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2011 Day Touring Schedule
(last updated: 9/15/2011)

Ride Classifications

  • E: Easy, up to 20 miles, average under 10 mph, not necessarily flat, but close
  • EM: Average Riders, up to 35 miles, average under 12 mph, some hills
  • M: Experienced Riders, average 16 mph or less, expect varied terrain with hills
  • S: Strong Riders, no limits, any terrain possible including mountainous

Ride Descriptions and Meeting Places

  • Click on links in Ride column to view ride details and maps (in PDF format - get Adobe Reader)
  • Click on links in Meeting Place column to view where the meeting places are located
  • GMBC Touring Maps Library

Notes:

  • GMBC tours are free and open to all.  Helmets are required.  All of our official rides have two leaders: one to lead and a co-leader to sweep.  Please contact the leaders for specific info. on the ride.  We encourage riders to try to carpool to starting points which are far from their homes.
Date Ride Dist. Opts & Classifications Description Meeting Time Meeting Place Leader Co-leader
April 3 & 10 Informal, leaderless rides Varies

Route and distance to be determined by those who show up.

10:00am Dorset Park Dirt Parking Lot
So. Burlington
n/a
April 17 & 24 Informal, leaderless rides Varies Route and distance to be determined by those who show up. 10:00am Williston Central School
Williston
n/a
Sun
May 01
Covered Bridges of Chittenden County 23 mi (E)
30 mi (E/M)
36 mi (M)

Options for riding the gentle rolling hills through Shelburne and Charlotte with the longer ride going through Ferrisburgh.  All rides stop at the Old Brick Store in Charlotte for a tasty treat. Visit up to four covered bridges in Chittenden County.  Co-sponsored by the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition.

9:45am Dorset Park Dirt Parking Lot
So. Burlington


Note: if it rains on Sat, the start may need to move due to events being held at the park on Sat being moved to Sun.
David Jacobowiz
david.jacobowitz@uvm.edu
578-8803
Art Michalek
artmichalek@yahoo.com
716-308-4391
Sat
May 07 (New)
Introductory Ride for new riders 12 mi to 20 mi A leisurely pace for folks new to road cycling. Our goal is to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group. 10:00am Dorset Park Dirt Parking Lot
So. Burlington
Viola Chu
hviolachu@gmail.com
399-2352
 
Sun
May 08
Vergennes Voyager 26 mi (E)
39 mi (E/M)
A rural ride running along Otter Creek to Middlebury for a bakery stop. The longer ride rolls out by Kingsland Bay State Park before heading south to Middlebury.  There may be a short unpaved section, but no big hills. 9:45am Vergennes H.S., east parking lot
Vergennes
 
John Bertelsen
jo.bertel@gmail.com
864-0101
Karla Ferrelli
karla.ferrelli@gmail.com
864-0101
Sun
May 15
St. Albans Explorer 35 mi (E/M)
50 mi (M/S)

Light, rolling hills with beautiful views by the lake.  The 35 mile route goes to St. Albans Bay Park and returns, while the 50 mile route continues on to Swanton and back.  There is a short dirt section.

9:45am

Georgia Park and Ride
Georgia

Kerry Crosby
crosbykn@comcast.net
578-3249
Donna Leban
lightspd@comcast.net
865-2839
Sat
May 21
(New)
Introductory Ride for new riders 12 mi to 20 mi A leisurely pace for folks new to road cycling. Our goal is to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group. 10:00am Dorset Park Dirt Parking Lot
So. Burlington
Dorothy Pumo
dpumo5@gmail.com
735-1836
 
Sun
May 22

Rouse’s Point Rouser

Note: Map does not match cue sheet, due to Lake Champlain flooding.

50 mi (E/M)
60 mi (M)
 
One of our flattest rides, the 60 mile loop heads up from Grand Isle over the Rouse’s Point Bridge and down through scenic, low-traffic lakeside roads in New York. The short ride (50 miles) circles Isle LaMotte and returns on the Vermont side.  9:15am Grand Isle Ferry
South Hero

Carpooling encouraged, consider UVM, Dorset St Park or Colchester Park & Ride.
Phyl Newbeck
phyl@together.net
899-2908
Matt Kuivinen
mattkui@earthlink.net
881-9045
Sat
May 28
Kingsland Bay 35 mi (EM)
46 mi (M)

A nice spring ramble.  The 35 mile ride rolls from Shelburne through Charlotte to Kingsland Bay Park and returns.  The 46 mile ride heads towards Vergennes and climbs to Monkton Ridge, returning through Hinesburg.

