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  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024
  • Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • Saturday, May 25, 2024
    • 9a
      B-/16.5
      6362.962.90
      Guilford Haddam Metric Century
      Drew Berescik

      Metric century that starts in Guilford and follows some familiar roads up to Killingworth before continuing up to Haddam. On the return from Haddam, the route utilizes some less traveled roads through Chester and Deep River before reaching the coastline of Westbrook and Clinton. The majority of the climbing is in the first half of the ride, but the second half includes some decent rollers. Total climbing is around 4000 feet. Food stop in Haddam.

    • 9a
      C/14
      3938.538.50
      Run to Ridgefield
      Edmund Ryan

      Join us on the gradual climb to Ridgefield and coast down the hills through Silvermine on the return. Food stop in Ridgefield

    • 8:30a
      C+/14
      2525.325.30
      Early Bird to Catamount
      Alan Sheiner

      First part is the traditional Early Bird Course, but takes a turn up Bronson to the church, then up Redding and Banks North to Catamount. Flat at first with a couple nice climbs and a fast finish back for coffee.

    • 8:30a
      C/13.5
      2525.325.30
      Early Bird to Catamount
      Christina Ogren

      First part is the traditional Early Bird Course, but takes a turn up Bronson to the church, then up Redding and Banks North to Catamount. Flat at first with a couple nice climbs and a fast finish back for coffee.

  • Sunday, May 26, 2024
    • 9a
      D/11.5
      3030.030.00
      Greenwich Boogie D/+ Picnic Ride 2019
      John Beauchamp

      Traditional Labor Day Weekend ride route through the neighborhoods of Greenwich (Mianus, Old Greenwich, Riverside, Cos Cob) before heading inland on Lake and Stanwich Avenues. No food stop listed, but if used in connection with a picnic, the picnic stop occurs at mile 28 of the ride. From the picnic, it's a short ride back to the parking lot.

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024
    • 6p
      B/17.5
      2828.028.00
      Tuesday Night Spin to Georgetown
      Drew Berescik

      An alternative route for the Tuesday Night Spin that avoids the busier parts of Saugatuck and Norwalk, and bypasses Valley Forge and Lyons Plain roads given their condition. Route goes up to Georgetown before returning through Weston and Westport.

    • 6p
      B-/16
      2424.424.40
      Bino 24
      Gary Bebell

      Park behind the historical society, not the little shopping center. Travel quiet roads in North Stamford up to Pound Ridge and then return through New Canaan - going along beautiful back roads. This ride has many small climbs but less than 1000 feet of climbing in total with a nice downward return on Davenport Ridge to finish off.

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
  • Thursday, May 30, 2024
  • Saturday, June 1, 2024
    • 8:30a
      C+/15
      5353.053.00
      Long Island Winery Ride (53 miles)
      Jeff Munk

      IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

      This ride will be meeting in New London for the ferry ride to Orient Point at 9:00a sharp! Rain Date is Sunday, June 2.

      NOTE: We will not be doing the Orient Beach State Park loop so the ride will only be 50 miles.

      Booking a Ferry Reservation/Ticket Purchase: This is phone number for making an advanced reservations if you so choose for the Cross Sound Ferry: 860-443-5281. Bookings for passengers with a bike must be done by calling. DO NOT use their online system since there are no provisions for booking bikes there. When you make your purchase, you are going to ask for a Same-Day Round Trip with a Bike. The total round trip should be approx. $60.00. You'll want to purchase the ticket for the outgoing 9:00a ferry from New London and the 5:00p ferry for the return from Orient Point.

      For those who booked in advance, you will receive a confirmation E-mail with your reservation, which will contain a bar code/booking number. Have that ready at the dock. It will be scanned and you will receive a boarding pass. The crossing takes about an hour and twenty minutes from New London to Orient Point (the tip of the north fork of Long Island, NY).

      Directions/Parking - New London Ferry: Take I-95 North to Exit 83. You will see signs before getting off the exit for Transportation Center and State Pier. Counting the traffic light at the top of the exit, go straight and then follow the road around to the right to the third traffic light. At this point you are now going to be given two separate directions, one is for on-street parking and the other is for the direction you need go to get down to the ferry with your bike. At the 3rd traffic light mentioned above, with Governor Winthrop Blvd. on your left, turn right onto Broad Street and then start looking for on-street parking on one of the side streets off of Broad Street. We typically choose Cottage St., which is the first street on the left off of Broad St. To get down to the ferry terminal and using the 3rd traffic light mentioned above as your reference point, continue all the way down Governor Winthrop Blvd. toward the entrance to the ferry terminal. Be careful crossing the railroad tracks. Head for the large building where tickets are sold.

      Other Parking Options: There are parking lots and garages all around the area. If you decide you would rather park in a garage, drive down Governor Winthrop Blvd. and you will see the garages toward the bottom of the hill.

      See the last undeveloped area of Long Island. Flat ride along the North Fork from Orient Point to Mattituck for lunch. The North Fork Market & Deli (631) 298-5570) will be called in advance to let them know we're coming. Winery stop to be announced.

