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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

William Raveis Ride William Raveis Ride, 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
Bike the Beach 62 miles from Fairfield CT Bike the Beach, Fairfield CT, September 23, 2018 - Bike the Beach enjoys a picturesque route beginning at Jennings Beach in Fairfield, Connecticut, passing by scenic beaches through  five historic New England towns. ROUTE GPS FILES 10 mile route GPS file  20 mile route GPS file  45 mile route GPS file download link 62 mile route GPS […]
Cycle for Life Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CT Cycle for Life, Middletown CT, September 21, 2019 - Connecticut CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 10, 33 and 58-miles. Beneficiary: Connecticut Chapter 101 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 107 Middletown, CT Event Location: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, CT Chapter Office, Middletown, CT Routes:  10-mile 33-mile 58-mile 58 Mile Ride (2018) Route at RideWithGPS View and print […]
Closer to Free, New Haven CT: September 7, 2019 - 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 […]
Steeple Chase, Manchester CT: August 19th, 2019 - The annual Steeple Chase Bike Tour 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. 100 miles […]
Litchfield Hills bicycle ride Torrington Tour of the Litchfield Hills, August 4, 2019 - The Tour of the Litchfield Hills starts at Coe Park in downtown Torrington MA (map to start) and is a fundraiser for for the Center for Cancer Care Fund. Note that much of this ride is on busy major highways. The Tour offers non-competitive 12, 30, 50, 75, and […]
Tread City Cyclers ride Thread City Cyclers Century, July 28, 2018 - The Thread City Cyclers Century starts in Willimantic CT and meanders to Colchester along lightly traveled country roads. From Colchester, you’ll descend through the twisty turns of Devil’s Hopyard State Park, and cross the Connecticut River at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam… After a 25 mile […]
CT Challenge, Westport CT, July 26-27, 2019 - 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 […]
Bike Stamford MS ride Bike MS: Stamford/Fairfield County CT, June 23, 2019 - Details at the Event site  Start/End Location: Middlesex Middle School, 204 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd, Darien, CT 06820 Routes: 25, 50 & 75 Miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course  
PCRC Ride for Children at Quarry Walk Ride for Children , Oxford CT, June 9, 2019 - The Ride for Children has 15, 32, & 50 mile bike ride & 2k walk leaving from Quarry Walk, 300 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT. Routes for beginners and experienced riders. Beneficiary:  BHcare is a regional nonprofit organization that provides a comprehensive and integrated system of care for adults, children […]
MS ride Windsor CT Bike MS,Windsor CT: June 2, 2019 - Bike MS has raised over $1 billion through their annual cycling fundraisers. This ride starts in Windsor, CT. Multiple mileage options are offered. View the Bike MS website for the current routes. 2016 routes 100 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX […]
Tour de Lyme bicycle ride Tour de Lyme: May 19, 2019 - Lyme, CT is known for its scenic beauty, low traffic, and varied terrain. Participants in Tour de Lyme  help support the Land Trust. 2018 route 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 […]
Bloomin’ Metric, Westport, CT: May 19, 2019 - Cycle Along Stunning Beaches and Through Classic New England Countryside. 4 Fully Supported Routes.
Sharon's Ride for Epilepsy Sharon’s Ride For Epilepsy, Westhaven CT, May 19, 2018 - The Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut is dedicated to improving the lives of people with epilepsy and their families. There are now 4 locations for the Annual Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk For Epilepsy, West Haven, Farmington, Tolland, and Stamford. Saturday, May 19, 2018 – West Haven & Farmington Sunday, May 20, 2018 […]
Annual Tour of Lights – Bike for Thought, Groton CT, May 11, 2019 - 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.
Rock to Rock Earth Day ride, New Haven CT: April 27th, 2019 - 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 […]
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 and open spaces in East Lyme and Niantic. The three historical properties benefiting from this event are: the Smith-Harris House, the Samuel Smith House, and the Thomas Lee House. Proceeds will […]
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 25-mile route Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 50-mile route Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet […]
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 worker, an electrician or a banker…dreams of the young men and women who grew up in our community…dreams of our friends and neighbors.  Help us make dreams come […]
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 has been raised since 2004 through by Angel Charities, Inc. Visit the site for this year’s routes. 2016 routes Day 1 route at RideWithGPS View and print cue […]
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, 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 […]
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, June 24, 2018 - 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  
Steeple Chase, Mansfield CT: August 18, 2018 - 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
bicycle rides in Connecticut Bicycle rides in Connecticut and Rhode Island - Much appreciation to CTBikeRoutes for their extensive listings of rides in Connecticut and neighboring Massachusetts and Rhode Island
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 hilly sections along the way. It features a visit to the historic village of Johnsonville in Moodus, a swing past the Moodus Reservoir, views of Bashan Lake, a […]
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 of state road riding (wide bike lanes). En route to Saybrook Point, the ride visits Cornfield Point and makes a circuit of Fenwick. This is a very nice […]
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 Guilford Harbor, Chaffinch Island Park, Sachems Head and Stony Creek. It uses Rt. 146 with its smooth pavement, wide shoulders, occasional shoreline and salt marsh views and relatively […]
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 in Essex village at the Connecticut River Museum and a visit to Deep River Landing before tackling the hilly portion of the ride on a seldom used back-roads-return […]
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 Park, after which it heads north to Higganum before turning back into Killingworth. The route drops down into the southern part of Killingworth to Rt. 148, heads east […]
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 travels up to Moodus by way of the East Haddam swing-bridge and Johnsonville Village before dropping down to Gillette Castle State Park for a rest stop. From there […]
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 of Guilford that arent on the usual bike routes.” Start: I-95 Exit 56 (Leetes Island Road) in Branford Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and […]
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 several areas with spectacular views of Long Island Sound and of Branford Harbor. The ride visits Foote Park and Lighthouse Park. Start:  Intersection of Cedar St. and Rt. 1 […]
