Tour de Greenbelt

The Tour de Greenbelt is sponsored by the Essex County Greenbelt's Cox Reservation and Headquarters, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA 01929. Go to Greenbelt, Essex County’s Land Trust works with local landowners and communities to conserve the region’s farmland, wildlife habitat, and scenic landscapes. Cue sheets 25-MILE Cue Sheet 50-MILE Cue Sheet GPX files 25-Mile GPX File 50-Mile… Continue reading Tour de Greenbelt

North Shore cycling

North Shore Cyclists (NSC) is a recreational bike club in the  North Shore area of Massachusetts.  Over 400 members span the spectrum from beginning cyclists who join to learn more about the sport to advanced cyclists. Gordon Harris maintains the club's website and this interactive map of North Shore Cyclists rides. View our new mobile-friendly site, designed… Continue reading North Shore cycling

Essex Coastal and Country Roads

Essex Old Saybrook bicycle ride

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

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

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