Kirby Mtn Gravel Ride and Gravel/Mountain Bike Weekend

Please register for this ride here.

Come to the Northeast Kingdom for a weekend of gravel and/or mountain biking. Ride Leaders will be there from Thursday to Monday night, so folks can stay for just Friday and/or Saturday night or arrive earlier/stay later. First come first served for reserving a spot inside Tom and Pat’s house in Lyndonville. (Please vaccinated folks only!) Or there is plenty of camping in the yard. After the ride, drinks at the Tiki Bar! Breakfast at Cafe Lotti — best bacon ever! Potluck BBQ at Pat and Tom’s Saturday night.

There will be one formal GMBC gravel ride. Chances to do other gravel rides and/or mountain bike at Kingdom Trails before it closes for the season.

Kirby Mountain Gravel Ride – Class 2-4 route over Kirby Mountain to one of the most beautiful valleys in the Northeast Kingdom and beyond.  Two variations to get there – one via more class 4 road.  Then both travel along the lovely (pretty flat!) River Road to Gallup Mills and then up over Victory back to 114 and East Burke.

Special GMBC and Richard Tom Foundation Gravel Ride

The routes will be unmarked, and there are no designated food stops or sag support. Maps and cue sheets will be available at the start.
This event is free! Donations to RTF greatly appreciated. GMBC is organizing the event, and RTF will provide post-ride burgers, brats, and soft drinks as a thank you for all the support we have received from the cycling community. BYOB if you want to celebrate with a beer or two – bring extra to share and celebrate as we shift from the outdoor riding season to skiing (and perhaps fat biking) in our wonderful state of Vermont.
We are hoping for good weather and a large turnout! Help us celebrate all that GMBC offers and share the spirit of fun and adventure that Richard Tom exemplified throughout his life!
EVENT DETAILS
– Mass start time: 10:00 a.m. (earlier individual start, modified routes also okay)
– Anticipated finish times: 1:00 – 2:00-ish (gauge your start time accordingly)
– Burger Fest: around 2:00 provided by RTF. Bring a beverage of your choice

Underhill Gravel

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Ride with GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40800407

30 miles, 2,742 ft elevation

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail: Jeffersonville to Morristown

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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.

Stone Walls and Solar Panels

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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

Hinesburg-Monkton Gravel

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Start at the Park-n-Ride in Hinesburg and head south on rolling gravel hills. These are mainly very quiet roads with little traffic! To cut the ride short, there is an easy mid-point turn around where the route touches. Plenty of places to meet  apres ride in that part of Hinesburg also.

Long ride: 41 miles, 3,140 ft elevation

Stone Walls and Solar Panels

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

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail: Jeffersonville to Morristown

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. 

Gravel: Presidential Pedaling

Please pre-register for this ride here.

37 miles (M/S) with almost 3,000 feet of climbing. Ride past the birthplace of President Chester Arthur on a rolling loop through Fairfield and Bakersfield, on gravel and quieter paved roads.

Chester’s Bakery on Route 36 in Fairfield.

NEK Gravel Weekend-Wheeling around Willoughby

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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.