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 we’ve done in the past!

  • Kelsey’s Rides First ride of 2024!

    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

    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

    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…


  • Carl’s Islands Ride

    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……


  • Group Ride Sunday, 6/18

    Group Ride Sunday, 6/18

    A super flat ride with Mark Martin along the LVRT! Hey all! Mark Martin is hosting a super chill ride on some of the newer sections of the LVRT this Sunday: “Hey there club! Next Sunday, I’m planning a Father’s Day, summer solstice, Mark birthday rail trail ride on the newly open section of the……


  • Group Ride Saturday September 17

    Group Ride Saturday September 17

    Meet us at 8:00 Saturday morning at VSECU (1 Bailey Ave, Montpelier) for an 8:15 departure. We’ll ride a bit on the bike path, then gravel for several miles along River Rd., a tiny bit on Route 100B, and another tiny bit on Route 2 until we get to Red Hen Baking. We will make……


  • Women’s Group Ride Sunday August 14!

    Women’s Group Ride Sunday August 14!

    Join us Sunday for a Ride the Ridges training ride in the beautiful town of Cabot. We will meet in the Cabot school parking lot at 8:30 for an 8:45ish departure. Drive past the Cabot green and look for "Gym Rd." on your right after a few buildings/houses. Turn into the school parking lot on……


  • Women’s Group Ride Thursday June 16th!

    Women’s Group Ride Thursday June 16th!

    Join us this Thursday for a very flat, shady, and beautiful ride on the old railroad bed in Plainfield. We will meet at the Plainfield park & ride (265 Main St., Plainfield) at 5:45 for a 6:00 departure. The distance of this ride will be determined by the group – we will ride along the……


  • Women’s Group Ride Sunday May 22!

    Women’s Group Ride Sunday May 22!

    I will be hosting a women’s no-drop group ride on Sunday May 22nd at Berlin Pond. We will meet at the parking area next to the boat access around 10:00 and start riding at 10:15. We will tackle the hillier side first, cruise down the flatter side and then decide as a group if we……


  • Get ready for our first Women’s No-Drop Ride of 2022!

    Get ready for our first Women’s No-Drop Ride of 2022!

    I will be hosting our first women’s no-drop ride this Saturday April 30th. We will meet in the parking lot of Vermont State Employees Credit Union (1 Bailey Avenue in Montpelier) around 11:15 am and we will depart at 11:30 am. We’ll follow the Montpelier bike path until we join dirt/gravel roads and then ride……


  • Intermediate Ride! East Corinth Ramble

    Intermediate Ride! East Corinth Ramble

    A 28 Mile loop half gravel, half paved in the hills between East Corinth and Groton. We’ll meet Sunday, 4/17, at 10:00 am at this unpaved park and ride (see photo of the map below) off of Highway 25 just south of the East Corinth General Store (stop in for a snack!).Tires roll at 10:15….…


  • Join Us! Ginger’s Northfield Loop

    Join Us! Ginger’s Northfield Loop

    **Weather Permitting** This Sunday, April 10. Meet at Northfield Depot Square (link to map) at 11:00am for an 11:30 ride start time. We’ll ride south on 12/12A before climbing up Warren Mountain Rd, turning off to Northfield road before it gets too crazy. Climbing up the ridge above Northfield before a long gentle descent on……


  • Ride the Ridge to get ready for Ride the Ridges!

    Ride the Ridge to get ready for Ride the Ridges!

    Join us this Sunday, April 3. Meet at 10:45am for an 11:00am roll out. This is a no-drop, casual, all comer’s welcome mostly paved ride. We start at the Brookfield Floating Bridge (meet and park there) and descend towards Randolph, VT on a bit of gravel (be ready for wet and some mud!). From there……


  • Bike Rides and Discussions

    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……


  • Club Member Barb Schwendtner’s Letter to the Editor Published March 15, 2022

    Vermont Bicycle Club Member Barb Schwendtner wrote about the difficulties cyclists face sharing the roads with drivers in Vermont. Clicking through will take you to the Times-Argus publishing of that letter. The more clicks on their page means that publications like the Times-Argus will take this notion seriously and encourage them to publish more on……


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

    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……


  • Winter in Vermont

    Hiya Club! As the weather is kind of wonky, we will be transitioning to a kind of hit and miss ride schedule. While some of us will probably get a ride in when we can, I’m holding off scheduling rides until things dry out enough to hit the gravel. I can’t sit on a trainer,……


  • Join us! Gravelcade DIY Ride: An Unorganized Post Thanksgiving Ride

    Join us! Gravelcade DIY Ride: An Unorganized Post Thanksgiving Ride

    It’s a classic Darren Whackadoo with all the trimmings including such popular hits as: Is it a real road? We’re only a few hundred feet away from the road Get your head out of my line Mark. I think this will be a new way we can connect these two routes This is a lot……


  • Sunday farewell ride to Mike!

    Sunday farewell ride to Mike!

    Hey there club! It’s with very mixed emotions that I write this post! Our wonderful riding partner and friend, Mike Dewes, has accepted a new job and is leaving Vermont for St. Louis! I’m happy/sad for him. So this Sunday, I want to send him off with as much Vermont mud as possible so he……


  • November 14 ride news

    Hey Club! It’s pre-Wednesday, but here’s the scoop for this weekend. There is not going to be a club ride I will, of course be riding, but I’ll be out of town. So get out there and enjoy Vermont! And thank a Veteran.


  • Join us for our last women’s group ride of 2021!

    Join us for our last women’s group ride of 2021!

    We will be wrapping up our inaugural women’s group ride season this weekend with one last chilly but sunny ride on Sunday November 7th. We will depart from East Montpelier Elementary School at 2:00 for a 10-ish mile loop that you might remember if you joined our first group ride. We’re a really fun group……


  • Sunday, November 3 ride in Montpelier!

