Events

GMBC is looking forward to having a more normal ride schedule this year. That said, Covid-19 safety practices will remain in force until the VT State of Health says otherwise. Intro rides, touring Rides, VP-Saturday rides, Tuesday training rides, and time trials will be posted on the Events calendar as the schedules are prepared. The status of practice crits and Wednesday evening rides are still in discussion.

We must strictly adhere to all the VT State Health guidelines, specifically mask wearing and social distancing. Our events are outdoors so that takes care of the third major requirement. 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 for contact tracing and data will be kept for 30 days. Signup information will be in the GMBC Listserv announcement and the Events calendar (below) for each ride or event. Please do not sign up more than a few days in advance so your Covid attestations are current as of the ride date.
  • Rides may be 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. Currently, the guidelines require masks even for fully Covid-19 vaccinated individuals.The mask is a courtesy to prevent inadvertent viral transmission. 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. 
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  • Sat Training Rides

    All day
    May 1, 2021

     Specifics for each ride (e.g. mandatory Covid-19 tracking link, start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list usually by Thursday. You may also access the May Covid Tracking form here.

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

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

  • Introductory Ride

    9:45 am-12:00 pm
    May 1, 2021

    1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

    1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

    Click here for covid-19 contact tracing and ride registration (required).

    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.

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  • Tues Training Rides

    All day
    May 4, 2021

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Click here for Covid-19 registration (required).
    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.

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  • Sat Training Rides

    All day
    May 8, 2021

     Specifics for each ride (e.g. mandatory Covid-19 tracking link, start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list usually by Thursday. You may also access the May Covid Tracking form here.

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

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

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  • Tues Training Rides

    All day
    May 11, 2021

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Click here for Covid-19 registration (required).
    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.

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  • Tues Training Rides

    All day
    May 18, 2021

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Click here for Covid-19 registration (required).
    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.

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  • Informal Gravel Ride-GMBC & Richard Tom Foundation

    10:00 am-1:00 pm
    May 22, 2021

    910 Cochran Rd, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    910 Cochran Rd, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    REGISTER for ride.

    The GMBC “VP” ride and the Richard Tom Foundation (RTF) are combining for an informal gravel ride starting from Cochran’s Ski Area. The ride is free, but donations to the Richard Tom Foundation are welcome. Burgers and Brats (courtesy of RTF) available after the ride! BYOB

    It is assumed that the COVID-19 safety precautions (i.e. wearing of masks and social distancing) will still be in force for the State of Vermont in May and all participants are expected to comply with the regulations in place at that time. Register for the ride and complete the Covid-19 attestation here.

    Please contact the organizer, John Williams, for more information.

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  • Tues Training Rides

    All day
    May 25, 2021

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Click here for Covid-19 registration (required).
    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.

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  • Sat Training Rides

    All day
    May 29, 2021

     Specifics for each ride (e.g. mandatory Covid-19 tracking link, start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list usually by Thursday. You may also access the May Covid Tracking form here.

    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 Panels

    9:15 am-9:16 am
    May 29, 2021

    6 Green St, Underhill Center, VT 05490, USA

    6 Green St, Underhill Center, VT 05490, USA

    Click here for Covid-19 contact tracing and ride registration (required).

    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

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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.