Green Mountain Ramble August 28th – Williston VT

Reminder the Green Mountain Ramble is on for this Sunday.  The forecast is looking great and prep work complete.

We want to apologize for anyone confusion form the rescheduled ride and are in the process of updating our email list and hope to get an email out in the next 36 hours.  If you do not receive an email by Thursday please contact “president@cccofvt.org” and I’ll see to add you to the list.  While we have an automated process and email confirmation for online memberships many people either omit their email address or are difficult to read/interpret.  Again, we’re manually going through recent memberships so let us know if you don’t get an email this week and will manually add you.

A note from the trail boss…

The 3rd annual Green Mountain Ramble is scheduled for Sunday August 28th.  The riders meeting will be at 8:30AM.  Parking is in the field just past the Thomas Chittenden Health Center at 586 Oak Hill Rd in Williston (not in Health Center’s parking lot as we’ve used in the past).  There is primitive camping available at the start.  Please let me know if you plan to camp.

You’re going to love this one!  I’m really pleased with the improvements we’ve made to the route this year including the addition of one truly lost road – real high adventure stuff!  With the added sections, the ride is approx.150 miles if you do everything, less if you take some bypasses (which I don’t recommend!).  All “challenging” sections are rated by difficulty with bypasses for the most difficult ones if you’re not up for it.  The idea of this ride is to offer something for all types of bikes and riders, but those on 650cc or smaller bikes will have the most fun.

The folks at the Lincoln General Store will again be supplying us with a $10 lunch.  Please take advantage of this as it’s a great feed and a great way to give back to one community we ride through.  I am requiring that all participants bring at least 2 nonperishable food items or a $5 donation for the Williston Food Shelf.  A lot of hours go into planning this ride and this is a very minimal expense to participate which helps us provide support to several communities we ride through.
If there is significant rain leading up to the ride or predicted for the day of, the ride will be postponed.  Check the CCC of VT website or the club facebook page for updates.  If you have any questions about the ride, feel free to send me an e-mail (lucasjenson@hotmail.com) or give me a call at (802)734-1571.

 

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Sample Routesheet

Sample Routesheet

 

What a fantastic ride hosted by Herbie and Travis – Newfane/Brookline Ride

About 40 CCC members got together this past weekend for a fantastic ride.  As always Herbie and Travis went all out for this ride with a BBQ saturday evening with fresh corn on the cob and variety of other treats followed by a nice bonfire.  About a dozen of us camped out and bench-raced for the evening.  Sunday we had a pancake breakfast then after everyone had their route sheets Wayne held a brief riders meeting then off out on the trails.

The morning southern loop had the good mix of terrain and views, great to get your blood pumping and build up an appetite for lunch.  After topping off for lunch the longer northern loop was quite impressive.  I forgot how much off-road content this ride has.  We had some big bikes out there with us and have to say I’m impressed what those riders can do with those bikes.  With that said I saw more than a couple sunny-side down and a few parts dangling.  The weather was a bit overcast with some light rain at time but overall near perfect as it kept the dust and temperatures down.

Thanks again to Herbie, Travis, Wayne and anyone involved with this ride!

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Brookline/Newfane ride reminder Sunday August 21st

The 8th annual CCCofVT Brookline Ride will be starting from Herbie and Travis Howe’s house in Brookline, VT just outside Newfane, VT. BBQ Cookout Saturdaynight, bon fire, camping in field behind house (no generators), 8-9:00 signup, last bike out 9:30, No loud bikes or you will be riding somewhere else that day. This is a highly sensitive area for trail riding as we all know the problems we had with the Red Fox Turkey Run fiasco back in 2004 where the local sheriff was able to cancel the Pathfinders event. Let’s not have a repeat of this situation. All it takes is a few local residents to call and complain. No racing numbers on bikes. Route sheets (bring route sheet holder), memberships available at sign up, You must be a member of CCCofVT to participate in the ride. $30.00 annual membership fee. Approximately 120 mile route. ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time) is mandatory, dress for the crash not the ride.

Please remember to bring your membership cards and renew online if possible as it makes it much easier administration wise.

There will be a Southern Loop and a Northern Loop with riders returning to the start for lunch (optional) before heading back out onto the northern loop. New sections with a higer degree of difficulty in the southern loop. DS bikes bigger than 650cc not recommended. Riders are free to ride the loops in any order. If you decide to pass on returning to the start for lunch you can stop for lunch at the Grafton General Store early in the northern loop. Gas available in the Southern Loop at 43.2 miles and at reset #2 3.4 miles in the Northern Loop. Ride breakdown: Tar 9.3 miles, DR 75 miles, WR 20 miles, Trail 14 miles. This is a route sheeted ride, be sure to bring a route sheet holder, tape and scissors.