9:15am Shelburne Village Shopping Ctr
Shelburne
Amy Otten
amyotten@netscape.com
878-4070
Ralph Kilmoyer
878-4070
Sat
Jun 4
(New)
Introductory Ride for new riders 12 mi to 20mi A leisurely pace for folks new to road cycling. Our goal is to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group. 10:00am Dorset Park Dirt Parking Lot
So. Burlington
John Bertelsen
jo.bertel@gmail.com
864-0101
 
Sun
Jun 5
Hinesburg Hollow 25 mi (M)
47 mi (M/S)
This route travels south through Huntington to Hinesburg Hollow.  The short route returns to Richmond via North Road while the long route continues through North Ferrisburgh to the Lake and back through Hinesburg. 8:45am Williston Central School
Williston
Tom Kennedy
etomkennedy@gmail.com
735-5359 
 
Viola Chu
hviolachu@gmail.com
399-2352
Sun
Jun 12
Grand Isles Flats and Picnic 26 mi (E/M)
50 mi (M)

A 26 mile ride circles Grand Isle via the west and east shores and includes some dirt.  The 50 mile option goes to the Shrine at Isle LaMotte before returning.  Afterwards, meet at Helen’s camp for a picnic on the shore of the Almost Great Lake.  The picnic is canceled.  Helen's camp is under water.  But the day tour is still ON

8:45am Folsom School
South Hero

Carpooling encouraged, consider UVM, Dorset St Park or Colchester Park & Ride.
Amy Otten
amyotten@netscape.com
878-4070
Helen Douglas
bikehelen@sbcglobal.net
862-7722
Sat
Jun 18
(New)
Introductory Ride for new riders 12 mi to 20 mi A leisurely pace for folks new to road cycling. Our goal is to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group. 10:00am Dorset Park Dirt Lot
So. Burlington
Art Michalek
artmichalek@yahoo.com
716-308-4391
 
Sun
Jun 19
Jaunt from Jasper Mine 40 mi (E/M)
60 mi (M/S)
This rolling hill ride passes through Georgia and Milton before heading to St. Albans Bay for a lunch break and over to Swanton.  The shorter version turns around after the lunch stop.  This ride has a short stretch along the shore of the Lamoille River and a longer stretch along Lake Champlain. 9:45am East end of Jasper Mine Road
Colchester
Warren Coolidge
wcoolidge@myfairpoint.net
735-1836
Dorothy Pumo
dpumo5@gmail.com
735-1836
Sun
Jun 26
(New)
Ride to Hope Cemetery 40 mi (M)
60 mi (M/S)
Join us for either a 40 mile or 60 mile somewhat hilly ride from Montpelier to the Hope Cemetery in Barre to view some of the greatest examples of memorial artwork and craftsmanship in the country. 8:45am Montpelier H.S.
Montpelier
Leslie Carew
carew@champlain.edu
865-2805
Donna Leban
lightspd@comcast.net
865-2839
Sat
Jul 2
(New)
Introductory Ride for new riders 12 mi to 20 mi A leisurely pace for folks new to road cycling. Our goal is to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group. 10:00am Dorset Park Dirt Parking Lot
So. Burlington
Matt Kuivinen
mattkui@earthlink.net
881-9045
 
Sun
Jul 3
Covered Bridges of Franklin and Lamoille County 41 mi (E/M)
55 mi (M/S)
See as many as ten covered bridges on this ride.  The 41 miles loop goes through Eden and Johnson, while the 55 mile ride passes more covered bridges in Montgomery Center, returning through Bakersfield. 8:45am Jeffersonville Fish & Wildlife Access
Jeffersonville
Phyl Newbeck
phyl@together.net
899-2908
Matt Kuivinen
mattkui@earthlink.net
881-9045
Sun
Jul 10
Double Ferry 42 mi (M/S)
80 mi (S)
Both rides start from Burlington and head down to Charlotte on a combination of roads and bike paths.  Riders will take the Charlotte Ferry to Essex, NY.  The hilly terrain on the New York side brings beautiful views of the lake, followed by a return trip on either the Burlington (shorter ride) or Grand Isle Ferry (longer ride).  Bring money for the ferries 8:30am

(time may change based on ferry schedule – check back)
King Street Ferry Dock
Burlington
Matt Kuivinen
mattkui@earthlink.net
881-9045
Larry Coletti
lvcoletti@hotmail.com
865-2383
Sat
Jul 16
(New)
Introductory Ride for new riders 12 mi to 20 mi A leisurely pace for folks new to road cycling. Our goal is to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group. 10:00am Dorset Park Dirt Parking Lot
So. Burlington
Tom Kennedy
etomkennedy@gmail.com
735-5359
 
Sun
Jul 17
Stowe Sojourn 38 mi (M)
63 mi (S)

Two rides beginning in Stowe.  The shorter ride goes through Morrisville, Hyde Park and Johnson.  The longer makes a loop to Craftsbury.  Enjoy the low traffic and scenic towns.  Finish with ice cream at the scoop shop in Stowe.

