Save the date, Tentative CCC dualsport (revised Luckies No) July 28th

The CCC is looking to put on another dualsport ride Sunday July 28th. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details.

What we know so far:
Ken has been hard at work re-routing a central VT loop. Start/finish location TBD at this time, likely in the Central VT area between So Royalton and Williamstown of I89 corridor. Ride is still tentative at this time and dependent upon mother nature. Ride will likely share content from former Luckies North ride.

Note: We’re still looking for a secretary for the club and working to get more rides scheduled but mother nature just hasn’t been cooperating.

Thanks for our patience and hope everyone is enjoying summer!

CCC dualsport ride Sunday July 14th – Johnson VT

The CCC will be hosting the 1st smallbike dualsport ride Sunday July 14th out of Johnson VT. Ride is ~112 miles, start/finish at the Hogback Tavern; (formerly LongTrail Tavern on Rte 15 about a mile west (Jeffersonville side) of the village of Johnson.

This will be an early summer ride through the back roads of northern Vermont. Riders must be current members of CCCofVT. The route will consist of dirt roads with a mix of class IV woods roads. Knobbies highly recommended. This will be a “dirt oriented” multi-surface DS ride. The usual reminders are in place: (registered, inspected and insured DS bikes), QUIET mufflers, all working street legal equipment. ****** no numbers on your side covers****** this is not a race so please ride responsibly. Local police and non-bike friendly residents with cell phones will be in the area. Don’t give them a reason to complain. This will be a GPS track ride so bring your Garmins. If you don’t have a GPS you can follow a group that does. Arrive fully fueled and ready to go. Start time is 9:00 am after a brief riders meeting. last bike out at 9:30. Gas and food along the route. Will need a fuel range of at least 65 miles, 112 miles in length. Start location is 1015 VT-15, Johnson, VT. Memberships available Sunday morning.

Westford Learn to Ride huge success!

Wow, what a day. We had a great turnout for the Learn to ride and great time had by all. Wanted to thank Scott Morse for the use of his property not to mention all the prep work. Also want to thank all the folks that participated as everyone helped in so many ways. The kids were all smiles and and everyone worked up a good appetite as there were no leftovers after the BBQ this year.

The Green Mountain Plonkers took the lead for this event this year and had strong interest up on the hill on the trials sections. Many thanks to James, Denver, Trish, Rich, Tom, and Sten for setup and sharing of bikes for this unique sport.

Today is Wayne’s big-bike ride so we’re looking at a full fun-filled weekend.

Here’s a link to some pic’s I took, also check out our Facebook page.

Johnson Big Bike Ride Sunday June 30th

Members June 30th Big Bike Ride.
Start: Hogbacks (old Long Trail Tavern) Rt15 West of Johnson Village.
Signup: 8:30-9:30.
Riders Meeting: 9:30.
Leaving 9:45.
Will be a follow the leader ride about 120 miles

Note: Best to renew memberships online; however, we can perform membership renewals at the ride. Please bring exact cash or check if renewing in person.

Tentative CCCofVT 2019 Ride Schedule

Howdy folks, here’s the current schedule assuming mother nature cooperates. We’ll likely be incorporating more big-bike rides as the ground is saturated.

June 29th – Annual Learn to Ride at Scott’s in Westford
June 30th – Johnson Big-Bike ride, (Trailboss: Wayne Longe)
July 14th – Johnson Dualsport ride (Trailboss: Wayne Longe)
Aug 15th-18 – Dirt Daze, not a CCC ride but shares our southern content
August 25th – Thunder Mtn/Braintree VT Dualsport ride- (Trailboss: Ron Arms).
August 25th – Waterbury Big-Bike ride; (Ray as Trailboss)
Sept 22nd – Northfield Big-Bike ride; (Skip & Wayne Trailboss)
Sept 29th – Ray’s big bike ride, start location TBD

It’s back on! New Learn to Ride date: June 29th.

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CCC meeting Monday evening in Jeffersonville

Hello folks, we’re getting back on track and the club is holding a meeting Monday evening. Topics include ride schedule, Learn to Ride and variety of club business. If interested in coming please send an email to president@cccofvt.org as we generally grill or pick up food for attendees.

Date: June 3rd
Time: 6:00 p.m. -8ish
Location: 129 Sand Hill Drive
Jeffersonville, VT

Joint CCC/GMP Learn to ride postponed due to soggy conditions (likely late June)

Mother nature sure isn’t cooperating for us with rain all but 5 days in May so far and yesterday’s monsoon turned Scott’s field into a pond and has been wet all spring. We’re sorry to have to postpone this event as it’s sure a disappointment for the kids. Currently we’re looking at late June for a rain date. Keep an eye on the website and we’ll get an email update out shortly.

Learn To Ride slated for Saturday June 1st

Last Friday we met with the Green Mountain Plonkers and based on current information we’re looking to have the Learn to Ride in Westford VT June 1st assuming good weather. We will be partnering with the Plonkers and again will have a similar venue with Learn to Ride for the kids and novices along with an opportunity to check out trials. We are bringing back the swap meet as it’s been a few years, kids have grown and new folks are getting introduced to the sport. Stay tune for more details. Current plan is check-in at 9:00 a.m., 10 am riders meeting and event will go from about 10-3pm. Please plan on bringing a treat, clubs will provide hot-dogs, hamburgers and water. Please contact one of the club officers if you’d like to assist.

The AMA has changed it’s requirements where both parents need to be present. If only 1 parent can be present folks can have the other parent sign and notarize. Make sure to print form in color in advance.

Info about AMA Minor release forms:
https://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/For-Partners/AMA-Organizer-News/Story_/ama-minor-release-form-updated

Link to actual form:
http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Story/risk-management-and-waivers

CCC updates

At our last meeting we voted on officers and started working on our ride schedule. The heavy rains from April 15th raised havoc in central Vt much like Irene and with our snow pack still melting out and continual rain in being good stewards of the land we envision a late start to the riding season. With so much up in the air we are unable to post a ride schedule at this time. I’m planning to have some variation of my Thunder Mountain August

At our last meeting we voted on officers and started working on our ride schedule. The heavy rains from April 15th raised havoc in central Vt much like Irene and with our snow pack still melting out and continual rain in being good stewards of the land we envision a late start to the riding season. With so much up in the air we are unable to post a ride schedule at this time. I’m planning to have some variation of my Thunder Mountain late August likely the weekend before Labor Day August 25th.

The CCC needs your help. With Kyle and Ruthanne out of state, change of officers, soggy spring and late start we need folks to step up, help with the Learn to Ride and/or host a traditional CCC ride. If someone can take on a route and be trail boss or just reach out to club to help with pre-ride work that would help immensely. Our northern routes should be in good shape, central VT likely will require some rerouting. We need some eyes and ears once we can get out in the woods if any class IV’s are affected.

Regarding officer changes Richard (Dick) Mitchell is the new president and Ray Atwood is our VP. After 4 terms; (8 years) I felt it was time to change it up with a new president with new ideas and I know Dick will be a great leader for the club. I’ll still be active with the club, host rides and assist with the transition of officers. We’re also actively looking for a new secretary since Ruthanne is in Georgia. Stayed tuned for more info,

Ron Arms (former CCCofVT president)