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)

CCC Big Bike Ride Sunday September 30th – Johnson VT

September 30th out of the Landmark Tavern Rt15 Johnson . There will be a GPS track available at the start for those who don’t want to to do a follow the leader ride. 110 miles of ostly dirt roads with some great views and covered bridges and should have some good color by then.

Signup 8:30-9:30
Rider’s meeting at 9:45
Last bike out 10:00
Trail Boss: Wayne Longe
Bike: Adventure Bikes big and small, off-road tires recommended.

Northern VT/NEK Ride Sunday August 26th

Trail boss Wayne Longe has a ride lined up out of Johnson, this will make the 5th CCC dualsport ride in less than 2 months. Start/Finish will be at the traditional Landmark Tavern just south of the village on route 15. Remember to keep the entrance clear to the storage units and as always road-legal quiet bikes only please. Ride includes both route-sheet and GPS.

Note: We strongly recommend everyone to use/load route-sheets as we’ve had folks ride the last few rides in reverse direction; (not good) or get confused when routes overlap a section of the route. Plan on about 115mi with gas mid-way.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page as we get closer should we experience adverse weather. Remember to bring your membership card at sign-up. This is a “dual sport” ride, recommendation is smaller single-cylinder bike.

Start/Finish – Landmark Tavern, route 15 just south of Johnson village
Date/Time – 8:00-9:00a.m. signup, riders meeting 9:15, last bike out 9:30a.m.

2-day Brookline/Newfane ride Aug 11th and 12th

Pretty sure this will be the 10th Annual Brookline ride put on by our southern VT friends.  This year will include an all new big bike ride Saturday followed by traditional BBQ Saturday evening with local corn on the cobb, campfire and primitive camping. Assuming history repeats itself Herbie will likely have his famous pancakes. Please RSVP to the facebook poll so we can make food plans.

Saturday’s ride while considered for “big bikes” with the recent heavy rains and washouts recommendation is 650CC or smaller bike unless you’re an “A” rider or don’t mind buying parts for those big bikes. CCC Saturday Newfane ride signup 9:30-10:30 rider’s meeting 10:30 last bike out 11:00. GPS track only no route sheets.

Sunday’s ride is traditional CCC dualsport “smallbike” ride. This is a routesheet only ride as it stands now. Signup 8-9am.

This is a very sensitive area so no loud bikes and no race numbers please. Details and driving directions will be emailed shortly. As always keep an eye on our website and email as we get closer to the ride should mother nature intervene.

Ride Schedule:
Aug 11th: Brookline/Newfane Big-bike ride
Aug 12th: Brookline/Newfane dualsport ride
Aug 26th: Johnson dualsport ride – Landmark Tavern in Johnson
Sept 15h: BigSky ride – Waterbury Big bike ride

We also want to thank all those that participated and donated on the 2nd Annual Thunder Mountain ride. We had about 40 riders, raised over $300 for Bethel VT Fire & Rescue and had perfect conditions. It was all smiles and stories at the end of the day and even our equestrian friends were impressed how polite our riders were. Great job everyone and hope you’re enjoying the rides…