    • 8:30a
      C/13
      5353.053.00
      Long Island Winery Ride (53 miles)
      Charles Foster

      The last four miles down to Orient Beach Park can be skipped if you want to. The ferry leaves at 9:00 AM meet at 7:30 AM on the benches to the right of the ticket office. Make sure you purchase a ticket for your bike too, however that doesn't seem to be possible online, so we usually get the regular ticket online and add the bike ticket at the ticket counter. Bike lock is a good idea and bring cash too. Plan on a longer stop at the winery, but you can skip that if you want to get back earlier. Ferry has coffee and food if you want to have breakfast on the ferry. You will be leaving your bike leaned against the side of the boat in the car area. A bike lock or bungee can be used to lash the bikes together if you want to. We will be first on and first off of the ferry.

      See the last undeveloped area of Long Island. Flat ride along the North Fork from Orient Point to Mattituck for lunch and back. We will stop at a lighthouse, a winery, and possibly in Greenport too. Return on one of the late afternoon or early evening ferry to New London. The ferry ride is one hour and 20 minutes. Lunch food stop is flexible, place we typically stop at has sandwiches and other deli items.

    • 8:30a
      C
      2525.325.30
      Early Bird to Catamount
      Christina Ogren

      First part is the traditional Early Bird Course, but takes a turn up Bronson to the church, then up Redding and Banks North to Catamount. Flat at first with a couple nice climbs and a fast finish back for coffee.

  • Sunday, June 2, 2024
    • 9:45a
      D
      3131.031.00
      Putnam & North County Trailways
      Mike Ceruzzi

      Enjoy a peaceful, traffic-free PAVED rail trail, past reservoirs and through wooded areas with some gradual elevations to climb. The route has about 1,600 ft. of elevation gain. No public conveniences at CPL. Bring or buy lunch. DIRECTIONS: Meet at the trailhead at 100 Tilley Foster Road, Brewster, N.Y. I-84 to Exit 65. Right on Rt. 312 for 1.3 miles, then left on Rt. 6 for a short distance, then right into the trailhead parking lot, which has no restrooms.

  • Tuesday, June 4, 2024
    • 6p
      B-/16
      2424.424.40
      Bino 24
      Gary Bebell

      Park behind the historical society, not the little shopping center. Travel quiet roads in North Stamford up to Pound Ridge and then return through New Canaan - going along beautiful back roads. This ride has many small climbs but less than 1000 feet of climbing in total with a nice downward return on Davenport Ridge to finish off.

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024
  • Thursday, June 6, 2024
    • 6p
      B/18
      3131.031.00
      Tour de L'eau
      ShowNGo ShowNGo

      Come join us for a spirited ride through Fairfield, Southport, and Westport. The ride leaves Ext. 46 from the Merritt Parkway and climbs Rt58 before heading down to the beaches of Westport and Fairfield, then heads north back to the lot. This is a ride intended for B- riders that are looking for a good interval workout with a final sprint at the end.

    • 6p
      B-/16
      2626.226.22
      Up and Down Greenwich
      Gary Bebell

      Also faster rides same time and a longer faster ride led by Jon (the shop owner).

    • 10a
      C/13.5
      2828.028.00
      Longshore Ramble - 28 mile ride
      Jeff Munk

      Relaxing, scenic ride from beautiful Longshore Park along Compo beach before a few manageable hills inland then returning back along Southport and Compo beaches, with stop at Greenfield Hill Market in Fairfield during ride.

    • 9:45a
      C+
      2727.027.00
      Longshore Ramble - 27 mile ride
      Jack Mail

      Relaxing, scenic ride from beautiful Longshore Park along Compo beach before a few manageable hills inland then returning back along Southport and Compo beaches, with stop at Greenfield Hill Market in Fairfield during ride.

  • Saturday, June 8, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024
    • 6p
      B-/16
      2424.424.40
      Bino 24
      Gary Bebell

      Park behind the historical society, not the little shopping center. Travel quiet roads in North Stamford up to Pound Ridge and then return through New Canaan - going along beautiful back roads. This ride has many small climbs but less than 1000 feet of climbing in total with a nice downward return on Davenport Ridge to finish off.

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024
  • Thursday, June 13, 2024
    • 6p
      B/18
      3131.031.00
      Tour de L'eau
      Drew Berescik

      Come join us for a spirited ride through Fairfield, Southport, and Westport. The ride leaves Ext. 46 from the Merritt Parkway and climbs Rt58 before heading down to the beaches of Westport and Fairfield, then heads north back to the lot. This is a ride intended for B- riders that are looking for a good interval workout with a final sprint at the end.

    • 6p
      B-/16
      2626.226.22
      Up and Down Greenwich
      Gary Bebell

      Also faster rides same time and a longer faster ride led by Jon (the shop owner).

    • 10a
      C/13.5
      2828.028.00
      Longshore Ramble - 28 mile ride
      Jeff Munk

      Relaxing, scenic ride from beautiful Longshore Park along Compo beach before a few manageable hills inland then returning back along Southport and Compo beaches, with stop at Greenfield Hill Market in Fairfield during ride.

