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!

Novice Adult Rider’s Clinic

CCC of VT will be posting a Novice Adults clinic for riders wanting to work on their off road skills.

This event will take place on Sunday September 11th @ 10:00am. The clinic will begin at the Landmark tavern Rt 15 west of Johnson Village. Riders will need their own road legal bike and riding gear. The clinic will start out riding from the tavern and then ride to a easy class 4 road for more tips and practice.

In case of rain this event will be cancelled.

Space is limited so RSVP at

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 “” 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 ( or give me a call at (802)734-1571.



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


Ron Arms/President CCCofVT