Bicycle 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 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 sheets 10 Mile Cue Sheet 25 Mile Cue Sheet 50 Miler Cue Sheet RideWithGPS 50 MILER: 48.4 mi  2,249 ft elevation 10 MILER: 10.4 mi  341 ft elevation
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 Manchester, CT. The ride occurs in June of each year. 62 Mile Route 45 Mile Route 25 Mile Route 20 Mile Route Visit us on Facebook
Rock to Rock Earth Day ride, New Haven CT: April 22, 2017 - Rock to Rock riders raise support for more than 20 local groups — all doing high-impact work to create a healthier, greener community. Rock to Rock begins at Common Ground (358 Springside Avenue -directions), at the base of West Rock Park, and finishes at College Woods at East Rock Park. Along the way, we stop…
Closer to Free, New Haven CT: September 9, 2017 - Closer to Free is a fundraising ride  for Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven Century Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course Metric Century Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Steeple Chase, Mansfield CT: August 19, 2017 - The annual Steeple Chase Bike Tour is a fundraiser for three area non-profit organizations: Windham Area Interfaith Ministry, Perception Programs and the Windham Region No Freeze Project. The Bike Tour features 100, 62, 50, 35 and 20-mile routes through scenic Northeastern Connecticut’s Quiet Corner, as well as a 5-mile walk. The rides start at the ECSU Athletic…
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. ROUTE 7 through the very western portions of CT, MA AND VT. It links with the EAST COAST GREENWAY at the Merritt Parkway near Norwalk, CT. at the Southern terminus, and with QUEBEC’S ROUTE VERTE at…
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 and transforming former industrialized landscapes into lush green corridors. This trend is inspiring residents and visitors to reconnect with their urban waterways. Maine offers a handful of examples including Portland’s Eastern Promenade, the Bangor Waterfront, and…
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 ages. Spanning Labor Day Weekend and based at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center. HAZON RIDE – DAY 1 2014 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
CT Challenge, Westport MA, July 28-29, 2017 - The CT Challenge bike ride is the main source of funding for the nonprofit organization of the same name, helping the 14.5 million cancer survivors in Connecticut and throughout the U.S. rebuild, improve and prolong their lives through exercise, nutrition, mind-body health and community-building support programs. 2016 routes 100 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print…
Sarah Foundation bicycle ride Summer Breeze, Madison CT: July 16, 2017 - The Southern Connecticut Cycle Club and the Sarah Foundation offer the Summer Breeze Ride for Autism along Connecticut back roads with shoreline views, starting from the Polson Middle School in Madison, CT. 2016 routes 15 Miles: Map My Ride 15 or Strava 15. Download 15 Mile Cue Sheet 22 Miles: Map My Ride 22 or Strava 22. Download 22 Mile Cue Sheet 50 Miles: Map…
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 Park, Grunman Ave., Norwalk CT 62 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 100 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and…
Groton bicycle ride Tour of Lighthouses, Groton CT - The Annual BIAC “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.The unofficial routes below include a view the Morgan Point Light. 72 mile route Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX…
Willimantic Steeple Chase Steeple Chase, Manchester CT: August 19th, 2017 - The 25th Annual Steeple Chase Bike Tour  on Saturday, August 20, 2016 offers 20, 35, 50, 62.5 and 100 mile routes winding through 14 towns in scenic northeastern Connecticut, plus a 5 mile walking route. Preregister by visiting http://www.steeplechasebiketour.org. Location of Event: Eastern Connecticut State University Athletic Complex, 69 Mansfield City Rd. in Mansfield, CT. 20 mile…
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. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Durham CT Tour de Cure Tour de Cure, Durham CT: June 11, 2017 - The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Start: Durham Fairgrounds, 24 Town House Road, Durham CT Get Directions 2016 routes Century ride (100 miles) Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course Metric Century (64…
MS ride Windsor CT Bike MS,Windsor CT: June 4, 2017 - Bike MS has raised over $1 billion through their annual cycling fundraisers. This ride starts in Windsor, CT. Multiple mileage options are offered. 2016 routes 100 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 50 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print…
Tour de Lyme bicycle ride Tour de Lyme: May 21, 2017 - Lyme, CT  is known for its scenic beauty, low traffic, and varied terrain. Participants in Tour de Lyme  help support the Land Trust. 60 miles::  Detailed cue sheet here and a map of the Challenge Ride 2016 and GPS file of the Route. The Valley 26 miles, The Family – 8 miles. 2015 route Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View…
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 5,000 members NEMBA Rides by State Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont NEMBA alphabetical list of rides Abrams Rock Adams Farm Ames Nowell State Park Bare Cove / Great Esker Beaver Brook North Beebe Woods / Peterson Farm…
Angel ride Massachusetts Angel Ride, Windsor Locks CT: May 27, 2017 - The annual Angel Ride offers a two-day 135-mile ride in Connecticut which has become a Memorial Day weekend tradition. Over $5 million has been raised since 2004 through by Angel Charities, Inc. Day 1 route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course Day 2 route at RideWithGPS View and…
Connecticut bicycle paths Connecticut bicycle paths - Connecticut Bicycle Paths listed by town Andover : Hop River State Park Trail Middletown : Mattabesett Trolley Trail Bethel : Huntington Park Middletown : Westlake Area Avon : Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway Monroe : Housatonic Railbed Trail Bolton : Hop River State Park Trail Naugatuck : Larkin State Park Trail Burlington : Farmington River Trail…
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 NBW103 taunton norton NBW104 taunton 2 rocks NBW105 tiverton 50 NBW106 animal farm NBW107 uxbridge grafton NBW108 narragansett pt NBW109 walpole dover NBW110 warwick NBW113 westerly NBW114 nkingstown exeter NBW115 wickford kingston NBW116 woonsocket NBW117…
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 their site you can find detailed information on over 250 bike routes in Connecticut.  View the entire list of routes below, organized alphabetically by name of the town in which the ride starts: Start Town…
