Connecticut bicycle rides

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
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
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
William Raveis Ride William Raveis Ride, Norwalk CT - Site: Location: Norwalk, CT 5 mile walk, 12, 25 and 50 mile rides Beneficiary: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation  
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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  
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
Bloomin’ Metric, Westport, CT - Cycle Along Stunning Beaches and Through Classic New England Countryside. 4 Fully Supported Routes. … Continue reading Bloomin’ Metric, Westport, 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
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
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
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
RIDE For Our Vets, Stamford CT - The RIDE For Our Vets benefits the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center ( 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
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
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: 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  
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… Continue reading Western New England Greenway
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
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
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
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
Connecticut bicycle paths - Connecticut bicycle trails on the Bike New England site… Continue reading Connecticut bicycle paths
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
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
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
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
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  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
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  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: 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… Continue reading Westbrook – Essex Connecticut River 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
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
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
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
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… Continue reading Hamden – Cheshire Circuit
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
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