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.
Wed. Training Rideshttps://www.mapmyride.com/us/south-burlington-vt/gmbc-wednesday-eve-ride-route-103813571Wheeler 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
Sat Training Rideshttps://thegmbc.com/cal/sat-training-rides/
Upper Valley Weekend: Horse Countryhttps://thegmbc.com/touring/RoutesData/GMBC-Horse-Country-Ride.pdfNorth Side of South Royalton Green194 Chelsea St, South Royalton, VT 05068, USA
Register for Upper Valley Weekend – Horse Country Ride – 07/04/2020 (Saturday) (no fee). https://buytickets.at/greenmountainbicycleclub/388926
Upper Valley Weekend – Horse Country Ride – All three rides start in South Royalton. The short ride (26 M) will travel north to Chelsea and return; the medium (40 M/S) continues up Route 110 to the top of the hill in Washington and back; and the long ride (51 S) goes to Chelsea, up to the Vershire Heights, then down into the Connecticut River valley, back through Strafford and Sharon. There is a country stores in Chelsea, and additional ones in West Fairlee and Strafford on the long ride.
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.
Rouse's Point Rouserhttp://thegmbc.com/touring/RoutesData/GMBC-RousesPointRouser2013.pdfGrand Isle Ferry Parking LotGrand Isle, VT Dock, Grand Isle, VT 05458, USA
Register at Rouse’s Point Rouser – 07/05/2020 (Sunday) (no fee) https://buytickets.at/greenmountainbicycleclub/389166
The mostly flat 60-mile (M) loop heads up from Grand Isle over the Rouse’s Point Bridge and down through scenic, low-traffic, lakeside roads in New York and returns via the Grand Isle Ferry. The short ride (50 miles – E/M) circles Isle LaMotte and returns on the Vermont side. The Social Ride will also be the long loop but at a slower pace. Bring money for the Ferry ride back to VT.
Please park in the ferry lot, not the fishing access lot. Let the attendant know that you will be taking the ferry in one direction.
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.