Next up, Lucky’s Washington Ride Sunday July 15th

Block your calendar for this “must-do” ride.  Ken and Sue went all out on a new loop.  Those that can make it are in for a sweet ride through central VT with plenty of off-road content.  Loop is ~103 miles (50miles to gas) starting from Lucky’s Trailer Sales in So Royalton just off I89 (exit 3) and loop north up through Washington, Corinth and Vershire.  This is a dual-sport only ride with 500cc or smaller bikes recommended with good knobbies.

Ride Details:
1st 20 miles and the last 20 miles are the same ride as the previous Lucky’s North ride. 30 miles of the old Lucky’s North backwards with over 30 miles of all new content.  Gas is about halfway into the ride at ~51 miles.  For seasoned riders this will be a treat and nothing is overly difficult.  For novice riders or those that ride bigger bikes; (650’s) there are a couple of rocky downhills that will “peak your interest”.  This is not a big bike friendly loop and even those on 650’s will wish they had a smaller bike.  Good knobbies are highly recommended.  The overall loop is very dry with not many puddles or mud.

Route sheet is the preferred method of navigation as there are many hazards and horse farms we’ve identified that you won’t know about using a GPS.  We will offer Garmin compatible GPS loops and hope to get this loaded into Rever.  Only quiet road legal bikes allowed; (no race numbers) and remember to dress for the crash. Remember to bring your membership card for sign-in.

Date: Sunday July 15th (weather permitting)
Time: 8-9 checkin, riders meeting, last bike out 9:15 a.m.
Location: Lucky’s Trailer Sales (building closest to I89 ramp exit 3) So Royalton, VT
Distance: ~103mi
Gas: ~51mi (Roberts Store in Washington) ~53mi back to Finish
Food: East Randolph Store, Roberts Store/Washington

 

CCC Meeting Tuesday July 10th -Mitchell Motorsports, Jeffersonville VT 6:30 p.m.

Location change for CCC meeting, we’re going to meet in Jeffersonville at Mitchell Motorsports on Sand Hill Dr instead of the former Bolton location since the shop was sold.  This month we’ll be discussing upcoming rides and issues associated with our Class IV roads and Legal Trails.

 

CCC Johnson/Sheffield Ride on for Sunday July 1st

Just wanted to let everyone know we’re good to go for this Sunday’s ride.  Weather looks to be warm and dry, well dang hot, so we’ll need to keep moving an create your own A/C.  Please bring your membership cards for sign-up ease and if you’re not current or new best to register online; however, we can handle memberships in person.  Any person who recently registered we usually hold off mailing membership packages until after the ride as we try to hand deliver is possible.

Make sure your hydration pack is ready and not with last year’s pond scum.  Due to the heat advisory we want to get an early start so last bike out 9:15, sweep riders will be out 9:30am.  Riders meeting 8:45 or sooner if we have a descent quorum.  Again, dress for the crash, not the rash.  Quiet road legal bikes only please.

Sunday’s Johnson ride postponed

We are reluctantly postponing our dualsport ride this Sunday due to inclement weather.  With 70% rain from 11am on and potentially severe T-storms it doesn’t sound like fun. We have been closely monitoring the weather and pinging our patrons, many have bailed regardless of having the ride and recently we discovered some of the towns have been grading their dirt roads this week and putting calcium chloride down.

It’s no fun to ride in the rain and we have a very active calendar ahead.  If someone is traveling from afar and has their heart set on riding feel free to contact me directly.  Last year we had to repair a class IV road; (by hand) after a soggy ride so in the spirit of being responsible riders we’re postponing.

Tentative rain date is July 1st, still working out the details.

Reminder – Johnson/Hardwick/Sheffield DS ride June 24th – Weather Permitting

After weeks of dry weather seems like mother nature may not be cooperating with us this weekend.  While a passing shower is OK if it looks to be a soaker we’ll postpone the ride.

No one likes to ride in the rain and in the spirit of being good stewards to the land and trails we’ll postpone if it’s bad.  Keep a close eye on this site and your email and we’ll make the final decision Saturday so stay tuned .

