Things You Need to Know Before Joining Us

We’re a group of bicycle riders who live in or near Barre, Vermont. With the support of Vermont Bicycle Shop we’ve created a casual and loosely formed “club” to organize bikes rides within our community. With the help of Vermont Bicycle Shop we’ve got this great webpage and a dedicated group to help facilitate friendly…

Pizza Ride Postponed!

I hope everyone has or is having a nice Summer holiday week! As a lot of you know, we are moving Vermont Bicycle Shop to a new location! We are moving from 105 N Main Street to 42 Summer St. this weekend. Due to that we will be postponing the Vermont Bicycle Club Pizza Ride…

Kelsey’s Rides Red Hen, Take 2!

On Sunday, June 30 our women/women friendly group will ride from Montpelier to Red Hen Bakery and back.  ​We will meet in the parking lot of ​Montpelier High School a​t 10:00 am ​f​or a 10:15 ​departure. We will ​r​ide on the Montpelier bike path​, gravel roads​, and a short distance on Route 100B/Route 2 before…

Kelsey’s Rides First ride of 2024!

This route is roughly 13 miles, is mostly flat with a couple of small hills, and is primarily on dirt/gravel roads. This will be a​ very slow paced​ and supportive social ride. We will ride ​at a “slow roll” and we will regroup ​​frequently during the ride so that no one is ever riding alone….

2024 gravelCAT

Vermont Bicycle Shop Gravelcat Group Ride As a part of the gravelCAT event Vermont Bicycle Shop does a group ride. This is a relaxed fun ride from Barre to Northfield and back. Because of the elevation, terrain, and mileage involved it is considered a moderate to advanced ride. If you find yourself riding 17-25 mile…

Pizza Ride for June 1

Saturday, June 1. Ride departs as close to 4pm as possible.Be sure to arrive 10-20 minutes early with a bicycle that is ready for the ride(including your waiver sticker). If you have some bicycle needs come down a couple hours early, on a busy day we may already have our hands full and may not…

Pizza Ride May 6 at 4:00PM!

On Saturday, May 6, the Vermont Bicycle Club is hosting the Pizza Ride, departing at 4pm from Barre. Participants should arrive early with a prepped bike and proof of a completed rider waiver, obtainable online. The route features a minor hill and concludes at Pearl St. Pizza in roughly 30-45 minutes. Rain may cancel the event, with updates on social media.

Carl’s Islands Ride

We’ll be riding South Hero, VT Sunday, April 21. Our good friend Carl first introduced us to this great early Spring ride years ago. It’s been in the rotation for our Field Trips ever since. Thanks Carl! Requirements for this ride: If you missed the Things You Should Know Before Joining Us page, you should…

Bike Rides and Discussions

Currently the bulk of our rides are still sort of impromptu gatherings, we do have a couple of regular rides like The Pizza Ride. You can join us on our Facebook Groups page and on our Group Rides and Discussion page to find out where our latest rides are happening as well as general news…

Past/Archived Rides – See What We’re All About

We like to leave our past rides posts on the site so we can look back over the years and look at all the fun we’ve had. It also helps folks to see what kind of riding to expect from the different rides we’ve hosted in the past.Click through to check out the fun rides…

Our friends at Pride Rides Vermont.org

Why Pride Rides? For diversity, inclusion, and representation of LGBTQIA+ folks on bikes, because barriers to inclusion for LGBTQIA+ folks still exist. It is good to belong! Building a community of queer folks inside the community of cyclists in VT creates a space for folks to ride without having to hide/closet or be quiet about…

Routes and Places to Ride

This section of our site is still under construction. WARNING: In 2023 many parts of Vermont were heavily impacted by floods. Some of these routes may pass through areas that were impacted, and thus, the route may require detours, or may not be passible. Check with local road conditions, MTB trail chapters and other resources….

Vermont Bicycle Club in the Dolomites

Amber Terway, Barre, VT – Nov. 2019 – Earlier this year, Delta Airlines eliminated their $150 additional fee for bicycles, as well as all oversized sports gear. My husband, Tim, and I took this as a sign to go on our long overdue honeymoon. So we packed up our gravel bikes (with Darren’s help!), flew…