By Green Mountain Bicycle Club

Courtesy photo. Phyl Newbeck in purple jacket riding with the Green Mountain Bicycle Club’s St. Albans Explorer ride. This year this ride is May 29.

Courtesy photo. Phyl Newbeck in purple jacket riding with the Green Mountain Bicycle Club’s St. Albans Explorer ride. This year this ride is on May 29.

Below, please find a listing of all the Green Mountain Bicycle Club rides for May 2022.  For more information, visit their website.

  • All riders must fill out one waiver of liability per season.
  • Cyclists are asked to sign up on-line prior to doing a GMBC ride.
  • All riders must wear helmets and obey the rules of the road. Please do not ride two abreast if there is traffic in either direction.
  • For mornings with questionable weather, please call the ride leader to make sure the ride is still taking place. Ride leaders are obligated to go to the starting point and provide maps but may choose not to ride if the weather is miserable.
  • Riders below the age of 18 must have a signed waiver from a parent.
  • E indicates an easy ride, M is for moderate, and S is for strenuous.
  • Rides begin promptly 15 minutes after the meeting time.
  • All riders should carry some basic tools including a pump or CO2
  • Cartridge, tire levers, and a spare tube or patch kit.
  • Social Rides are more leisurely versions of the mapped ride -usually the shorter route – with longer food breaks. Always contact the social ride leader before the ride to make sure those versions of the ride are taking place.

Date: Sunday, May 1
Ride: Covered Bridges of Chittenden County – 23 (E), 30 (E/M) and 36 (M) mile options of rolling hills through Shelburne and Charlotte with the longer ride going through Ferrisburgh. Possible food stops include the Old Brick Store in Charlotte or a convenience store in Ferrisburgh for the long ride. Visit up to four of the five covered bridges in Chittenden County – the Shelburne Covered Bridge and the Holmes, Sequin and Quinlin bridges in Charlotte.

Meeting Time: 9:15
Meeting Place: Veterans Memorial Park, South Burlington, Wheeler lot
Leader: Dorothy Pumo, 829-8729
Co-Leader: Kevin Batson, 825-2618
Social Ride Leader:  Donna Leban, 862-1901

Date: Sunday, May 8
Ride: Vergennes Voyager – 26-mile rolling (E) or 39-mile flat to rolling. (E/M) rural ride running along Otter Creek to Middlebury for a bakery stop. The longer ride heads toward Kingsland Bay State Park before heading south to Middlebury.

Meeting Time: 9:15
Meeting Place: Vergennes Union High School, Monkton Road, east parking lot
Leader: Diane Meyerhoff, 495-8883
Co-Leader: Josh Simonds, 355-4352
Social Ride Leader:  Donna Leban – 862-1901

Date: Saturday, May 14
Ride: Introductory Ride for new riders. We will go 12-20 miles at a leisurely pace. Our goal is to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group.

Meeting Time: 10:00
Meeting Place: Veterans Memorial Park, South Burlington, Wheeler lot
Leader: Brian Howard, 304-0610
Co-leader: Dawn Fragola, 238-8752

Date: Sunday, May 15
Ride: Kingsland Bay – The 35-mile (E/M) ride rolls from Shelburne through Charlotte to Kingsland Bay Park and back. The 51-mile (M) ride heads towards Vergennes and climbs to Monkton Ridge, returning through Hinesburg and a 65-mile (M/S) option heads into Huntington but will not have a leader.

Meeting Time: 9:15
Meeting Place: Shelburne Village Shopping Center
Leader: Brian Howard, 304-0610
Co-Leader: Mark Dupuis, 864-5567
Social Ride Leader: Donna Leban, 862-1901

Date: Sunday, May 22
Ride: Grand Isles Flats – One of the flattest rides of the season, this is longer than previous years in an attempt to stay off Route 2 as much as possible. The 28-mile ride (E/M) circles Grand Isle. A medium option stops at the end of North Hero. Riders on the 73-mile (M) ride can visit St. Anne’s Shrine (bathrooms and picnic tables but no food) and a fossil bed with a food break at Hero’s Welcome in North Hero.

Meeting Time: 9:15
Meeting Place: Folsom School, South Street in South Hero. Those coming from the Burlington area may consider carpooling.
Leader: Phyl Newbeck, 734-5166
Co-Leader: Holly Creeks, 233-9013

Date: Saturday, May 28
Gravel Ride: Stone Walls and Solar Panels – This scenic 30-mile (M) ride goes from Underhill to Cambridge on mostly dirt and gravel roads past a myriad of old stone walls and not so old solar panels. Our midway point is the store at the end of Upper Pleasant Valley Road in Cambridge. If there is sufficient interest, at the end of the ride we can add an extra eight miles roundtrip on pavement to Poorhouse Pies in Underhill to share a delicious treat.

Meeting Time: 9:15
Meeting Place: St. Thomas Church of Underhill, 6 Green Street
Leader: Phyl Newbeck, 734-5166
Co-Leader: Phil Littler, 309-2464

Date: Sunday, May 29
Ride: St. Albans Explorer – Light, rolling hills with beautiful views by the lake. The 35-mile (E/M) route goes out to Kill Kare State Park and returns while the 50-mile (M) route continues on to Swanton and back. Both rides can break for food at St. Albans Bay.

Meeting Time: 9:15
Meeting Place: Georgia Park and Ride. For those coming from the Burlington area, we suggest carpooling at the Colchester Park and Ride at Exit 17 off I-89 or perhaps meeting at UVM or Veterans Memorial Park in South Burlington.

Leader: Amy Otten, 878-4070
Co-Leader: Ralph Kilmoyer, 878-4070
Social Ride Leader:  Donna Leban, 862-1901