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. 
< 2020 >
September 13 - September 19
  • 13
    09/13/2020

    Century Day

    7:30 am-7:35 am
    September 13, 2020
    Wheeler Natural Area (Dirt Lot)
    1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

    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.

  • 14
    09/14/2020
    No events
  • 15
    09/15/2020

    Tues Training Rides

    All day
    September 15, 2020
    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.

  • 16
    09/16/2020

    Wed. Training Rides

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    September 16, 2020
    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

  • 17
    09/17/2020
    No events
  • 18
    09/18/2020
    No events
  • 19
    09/19/2020

    Sat Training Rides

    12:00 am
    September 19, 2020

     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.

    Stone Walls and Solar Farms

    9:00 am-9:16 am
    September 19, 2020
    St. Thomas Church of Underhill
    6 Green St, Underhill Center, VT 05490, USA

    Gravel Ride: 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.

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.