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…

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

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!

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!

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!

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!

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

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

**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!

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

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

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,…

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!

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!

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 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…

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…

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…

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…