1st 2018 CCC Dualsport Ride June 24th, Johnson VT

We had to modify our schedule for a variety of reasons so without further ado here is the revised CCC ride schedule.  Due to scheduling conflicts we needed to move the Johnson ride ahead a week so instead of July 1st it’s now June 24th.  This allowed us to open up the schedule so we now have 4 rides spaced apart every 2-3 weeks.   We’re hoping to add more content for fall plus allows for some flexibility for a rain date.

Johnson/Sheffield Ride: ~122 miles

Ride is route-sheeted and includes GPS & Rever/GPS out of the former Long Trail Tavern, however, we haven’t secured parking at that location so we’re working on a couple locations including Mitchel Motorsports which is just a couple miles down the road.

We’ll update the Google calendar event with start location and more details once finalized.

  • When:  June 24th:  checkin 8am, riders meeting 8:45, last bike out 9:30am
  • Where: Johnson, VT, route-sheeted from the Long Trail, start location likely Mitchel Motorsports
  • Trail Boss:  Dick/Ruthanne/Kyle  (email: secretary@cccofvt.org)
  • Requirements:  CCC membership/card, road-legal bike and gear; (dress for the crash, not the rash)
  • The June 24th ride may also include a big-bike ride also so stay tuned

CCC 2018 Ride Schedule:

  • June 24th – Johson/Sheffield loop   (Trail Bosses:  Dick, Ruthanne and Kyle; haven’t been a club ride since 2013)
  • July 15th –  Lucky’s North   (Trail Boss: Ken Robins – New loop with content from the Ammo)
  • July 29nd – Thunder Mtn   (Ron’s 2nd annual, primitive camping, likely some minor route improvements)
  • August 11/12th – Newfane  (Trail Bosses: Skip/Travis/Herbie)
  • Sept 15th  –   Northside Big Bike Ride/Waterbury VT   (Trail Boss: Ken Bassett, joint ride with BMW club)

Learn to Ride – June 2nd at Scott Morse’s in Westford, VT

LEARN TO RIDE ANNOUNCEMENT Note: Please RSVP to this event invite for those planning to attend send and email to Secretary@cccofvt.org so we can plan and correspond accordingly. It’s time to Swap and Learn to Ride! Rain or Shine! June 2nd!
When: Saturday June 2nd 9:00 – early afternoon Whether you are young or old, child or parent, come and join us at 9:00am June 2nd, in Westford VT for a fun filled day with CCCofVT’s best teachers! Bring your old and new gear with you to swap and trade as well as dirt bikes and trials bikes. Our instructors will have you and your children practicing the basics of riding, in a safe and controlled environment. Not quite beginner? That’s OK too! We have instructors for every level! Stop by and we will advance your skill! By the end of the day, you will be circling the single track with style! Hot dogs, burgers and drinks are provided, but please bring a dish to share! Don’t have a dirt bike? That’s ok! RSVP now and we will find one for you to use! Outgrown your bike or willing to let someone use it? Bring it on over!
Back by popular demand: Mototrials instruction. Green Mountain Plonkers Trials Club will have trials bikes available to ride in trials sections and will be offering information on the sport of mototrials and instruction on enhanced bike control. As the trials guys say, you can’t ride fast until you can ride slow! Please bring: • Helmet • Goggles • Over the ankle footware • Long Pants • Long sleeved shirt or jacket • Full fingered gloves Please direct your RSVP and questions to Secretary@cccofvt.org. Since this is an AMA insured and sanctioned event, children participating need to be accompanied by a parent.
When you show up, make sure you sign a release form. We will likely have sign up at Scott’s garage.

As the trials guys say, you can’t ride fast until you can ride slow!

Please bring:
• Helmet
• Goggles
• Over the ankle footware
• Long Pants
• Long sleeved shirt or jacket
• Full fingered gloves
* Side disk, CCC will provide basic BBQ food such as hotdogs
* Bug/tick spray

Please direct your RSVP and questions to Secretary@cccofvt.org.

Since this is an AMA insured and sanctioned event, children participating need to be accompanied by a parent. If a parent is not able to come, please CLICK HERE and on Off Road Event Release (Minor) for a release to bring to the event! (Please print in color…)

We will also be having a CCCofVT club meeting at this event.