Directions to start:

Directions from North:

I-91 to exit 3 East to rte 5
2.0 miles south to rte 30 North
11.6 miles North on rte 30 to Radway Hill Rd. on right at flea market (Look for White and Red MSR arrow)
.3 miles East on Radway Hill Rd. to Grassy Brook Rd. (across bridge)
.3 miles stay right on Grassy Brook Rd.
.6 miles to 185 Grassy Brook Rd. (white house on left before bridge)

Please follow the directions, your GPS will put you about 1/2 mile short.

Directions from South:

I-91 to exit 2 Brattleboro to rte 9 east (Western Ave)
1.0 mile east to Cedar St on Left
1.0 mile take sharp left on rte 30 North
12.4 miles North on rte 30 to Radway Hill Rd. on right at flea market (Look for White and Red MSR arrow)
.3 miles East on Radway Hill Rd. to Grassy Brook Rd. (across bridge)
.3 miles stay right on Grassy Brook Rd.
.6 miles to 185 Grassy Brook Rd. (white house on left before bridge)Revised 2016 Ride Schedule:

As always, keep an eye on the websites and email for updates in case of extreme inclement weather.

Ride Schedule 
Sunday August 21st –            Brookline/Newfane  (southern VT hosted by Herbie and Travis Howe)
Sunday August 28th –           Green Mountain Ramble rain date – Williston VT
Sunday September 11th –     Ladies “Learn to Ride” Johnson VT (for entry level riders, more info to follow)
Saturday September 17th –  Big Sky Ride Adventure Bike ride (Rich/Ray) out of Waterbury VT
Sunday September 25th –    Luckies North (Kyle/Ruthanne Trail Boss) So Royalton VT

Green Mountain Ramble Postponed until August 28th due to severe weather forecast

In the spirit of responsible and safe riding with respect to the land and landowners the CCCofVT regretfully is postponing this weekend’s ride.  The Green Mountain Ramble was originally scheduled to be this Sunday and has been postponed to Sunday, August 28th.  We apologize for the change in schedule; however, we have no control over mother nature.  The National Weather Service has posted a Flash Flood Watch  from Friday 2:00 P.M. until Sunday 8:00 P.M.

Revised 2016 Ride Schedule:

Ride Schedule 
Sunday August 21st –            Newfane  (southern VT)
Sunday August 28th –           Green Mountain Ramble rain date – Williston VT
Sunday September 11th –     Ladies “Learn to Ride” Johnson VT (for entry level riders, more info to follow)
Saturday September 17th –  Big Sky Ride Adventure Bike ride (Rich/Ray) out of Waterbury VT
Sunday September 25th –    Luckies North (Kyle/Ruthanne Trail Boss) So Royalton VT

Thanks,

Ron Arms/President CCCofVT

THE GREEN MOUNTAIN RAMBLE IS SUNDAY AUGUST 14TH

A note from the trail boss…

The 3rd annual Green Mountain Ramble is scheduled for Sunday August 14th.  The riders meeting will be at 8:30AM.  Parking is in the field just past the Thomas Chittenden Health Center at 586 Oak Hill Rd in Williston (not in Health Center’s parking lot as we’ve used in the past).  There is primitive camping available at the start.  Please let me know if you plan to camp.

You’re going to love this one!  I’m really pleased with the improvements we’ve made to the route this year including the addition of one truly lost road – real high adventure stuff!  With the added sections, the ride is approx.150 miles if you do everything, less if you take some bypasses (which I don’t recommend!).  All “challenging” sections are rated by difficulty with bypasses for the most difficult ones if you’re not up for it.  The idea of this ride is to offer something for all types of bikes and riders, but those on 650cc or smaller bikes will have the most fun.

The folks at the Lincoln General Store will again be supplying us with a $10 lunch.  Please take advantage of this as it’s a great feed and a great way to give back to one community we ride through.  I am requiring that all participants bring at least 2 nonperishable food items or a $5 donation for the Williston Food Shelf.  A lot of hours go into planning this ride and this is a very minimal expense to participate which helps us provide support to several communities we ride through.

If there is significant rain leading up to the ride or predicted for the day of, the ride will be postponed.  Check the CCC of VT website or the club facebook page for updates.  If you have any questions about the ride, feel free to send me an e-mail (lucasjenson@hotmail.com) or give me a call at (802)734-1571.

Woohoo!

