CCC Meeting 2/10 7pm Conference Call

Our monthly meeting will not be an onsite in person meeting. Instead all members and the board are welcome to join via phone. Please email secretary@cccofvt.org for more information.

CCC of VT Meeting: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. January 13th, Bolton VT

Annual Meeting – Election of Officers (President, Secretary, and Member at Large)

 

Hard to believe it’s 2015 and time for our annual meeting.  This year we have President, Secretary, and Member at Large for positions.  The officer committee is still accepting nominations so please email secretary@cccofvt.org and remember to attend the meeting to vote.  To date we have not received any new nominations.

Abbreviated Agenda:

1.  Officer Report
2.  Election of Officers
3.  OHM Update
4.  Draft 2015 Ride Schedule
5.  Fund Raiser options, matching funds, etc.
5.  Trail Boss award update
6.  Annual Dinner/Brunch options
7.  Other Business

The CCCofVT would like to thank all it’s members for your continued support and wish everyone and their families a a safe and wonderful 2015.  We have a lot in store for 2015 and we’re looking forward to an exciting new year.  We have some new rides routed out and looking to change things up a bit for 2015.  If you are interested in hosting a ride or have ideas please join us at one of our upcoming meetings.  The CCCofVT meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Ray Atwood’s Cycle in Bolton,  VT.

On a related note please help secure our future by providing a unified voice for recreational trails in Vermont and attend the VTGC winter meeting at the statehouse.

Dec 9th meeting will be virtual conference call due to inclement weather

The CCCofVT monthly meeting will be a conference call instead of meeting in person.  If a member would like to participate please send an email to president@cccofvt.org and we will provide you the call-in number.  With the weather advisory and potential icy roads there is no need to risk life and limb when we can utilize technology.  Stay tuned for a end of season news letter and other updates about 2015.  Also January is our annual meeting where we vote on new officers (President and Secretary this year) along with Member at Large.

Happy Holidays!

 

November meeting in Barre, VT

The CCCofVT will be meeting in Barre at the VORA location.  We will be gathering info from the greater Vermont OHM community discussing organization and access topics.  While members are welcome to attend the next official CCC meeting will be in December where we will summarize and start acting on our findings.

October Monthly Meeting has been cancelled.

BOD and members,

Tonight’s monthly meeting has been canceled. If you have any business that needs attention immediately, please contact memberservice@cccofvt.org.
See ya next month, Nov 11th.
Thanks,
Ben

Lucky’s North ride – Post Ride Report

Talk about a great day for a ride, on Sunday, September 21st! With the leaves just beginning to turn, dry ground and prime class IV roads, 38 riders ventured from Lucky’s Motorsports in South Royalton VT to partake in the Lucky’s North ride!

We had a bunch of new members and people who had never navigated with a route sheet before, but everyone made it through the 115 miles of ups and downs, over ledge and my personal favorite, through granite posts and a small stream!
As many of you know, it’s no small task to pre a club ride, and indeed, Kyle and I couldn’t have done it without so many people. Rich Reynolds for riding it every time and keeping the mileage correct, Wayne Longe (we saved the big blow downs for you ;) ), Skip Wareham for documenting and posting the ride! Awesome pictures! And of course, it wouldn’t have happened if Ken and Sue Robbins didn’t establish the ride in the first place.Please see Skip’s post at Adventure Rider for pictures of the ride!
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25133128&postcount=5

Thanks everyone for riding with us!

 

 

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Fall Foliage Big Bike Ride Sunday Sept 28

Fall Foliage Big Bike Ride ( an adventure ride of 150 miles of beautiful Vermont fall foliage)

this ride is mostly back roads with a couple sections of 2 track trail. great riding for your GS, KLR, bigger KTMs or other big bikes or bring your dirt bike. I hear Wayne might know some class 4 roads along the way too.

Sunday Sept 28
start @ Long Trail Tavern on rte 15 in Johnson
sign up 8:30- 9 
route sheets available after signing liability waiver at sign up
roll charts holders available at the start too
CCCofVt members ride for free non members can sign up at the ride 
first gas @ 51.2 miles
bring your membership card
quiet bike please
rain or shine

Trail Boss Ray Atwood

802-434-3956 for any questions

Lucky’s North Sunday, September 21st

Remember Lucky’s North? Yup, that’s right! We are riding it Sunday, September 21st! Come join us for some amazing Class IV’s and trails through places like Brookfield, Tunbridge and Fairlee!
There is more trail riding on this ride, as well as a couple tricky and tight sections, so big bikes are definitely 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.

