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

Airline Trail Airline Rail Trail - Airline Trail State Park is a linear trail park that begins in East Hampton CT and continues north to Willimantic. The northern section of the trail continues from Putnam to Willimantic. The  Airline Rail Trail follows the bed of the abandoned New Haven, Middletown & Willimantic Railroad in Eastern Connecticut. The lower 22 miles is… Continue reading Airline Rail Trail
Angel Ride Connecticut Angel Ride, Union CT - The annual Angel Ride has become a Memorial Day weekend tradition, benefitting the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp, established in 1991 for severely burned children.… Continue reading Angel Ride, Union CT
Annual Tour of Lights – Bike for Thought, Groton CT - 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.… Continue reading Annual Tour of Lights – Bike for Thought, Groton CT
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 print map GPX file TCX Course
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 RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View… Continue reading Barkhamsted Reservoir 22 mile bike loop
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 GPX file TCX Course
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 over a ridge to the CPL (32.1… Continue reading Bethlehem and three berries
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 of 13.6 miles. Doing only the second… Continue reading Bethlehem Double Loop
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… Continue reading Bicycle rides in Connecticut and Rhode Island
Bike For HOPE, New Haven CT - 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
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… Continue reading Bike MS Norwalk CT
MS ride Windsor CT Bike MS,Windsor CT - 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 file TCX Course 50 miles Route at… Continue reading Bike MS,Windsor CT
Bike Stamford MS ride Bike MS: Stamford/Fairfield County CT - 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  
Bike the Beach 62 miles from Fairfield CT Bike the Beach, Fairfield CT - 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 file 62 mile ride Route at RideWithGPS… Continue reading Bike the Beach, Fairfield CT
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
Bloomin’ Metric, Westport, CT - Cycle Along Stunning Beaches and Through Classic New England Countryside. 4 Fully Supported Routes. … Continue reading Bloomin’ Metric, Westport, CT
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 print map GPX file TCX Course
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 low traffic volume for ~ 1/3 of… Continue reading Branford – Guilford Shore 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 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 in Branford CT. Route at RideWithGPS View… Continue reading Branford Carousel
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
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
Cycle for Life Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CF Cycle for Life - The Virtual CF Cycle for Life is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premier cycling event. Each year, thousands of cyclists across the nation to take part in an exciting effort to raise funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis.… Continue reading CF Cycle for Life
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 to Chester. For anyone wanting to do… Continue reading Chester – Essex River Ride
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 to Winthrop, down onto a loop on… Continue reading Chester – Haddam-Killingsworth Ride
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 possible lunch/snack stop at the picnic area… Continue reading Chester – Killingworth loop
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… Continue reading Chester – Moodus Reservoir Ride
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 the ride heads up to Hadlyme before… Continue reading Chester – Old Lyme – Moodus Ride
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… Continue reading Chester – Rocky Neck Cyling Loop
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 ride over flat to rolling terrain between… Continue reading Chester – Saybrook Safari
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… Continue reading Chester Shoreline Century Ride
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… Continue reading Clinton – Chatfield Hollow Ride
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… Continue reading Clinton – Old Lyme Bike Loop
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.… Continue reading Clinton – Westbrook – Chester cycling loop
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… Continue reading Clinton CT Riding North
Closer to Free, New Haven CT - 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
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 Riverton where we climbed along Sandy Brook.… Continue reading Collinsville CT Gourmet Century
Connecticut bicycle paths - Connecticut bicycle trails on the Bike New England site… Continue reading Connecticut bicycle paths
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… Continue reading Connecticut bike routes
Tour des Farms Connecticut Tour des Farms - Since 2003, thousands of riders and volunteers have participated in numerous Connecticut Tour des Farms bicycle rides. Tour des Farms is designed to raise awareness and funding to implement Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development's agricultural and conservation projects.… Continue reading Connecticut Tour des Farms
CT Challenge bicycle ride CT Challenge, Westport CT - The CT Challenge bike ride is the main source of funding for the nonprofit organization Mission. Mission is dedicated to helping the 15.5 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. Up to 2,000 riders ride a 10, 25, 50, 75 or 100-mile route starting and finishing at the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport, CT.… Continue reading CT Challenge, Westport CT
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, 20/35/40 miles Plainfield-Pachaug, 15/32 miles Putnam, CT… Continue reading Cycling in southwest Connecticut
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 print cue sheet View and print map GPX… Continue reading Duncaster Coaster Ride
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, , Durham CT. Route at RideWithGPS View and… Continue reading Durham Forests Cycling Loop
East Lyme bike and bbq East Lyme Bike - 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 also benefit the East Lyme Land Trust.… Continue reading East Lyme Bike
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… Continue reading Essex – Haddam – Killingworth 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… Continue reading Essex Coastal and Country Roads
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… Continue reading Essex Connecticut River Double Cross
