Events

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 and boosted.

  • 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 that still requests masks).

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  • Sat Training Rides

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    October 1, 2022

    Please register for this ride here.

    Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list usually by Thursday.

    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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  • Touring, ‘unofficial’, Fall-1

    Touring, ‘unofficial’, Fall-1

    9:30 am-10:00 am
    October 2, 2022

    195 Central School Dr, Williston, VT 05495, USA

    195 Central School Dr, Williston, VT 05495, USA

    Please register for this ride here.

    Meet at 9:30 at Williston Central School for an informal ride. Route and distance will be determined by those who show up.

    Informal touring ride. Touring rides in April and October do not have assigned leaders, do not have a planned route and do not require advance sign-ups (because no one is “in charge”. Due to often unpredictable weather during those months, distance and route is determined by whomever shows up. Only the start/meeting site is predetermined. There may be one or more groups and/or destinations.

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  • Tues Training Rides – Oct

    Tues Training Rides – Oct

    All day
    October 4, 2022

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Please register for rides here.

    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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  • Wed. Training Rides – Oct

    Wed. Training Rides – Oct

    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    October 5, 2022

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

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

    Please 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. Verify route with ride leader (sunset may shorten the route).
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Visit Wed Training Rides for additional information.

    Questions? Send John an email

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  • Sat Training Rides

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    October 8, 2022

    Please register for this ride here.

    Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list usually by Thursday.

    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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  • Touring, ‘unofficial’, Fall-2

    Touring, ‘unofficial’, Fall-2

    9:30 am-10:00 am
    October 9, 2022

    75 South St, South Hero, VT 05486, USA

    75 South St, South Hero, VT 05486, USA

    Please register for this ride here.

    Meet at 9:30 at Folsom School in South Hero for an informal ride. Route and distance will be determined by those who show up.

    Informal touring ride. Touring rides in April and October do not have assigned leaders, do not have a planned route and do not require advance sign-ups (because no one is “in charge”. Due to often unpredictable weather during those months, distance and route is determined by whomever shows up. Only the start/meeting site is predetermined. There may be one or more groups and/or destinations.

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  • Tues Training Rides – Oct

    Tues Training Rides – Oct

    All day
    October 11, 2022

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Please register for rides here.

    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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  • Wed. Training Rides – Oct

    Wed. Training Rides – Oct

    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    October 12, 2022

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

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

    Please 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. Verify route with ride leader (sunset may shorten the route).
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Visit Wed Training Rides for additional information.

    Questions? Send John an email

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  • Sat Training Rides

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    October 15, 2022

    Please register for this ride here.

    Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list usually by Thursday.

    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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  • Touring, ‘unofficial’, Fall-3

    Touring, ‘unofficial’, Fall-3

    9:30 am-10:00 am
    October 16, 2022

    90 VT-15, Jericho, VT 05465, USA

    90 VT-15, Jericho, VT 05465, USA

    Please register for this ride here.

    This Sunday we’ll be meeting at 9:30 at Jericho Elementary School.  The route and distance will be determined after much shaking of heads, staring at feet, and muttering “I dunno.  Where do you want to go?”

    Informal touring ride. Touring rides in April and October do not have assigned leaders, do not have a planned route and do not require advance sign-ups (because no one is “in charge”. Due to often unpredictable weather during those months, distance and route is determined by whomever shows up. Only the start/meeting site is predetermined. There may be one or more groups and/or destinations.

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  • Tues Training Rides – Oct

    Tues Training Rides – Oct

    All day
    October 18, 2022

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Please register for rides here.

    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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  • Wed. Training Rides – Oct

    Wed. Training Rides – Oct

    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    October 19, 2022

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

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

    Please 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. Verify route with ride leader (sunset may shorten the route).
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Visit Wed Training Rides for additional information.

    Questions? Send John an email

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  • Sat Training Rides

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    October 22, 2022

    Please register for this ride here.

    Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list usually by Thursday.

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

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

  • Kirby Mtn Gravel Ride and Gravel/Mountain Bike Weekend

    Kirby Mtn Gravel Ride and Gravel/Mountain Bike Weekend

    10:00 am-11:00 am
    October 22, 2022

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

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

    Please register for this ride here.

