Bike Maintenance Clinic April 29th and everything you wanted to know about Route Sheets with Dave and Ray

Basic Bike Setup Clinic and Route Sheets with Ray and Dave

Come join the CCCofVT for a Motorcycle Maintenance Clinic. Dave De Grasse; (Certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation instructor) and Ray Atwood who has decades of maintenance and racing experience will be covering a variety of topics to help you and your steed be ready for the riding season.Where: Ray Atwood’s Cyle, 3566 Roosevelt Hwy, Bolton, VT 05676
When: Saturday April 29th, 10-1pm

  • Topics include:
    Basic maintenance
    oil changes, tire pressure, coolant
    Setting your bike up to fit you.
    Clutch/brake lever adjustments, handlebars, suspension, sag
    Basic brake maintenance
    check pads, rotors, brake bleeding/adjustment
    Chain tension, how to measure chain/sprocket wear.
    Do’s and don’t with adjustment, replacement, etc
    Tire tips – pressure, changing, tube options
    Other things to pay attention to
    Leaks, loose hardware, wiring, spokes

Fun with Route Sheets:
Ray is gong to perform some basic instruction about route sheets including:
How to read a route sheet
How to cut and load a route sheet

Sat Apr 29, 2017 10am – 1pm Eastern Time
3566 Roosevelt Hwy Bolton, VT 05676. (map)
 Any current or future CCC member

CCCofVT March Meeting pushed back 1 week to Tuesday 3/21 due to Winter Storm

Mother nature is up to her old tricks, tease us with 70 degree weather then throw a Nor-easter at us.  As it stands now we plan to postpone by 1 week and meet on Tuesday March 21st at Ray’s in Bolton at 6:30 p.m.

Here it is, 2017 CCC event schedule (tentative)

Without further ado here is the “proposed” 2017 event schedule.  Dates/locations subject to change but this is what we’re currently looking at for an event schedule to date.   Currently we have 2 “Learn to Rides”, one for kids in May and another for registered riders/bikes more for newbie off-road riders or those transitioning from pavement to dirt.  We’re also looking to add more learn to ride opportunities if schedules permit.  As always we are always looking for volunteers to take on an existing ride or assist with a new ride.

First up we intend to have a bike clinic.  The clinic will cover basic bike maintenance and setup, everything from how to change a tire in the field to setting up your controls; (clutch, brakes, suspension/sag) to your weight, size, and preference.  We also hope to have a route-sheet clinic; (separate event) to cover all the bases on cutting, loading, reading a route sheet plus useful scroll tips out on the trail.

CCC Tentative Event Schedule:

April 29th (Saturday) –  Ray’s in Bolton   (Ray Atwood & MSF instructor Dave De Grasse)
May 21th (Sunday)  –  Newbie LTR (Johnson, VT) for road legal bikes/riders – (Rich, pre sign-up req)  
May 27th  (Saturday) –  Learn to Ride – Westford, VT    (CCC-Ruthann, GMP- Rick Fecteau)  date tentative, alt dates 5/13 or 5/20
June 10th/11th  (Sat/Sun) –   NETRA 2-day Louden Classic Turkey Run
June 18th (Sunday) –      Johnson small/big bike ride (Wayne=Trail Boss, Rich Trail Boss of Big Bike Ride)
July 9th (Sunday) –     Lucky’s North out of So Royalton  (Kyle & Ruthanne)
July 23th (Sunday) –   Cavendish VT    (New CCC ride by Skip and friends)
August 13th (Sunday –   4th Annual Green Mountain Ramble – Williston, VT  (Lucas)
August 20th  (Sunday) –   Traditional Newfane/Brookline ride (Herbie, Travis & Skip)
Sept 9th/10th (Sat/Sun) –  NETRA Ammonoosuc 2-day Turkey Run
Sept 17th (Sunday)  –  Thunder Mtn Ride – Braintree VT (Ron, camping allowed, CCC BBQ most likely)
Sept 24th (Sunday) –   Big Bike Adv Ride – Rich (location TBD)

The snowpack is melting so while winter isn’t over its a good time to start going through your bike(s) and equipment to make sure they are ready for the upcoming riding season.   An email will shortly follow once the schedule is firmed up a bit.

Thanks, president/CCCofVT

February 2017 Meeting pushed back 1 week to February 21st

In an effort to keep everyone’s significant other happy for Valentines day we decided to push the meeting date back one week.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused but hopefully it reduces the chances of some of you sleeping out in the garage on a cold winter night for messing up Valentines Day.

A meeting reminder was just emailed, if you did not receive the email please notify one of the club officers or myself ( and we will make sure to add you to the mailing list.


