Rides in Connecticut

Connecticut trails

Connecticut bicycle paths
Connecticut Bicycle Paths (listed by town, with PDF downloads) Andover : Hop River State Park Trail airlinetrailbrochure Albany Metric Cue Albany Metric Map alcove reservoir cue alcove reservoir map Avon : Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway Bethel : Huntington Park Bolton : Hop River State Park Trail Burlington : Farmington River Trail Canton : Farmington River…

Connecticut rides

CT Challenge, Westport CT, July 28, 2018 - The CT Challenge bike ride is the main source of funding for the nonprofit organization of the same name, helping the…
East Lyme bike and bbq East Lyme Bike & BBQ, Saturday, September 29th, 2018 - East Lyme Parks and Recreation is holding their annual bike and bbq event to raise money for local historical properties…
Rock to Rock Earth Day ride, New Haven CT: April 28th, 2018 - Rock to Rock riders raise support for more than 20 local groups — all doing high-impact work to create a…
RIDE For Our Vets, Stamford CT: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - The RIDE For Our Vets benefits the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (www.ctveteranslegal.org) Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018 Location: Point72 headquarters, Stamford, CT…
Litchfield Hills bicycle ride Torrington Tour of the Litchfield Hills, August 5, 2018 - The Tour of the Litchfield Hills starts at Coe Park in downtown Torrington MA (map to start) and is a fundraiser…
Tour des Farms, Litchfield CT, Oct 6, 2018 - Connecticut Resource Conservation & Development Area  is bringing back its signature Tour Des Farms Bicycle Ride on October 6, 2018. The ride will be in Litchfield County touring the numerous farms in Goshen and Litchfield.
Go the Distance, Woodbury CT, September 22, 2018 - Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars makes dreams come true…dreams of becoming a doctor, an engineer, a teacher, a social…
Bloomin’ Metric, Westport, CT: May 20, 2018 - Bloomin’ Metric, Sunday, May 20, 2018: Sherwood Island State Park Westport, CT Cycle Along Stunning Beaches and Through Classic New England Countryside. 4…
William Raveis Ride William Raveis Ride & Walk, Norwalk, CT., September 30, 2018 - Site: raveisridewalk.com Location: Norwalk, CT 5 mile walk, 12, 25 and 50 mile rides Beneficiary: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Angel ride Massachusetts Angel Ride, Windsor Locks CT: May 26, 2018 - The annual Angel Ride offers a two-day 135-mile ride in Connecticut which has become a Memorial Day weekend tradition. Over $5 million…
Boston-Stamford tri-state bicycle ride Tri-State Trek, MA-RI-CT: June 22, 2018 - Tri-State Trek, Riding for a cure for ALS, Chestnut Hill MA to West Haven, CT Day 1 route Day 2…
Steeple Chase, Manchester CT: August 18th, 2018 - The 25th Annual Steeple Chase Bike Tour on Saturday, August 20, 2016 offers 20, 35, 50, 62.5 and 100 mile routes winding…
MS ride Windsor CT Bike MS,Windsor CT: June 03, 2018 - Bike MS has raised over $1 billion through their annual cycling fundraisers. This ride starts in Windsor, CT. Multiple mileage options…
Sarah Foundation bicycle ride Summer Breeze, Madison CT: July 22, 2018 - The Southern Connecticut Cycle Club and the Sarah Foundation offer the Summer Breeze Ride for Autism along Connecticut back roads with shoreline views,…
CT Bike For HOPE: May 28, 2017 - 4th Annual CT Bike For HOPE Date:  5/28/2017 Location: Light House Point Park, New Haven CT Site: http://www.ctbikeforhope.org Beneficiary: MovingWithHOPE, Inc. Cue…
Seven Lakes Ride, Stafford Springs CT - The annual Seven Lakes Ride is a fund-raising event to benefit the patients of Eastern Connecticut Cancer Institute (ECCI) in…
Closer to Free, New Haven CT: September 8, 2018 - Closer to Free is a fundraising ride  for Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven Century Route at RideWithGPS View and…
Western New England Greenway - The Western New England Greenway is part of U.S. BICYCLE ROUTE 7 that connects New York to Montreal. The corridor largely follows near U.S.…
East Coast Greenway news, July 2016 - Read more at the ECG site Maine: Brewer Riverwalk Reconnects Penobscot River Cities across the country are revitalizing their waterfronts, uncovering…
Hazon ride, Falls Village, CT - The Hazon Ride & Retreat is a fully-supported ride, fundraiser, and community experience for people of all cycling levels and…
Norwalk MS cycling fundraiser Bike MS Norwalk CT - Bike MS cyclists, volunteers and donors have raised over $1 billion to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Start: Cranbury…
9th Annual Tour of Lights – Bike for Thought, Groton CT, May 12, 2018 - The Annual BIAC Bike for Thought "Tour of Lights" provides views of historic lighthouses while raising funds to provide critical brain injury prevention and resource services throughout Connecticut, starting from UCONN's Avery Point in Groton CT.