    Well happy November Vermont! While the temps are cooling down, the adventure is heating up! The ride this weekend depends on if the North Branch Trails are open. Currently, due to rain, they are closed. BUT, if they are open by 10 AM on Sunday, we will climb North Street, hit Dan Smith Trail, then……


  • Halloween Ride at Kingdom Trails!

    Halloween Ride at Kingdom Trails!

    Good Wednesday morning Clan of the Spokes! I bet you thought we were done riding at Kingdom Trails. Well……depending on the weather….let’s do Halloween there on the final day the trails are open! Right now the forecast is questionable, so I’m going to make a decision on Saturday afternoon. But if there’s 40% or less……


  • Fall at the Kingdom Trails!

    Hello BIKETOBER! Love your colors and vistas from the saddle of my mountain bike! And we are once again headed to the Kingdom Trails for possibly the last ride there until the snow flies. Meeting at 9 on Sunday at Martin’s Bridge, or at Mike’s Tiki Bar parking lot around 9:50. Come join us for……


  • Women’s No-Drop Ride Sunday October 17

    Women’s No-Drop Ride Sunday October 17

    Women’s ride this Sunday October 17th! We will depart from the Berlin Pond parking area at 2:00 for a loop (or two!) around the pond. There will also be the option to add more miles for anyone who wants to. With a little bit of luck we will see cows and with a lot of……


  • Vermont Bicycle Club Weekend – Archived

    Good morning Vermont Bicycle Club! I hope you all have been getting out and enjoying the beauty of this world, wherever you may be. I will not be leading a ride this weekend, but I encourage everyone to GET OUT IN THE WOODS or on gravel and get your adventure on!


  • October mountain biking at the Kingdom Trails! – Archived

    October mountain biking at the Kingdom Trails! - Archived

    WOW! The colors are really starting to pop! There’s no better way to experience the beauty of Vermont than being in the saddle! Since last weekend was a bust, we are headed back to the Northeast Kingdom and once again riding at Kingdom Trails! The trails close the end of October, so this is one……


  • Women’s No-Drop Ride Saturday October 2nd – Archived

    Women’s No-Drop Ride Saturday October 2nd - Archived

    If you have been thinking about joining one of our women’s rides come ride with us this Saturday (October 2nd)! We will depart from the Berlin Pond parking area at 2:00. Before departing we will decide as a group if we want to tackle the hills and ride around the pond or take it easier……


  • Sunday ride at Kingdom Trails! – Archived

    Sunday ride at Kingdom Trails! - Archived

    Good Wednesday morning! Fall is HERE! What better time to mountain bike at the Kingdom Trails? Especially with all the new trails that have been built this year/ So…meeting Sunday at 9 AM at Martin’s Bridge to head up there this weekend! These are SOCIAL rides, with many bail out options. So consider joining us!


  • Women’s Ride on Saturday September 25th! – Archived

    Women’s Ride on Saturday September 25th! - Archived

    Join us for our second women’s no-drop ride on Saturday September 25th! This ride will include two special requests from last week: a food stop and fewer hills. We will depart from the parking lot of VSECU (1 Bailey Ave., Montpelier) at 1:00 and head towards Red Hen Bakery in Middlesex for a late lunch/snack……


  • Saturday gravel adventure in Orange and Washington – Archived

    Saturday gravel adventure in Orange and Washington - Archived

    Happy Equinox!! To celebrate the official start of Fall, Club member Carl Hilton VanOsdall has offered to lead a 30ish mile gravel ride at 1 PM this Saturday! We can meet at the intersection of Sunset Road and Windy Wood Road. It appears from the route that Mr. VanOsdall enjoys a bit of climbing. Let……


  • Join Our First Women’s No-Drop Ride Sunday September 19 – Archived

    Join Our First Women’s No-Drop Ride Sunday September 19 - Archived

    Who is ready for our first ever women’s no-drop ride this Sunday?! We will depart from East Montpelier Elementary School (665 Vincent Flats Rd., East Montpelier; plan to park in the dirt parking lot just after the school on the left) at 9:00 am for a beautiful ride through parts of East Montpelier and Adamant….…


  • Join Us: Kingdom Trails Sunday 9/19 – Archived

    Join Us: Kingdom Trails Sunday 9/19 - Archived

    Good Wednesday morning! Fall is definitely in the air! And what better way to celebrate than by riding mountain bikes at Kingdom Trails this Sunday? We are meeting at 9 AM at the Martin’s Covered Bridge parking lot (Click here for a google maps link) in Plainfield. The ride will be determined by those who……


  • Join Us: Ride the Ridges! – Archived

    Join Us: Ride the Ridges! - Archived

    It’s Wednesday morning so of course we’re all thinking about the weekend ride adventures! While there are too many events to promote here, many of us will be supporting the Cabot community this weekend at the annual Ride the Ridges. There won’t be an official club ride, feel free to join us in Cabot for……


  • Our friends at Pride Rides Vermont.org

    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

    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

    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……


  • About Kris

    About Kris

    “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 their queerness, which for many of us is a big and important part of our identity. Why Pride Rides? For diversity, inclusion,……


  • About Kelsey

    Kelsey has lived in central Vermont her entire life. There aren’t many dirt roads around here she hasn’t been on. Gravel riding is her favorite, she also enjoys a small amount of trail riding and some road riding on occasion. Kelsey loves climbing hills for miles and miles just as much as She loves a short……


  • About Mark

    Mark Martin is the founder of Vermont Bicycle Club! His idea was born of working with Vermont Bicycle Shop to create a larger and more welcoming community to cyclists of all ability levels. He loved the idea of building a community of cyclists who are interested in enjoying the outdoors in an easy going, non-competitive……


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