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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  • Tues Training Rides

    All day
    August 3, 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

    All day
    August 10, 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

    5:30 pm-8:00 pm
    August 10, 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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  • Northeast Kingdom Adventure

    8:45 am-8:46 am
    August 15, 2021

    125 Beach Rd, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

    125 Beach Rd, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    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 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).

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  • Tues Training Rides

    All day
    August 17, 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

    All day
    August 24, 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

    5:30 pm-8:00 pm
    August 24, 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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  • Sat Training Rides

    All day
    August 28, 2021

  • CANCELED: NEK Weekend-Kingdom Lake View

    9:15 am-9:16 am
    August 28, 2021

    Island Pond Fish and Wildlife Access, VT 05846, USA

    Island Pond Fish and Wildlife Access, VT 05846, USA

    We are sorry to announce that all rides for the NEK weekend are canceled this year.

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    NOTE: The ride currently listed is changed from the originally posted ride.

    Day 1 (Saturday) of the weekend event is Kingdom Lake View (50 miles).

    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.

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  • CANCELED: NEK Weekend-Willoughby Wanderings

    9:00 am-9:01 am
    August 29, 2021

    44 Belden Hill Rd, East Burke, VT 05832, USA

    44 Belden Hill Rd, East Burke, VT 05832, USA

    We are sorry to announce that all rides for the NEK weekend are canceled for this year.

    Please pre-register for this ride here.

    NEK weekend – Day 2 – Willoughby Wanderings – 47-mile (M/S) ride up through Sutton and Barton, along the shore of Lake Willoughby and through part of Willoughby State Forest.  A 30-mile (M) version of the ride returns to Burke via Route 5.

    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.

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  • Tues Training Rides

    All day
    August 31, 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.

    

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.