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. 
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July
Wed Jul 0 1

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 Jul 0 2

Huntington 2

D Rath

Sat Jul 0 4

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 Jul 0 4

Upper Valley Weekend: Horse Country

North Side of South Royalton Green
194 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.

Sun Jul 0 5

Rouse's Point Rouser

Grand Isle Ferry Parking Lot
Grand 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.

 

Sun Jul 0 5

Upper Valley Weekend: Pomfret Perambulations

North Side of South Royalton Green
194 Chelsea St, South Royalton, VT 05068, USA

Register at Upper Valley Weekend – Pomfret Pedaling – 07/05/2020 (Sunday) (no fee). https://buytickets.at/greenmountainbicycleclub/388932

Upper Valley Weekend – Pomfret Perambulations – This 50-mile ride (M/S) heads up Howe Hill, then down the lovely Pomfret Road to West Hartford and the White River. After a climb over the hill to Woodstock, we’ll ride along River Road to pick up Route 12. Another climb will bring you 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

Tue Jul 0 7

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 Jul 0 8

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 Jul 0 9

Dunsmore

S Dupuis, G Van Den Noort

Sat Jul 1 1

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 Jul 1 1

Gravel: Presidential Pedaling

Chester's Bakery, Fairfield, VT
15 N Rd, Fairfield, VT 05455, USA

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.

Register for the ride at Gravel: Presidential Pedaling – 07/11/2020 (Saturday)
https://buytickets.at/greenmountainbicycleclub/392165

Sun Jul 1 2

Willsboro Wanderer

Charlotte Park and Ride
818 Ferry Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445, USA

40 (E/M) and 55 (M/S) options of hilly terrain on low-traffic roads in New York. There are two potential stops for ice cream. Bring money for the ferry and food stops. The shorter version of this ride skips the big hill out of Willsboro.

8:30 for the 9:00 ferry

Meeting Place: Old Champlain Flyer parking lot, Ferry Road, Charlotte, NOT the ferry parking lot

Register for the ride at Willsboro Wanderer – 07/12/2020 (Sunday)
https://buytickets.at/greenmountainbicycleclub/392166

Tue Jul 1 4

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 Jul 1 4

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 Jul 1 5

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 Jul 1 6

South Greenbush 3

J Bertelsen, T Dworshak

Sat Jul 1 8

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 Jul 1 8

Almost in Canada

Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail, Sheldon
25 Severance Rd, Sheldon, VT 05483, USA

Almost in Canada, Mostly Unpaved – 43 (M/S) miles of mixed terrain including gravel back roads, a short section of Class IV road, pavement, rail trail and abandoned rail bed with 2,500 feed of climbing.

https://buytickets.at/greenmountainbicycleclub/395165

Sun Jul 1 9

Grand Isles Flats

Folsom School, South Hero
75 South St, South Hero, VT 05486, USA

Please note this ride CHANGE from the originally scheduled ride for this date.

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.

https://buytickets.at/greenmountainbicycleclub/395164

Tue Jul 2 1

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 Jul 2 2

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 Jul 2 3

Jonesville 3

J Witmer

Sat Jul 2 5

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 Jul 2 6

Not Quite Quebec

Tractor Supply Company, St Albans
2636 Highgate Rd, St. Albans Town, VT 05478, USA

51 (M) and 64 (M/S) rides on low traffic roads near the Canadian border. The route crosses the Missisquoi River twice and travels along the shore of Lake Carmi.

Please use the sign-in link below if you want to do the ride.  If you change your mind, it would be great if you could contact the ride leader to let him know.  Also, please note that there is only one leader for this ride.
https://buytickets.at/greenmountainbicycleclub/396860

Tue Jul 2 8

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 Jul 2 9

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 Jul 3 0

Huntington 3

J Williams

Results

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.