Green Mountain Bicycle Club Rides for July

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All riders with the GMBC must wear helmets and obey the rules of the road. Please do not ride two abreast if there is traffic in either direction.  For mornings with questionable weather, please call the ride leader to make sure the ride is still taking place.  Ride leaders are obligated to go to the starting point and provide maps but may choose not to ride if the weather is miserable. Riders below the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent.  E indicates an easy ride, M is for moderate, and S is for strenuous.  Social rides are more leisurely versions of the mapped ride – usually the shorter route – with longer food breaks.

Date: Sunday, July 5

Ride: Double Ferry South – 50 (M/S) miles starting with the Burlington to

Port Kent ferry. The hilly terrain on the New York side brings beautiful

views of the lake.  The second ferry will take us from Essex, N.Y. to

Charlotte and we’ll return on flatter terrain back to Burlington. Bring

money for the ferries. Please note this is the reverse of the way the ride

used to go.

Meeting Time: 7:45 for 8:10 ferry

Meeting Place:  Burlington Ferry dock

Leader: Kevin Batson – 825-5816 / kevbvt@gmail.com

Co-Leader: Brian Howard – 598-3857 / bjhowd@gmail.com

Social Ride Leader: Amy Ross 324-2137 / vtamy@comcast.net

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Date: Sunday, July 12

Ride: Orleans Outing – A beautiful ride in Orleans County.  The long ride is

67 miles (M/S) along Lake Willoughby and the shorter version is 52 miles

(M).  Along the way are potential food stops in Irasburg, Glover and

Greensboro.  The social ride will start at the Tops Supermarket/Merchants

Bank parking lot on Route 15 in Hardwick and include a stop at Perennial

Pleasures for lunch.

Meeting Time: 8:45

Meeting Place: Hazen Union High School, Hardwick

Leader: Pat Stabler – 781-929-9085 / everstab@verizon.net

Co-Leader: Amy Otten – 878-4070 / amyotten@netscape.com

Social Ride Leader:  Karla Ferrelli – 864-0101 / karla.ferrelli@gmail.com

Date: Sunday, July 19

Ride: Not Quite Quebec – 51 (M) and 64 (M/S) rides on low traffic roads near

the Canadian border.  This is a reworking of our old Almost to Canada ride

which eliminates some of the higher traffic roads while crossing the

Missisquoi River twice and travelling along the shore of Lake Carmi.

Meeting Time: 8:45

Meeting Place: Tractor Supply Company at exit 20 off I-89

Leader: Dave Merchant – 893-6794 / dpierchand@comcast.net

Co-Leader: Joyce McCutcheon – 893-1690 / mellowmiti@aol.com

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Date: Sunday, July 26

Ride: Willsboro Wanderer – 40 (E/M) and 55 (M/S) options of hilly terrain on

low-traffic roads in New York.  There are two potential stops for ice cream.

Bring money for the ferry and food stops. The shorter version of this ride

skips the big hill out of Willsboro.

Meeting Time: 8:15 for the 9:00 ferry

Meeting Place: Old Champlain Flyer parking lot, Ferry Road, Charlotte

Leader: Sal DeFrancesco – 363-0963 – salnesp1@gmail.com

Co-Leader: Holly Creeks – 233-9013 / creeksh@yahoo.com

Social Ride Leader:  Donna Leban – 862-1901 / lightspd@comcast.net