm

    Please 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 20, 2022 All day

    Please register for this ride here.

    Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list usually by Thursday.

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

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.


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    August 21, 2022 8:45 am - August 21, 2022 8:46 am

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    Enjoy a scenic tour through the countryside of Waitsfield and Warren with a visit to Moss Glen Falls south of Warren (not the one in Stowe). Turn around at the falls for a 35 mile (M) ride or continue up Middlebury Gap with a stop at Texas Falls before turning around for a 60 mile (M/S) ride.  A stop at the Warren Store is always popular and the general store in Hancock provides an additional respite for those on the long ride. 


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    August 24, 2022 6:00 pm - August 24, 2022 9:00 pm

    Please 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 27, 2022 All day

    Please register for this ride here.

    Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list usually by Thursday.

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

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.


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    August 27, 2022 8:45 am - August 27, 2022 8:45 am

    Please register for this ride here.

    This scenic 30-mile (M) ride goes from Underhill to Cambridge on mostly dirt and gravel roads past a myriad of old stone walls and not so old solar panels. Our midway point is the store at the end of Upper Pleasant Valley Road in Cambridge. If there is sufficient interest, at the end of the ride we can add an extra eight miles roundtrip to Poorhouse Pies in Underhill to share a delicious treat.

    Meeting Place: St. Thomas Church of Underhill, 6 Green Street


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    August 28, 2022 8:45 am - August 28, 2022 8:46 am

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    A tour of pretty villages – a 60-mile (M/S) ride across the Canadian border.  Bring your passport or other required customs document. Also, you must complete the ArriveCAN app information within 72 hrs of entry. See ArriveCAN website for full and most recent information: https://www.canada.ca/en/border-services-agency/services/arrivecan.html).  If you are denied access into Canada, you will need to return to the ride start on your own because the ride leader(s) will continue on with the group. We’ll stop in Mystic for food and pass many farms along the way.  There is some dirt – about 4 miles total - and a couple of hills. A short version of the ride breaks off after Mystic and goes 45 miles.

    Highgate Elementary School, I-89 north to exit 21 in Swanton, take 78 east to Highgate Center, then left on 207 North, Elementary School is on the left.


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    August 31, 2022 6:00 pm - August 31, 2022 9:00 pm

    Please 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

  • September 3, 2022 All day

    Please register for this ride here.

    Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list usually by Thursday.

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

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.


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    September 3, 2022 8:45 am - September 3, 2022 8:46 am

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    The 40-mile (E) ride is completely flat with a packed stone surface.  The return trip will stop at Black Cap Coffee and Beer in Morrisville. 

    Please note this is a Saturday gravel ride.