Upper Valley Weekend: Pomfret Perambulations

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Upper Valley Weekend – Pomfret Perambulations – This 50-mile ride (M/S) travels alone the White River before heading through Pomfret and into Barnard and a stop at the excellent general store by lovely Silver Lake. North Road provides you with some lovely views to the west, then back 107 to 14 to the Royalton green.

Meeting Place: North side of the South Royalton Green

Champlain Bridge Ride

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Champlain Bridge Ride – This ride heads out Lake Road and across the bicycle-friendly Champlain Bridge. The 43-mile route (M) stops at Crown Point while the 55-mile route (M) makes a loop on the New York side through Port Henry.

Gravel: Presidential Pedaling

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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.

Upper Valley Weekend: Randolph Ridge Runner

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Upper Valley Weekend – Randolph Ridge Runner – This ride twice does a figure eight through different parts of the Upper Valley including a visit to Brookfield and its famous floating bridge with distances of 43 (M/S) and 48 (S) miles.

After the ride, cyclists can camp out in South Royalton, stay at an area hotel, or return home.  There is a $10 fee for camping, part of which might be refunded. Talk to Pat and Tom to get more info about the camping.

Wed. Training Rides

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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

Open — want to ride?

If you would like to lead a ride on this date, please contact Phyl.

Sat Training Rides

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.

Way to Weybridge

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64 mile (M) rolling hills from Shelburne through Vergennes and on to Weybridge. There are a number of food options in Vergennes for either the outgoing or return trip or both.

NEK Gravel Weekend-Two Mountain

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NEK Gravel Weekend – Two Mountain Gravel – Class 2, 3 and 4 roads 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 and relatively flat River Road to Gallup Mills and then up over Victory, back to 114 and East Burke.

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. After the ride, drinks at the Tiki Bar.

If parking at Mike’s Tiki Bar is full, then go to the log yard, Kingdom Trails parking just before East Burke. We will meet by the Tiki Bar.