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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August
Sat Aug 0 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.

Sun Aug 0 2

Northeast Kingdom Adventure

Caspian Lake Public Beach
125 Beach Rd, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

This 54-mile (M/S) ride explores re the southeast corner of the Northeast Kingdom, an area in transition from dairy farms to its next chapter. Interesting attractions include Currier’s Market in Glover (mile 34) with its impressive taxidermy collection and the Museum of Every Day Life and its new exhibit, “Knots” (mile 40). If you’d like to stop for tea at Perennial Pleasures (mile 49.6), reservations should be made in advance. There are stores available in Greensboro, Craftsbury (mile 8), Barton (mile 31), Glover (mile 34), and Greensboro Bend (mile 46).

Ride map will be posted when available.

Tue Aug 0 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 Aug 0 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 Aug 0 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 Aug 0 6

Jeffersonville North

S Messier

Sat Aug 0 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 Aug 0 8

Dirt Road version of Covered Bridges of Chittenden County

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

38 (M) miles. 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 using mostly dirt roads. 

Sun Aug 0 9

Buck Hollow and Beyond

Milton High School
17 Rebecca Lander Dr, Milton, VT 05468, USA

The 40-mile (M) route goes north to Fairfax, through Buck Hollow into Fairfield, returning via St. Albans.  The longer loop (58 M/S) continues into Sheldon.  There are potential food stops in St. Albans, Georgia and Fairfax.

Tue Aug 1 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 Aug 1 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 Aug 1 3

Jonesville 4

K Bessett

Sat Aug 1 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 Aug 1 6

Covered Bridges of Franklin and Lamoille County

Jeffersonville Fish and Wildlife Access
2-8 Vermont Rte 108, Jeffersonville, VT 05464, USA

The hilly 41-mile loop (M) goes through Eden and Johnson, while the 55-mile ride (M/S) passes more covered bridges in Montgomery Center, returning through Bakersfield. The Blue Bike Café in Montgomery is a great stop for espresso and pastries.

Tue Aug 1 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.

Tue Aug 1 8

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 Aug 1 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 Aug 2 0

Bolton Hill Climb

R Phillips

Sat Aug 2 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.

Sun Aug 2 3

Waitsfield and Waterfalls

Waitsfield Elementary School
3951 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673, USA

Enjoy a scenic tour through the countryside of Waitsfield and Warren with a visit to Moss Glen Falls south of Warren (not the one in Stowe). Turn around at the falls for a 35 mile (M) ride or continue up Middlebury Gap with a stop at Texas Falls before turning around for a 60 mile (M/S) ride.  A stop at the Warren Store is always popular and the general store in Hancock provides an additional respite for those on the long ride. 

Tue Aug 2 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 Aug 2 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

Sat Aug 2 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 Aug 2 9

Northeast Kingdom Weekend

Rides will be held on both days. You may participate in one or both. Ride information will be posted when available.

Camping is available at Pat and Tom’s house just outside East Burke; early birds get beds or floor space in the house.   BYOB drinks and/or potluck BBQ for anyone who is interested on Saturday afternoon/evening.  There is also the Tiki Bar in East Burke which is not to be missed.

Sat Aug 3 0

Northeast Kingdom Weekend

Rides will be held on both days. You may participate in one or both. Ride information will be posted when available.

Camping is available at Pat and Tom’s house just outside East Burke; early birds get beds or floor space in the house.   BYOB drinks and/or potluck BBQ for anyone who is interested on Saturday afternoon/evening.  There is also the Tiki Bar in East Burke which is not to be missed.

Sun Aug 3 0

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail: Jeffersonville to Morristown

LVRT trailhead near Smuggler's Notch Distillery
5087 VT-15, Jeffersonville, VT 05464, USA

The 40-mile (E) ride is completely flat with a packed stone surface.  The return trip will stop at Black Cap Coffee and Beer in Morrisville. 

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.