Events

GMBC rides are back! All currently scheduled rides are posted on the Events calendar. We are even trying to have 3 practice crits in July and August–more on that as the permitting process moves along. Pre-registration for all rides is still requested. Please see the links posted for each ride type on the Events calendar below and on the GMBC Listserve ride announcement.

The GMBC executive committee still hopes that our club will be a model for good covid behavior and hopes that everyone on the rides will be fully vaccinated.

  • Please do not ride if you feel sick or have had a known recent exposure to Covid-19. 
  • If you are not completely vaccinated, please keep 6 feet of separation in the parking area and rest stops.
  • Please continue to carry a mask during the ride (in case of a mechanical or a store stop). Even if you are fully vaccinated, stores may continue to require masks and/or other riders who either need or assist with mechanicals may not be fully vaccinated.  The mask is a courtesy to the community and your fellow riders who do not wish to have to operate as “mask police” or check vaccination status.

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  • Open — want to ride?

    Open — want to ride?

    All day
    July 4, 2021

    If you would like to lead a ride on this date, please contact Phyl.

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  • Tues Training Rides

    Tues Training Rides

    All day
    July 6, 2021

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    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 – Parking area has changed to a new lot off Cochran Road, about 3/4 mile east of the ski area. When you sign up, you will get info on the new location.
      Previous parking: 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

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    July 10, 2021

  • Upper Valley Weekend: Randolph Ridge Runner

    Upper Valley Weekend: Randolph Ridge Runner

    9:15 am-9:16 am
    July 10, 2021

    194 Chelsea St, South Royalton, VT 05068, USA

    194 Chelsea St, South Royalton, VT 05068, USA

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    Upper Valley Weekend – Randolph Ridge Runner – This ride twice does a figure eight through different parts of the Upper Valley including a visit to Brookfield and its famous floating bridge with distances of 43 (M/S) and 48 (S) miles.

    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.

  • Gravel: Presidential Pedaling

    Gravel: Presidential Pedaling

    9:15 pm-9:16 pm
    July 10, 2021

    15 N Rd, Fairfield, VT 05455, USA

    15 N Rd, Fairfield, VT 05455, USA

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    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.

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  • Champlain Bridge Ride

    Champlain Bridge Ride

    8:45 am-8:46 am
    July 11, 2021

    50 Monkton Rd, Vergennes, VT 05491, USA

    50 Monkton Rd, Vergennes, VT 05491, USA

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    Champlain Bridge Ride – This ride heads out Lake Road and across the bicycle-friendly Champlain Bridge. The 43-mile route (M) stops at Crown Point while the 55-mile route (M) makes a loop on the New York side through Port Henry.

  • Upper Valley Weekend: Pomfret Perambulations

    Upper Valley Weekend: Pomfret Perambulations

    9:00 am-9:01 am
    July 11, 2021

    194 Chelsea St, South Royalton, VT 05068, USA

    194 Chelsea St, South Royalton, VT 05068, USA

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    Upper Valley Weekend – Pomfret Perambulations – This 50-mile ride (M/S) travels alone the White River before heading through Pomfret and 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

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  • Tues Training Rides

    Tues Training Rides

    All day
    July 13, 2021

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    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 – Parking area has changed to a new lot off Cochran Road, about 3/4 mile east of the ski area. When you sign up, you will get info on the new location.
      Previous parking: 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

    Tues Training Rides

    All day
    July 20, 2021

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    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 – Parking area has changed to a new lot off Cochran Road, about 3/4 mile east of the ski area. When you sign up, you will get info on the new location.
      Previous parking: 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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  • Waitsfield and Waterfalls

    Waitsfield and Waterfalls

    8:45 am-8:46 am
    July 25, 2021

    3951 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673, USA

    3951 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673, USA

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    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. 

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  • Tues Training Rides

    Tues Training Rides

    All day
    July 27, 2021

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    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 – Parking area has changed to a new lot off Cochran Road, about 3/4 mile east of the ski area. When you sign up, you will get info on the new location.
      Previous parking: 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.

  • Practice Crit

    Practice Crit

    5:30 pm-8:00 pm
    July 27, 2021

    101 Watertower Cir, Colchester, VT 05446, USA

    101 Watertower Cir, Colchester, VT 05446, USA

    Please see Practice Crit page for complete information. This is a USA Cycling sanctioned event.

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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.