–       Lucas

Gap Big Bike Ride This Sunday July 31st out of Bolton

July 31st CCC will feature, for the first time, The Gap Big Bike Ride. The ride leaves from Ray Atwood Cycles in Bolton VT. The ride passes through Hinesburg, Lincoln, Warren, Northfield and Berlin. Terrain includes paved and easy Class IV roads. Ride a bike you feel comfortable riding on dirt and loose gravel roads. The route is about 130 miles long. Sign up starts at 8:30am and the riders meeting will be at 9am.  Hope to see you there!

  • Ride:     Gap Big Bike Ride
  • Start:     Ray Atwood’s Cycle 3566 Roosevelt Highway,  Bolton, VT, 05676
  • Sign-up:  8:30 a.m. Riders meeting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Riders must bring membership cards, club sign-up available however best to join CCCofVT online
  • Ride Length:     ~130 miles
  • Bikes must be street legal and quiet
  • Ride is route-sheeted so bring your route sheet holder
  • Trail Boss:     Rich Reynolds

For additional information please contact Rich or one of the club officers.

 

CCC ride Sunday, July 17th out of Johnson (Sheffield loop)

The CCCofVT would like to invite existing and new members to our 2nd dual-sport ride for 2016.  The riding season has ramped up very nicely and conditions are “currently” great.  Wayne Longe our trail boss has another ride queued up for us, details below.

 

  • Johnson Dual-Sport Ride Sunday July 17th
  • Start: Landmark Tavern Rt 15 West of Johnson Village
  • Sign up: 8:00-9:00 Rider meeting 9:00 Last bike out 9:30
  • Riders must bring membership cards to sign up
  • Ride Length: 115 miles mix of 2 track class 4, dirt & tar roads
  • Bikes must be QUIET and street legal,
  • Ride is route sheeted so have your route sheet holder

Ride is similar with a more off-road content and slightly more difficult than the Orleans ride.  For questions contact Wayne Longe (treasurer@cccofvt.org) or club officer.  Keep an eye out on our website for updates.

  • Please note this is a single-day/Sunday ride.

June 19th – CCCofVT 1st ride of 2016 – Johnson VT

Wayne will be hosting our 1st CCC ride for 2016 out of Johnson VT.

  • Johnson Dual-Sport Ride 19 June
  • Start: Landmark Tavern Rt 15 West of Johnson Village
  • Sign up: 8:00-9:00 Rider meeting 9:00 Last bike out 9:30
  • Riders must bring membership cards to sign up
  • Ride Length: 115 miles mix of 2 track class 4, dirt & tar roads
  • Bikes must be QUIET and street legal,
  • Ride is route sheeted so have your route sheet holder

For those w/out a smaller dual-sport bike Rich has a big-bike route available, same start location and check-in time.

Learn to Ride reminder May 21st

2016 Learn to Ride and Swap will be held on May 21st!  This year, in addition to dirt bike instructors, we will also have mototrials instructors and some trials bikes to try! Below you will see the invite, which is very similar to last year’s.
Please let me know if you are interested in coming and if you have any questions. I will send out more information regarding time and location as we get closer, but the event will be in the same location as it was last year.
We look forward to seeing you there!
RuthAnne
It’s time to Swap and Learn to Ride! Rain or Shine! May 21st!
Whether you are young or old, child or parent, come and join us at 8:00am May 21st, 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!
Also, new this year, 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.
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. If a parent is not able to come, please CLICK HERE for a release to bring to the event! (Please print in color…)
Please note this is a weather dependent event so please keep an eye on your email and website as we approach the ride date at (https://www.cccofvt.org) and Facebook; (https://www.facebook.com/groups/cccofvt/)
We look forward to seeing you there!
RuthAnne
CCC of VT Secretary  (secretary@cccofvt.org)

CCC Revised Ride Schedule

We had to make a couple changes to the schedule.  The July Johson ride is just 1 day and the July 31st ride will be a big bike ride most likely out of Bolton, VT.

2016 Ride Schedule

May 21st: Learn to Ride inc trials! (joint CCC/GMP effort)
June 11-12 – New England Classic, Loudon NH
June 19th – Johnson Ride: Wayne (tentative date)
July  17th Johnson  ride – Sheffield loop 
July 31st – Rich and Ray’s Big Bike Ride
August 14th: Green Mountain Rambler: Lucas
August 21st – Newfane/Brookline: Herbie and Travis
August 28th – Ron’s new Braintree Gap loop (central VT)
September 10-11: NETRA Ammonoosuc, N. Haverhill NH
September 17th: Lucky’s North