Where’s Chester?

A North Shore Cyclists ride from Amesbury MA to Chester NH on mostly wooded roads past farms and through quaint historic towns. The short route goes to Newton and Plaistow, but not Chester. Start:  Amesbury Elementary School DOWNLOAD AND PRINT "WHERE'S CHESTER?" LONG ROUTE PDF CUE SHEET DOWNLOAD AND PRINT "WHERE'S CHESTER?" SHORT ROUTE PDF CUE SHEET 27 mile route Route at… Continue reading Where’s Chester?

Clinton – Westbrook – Chester cycling loop

Clinton - Chester bicycle ride

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

Chester – Rocky Neck Cyling Loop

Rocky Neck Chester CT bicycle ride

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

Chester Shoreline Century Ride

Chester CT bicycle 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

Chester – Moodus Reservoir Ride

Moodus CT bicycle 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 – Killingworth loop

Chester-Killingsworth CT bicycle ride

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

Chester – Saybrook Safari

Saybrooke bicycle ride

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 – Essex River Ride

Chester Essex bicycle 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-Killingsworth Ride

Chester Haddam bicycle 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 – Old Lyme – Moodus Ride

Chester Moodus bicycle 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