8:45am Stowe Post Office Kerry Crosby
crosbykn@comcast.net
578-3249
Viola Chu
hviolachu@gmail.com
399-2352 
Sun
Jul 24
Willsboro Wanderer 35 mi (E/M)
50 mi (M/S)
Both options ride on hilly terrain and on low-traffic roads in New York.  There are two potential stops for ice cream.  Bring money for the ferry and food stops. The shorter version of this ride skips the big hill out of Willsboro.

8:30am

(for the 9am ferry)

Ferry parking lot
Charlotte
Matt Kuivinen
mattkui@earthlink.net
881-9045
Donna Leban
lightspd@comcast.net
865-2839
Sun
Jul 31
Almost to Canada 30 mi (M)
60 mi (S)

Nice riding in northwestern Vermont near Lake Carmi.  Both mileage options go through Morse's Line and then Franklin where some can stop for a food break.  The shorter ride returns on route 120 and 105 through Sheldon.  The long ride goes up to Richford (with another potential food stop) and returns on 105 through Enosburg Falls.

8:45am

Highgate Elementary School
Highgate

I-89 exit 21 (Swanton), 78 East to Highgate Ctr, left on 207 North, Elem. School is on left.

Carpooling encouraged, consider Richmond or Colchester Prk & Rides.

Bob Ray
rray.post@yahoo.com
644-6368

Leslie Carew
carew@champlain.edu
865-2805
Sat
Aug 6
Introductory Ride for new riders 12 mi to 20 mi A leisurely pace for folks new to road cycling. Our goal is to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group. 9:00am Dorset Park Dirt Parking Lot
So. Burlington
Art Michalek
artmichalek@yahoo.com
716-308-4391
Donna Leban
lightspd@comcast.net
865-2839
Sat
Aug 6
** NEW **  Upper Valley Weekend Day 1

Woodstock Wandering
40 mi (M/S)
50 mi (S)

A ride through the rolling hills of South Woodstock, Brownsville, Hartland and into Quechee.  The shorter ride will return to Woodstock via River Road.  The longer ride continues to West Hartford and through Pomfret before returning to Woodstock. 

After the ride, cyclists can camp out Pat and Tom’s camp in South Royalton, stay at an area hotel, or return home.  There is a $10 fee for camping, part of which might be refunded.

9:30am

Billings Farm Museum

Overflow parking lot, Route 12, just north of Woodstock

 
Bryan Harrington
alpinefogman@yahoo.com
899-2908
Pat Stabler & Tom Evers
everstab@verizon.net
225-8951

 
Sun
Aug 7
Upper Valley Weekend Day 2

Windsor County Cruising
42 mi (M/S)
56 mi (S)
After a short warm up, the ride will tackle Howe Hill and ride through Pomfret (nearly to Woodstock).  At Rt.12 is a sharp right turn and the ride will head up the valley to Barnard where an ideal lunch stop awaits at Silver Lake.  The ride continues via North Road with its wonderful views and long descent into Bethel.  The short ride returns to South Royalton.  The longer variation with climbing is also available. 9:30am North side of Green
South Royalton

(Pls. DO NOT park in front of church or businesses)

Consider carpooling from the Richmond Park & Ride (Exit 11, I-89).
Bryan Harrington
alpinefogman@yahoo.com
899-2908
Pat Stabler & Tom Evers
everstab@verizon.net 225-8951
Sun
Aug 7
Meandres et Beaux Villages 60mi (M/S)

 
A tour of pretty villages – a 60 mile ride across the Canadian border.  Bring your passport or the required customs documents.  We’ll stop in Mystic for brunch and pass many farms along the way.  There is some dirt – about 4 miles total - and a couple of hills. 9:30am
 
Highgate Elementary School
Highgate

I-89 north to exit 21 in Swanton, Rt 78 east to Highgate Ctr, left on 207 North, Elementary School on left.
Bob Ray
rray.post@yahoo.com
735-5101
Leslie Carew
carew@champlain.edu
865-2805
Sat
Aug 13
Introductory Ride for new riders 12 mi to 20 mi A leisurely pace for folks new to road cycling. Our goal is to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group. 9:00am Dorset Park Dirt Parking Lot
So. Burlington
Viola Chu
hviolachu@gmail.com
735-7924
Lou Bresee
lakelou@adelphia.net
658-0597
Sat
Aug 13
Montgomery Magic 45 (M/S)
36 (M)
This loop from Montgomery includes challenging hills on Route 105 and 242.  End the day at any one of the number of eateries in Montgomery.     9:00am Montgomery Town Hall
Montgomery
Bob Ray
rray.post@yahoo.com
735-5101
 
Sun
Aug 14
St. Albans Explorer 35mi (E/M)
50mi (M/S)

Light, rolling hills with beautiful views by the lake.  The 35 mile route goes to St. Albans Bay Park and returns, while the 50 mile route continues on to Swanton and back.