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 Fields Route at RideWithGPS View and print… Continue reading Farmington ride to West 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. 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 River Trail (FRT) is an 18-mile loop… Continue reading Farmington River and Canals Trails
Go the Distance, Woodbury CT - 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 true with your support.  Last year, “Go the… Continue reading Go the Distance, 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
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 & 187 in East Granby CT. (map)… Continue reading Granby Ted’s Tour
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 GPX file TCX Course
Groton Seacoast Century - Start: Center Groton, Groton CT 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
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… Continue reading Guilford – Madison – Stony Creek Ride
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… Continue reading Guilford – Quannipaug Lake 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 Union St., Guilford CT View this ride… Continue reading Guilford Coastal Explorer
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… Continue reading Haddam – Killingworth – Madison Foliage Ride
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… Continue reading Hamden – Cheshire Circuit
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
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 loops around Lake Waramaug. Start: Bee Brook roadside parking area on Rt. 47 in Washington Depot;.  The park is on the right about one mile from Washington Depot while heading north toward New Preston and… Continue reading Hidden Valley – Lake Waramaug Ride
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 road bikes.  This ride has several hilly… Continue reading Litchfield – Bethlehem ride
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… Continue reading Litchfield Hills Century rides
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… Continue reading Madison – Old Saybrook Ride
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… Continue reading Madison Country Breeze Ride
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 to and from rural sections of Killingworth,… Continue reading Madison CT Sea Breeze Ride
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
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 views of the Willimantic River and a… Continue reading Mansfield Hollow Ride
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:… Continue reading Meriden -Durham orchard ride
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… Continue reading Middleton – Hamden Loop
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… Continue reading Narragansett Bay Wheelmen rides
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 northeastern corner of Connecticut. Start: Ponagansett High School 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 Esker Beaver Brook North Beebe Woods / Peterson Farm… Continue reading NEMBA mountain bike rides
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 Castle. The 45 mile and longer rides… Continue reading Norwich CT metric century
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… Continue reading Old Deerfield Ride
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… Continue reading Old Saybrook – Old Lyme Coastal Ride
PCRC Ride for Children at Quarry Walk Ride for Children , Oxford CT - 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 and families who are struggling with mental… Continue reading Ride for Children , Oxford CT
RIDE For Our Vets, Stamford CT - 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 View and print map GPX file TCX… Continue reading RIDE For Our Vets, Stamford CT
Rock to Rock Earth Day ride, New Haven CT - 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… Continue reading Rock to Rock Earth Day ride, New Haven CT
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
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 with a few moderate down hills and several moderately difficult climbs. Highlights include Bartholomew’s Cobble Nature Preserve, Beckley Furnace, and the Pfizer Limestone Quarry. Start: :  Scoville Library,  Rt. 44 & Library Street in Salisbury… Continue reading Salisbury CT 30 mile loop
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 West Cornwall. This is a strenuous 30-miler.… Continue reading Salisbury Housatonic Climber
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 are 2900 ft. of climb over 45… Continue reading Sandy Brook Ride
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  
Sharon's Ride for Epilepsy Sharon’s Ride For Epilepsy, Westhaven CT - 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 – Tolland & Stamford Walk/Run: $30 per person… Continue reading Sharon’s Ride For Epilepsy, Westhaven CT
Waramaug bicycle ride Shepaug Dam to Lake Waramaug - This 100 K ride 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
Simsbury bicycle ride Simsbury Scenic Short Ride - Description from CTBikeRoutes.org:   The ride is over mostly flat terrain and travels through portions of Simsbury, Granby and East Granby on mostly secondary (back) roads with just a little bit of riding on busier state roads.  The ride passes the Barndoor Hills Rd entrance to the McLean Game Refuge and the Simsbury Airport amongst other… Continue reading Simsbury Scenic Short Ride
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 Barndoor Hills Rd entrance to the McLean… Continue reading Simsbury, Southwick and Suffield ride
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
Steeple Chase, Mansfield CT - 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 62.5 miles 50 miles 35 miles 20… Continue reading Steeple Chase, Mansfield CT
Steeple Chase, Mansfield CT - 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… Continue reading Steeple Chase, Mansfield CT
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 and Oneco are old mill towns retaining… Continue reading Sterling CT Oneco Pond 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 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 TCX Course
Sarah Foundation bicycle ride Summer Breeze, Madison CT - 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… Continue reading Summer Breeze, Madison CT
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, 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 loop through Killingworth and other sleepy villages west… Continue reading Thread City Cyclers Century
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 Lourdes in Litchfield catholic shrine. Start: Rt.… Continue reading Topsmead – Bantam Lake Ride
Tour de Lyme bicycle ride Tour de Lyme - 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 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue… Continue reading Tour de Lyme
Litchfield Hills bicycle ride Torrington Tour of the Litchfield Hills - 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 100 mile bike rides through the scenic… Continue reading Tour of the Litchfield Hills