Ron Arms/president CCCofVT


CCCofVT January Meeting – Location Change, GE Building, 40 IDX Drive, So Burlington, VT

The CCCofVT January meeting will be held at the GE Healthcare building in So. Burlington, VT.  With cold temperatures and Ray’s shop shutdown for winter we want to provide a warm common location to meet.

Meeting date: Tuesday January 10th

Location: 40 IDX Drive, South Burlington, VT  05403

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.

January’s meeting is an annual meeting where we will be voting on officer positions for President, Secretary,  and Member at Large.  January’s meeting will cover our administrative duties and set the stage for a productive 2017.

Anyone is welcome to attend, if possible please email “” if you’re planning on attending so we can have visitor badges available.

Hope everyone had a great holiday with time with their family and before we know it spring will be here and we’ll be back to riding our 2-wheeled toys.



December CCC meeting Cancelled

The Cycle Conservation Club of Vermont would like to wish everyone a safe and festive holiday season.  Please take this time to enjoy time with family and friends and get your final dirtbike wishlist to santa.  There is no monthly meeting for December.



End of Year gathering: Brunch Sunday Oct 30th, Landmark Tavern – Johnson VT

As the season draws to a close, let’s celebrate! Please join us at the Landmark Tavern on Rt. 15 in Johnson (Go here) on October 30th at noon. We’ll talk dirt over some awesome brunch and beers. We might even get some good ideas for new rides next year. The sky is the limit.

Lunch starts at noon so if looking for breakfast come a bit early for breakfast.
Please RSVP on our Facebook site if you plan on attending so we can give our kind friends a heads-up on headcount.LOGO_1 colorbbrraapppp2

Party at Ray’s – October 11th at 6:30pm

Did you say PIZZA AND BEERS?

Why yes, I did! Our monthly club meeting is sneaking up on us. Tuesday, October 11th at 6:30pm at Ray Atwood’s Shop in Bolton. Pizza is provided, BYOB or fruity drink – whatever ya want. We won’t judge. This month, among other things, we will discuss our last rides, the excitement at Lucky’s North, winter clinics, and naked bike riding. Really, who knows! We’d love your input and great ideas! Can’t make it? Why, send in your ideas!

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Last CCC ride of the Season: Lucky’s North-Sept 25th!

Last scheduled CCC ride of the season!

Come join us Sunday, September 25th as we host our last CCC ride of the season! Lucky’s North rides over some amazing Class IV’s and trails through places like Brookfield, Tunbridge and Fairlee! There are a couple tricky and tight sections, so big bikes are not recommended! We will hold a rider’s meeting at 8:30 AM, with the first bike out at 9:00 AM, leaving from Lucky’s – you know, that big red building off the interstate on Route 107? This ride is approximately 120 miles, with 2 gas stops. The best place to stop for lunch is the first gas stop, which has a nice small town deli.

NEW THIS YEAR: Since the North Tunbridge store has no gas, CCC will have a gas truck available to purchase gas from. It is 75 miles from Start to the second gas stop. Also, we will have a sandwich sign up at the beginning to alleviate some lunch rush headache.
This ride is rain or shine; (unless the forecast is miserable), so if it is looking like it will be wet, change those tires because there are quite a bit of slick spots. As always, bring the road legal bike with reasonable exhausts. This ride is route sheeted so bring your route sheet holder as we don’t have a current GPS route available. If you don’t have one, Ray Atwood at Atwood Cycles has them in stock. Please bring your membership card, or sign up online at before the ride!


Long story short.
Sunday, September 6th: Riders meeting at 8:30 AM
Sign up starts at 8:00 AM-bring your membership card/info.
Lucky’s Trailer Sales New Building
Email for questions/comments/concerns.

And, weren’t we surprised to see that this bridge is still right there!



Waterbury Big Sky Sport Ride on Sept. 17th

CCC of VT is featuring another new big bike ride on September 17th!

The Waterbury Big Sky Sport Ride is 110 miles with 1 gas stop. The ride features lots of beautiful views and dozens of easy Class IV sections of road. 50/50 tires are recommended. This is a great ride for those with smaller bikes that want a nice ride that is less challenging than a small bike CCC ride. The ride will leave from the Waterbury Park and Ride (trailer parking is available). Riders meeting is at 9:00AM and last bike out is at 9:30AM. Please bring your membership card, or sign up online at Please bring your route sheet holder as this is a route sheeted ride.

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In addition, it’s high time we thank Lucas and company for his hard work on the Green Mountain Ramble. It’s awesome to have a ride that incorporates single track, small bike and big bike rides together and we appreciate all his hard work!

Our next ride will be Lucky’s North on September 25th leaving from Lucky’s Trailer Sales in Royalton VT.

We look forward to seeing you there!