8:45am

Georgia Park and Ride
Georgia

Carpooling encouraged, consider Colchester Prk & Ride, UVM, or Dorset Street Park.

Larry Coletti
lvcoletti@hotmail.com
865-2383
 
Sun
Aug 21
** NEW **  Hardwick Highlights 30mi (E/M)
60mi (M/S)
60mi (S)

The shorter ride goes to Craftsbury Common while the medium continues to Orleans and the long ride heads all the way to Newport.

9:00am

Hardwick Elem. School
Hardwick

John Bertelsen
jo.bertel@gmail.com
864-0101
Karla Ferrelli
karla.ferrelli@gmail.com
864-0101
Sun
Aug 28
Waitsfield and Waterfalls 35mi (E)
60mi (M/S)
Enjoy a scenic tour through the countryside of Waitsfield and Warren with a visit to Moss Glen Falls. Turn around at the falls for a 35 mile ride or continue up Middlebury Gap with a stop at Texas Falls before turning around for a 60 mile 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. 8:45am Waitsfield Elem School
Waitsfield

Consider carpooling from the Richmond Park & Ride (Exit 11, I-89).

Leslie Carew
carew@champlain.edu
865-2805
Lou Bresee
lakelou@adelphia.net
658-0597
Sun
Sep 4
Addison Ambler 45mi (M)
60mi (S)
This route travels south from Vergennes to Weybridge via Route 125 and then west to Bridport and West Addison and back to Vergennes on quiet roads.  The longer ride has approximately two miles of dirt.  9:15am Vergennes Union High School
Vergennes

Park in east parking lot.
Amy Otten
amyotten@netscape.com
878-4070
Ralph Kilmoyer
878-4070
Sat
Sep 10
** NEW ** 
NEK weekend -  Moose Country Meandering
67mi (S) A loop up through Norton and Canaan on routes 114, 102 and 105 with (hopefully) more moose than cars.

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 a $15 fee for camping, part of which might be refunded.

 

9:30am Island Pond Visitor Ctr
Island Pond
Pat Stabler & Tom Evers
everstab@verizon.net
225-8951

 
 
Sun
Sep 11
** NEW ** 
NEK weekend -  Willoughby Wanderings
30mi (M)
47mi (M/S)
A ride up through Sutton and Barton, along the shore of Lake Willoughby and through part of Willoughby State Forest.  The shorter version of the ride returns to Burke via Route 5. 9:30am East Burke Sports, Pub Outback and East Burke Storage
East Burke
Pat Stabler & Tom Evers
everstab@verizon.net
225-8951

 
 
Sun
Sep 18
Century Day 62mi (M)
100mi (S)
Three rides, all following the same route for the first 25 miles with a food stop in Bristol.  The Metric Century is 62 miles (M) via Bristol and Vergennes.  The full Century is 100 miles (S) traveling down to the Crown Point Bridge and returning through the Champlain Valley.  Those looking for an extra challenge can do the Double Gap Century which is 113 miles and includes the Middlebury and Appalachian Gaps. 7:30am Dorset Park Dirt Parking Lot
So. Burlington
Viola Chu
hviolachu@gmail.com
735-7924

Metric Century Leader
Lou Bresee
lakelou@adelphia.net
658-0597

Tom Kennedy
etomkennedy@gmail.com
735-5359
Sun
Sep 25
East of Eden 50mi (M/S)
60mi (M/S)
Ride 50 or 60 miles through the rolling hills around Eden with your choice of a long, gradual climb up Route 105 or a shorter, steeper route up to Jay Peak.  Take a break for fresh baked goods in Montgomery. 9:45am Eden Elementary School
Eden

Rt 100, about mile south of Rt 118.
Steve Barner
sjbarner@gmavt.net

434-4497
Phyl Newbeck
phyl@together.net
899-2908
Sat
Oct 1
Touring Party
 at Amy and Ralph’s house
  Touring riders and significant others are invited to a pot luck – soft drinks provided. 6:00pm   Amy Otten
amyotten@netscape.com
878-4070
 
Sun
Oct 2
Informal leaderless rides   Route and distance to be determined
by those who show up.
10:00am Williston Central School
Williston
 

 

Sun
Oct 9
  Dorset Park Dirt Parking Lot
So. Burlington
Sun
Oct 16
  Jericho Elementary School
Jericho
Sun
Oct 23
  Dorset Park Dirt Parking Lot
So. Burlington
Sun
Oct 30
  Williston Central School
Williston
 
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