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 to see the largest sycamore tree in Massachusetts. Enjoy lunch in historic Old Deerfield Village with its stately homes, tree lined Old Main Street, and Deerfield Academy. Mile 13.1 is the site of a former…
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 sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
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 his own scenic century option. Start Loction: Coe Memorial park, Torrington CT View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/357636  Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course Start Loction: Hollow Park in Woodbury, CT…
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 CTBikeRoutes View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/858856  Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course View more Connecticut interactive bike maps View a Google map of bike rides throughout Connecticut
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 road surfaces are smooth and there are wide shoulders for comfortable riding. The balance of the ride is on back roads into and thru the villages of Deep River, Essex, Centerbrook & Ivoryton w/ several…
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 Giant State Park in Hamden with an early stop-off at Lyman Orchards farm store in Middlefield. The ride continues through Hubbard Park in Meriden (there’s an optional climb up to Castle Craig for any of…
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 Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River. The trip visits Fenwick, Cornfield Point and uses the Baldwin Bridge bike path to cross the Connecticut. River. The route visits the DEP Marine Headquarters on Old Lyme’s…
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, Durham and Wallingford. While the hills will make you gasp, you will find the scenery en route makes your effort worthwhile. The suggested lunch stop is at the Lyman Orchards farm store in Middlefield. Start:…
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 and rural living. Early in the ride you will pass along the Cockaponset State Forest. The terrain is mostly rolling with a few hilly sections along the way. This is a beautiful ride from start…
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, Westbrook, Essex (including Ivoryton & Centerbrook villages) and Old Saybrook before returning to the starting point via a look-in at Hammonasset State Park. The first third of the ride is the hilly portion w/ the…
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 southern Middletown, moves quickly into Middlefield before dropping south through Durham and Killingworth into Madison. It then heads north through Clinton, Killingworth, Chester and Higganum before returning to the starting point.  The ride is largely…
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 views of Meriden Mountain, the Sleeping Giant, and the shady Quinnipiac Gorge. Many miles of flat cruising with a few short hills to climb. Start: Brooksvale Park,& Brooksvale Ave., Hamden CT View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/860062…
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 ride along the Madison shoreline, a tour around Sachem’s Head in Guilford and a visit to Stony Creek with its outstanding views of the Thimble Islands.  Though there are some lengthy stretches of riding along…
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 way. The route first takes you down to Guilford Green before doing a “U” turn and heading to No. Guilford and Lake Quonnipaug. Along the way the ride passes the monastery in No. Guilford soon…
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, Chaffinch Island and Guilford Point with their frequent water views.  The suggested lunch stop occurs late in the ride at Guilford Green. Start:; Calvin Leete School, 280 South Union St., Guilford CT View this ride…
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 and Old Saybrook. Amongst the places visited are the Connecticut River Museum, Saybrook Point (possible lunch or snack stop) and optionally Fenwick and Cornfield Point. Start: Route 9 Exit 3 (Route 154) commuter parking lot in…
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 cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Clinton CT Riding North - Description at CTBikeRoutes: This ride’s route makes extensive use of state roads (Rtes. 1, 80, 145, 148 & 79) for an approximate total of 19 miles. All have smooth biking surfaces and a shoulder that makes for comfortable, fast biking. There are several hilly sections en route with 1921 feet total elevation gain/loss making it…
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 the Baldwin Bridge bike trail crossing the Connecticut River. The route then travels up to Hamburg via mostly back roads before tackling the very hilly and difficult Joshuatown Road route to the Chester Ferry ($1.00…
Essex – Haddam – Killingworth Ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This interesting but hilly ride uses mostly country roads as it visits the towns of Westbrook, Killingworth and Haddam Meadows State Park. The route takes you past Cedar Lake into Chester and Deep River villages before dropping down to Essex near the end of this challenging ride. Start: Route 9 Exit 3 (Route…
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 Saybrook while visiting many shoreline sites w/ spectacular views of long Island Sound en route. It features a double crossing of the CT River via the Baldwin Bridge bike path and stops at the CT…
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 a visit to Pataconk Lake in the Cockaponsett State Forest, which is a beautiful spot for a lunch or snack break stop. A hilly forest service road is used to gain access to the lake.…
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 road riding. The ride enters Chatfield Hollow State Park using an interesting rear entrance off a dirt road (ok for road bikes). After a break overlooking the lake in the park,the ride climbs steeply to…
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 Hadlyme followed by a very challenging series of hills (Joshuatown Road) during the first 8 miles of the ride. This section will definitely “focus your mind” and should be attempted only by riders who are…
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 Essex and passes through Otter Cove en route to the Baldwin Bridge bike path.  After crossing to the east side of the Connecticut River via the bike path, the route heads east to the turnaround…
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 and through Moodus via the East Haddam swing-bridge and features stops at Johnsonville Village, a suggested lunch/snack stop at Day Pond State Park, views of the Moodus Reservoir and Bashan Lake, a re-crossing of the…