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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August
Sun Aug 0 1

Covered Bridges of Franklin and Lamoille County

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

Please pre-register for this ride here.

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. There is also a grocery store in Montgomery.

Tue Aug 0 3

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 – 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.

Wed Aug 0 4

Wed. Training Rides

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

Please pre-register for this ride here.

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 5

Dunsmore

Pre-register for this TT here.

Timers: M & W Clifton

Results

Sat Aug 0 7

Sat Training Rides

Sun Aug 0 8

Buck Hollow and Beyond

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

Please pre-register for this ride here.

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 0

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 – 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.

Tue Aug 1 0

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 1

Wed. Training Rides

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

Please pre-register for this ride here.

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 2

Jonesville 4

Pre-register for this TT here.

Timer: K Bessett

Results

Sat Aug 1 4

Sat Training Rides

Sun Aug 1 5

Northeast Kingdom Adventure

Caspian Lake Public Beach
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).

Tue Aug 1 7

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 – 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.

Wed Aug 1 8

Wed. Training Rides

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

Please pre-register for this ride here.

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 9

Huntington 3

Pre-register for this TT here.

Timer: K Bessett

Results

Sat Aug 2 1

Sat Training Rides

Tue Aug 2 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 – 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.

Tue Aug 2 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 2 5

Wed. Training Rides

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

Please pre-register for this ride here.

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 6

Bolton Hill Climb

Pre-register for this TT here.

Timers: R Phillips, D White

Results

Sat Aug 2 8

Sat Training Rides

Sat Aug 2 8

CANCELED: NEK Weekend-Kingdom Lake View

Island Pond Fishing Access
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.

Sun Aug 2 9

CANCELED: NEK Weekend-Willoughby Wanderings

Mike's Tiki Bar parking
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.

Tue Aug 3 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 – 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.