This ride is rain or shine, 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. We don’t have this one GPSed so bring your route IMG_0338sheet holder. If you don’t have one, Ray Atwood at Atwood Cycles has them in stock. Please bring your membership card, or sign up online athttps://www.cccofvt.org/membership before the ride!

Long story short.

Sunday, September 21st: Riders meeting at 8:30 AM
Sign up starts at 8:00 AM-bring your membership info.
Lucky’s Trailer Sales New Building
RuthAnne Daniels 802-793-0710 or ruthanne.daniels@gmail.com for questions/comments/concerns.

Kyle Daniels – daniels.rail@gmail.com for complaints and other not so pleasant things.

Green Mtn Ramble – one heck of a ride!

Who would have known you could have so much fun with a ride out of Chittenden County.  I must admit I was a bit skeptical at first but knowing Lucas I knew the ride would have some challenging terrain.  Many thanks to Lucas and those that participated and donated at the event.

At sign-up Lucas received a considerable amount of donations for the Williston Food Shelf.  The CCCofVT always likes to do something for the community and especially the towns we ride or meet in.  Lucas also arranged lunch orders with the Lincoln General Store.  The lunch was awesome and quite generous with the addition of homemade cookies and brownies in our lunch bag.  I felt like a school kid in heaven with all the treats from the store.

This was the first ride using Rally Navigator software and I’m sure we will be using it in the future.  While the route-sheet is a bit long; (required change at lunch time) it provided a significant amount of additional information.  This was great as our ride was open to all sized off-road bikes from small single cylinder bikes to full-on big adventure bikes.  Lucas provided a “difficulty” rating of 1-10 that was displayed on the route sheet in addition to bypasses, distance to next turn, image of the turn with degree of turn, and GPS coordinates so someone could just use their GPS and map a route any destination along the route.  We had about 30 members turn out for the ride and was sketchy if it was going to happen.  At our CCC meeting Tuesday we said we’d make the commitment noontime Saturday at noon and update the websites (CCCofVT and Facebook) so at that point we were committed.  Majority of bikes were single-cylinder with a brave sole or 2 on the 1200cc+ adventure bikes.

One of the things I liked best about the ride was jumping right in to some challenging terrain.  Within a mile of the start we entered a  private trail (Lucas rated it a 6).  Based on some videos and carnage we saw along the route some my beg to differ; however, everyone, even the big bikes made it through and Lucas does it with ease on his KLR650.  The route included 4-6 private sections of trail and (2) single-track sections our Montshire crew offered up.  I can’t thank the private land owners and Lincoln General Store enough or their support!

The other requirement of the ride was to bring a smile and I’m pretty sure everyone had one from ear-to-ear at some point along the ride.  After crisscrossing our way down to Lincoln from Williston we crossed over the Lincoln gap enjoying some spectacular view on the ridge line.  We saw some interesting and amazing properties along the way.  After a gas stop in Moretown we hit some more fun Class IV’s and finished re-riding one of the funnest sections of private trail.

Folks did a great job being courteous to pedestrian and judicious use of throttle in sensitive sections.  This is key for the future of our sport and I’m proud to be involved with such a great group of individuals.  I’ve got some lengthy videos I’m trying to slice down and hope to post.  Many have taken advantage of our Facebook site and if you have a good picture or video from the ride see if you can get it to our webmaster.

 

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Green Mountain Ramble is still a go

Well, it started to rain here just at high-noon and was relatively dry before that.  As it stands now the ride is still on; however, still is weather dependent.

A series of T-storms are to pass through over the next 24 hours.  There is not much more we can do than just sit it out and see what Sunday brings.

Use your judgement based on rain amounts between now and tomorrow morning and keep an eye on this site, if no new updates the ride is still on!

Contact Lucas or myself if there are any specific questions.

Ron Arms/president@cccofvt.org   or Lucas at (lucasjenson@hotmail.com) or  (802)734-1571.