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 View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
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 restaurants & cafes for food. We started at LaSalle Market, a restaurant and deli, in Collinsville, CT. Our route went along the banks of the Farmington River to […]
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 RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
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 of Massachusetts before circling back. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
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 Bloomfield, passing through the Cigna Campus and the Gillette Ridge Golf Course. View the interactive route map below. Description Cues View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/502675  Route at RideWithGPS View and […]
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 of the fairgrounds on the east side of Rt. 169. Woodstock CT.. At Mile 16 you enter charming Pomfret, and at mile 25 near Putnam there is a […]
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 New London, CT Shelter Island, 17/26/43/52 miles N. Stonington, CT CT Coastal & Ridges Ride, 20/28/43 miles Norwich, CT Norwich Metric, 30/44/60/63 miles Plainfield, CT Plainfield-Moosup, 21/31 Plainfield-Scotland, […]
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 (with a few hilly sections) through Durham, Middletown & Middlefield and features visits to Wadsworth State Park and Lyman Orchards farm store. Start: Coginchaug Regional High School, , […]
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. Description:  A hilly ride through forests around Barkhamsted, Hartland, West Hartland and East Hartland with great views of the Barkhamsted Reservoir.  Prepare for some difficult climbs. Route at […]
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 and Meriden, passing by five reservoirs, taking little – used local roads Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
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 Elevation Gain: 3222 feet Start:   Madison CT, Polson Middle School Description: Ride Description: This 100 K ride passes through several upscale residential areas in Madison en route […]
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 downhill starting a mostly downhill return. 31.5mi with 1712 ft of climbing . View a nearby ride at CTBike Routes along the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail Start: Tunxis Mead Athletic […]
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 near Winsted CT, at Peoples StateForest.  It start out along the river for a short distance, then continues across the Massachusetts state line to Sandisfield State Forest. There […]
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 can tour the rose gardens, after riding through Bloomfield and West Hartford. Start Location: Windsor Center downtown parking lot, Central Avenue. Options for 19 or 39 mile ride. […]
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 offers rolling terrain with about 2000 ft of climbing in north central Connecticut, starting from the East Granby shopping plaza (Center Shops) parking lot, intersection of Route 20 […]
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 Village.38 miles, flat to rolling, relatively easy, in and out of Massachusetts. Description Cues Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file […]
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 the descents will be blazingly fast. On the long ride the Hadley- Chester Ferry, operating since 1769, can offer you a short breather or you can visit Gillette […]
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, hilly ride through forest and farmland on the RI/CT border. On the short loops Rt 49 runs along Ekonk Hill, a high, open ridge with superb views. Sterling […]
Manchester – Glastonbury Gallop - Cue Sheet:  View the cue sheet for this ride from CTBikeRoutes  Start: Manchester CT Community College Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
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 Union CT.  (map to start) Park at the white church on right at the green in the center of Union, Ct. Description:  Starting from Union, this ride circuits […]
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 start) Description:   Challenging ride in undeveloped countryside touching on Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.    Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map […]
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 summer camp and year-round center serving children and families coping with cancer and other serious illnesses and conditions. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and […]
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, especially during the last half of the ride; there also are thrilling downhill runs. The first half of the ride features views of farmland and neighborhood routes with […]
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, Granby, Southwick, MA, Suffield, East Granby & Windsor on mostly secondary (back) roads with just a little bit of riding on busier state roads. The ride passes the […]
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. Historic buildings, canal locks, the remains of canal aqueducts and other landmarks are evident as the trail meanders along abandoned rail corridors and canal tow paths. The Farmington […]
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 to Sheffield Make sure to stop here to view the oldest covered bridge in Massachusetts (Rebuilt and restored during the 1990’s). Continuing south, we ride through very remote […]
Bethlehem and three berries - Ride Description from CTBikeRoutes: This scenic ride is over mostly rolling terrain with two steeply hilly sectionsone as you climb up to Bethlehem (~ 9.0 mi. to 12.8 mi.) and the other towards the end of the ride as you depart Southbury (29.2 mi.) and go up and […]
Topsmead – Bantam Lake Ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This ride visits the towns of Litchfield and Morris and tours Topsmead State Forest and Bantam Lake in a rather hilly, but exceptionally beautiful part of the state. Points of interest that can be visited are the Haight Vineyard, the White Memorial Foundation and the […]
Bethlehem Double Loop - Description from CTBikeRoutes: Known as the Bucolic Bethlehem ride, it is at times a hilly ride by orchards, farms, fields, and forests. Ride through White Memorial Foundation and along Bantam Lake. The route forms a rough figure 8. Doing only the first half of the 8 is a ride […]
Salisbury Housatonic Climber - Description from CTBikeRoutes: This ride  is known as Lullaby on Music Mountain and is a deviation of the “Scintillating Salisbury” ride.It takes a different (and exceptionally hilly) mid-ride route to Music Mountain, and then over the ridge and down to the Covered Bridge crossing the Housatonic River in […]
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 and forests, and quaint country towns. Download Cue sheet. Start:  Stop & Shop, Rt. 44,.Canaan, CT  Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map […]
Litchfield – Bethlehem ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes:  This is a very scenic ride over rolling to hilly terrain through the towns of Litchfield, Morris and Bethlehem, with a possible visit to the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem. There are several short stretches on dirt roads but they are easily navigable on […]