Events

GMBC leadership received an OK from VT State and our insurance provider to reopen at least some scheduled events. On July 4th VP and day touring rides started. Time trials have started and Tuesday evening rides will start on August 11th. Practice Crits and Wednesday evening rides are not likely this year. We must strictly adhere to all the VT State Health guidelines, therefore we have significant changes to our event procedures. These procedures may evolve through the riding season as State and local requirements change.

  •  Do not come if you feel sick or have had a known recent exposure to Covid-19.
  • Online signup is required. Signup information will be in the GMBC Listserv announcement for each ride or event. If you do not subscribe to the Listserv you may look up the announcements here
  • Rides are currently limited to 50 total with no more than 15/group on the road. 
  • Close drafting is not permitted. Six to ten feet of separation (wheel to wheel) is required.
  • You must not “spray” fellow riders when coughing, clearing the nose, etc.
  • You must carry a mask for use before and after the ride, during rest stops, and when assisting with mechanicals. The mask is a courtesy to others in case you unknowingly have the virus: my mask protects you, your mask protects me. You do not need to wear a mask while riding (with the above mentioned correct social distancing). 
  • Bring all your own water, food, bike tire supplies, etc.
  • Due to the virus, some ride leaders have understandably decided not to lead their originally scheduled rides. If replacement leaders are not found, those rides will be cancelled. Please contact Phyl if you would like to volunteer. 
Sat May 0 2

Sat Training Rides

 Specifics for each ride (e.g. mandatory sign-up link, start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list.

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

For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

Sat May 0 2

Almost in Canada Mostly Unpaved

25 miles (M) with over 1,300 feet of climbing on dirt and gravel back roads in Sheldon and Franklin, past many small farms, with great views of Jay Peak and Mt. Mansfield. There are some quiet sections of pavement and short sections on the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail and the railbed that will be part of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail when that trail is completed. Hammerheads can add a leaderless self-guided loop to the far end that would make their ride 47 miles with 2,851 feet of climbing. 

Meeting place: Sheldon, exact location to be announced

Sun May 0 3

Covered Bridges of Chittenden County

Wheeler Natural Area (Dirt Lot)
1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

23 (E), 30 (E/M) and 36 (M) mile options of rolling hills through Shelburne and Charlotte with the longer ride going through Ferrisburgh. Possible food stops include the Old Brick Store in Charlotte or a convenience store in Ferrisburgh for the long ride. Visit up to four of the five covered bridges in Chittenden County – the Shelburne Covered Bridge and the Holmes, Sequin and Quinlin bridges in Charlotte.

Tue May 0 5

Tues Training Rides

Richmond Round Church
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 – 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.

Wed May 0 6

Wed. Training Rides

Wheeler Natural Area (Dirt Lot)
1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

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

Thu May 0 7

Jonesville Short

Timers: D. Barbic, K. Bessett

Sat May 0 9

Sat Training Rides

 Specifics for each ride (e.g. mandatory sign-up link, start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list.

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

For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

Sat May 0 9

Introductory Ride

Wheeler Natural Area (Dirt Lot)
1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

Introductory Ride for new riders. We will go 12-20 miles at a leisurely pace. Our goal is to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group. Please see Introductory Rides for more information about these rides.

Sat May 0 9

Stone Walls and Solar Panels

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 seven miles roundtrip to Poorhouse Pies in Underhill to share a delicious treat.

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

Sun May 1 0

Kingsland Bay

Shelburne Village Shopping Center
20 Shelburne Shopping Park, Shelburne, VT 05482, USA

The 35-mile (E/M) ride rolls from Shelburne through Charlotte to Kingsland Bay Park and returns. The 51-mile (M) ride heads towards Vergennes and climbs to Monkton Ridge, returning through Hinesburg and a 65 (M/S) option heads into Huntington.

Tue May 1 2

Tues Training Rides

Richmond Round Church
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 – 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.

Wed May 1 3

Wed. Training Rides

Wheeler Natural Area (Dirt Lot)
1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

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

Thu May 1 4

South Greenbush 1

S Berry, K Bessett

Sat May 1 6

Sat Training Rides

 Specifics for each ride (e.g. mandatory sign-up link, start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list.

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

For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

Sun May 1 7

Vergennes Voyager

Vergennes Union High School
50 Monkton Rd, Vergennes, VT 05491, USA

26-mile rolling (E) or 39-mile flat to rolling (E/M) rural ride running along Otter Creek to Middlebury for a bakery stop. The longer ride heads toward Kingsland Bay State Park before heading south to Middlebury.

Tue May 1 9

Tues Training Rides

Richmond Round Church
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 – 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.

Tue May 1 9

Practice Crit

Water Tower Circle
101 Watertower Cir, Colchester, VT 05446, USA

Please see Practice Crit page for complete information. This is a USA Cycling sanctioned event.

Wed May 2 0

Wed. Training Rides

Wheeler Natural Area (Dirt Lot)
1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

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

Thu May 2 1

Jonesville 1

K Bessett

Sat May 2 3

Sat Training Rides

 Specifics for each ride (e.g. mandatory sign-up link, start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list.

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

For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

Sat May 2 3

St. Albans Explorer

Georgia Park and Ride
2840 Skunk Hill Rd, Georgia, VT 05478, USA

Light, rolling hills with beautiful views by the lake. The 35-mile (E/M) route goes out to Kill Kare Park and returns while the 50-mile (M) route continues on to Swanton and back. Both rides can break for food at St. Albans Bay.

Tue May 2 6

Tues Training Rides

Richmond Round Church
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 – 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.

Wed May 2 7

Wed. Training Rides

Wheeler Natural Area (Dirt Lot)
1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

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

Thu May 2 8

Huntington 1

K Bessett

Sat May 3 0

Sat Training Rides

 Specifics for each ride (e.g. mandatory sign-up link, start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list.

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

For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

Sat May 3 0

Introductory Ride - 2

Wheeler Natural Area (Dirt Lot)
1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

Introductory Ride for new riders. We will go 12-20 miles at a leisurely pace. Our goal is to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group. Please see Introductory Rides for more information about these rides.

Sun May 3 1

Grand Isles Flats

One of the flattest rides of the season. The 28-mile ride (E/M) circles Grand Isle and includes some dirt. Riders on the 60-mile (M) ride can visit St. Anne’s Shrine (bathrooms and picnic tables but no food) and a fossil bed with a food break at Hero’s Welcome in North Hero.

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.