Waramaug bicycle ride LOF Adaptive Skiers: Shepaug Dam to Lake Waramaug - This 100 K fundraising ride for LOF Adaptive Skiers takes you through the Connecticut hills in New Haven and Litchfield counties to Lake Waramaug.…
Tour de Lyme bicycle ride Tour de Lyme: May 20, 2018 - Lyme, CT is known for its scenic beauty, low traffic, and varied terrain. Participants in Tour de Lyme  help support the Land…
Northeast Mountain Bike Association NEMBA NEMBA mountain bike rides - The New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA)  a recreational trails advocacy organization with 27 chapters throughout New England and about…
Connecticut bicycle paths Connecticut bicycle paths - Connecticut Bicycle Paths listed by town Andover : Hop River State Park Trail Middletown : Mattabesett Trolley Trail Bethel :…
Narragansett Bay Wheelmen NBW bicycle rides Narragansett Bay Wheelmen rides - These vintage cue sheets for Rhode Island, neighboring Massachusetts and Connecticut are provided by Narragansett Bay Wheelmen (NBW). NBW101 touisset NBW102 swansea dighton…
Connecticut bike routes Connecticut bike routes - The site Connecticut Bike Routes was developed by three Connecticut-based bicycle enthusiasts as a service to the cycling community. On…
Old Deerfield bicycle ride Old Deerfield Ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This is a flat to rolling ride with great views of the Connecticut River. Stop in Sunderland…
Westport MA bicycle ride Westport CF ycle for Life - The 2012 CF Cycle for Life offered breathtaking views of Long Island Sound. View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1652104  Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue…
Litchfield Century bicycle ride Litchfield Hills Century rides - Bicycle Magazine names the Tour of the Litchfield Hills as the best ride in Connecticut. Our friend Pete Salomone created…
Granby bicycle ride Granby CT foliage ride - Thanks for this ride from CT Bike Routes. Start: East Granby Shopping Plaza GPX file Route map Cue sheet from…
Bloomfield bicycle ride Bloomfield CT Coaster - From CTBikeRoutes: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/865195 Route at RideWithGPS Viewand print cue sheet View andprint map GPX file TCX Course
Westbrook River bicycle ride Westbrook – Essex Connecticut River Ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes: Although about twelve miles of the ride is over state routes (Rtes. 145, 80 & 154), the…
Middleton - Hampden CT bicycle ride Middleton – Hamden Loop - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This calorie burning ride has over 3000 ft of vertical as it wends its way to Sleeping…
Saybrook bicycle ride Old Saybrook – Old Lyme Coastal Ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This is a mostly flat ride in Old Saybrook and Old Lyme with some sensational views of…
Meriden CT bicycle ride Meriden -Durham orchard ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This rather hilly ride travels through the back roads of eastern Meriden, Middletown, Middlefield, East Berlin, Cromwell,…
Madison bicycle ride Madison Country Breeze Ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This is a very challenging, lengthy and hilly ride that starts at Vinal Tech high School in…
Haddam CT Middlesex County bicycle ride Haddam – Killingworth – Madison Foliage Ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This ride is over mostly back country roads with beautiful views of ponds, small lakes, horse farms…
Madison - Old Saybrook CT bicycle ride Madison – Old Saybrook Ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This exceptional ride travels on mostly back roads through the towns and villages of Madison, Killingworth, Clinton,…
Hampden - Cheshire CT bicycle ride Hamden – Cheshire Circuit - Description from CTBikeRoutes:  Explore the quiet back roads of Hamden and Cheshire, as you cycle past farms and fields with…
Guilford - Madison bicycle ride Guilford – Madison – Stony Creek Ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes:  This is a very comfortable and scenic route over mostly flat terrain that features a 2 mile…
Guilford - Quanipaug bicycle ride Guilford – Quannipaug Lake Ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This is a short, mellow ride over mostly flat terrain with a few mild hills along the…
Guilford CT coastal bicycle ride Guilford Coastal Explorer - Description from CTBikeRoutes: Explore the many hidden corners of Guilford’s craggy coastline, including Island Bay, Sachems Head Harbor, Indian Cove,…
Essex Old Saybrook bicycle ride Essex Coastal and Country Roads - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This is a mostly flat to rolling ride through scenic areas of Centerbrook, Ivoryton, Deep River, Essex…
Groton Seacoast Century - Start: Center Groton, Groton CT View cue sheet from CTBikeRoutes View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/865182 Route at RideWithGPS View and print…
