Events

GMBC rides are back! All currently scheduled rides are posted on the Events calendar. We are even trying to have 3 practice crits in July and August–more on that as the permitting process moves along. Pre-registration for all rides is still requested. Please see the links posted for each ride type on the Events calendar below and on the GMBC Listserve ride announcement.

The GMBC executive committee still hopes that our club will be a model for good covid behavior and hopes that everyone on the rides will be fully vaccinated.

  • Please do not ride if you feel sick or have had a known recent exposure to Covid-19. 
  • If you are not completely vaccinated, please keep 6 feet of separation in the parking area and rest stops.
  • Please continue to carry a mask during the ride (in case of a mechanical or a store stop). Even if you are fully vaccinated, stores may continue to require masks and/or other riders who either need or assist with mechanicals may not be fully vaccinated.  The mask is a courtesy to the community and your fellow riders who do not wish to have to operate as “mask police” or check vaccination status.

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  • Sat Training Rides

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    September 4, 2021

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  • East of Eden

    East of Eden

    9:15 am-9:16 am
    September 5, 2021

    140 Knowles Flat Rd, Eden, VT 05652, USA

    140 Knowles Flat Rd, Eden, VT 05652, USA

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    Ride 50 or 60 (M/S) miles through the rolling hills around Eden with your choice of a long, gradual climb up Route 105 or a shorter, steeper route on Route 242 up to Jay Peak.

    Eden Central School is on Rt 100 about 1/2 mile south of Rt 118.

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  • Tues Training Rides

    Tues Training Rides

    All day
    September 7, 2021

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Start times vary during the year (because of the sunset)!! Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.
    • 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 ??): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Where to Start, Park, and Ride

    • Parking/Start – Parking area has changed to a new lot off Cochran Road, about 3/4 mile east of the ski area. When you sign up, you will get info on the new location.
      Previous parking: In the field below the Old Round Church in Richmond (see map). Do not park on the paved road next to the Round Church
    • Rides vary. Links to some routes are listed below but become familiar with the roads beforehand in case of separation from the group. If you decide to drop out or change your route, let someone know beforehand.

    For more details, please see Tues Training Rides.

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  • Sat Training Rides

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    September 11, 2021

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  • Century Day

    Century Day

    7:30 am-7:31 am
    September 12, 2021

    1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

    1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    Three rides, all following the same route for the first 25 miles with a food stop in Bristol.  The Metric Century is 62 miles (M) via Bristol and Vergennes.  The full Century is 100 miles (S) traveling down to the Crown Point Bridge and returning through the Champlain Valley.  Those looking for an extra challenge can do the Double Gap Century which is 113 miles and includes the Middlebury and Appalachian Gaps.

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  • Tues Training Rides

    Tues Training Rides

    All day
    September 14, 2021

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Start times vary during the year (because of the sunset)!! Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.
    • 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 ??): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Where to Start, Park, and Ride

    • Parking/Start – Parking area has changed to a new lot off Cochran Road, about 3/4 mile east of the ski area. When you sign up, you will get info on the new location.
      Previous parking: In the field below the Old Round Church in Richmond (see map). Do not park on the paved road next to the Round Church
    • Rides vary. Links to some routes are listed below but become familiar with the roads beforehand in case of separation from the group. If you decide to drop out or change your route, let someone know beforehand.

    For more details, please see Tues Training Rides.

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  • Tues Training Rides

    Tues Training Rides

    All day
    September 21, 2021

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Start times vary during the year (because of the sunset)!! Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.
    • 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 ??): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Where to Start, Park, and Ride

    • Parking/Start – Parking area has changed to a new lot off Cochran Road, about 3/4 mile east of the ski area. When you sign up, you will get info on the new location.
      Previous parking: In the field below the Old Round Church in Richmond (see map). Do not park on the paved road next to the Round Church
    • Rides vary. Links to some routes are listed below but become familiar with the roads beforehand in case of separation from the group. If you decide to drop out or change your route, let someone know beforehand.

    For more details, please see Tues Training Rides.

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  • Sat Training Rides

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    September 25, 2021

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  • New Ride: Northern Islands Interlude

    New Ride: Northern Islands Interlude

    9:45 am-9:46 am
    September 26, 2021

    45 Champlain St, Alburg, VT 05440, USA

    45 Champlain St, Alburg, VT 05440, USA

    Pre-register for this ride here.

    Either of these routes can be ridden by riders of all levels. There are no climbs more than a few feet. The long Rt 2 section is traversed early in the ride to avoid heavier traffic later, and the majority of the later part of the ride heads north to benefit from the normal southerly wind.

    Stores are located near the bridge between North Hero and Alburgh for both rides and in North Hero for the 50 mile ride.

    Ride with GPS (RWGPS) links below allow you to access the route. If you are a GMBC member, your club RWGPS membership will allow you to download offline maps, print cue sheets, and have voice navigation.

    RWGPS link for 50 miler: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37140836

    RWGPS link for 35 miler: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37120931

    (RWGPS requires that you create an account for yourself first. If you are a GMBC member, then go to this link https://ridewithgps.com/auto_approve/Club/7267/lMdWMK6phcW5u5o7 to be approved and then you will see the rides in the club library.)

    Ride to Quebec (Venice en Quebec) cancelled due to Covid border crossing restrictions.

     

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  • Tues Training Rides

    Tues Training Rides

    All day
    September 28, 2021

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Start times vary during the year (because of the sunset)!! Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.
    • 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 ??): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Where to Start, Park, and Ride

    • Parking/Start – Parking area has changed to a new lot off Cochran Road, about 3/4 mile east of the ski area. When you sign up, you will get info on the new location.
      Previous parking: In the field below the Old Round Church in Richmond (see map). Do not park on the paved road next to the Round Church
    • Rides vary. Links to some routes are listed below but become familiar with the roads beforehand in case of separation from the group. If you decide to drop out or change your route, let someone know beforehand.

    For more details, please see Tues Training Rides.

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Everyone, regardless of membership status, must have a signed GMBC Rider Waiver on record to participate in any GMBC event. You only have to sign ONCE a season and then all rides are covered.

Always click refresh (on your browser bar) to be sure that you are seeing the most recent version of all events. This is especially important for race results and cue sheets! Calendar event dates, times and venues are approximate until schedules are finalized in Spring of each year. Ride times listed are MEET TIMES only because the actual ride time will depend on riders, route chosen, changing weather, etc. Evening training ride start times will vary as the sunset time changes and will be earlier in spring and fall and later in midsummer. Saturday (VP) training rides are the opposite and tend to start earlier in midsummer to allow for longer and cooler rides. Check the latest information on the GMBC email list for the most updated information.

Users may change the full calendar view as well as the view on the sidebar menu. Options include: full, week, day, list, 4-day, and posterboard. Tours, time trials, crits, training rides and meetings are each color-coded for easy identification. Clicking on an event will provide full information including a map to the start site and ride leader contact information if relevant. Mouse over (hover) an event to see the same information but with smaller text and no map.

Please report problems with the calendar information to the webmaster. If you would like to have your bicycle-related event in Vermont or upstate New York included on the GMBC calendar, please contact the webmaster.