CCC Monthly Meeting Sunday April 15th at 4pm (The Resevoir restaurant)

Wow, what a roller-coaster winter.  The stars have finally aligned where are officers are in town for April Monthly meeting.  At our last meeting in January we re-elected officers; (Kyle for VP, Wayne for Threasurer, and Rich is Member at Large) and have renewed our AMA charter for 2018.  Our primary goal for this meeting is to build out the 2018 event schedule and get to work on our annual Learn to Ride event.

For inquiring minds here is what we tentatively have scheduled:

  • June 2nd           Joint Learn to Ride with Green Mountain Plonkers at Scott’s in Westford VT
  • July 1st:            Johnson ride; (loop we haven’t done in ~5 years) – Trail Boss: Kyle & Ruthanne – date tentative
  • July 22nd:       Thunder Mountain 2nd annual, Braintree VT – Trail Boss: Ron Arms
  • August 11/12:  Brookline/Newfane  annual ride; (continually gets better with new content) Saturday big bike ride this year
  • July/Aug:        Green Mountain Ramble, no date set yet – Trail boss:  Lucas Jensen
  • Sept 15th:        Northside Big Bike ride, Waterbury VT:  Trail Boss: Kenney Bassett
  • Sept 16th:        Luckies North, So Royalton, VT:  Trail Boss – Ken & Sue Robbins
Other nearby related events:  (Google calendar will have more details)
NETRA Louden Classic – June 9th/10th
GMP 2-day NETA Trials – August 18th/19th
NETRA Ammonoosuc – September 8th/9th

All current/new members are welcome, space is limited so please rsvp to president@cccofvt.org if you are planning to come to this month’s meeting as we don’t have a private meeting room reserved.  We’ve working out details for future meeting times/location.

We hope everyone is excited for the upcoming riding season and as always please reach out to a club officer is you’re interested in helping whether it be the Learn to ride, or hosting a future CCC ride.  We have a quiver of former rides we can pass along as the club is actively pursuing new content and ideas.

 

 

 

CCC January 21st meeting 8pm EST

The CCC will be having a brief conference call meeting to cover minimal core business and logistics for 2018.  Agenda includes:

Brief agenda:
  • Election of Officers:  (VP, Treasurer, and Member at Large)
  • Update on AMA Charter
  • Discuss meeting location/options for 2018  (Perhaps Barre/VASA for Mar/April, monthly’s TBD)
  • Discuss bylaws to accommodate new dynamics  (time permitting)
  • Tentative rides/dates.
At our last meeting the nominating committee proposed renewing the existing members; (Kyle Daniels for VP, Wayne Longe for Threaserur, and Rich Reynolds for Member at Large) for another term.
Tentative Ride Schedule
  • May – Learn to Ride, likely Westford VT mid MayNETRA Louden Classic – June 9th/10th
  • June – NETRA Louden Classic   (June 9th/10th)
  • July  22nd – Thunder Mtn (Braintree, VT, alt date Aug 26th)
  • Sept 8th/9th – NETRA Amonoosuc, N Haverhill, NH
  • Sept 15th – “Northside” Big Bike Ride,  Central VT

We’ll be having more rides, this is just what I have prior to any planning.

Conference call Sunday 1/21/2018 8pm

Dial number:  877-446-3914  (email secretary@cccofvt.org or president@cccofvt.org for Pin)

As mentioned earlier 3/4 of our officers are assisting FMEA, out of state or taken on other duties when we normally meet plus our meeting location was sold.  We’ll work out logistics for rides via email over the next couple months and will be having a big CCC pre-season meeting the later part of April.  Stay tuned for more info.

 

No meetings for foreseeable future

Hope everyone is staying warm and with wind chills -25 to -45 today it’s hard to think about dirtbiking.  Believe it or not the days are getting longer and before we know it it will be riding season again.  Not all is lost as I know many of you have studded up tires to play on the ice or woods ride.

We’re working through some logistics issue at the moment and experienced a trifecta of challenges.  Half of our officers volunteered for FEMA and are in Texas, our Threasurer Wayne busses students to games plus our meeting location was sold so we’re homeless for the moment.

We’ll soon be putting together our 2018 schedule and again if anyone wants to step up take over a ride or put together a ride or help with our Learn to Ride events please let us know.  Once we sort out a meeting location and timing we’ll get the word out, until then stay warm my friends!