Clinton CT Riding North - Description at CTBikeRoutes: This ride’s route makes extensive use of state roads (Rtes. 1, 80, 145, 148 & 79) for…
Essex Connecticut River Double Cross - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This interesting and challenging ride passes through the Otter Cove section of Old Saybrook en route to…
Essex – Haddam – Killingworth Ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This interesting but hilly ride uses mostly country roads as it visits the towns of Westbrook, Killingworth…
Clinton – Old Lyme Bike Loop - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This fairly flat ride heads east to Old Lyme through the towns of Clinton, Westbrook and Old…
Clinton - Chester bicycle ride Clinton – Westbrook – Chester cycling loop - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This is a neat ride on the back roads of Clinton, Killingworth, Chester and Westbrook. Featured is…
Chatfield Clinton bicycle ride Clinton – Chatfield Hollow Ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This hillyride travels through some pretty Clinton residential areas en route to Killingworth and some real country…
Rocky Neck Chester CT bicycle ride Chester – Rocky Neck Cyling Loop - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This challenging ride features a $1.00 ferry ride (ferry schedule) across the Connecticut River from Chester to…
Chester CT bicycle ride Chester Shoreline Century Ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This 101-mile ride drops down to the shoreline in Old Saybrook by way of Deep River and…
Moodus CT bicycle ride Chester – Moodus Reservoir Ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This ride is over mostly rolling terrain (with a couple very hilly sections) and travels up into…
Chester-Killingsworth CT bicycle ride Chester – Killingworth loop - Description from CTbikeroutes.org: This ride travels up to East Haddam and Moodus over mostly rolling terrain with a few somewhat…
Saybrooke bicycle ride Chester – Saybrook Safari - Description from CTbikeroutes.org: A very mellow ride that travels to Old Saybrook on mostly back roads w/ just a tad…
Branford CT bicycle ride Branford – Guilford Shore Ride - Description from CTbikeroutes.org : This scenic ride travels over mostly flat terrain with a few hilly sections interspersed. It visits…
Chester Essex bicycle ride Chester – Essex River Ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This ride features visits to Centerbrook, a pass-through of the Otter Cove development, a possible lunch/snack stop…
Chester Haddam bicycle ride Chester – Haddam-Killingsworth Ride - Description from CTbikeroutes.org:  This mostly rolling ride passes through lots of forested countryside with a stop at Haddam Meadows State…
Chester Moodus bicycle ride Chester – Old Lyme – Moodus Ride - Start:  Commuter Parking Lot, Route 9 Exit 6 CPL (Rt. 148), Chester CT Description from CTBikeroutes.org: This somewhat hilly ride…
Branford CT bicycle ride Branford Carousel - Description from CTbikeroutes : This mostly flat ride travels through portions of Branford, East Haven and New Haven and visits…
Branford Guilford bicycle ride Branford – Guilford Ride North - Branford – Guilford Wanderer from CTbikeroutes: “A pleasant ride on mostly rolling terrain in Branford and Guilford through some parts…
Branford CTbicycle ride Branford Harbor Ride - This coastal ride is from CT Bike Routes.  Start:: Francis Walsh Intermediate School, Damascus Road, Branford, CT. Route at RideWithGPS…
Collinsville CT Century ride Collinsville CT Gourmet Century - Report by Pete Salomone: The gourmet century is exactly what it sounds like – a century ride stopping at excellent…
Rodkwell and Ride Rockwell and Ride - ANNUAL ROCKWELL RIDE & WALK with BIKERS EDGE charity bike ride event Event Location: ROCKWELL PARK, Bristol, CT Route at…
Canaan Valley bicycle ride Canaan Valley Tour - This ride from CT Bike Routes starts in Norfolk CT.  It heads up through the Canaan area into the Berkshires…
Bloomfield Duncaster hilly bike ride Duncaster Coaster Ride - Start: Griffin Office Park, #2 Waterside Crossing, Windsor CT near Bloomfield. Description: A scenic roller through the Duncaster area of…
Woodstock-putnam ride Woodstock, Putnam, Pomfret CT ride - This bucolic ride offers 2416 feet of elevation gain over 42 miles, starting from the town hall,  ½ mile north…
Narragansett Bay Wheelmen NBW Cycling in southwest Connecticut - Cue sheets for the following rides in Connecticut are provided by Narragansett Bay Wheelmen Danielson, CT Killingly Killer, 18/30 miles…
Durham bicycle ride Connecticut Durham Forests Cycling Loop - Description from CT Bike Routes: This ride travels over some less familiar country and back roads on mostly rolling terrain…
Barkhamsted Reservoir Hartland bike ride Barkhamsted Reservoir 22 mile bike loop - Start: Saville Dam parking area, intersection of Rtes. 219 and 318 in Connecticut at the south end of Barkhamsted Reservoir.…