    Come to the Northeast Kingdom for a weekend of gravel and/or mountain biking. Ride Leaders will be there from Thursday to Monday night, so folks can stay for just Friday and/or Saturday night or arrive earlier/stay later. First come first served for reserving a spot inside Tom and Pat’s house in Lyndonville. (Please vaccinated folks only!) Or there is plenty of camping in the yard. After the ride, drinks at the Tiki Bar! Breakfast at Cafe Lotti — best bacon ever! Potluck BBQ at Pat and Tom’s Saturday night.

    There will be one formal GMBC gravel ride. Chances to do other gravel rides and/or mountain bike at Kingdom Trails before it closes for the season.

    Kirby Mountain Gravel Ride – Class 2-4 route over Kirby Mountain to one of the most beautiful valleys in the Northeast Kingdom and beyond.  Two variations to get there – one via more class 4 road.  Then both travel along the lovely (pretty flat!) River Road to Gallup Mills and then up over Victory back to 114 and East Burke.

  • Special GMBC and Richard Tom Foundation Gravel Ride

    Special GMBC and Richard Tom Foundation Gravel Ride

    10:00 am-3:00 pm
    October 22, 2022

    910 Cochran Rd, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    910 Cochran Rd, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    The routes will be unmarked, and there are no designated food stops or sag support. Maps and cue sheets will be available at the start.
    This event is free! Donations to RTF greatly appreciated. GMBC is organizing the event, and RTF will provide post-ride burgers, brats, and soft drinks as a thank you for all the support we have received from the cycling community. BYOB if you want to celebrate with a beer or two – bring extra to share and celebrate as we shift from the outdoor riding season to skiing (and perhaps fat biking) in our wonderful state of Vermont.
    We are hoping for good weather and a large turnout! Help us celebrate all that GMBC offers and share the spirit of fun and adventure that Richard Tom exemplified throughout his life!
    EVENT DETAILS
    – Mass start time: 10:00 a.m. (earlier individual start, modified routes also okay)
    – Anticipated finish times: 1:00 – 2:00-ish (gauge your start time accordingly)
    – Burger Fest: around 2:00 provided by RTF. Bring a beverage of your choice
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  • Touring, ‘unofficial’, Fall-4

    Touring, ‘unofficial’, Fall-4

    9:30 am-9:31 am
    October 23, 2022

    2 Jasper Mine Rd, Colchester, VT 05446, USA

    2 Jasper Mine Rd, Colchester, VT 05446, USA

    Please register for the ride here.

    Meet at 9:30 at Jasper Mine Road for an informal ride. Route and distance will be determined by those who show up.

    Informal touring ride. Touring rides in April and October do not have assigned leaders, do not have a planned route and do not require advance sign-ups (because no one is “in charge”. Due to often unpredictable weather during those months, distance and route is determined by whomever shows up. Only the start/meeting site is predetermined. There may be one or more groups and/or destinations.

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  • Tues Training Rides – Oct

    Tues Training Rides – Oct

    All day
    October 25, 2022

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Please register for rides here.

    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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  • Wed. Training Rides – Oct

    Wed. Training Rides – Oct

    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    October 26, 2022

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

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

    Please 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. Verify route with ride leader (sunset may shorten the route).
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Visit Wed Training Rides for additional information.

    Questions? Send John an email

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  • Sat Training Rides

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    October 29, 2022

    Please register for this ride here.

    Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list usually by Thursday.

    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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  • Touring, ‘unofficial’, Fall-5

    Touring, ‘unofficial’, Fall-5

    9:30 am
    October 30, 2022

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

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

    Please register for the ride here.

    Meet at 9:30 at the Wheeler lot at Veterans Memorial Park in South Burlingtonfor an informal ride. Route and distance will be determined by those who show up.

    Informal touring ride. Touring rides in April and October do not have assigned leaders, do not have a planned route and do not require advance sign-ups (because no one is “in charge”. Due to often unpredictable weather during those months, distance and route is determined by whomever shows up. Only the start/meeting site is predetermined. There may be one or more groups and/or destinations.

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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.