New Britain Five Reservoirs Southington five reservoir ride - Start: Southington High School parking lot; Flanders St. Southington, CT.  A scenic but hilly ride south of Southington to Berlin…
Madison CT sea breeze ride Madison CT Sea Breeze Ride - This ride is provided by Connecticut Bike Routes and is a SCCC (Southern Connecticut Cycling Club) ride Distance: 61.8 miles…
Farmington to Simsbury bicycle ride Farmington ride to West Simsbury - Submitter: Pete Salomone Description: Farmington – Collinsville – West Simsbury – Avon – Farmington. Mostly gradual hills out and one fast…
Sandy Brook bicycle ride Sandy Brook Ride - Pete Salomone suggested this as one of the best cycling loops in northwestern Connecticut. The ride originates in Pleasant Valley…
Windsor CT bicycle ride Windsor Run for the Roses - An easy bike ride from Windsor in north central Connecticut. The route takes you to Hartford’s Elizabeth Park where you…
Granby bicycle ride Granby Ted’s Tour - Ted’s Tour de Manure (a.k.a. Close Encounters of the Herd Kind) is provided online at CTBikeRoutes.org. The 49 mile ride…
Suffield-Congamond bicycle ride Suffield CT – Congamond Lakes bike ride - Start:: Suffield Village library parking lot, corner Routes 75 & 168 in Suffield Description: A nice ride west of Suffield…
Norwich Metric Century bicycle ride Norwich CT metric century - NBW Norwich CT Ride Description: narrow country roads lined with stone walls, large trees and historic colonial homes. Some of…
Oneco bicycle ride Sterling CT Oneco Pond ride - NARRAGANSETT BAY WHEELMEN ONECO POND RIDE Start: Sterling Memorial School, Rt. 14A, Sterling, CT. (map to start) Description: “Scenic, rural,…
Manchester – Glastonbury Gallop - Cue Sheet:  View the cue sheet for this ride from CTBikeRoutes  Start: Manchester CT Community College Route at RideWithGPS View and…
Unon CT – Brimfield MA Antiques Ride - This is the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen’s Brimfield Antique Ride, 34 miles from Union Connecticut. Start: Public library or church, downtown…
Greenville Tri-State half century - This is the 52 mile version of  Narragansett Bay Wheelmen’s  Tri-State Century Start: Apple Valley Mall, Greenville, RI (map to…
Hole in the Wall ride Ashford -Norfolk Angel Ride - This Connecticut ride supports the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp founded by Paul Newman in Ashford, Connecticut, a nonprofit, residential…
Mansfield Hollow Mansfield Hollow Ride - Start: Mansfield Hollow State Park, Bassetts Bridge Road, Mansfield CT. Description: This is a hilly ride including long up hills,…
Simsbury bicycle ride Simsbury, Southwick and Suffield ride - This is a Spring City Cycling Club ride Description: This ride over mostly flat terrain travels through portions of Simsbury,…
Farmington River Trail map Farmington River and Canals Trails - The Farmington Canal Heritage Trail (FCHT) is a partially paved trail running from from New Haven CT north into Massachusetts.…
Twin Lakes bicycle ride, Berkshires - This ride heads south from the Windflower Inn on Rt. 23 near Great Barrington MA on a nice flat road…
Bethlehem and three berries - Ride Description from CTBikeRoutes: This scenic ride is over mostly rolling terrain with two steeply hilly sectionsone as you climb…
Topsmead – Bantam Lake Ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This ride visits the towns of Litchfield and Morris and tours Topsmead State Forest and Bantam Lake…
Bethlehem Double Loop - Description from CTBikeRoutes: Known as the Bucolic Bethlehem ride, it is at times a hilly ride by orchards, farms, fields, and…
Salisbury Housatonic Climber - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This ride  is known as Lullaby on Music Mountain and is a deviation of the “Scintillating Salisbury”…
Berkshire Byways two state ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes:  This is a very scenic ride through the beautiful countryside of the Southern Berkshires, passing by farmlands…
Litchfield – Bethlehem ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes:  This is a very scenic ride over rolling to hilly terrain through the towns of Litchfield, Morris…
Lake Waramaug bicycle ride Hidden Valley – Lake Waramaug Ride - From CTBikeRoutes: The ride passes through rolling and very scenic countryside in the western part of Connecticut and features two…
Salisbury CT 30 mile loop - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This ride features spectacular mountain and valley views, and beautiful river stretches. Follow gentle, rolling paved roads…
NBW Rhode Island – CT Fall Foliage Tour - This is the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen (NBW ) ride #74 Fall Foliage Tour from North Scituate RI west into the…
Tread City Cyclers ride Thread City Cyclers Century - The Thread City Cyclers Century starts in Willimantic CT and meanders to Colchester along lightly traveled country roads. From Colchester,…