  • Sunday, June 16, 2024
    • 10a
      D/11
      2928.628.60
      Dutchess County Rail Trail Tour (28 miles)
      Mike Ceruzzi

      Ride the Dutchess County Rail Trail 13 miles from Hopewell Junction to the Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie. The walkway is approximately 1.25 miles long. There are food vendors with a limited selection on either end of the walkway. Food can also be purchased on the east side of the walkway in Poughkeepsie and on the west side in Highland. Riders can continue an additional 3.5 miles west on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. The ride will return back over the bridge and on the rail trail. All trail surfaces are paved, and cyclists can ride across the Walkway. The town of Lloyd requires a bell or other signaling device for those using the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. Estimated elevation gain is 200 ft. for the entire route. See the cue sheet for web links with more information about these places.

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024
    • 6p
      B-/16
      2424.424.40
      Bino 24
      Gary Bebell

      Park behind the historical society, not the little shopping center. Travel quiet roads in North Stamford up to Pound Ridge and then return through New Canaan - going along beautiful back roads. This ride has many small climbs but less than 1000 feet of climbing in total with a nice downward return on Davenport Ridge to finish off.

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024
    • 10a
      C/13.5
      2222.022.00
      Waveny Wonder Option 1 - Back to Park
      Jeff Munk

      Scenic route goes south into Darien traveling along Long Island Sound, with a stop at Rowayton Market, then turns north to New Canaan. Park in the lot on the left near the top of the hill coming from South Ave. Lunch: After ride: Mead Memorial Park, 241 Park St., New Canaan.

  • Thursday, June 20, 2024
    • 6p
      B/18
      3131.031.00
      Tour de L'eau
      Drew Berescik

      Come join us for a spirited ride through Fairfield, Southport, and Westport. The ride leaves Ext. 46 from the Merritt Parkway and climbs Rt58 before heading down to the beaches of Westport and Fairfield, then heads north back to the lot. This is a ride intended for B- riders that are looking for a good interval workout with a final sprint at the end.

    • 6p
      B-/16
      2626.226.22
      Up and Down Greenwich
      Gary Bebell

      Also faster rides same time and a longer faster ride led by Jon (the shop owner).

    • 10a
      C/13.5
      2828.028.00
      Longshore Ramble - 28 mile ride
      Jeff Munk

      Relaxing, scenic ride from beautiful Longshore Park along Compo beach before a few manageable hills inland then returning back along Southport and Compo beaches, with stop at Greenfield Hill Market in Fairfield during ride.

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2024
    • 6p
      B-/16
      2424.424.40
      Bino 24
      Gary Bebell

      Park behind the historical society, not the little shopping center. Travel quiet roads in North Stamford up to Pound Ridge and then return through New Canaan - going along beautiful back roads. This ride has many small climbs but less than 1000 feet of climbing in total with a nice downward return on Davenport Ridge to finish off.

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2024
    • 10a
      C/13.5
      2222.022.00
      Waveny Wonder Option 1 - Back to Park
      Jeff Munk

      Scenic route goes south into Darien traveling along Long Island Sound, with a stop at Rowayton Market, then turns north to New Canaan. Park in the lot on the left near the top of the hill coming from South Ave. Lunch: After ride: Mead Memorial Park, 241 Park St., New Canaan.

  • Thursday, June 27, 2024
    • 6p
      B/18
      3131.031.00
      Tour de L'eau
      Drew Berescik

      Come join us for a spirited ride through Fairfield, Southport, and Westport. The ride leaves Ext. 46 from the Merritt Parkway and climbs Rt58 before heading down to the beaches of Westport and Fairfield, then heads north back to the lot. This is a ride intended for B- riders that are looking for a good interval workout with a final sprint at the end.

    • 6p
      B-/16
      2626.226.22
      Up and Down Greenwich
      Gary Bebell

      Also faster rides same time and a longer faster ride led by Jon (the shop owner).

    • 10a
      C/13.5
      2828.028.00
      Longshore Ramble - 28 mile ride
      Jeff Munk

      Relaxing, scenic ride from beautiful Longshore Park along Compo beach before a few manageable hills inland then returning back along Southport and Compo beaches, with stop at Greenfield Hill Market in Fairfield during ride.

  • Sunday, July 7, 2024
    • 9a
      C/14
      3333.233.20
      Herbs 33-Mile Ride
      Jeff Munk

      Leaving from Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, this ride heads north through Darien into New Canaan, crossing the border briefly into New York with a food stop at Scott's Corner. The ride continues south reentering Connecticut and heading back through New Canaan, Darien and Norwalk. Potluck Picnic to follow ride.

    • 8:30a
      C+
      3635.735.70
      Herbs 36-Mile Ride
      Tbd Tbd

      Leaving from Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, this ride heads north through Darien into New Canaan, crossing the border briefly into New York with a food stop at Scott's Corner. The ride continues south reentering Connecticut and heading back through New Canaan, Darien and Norwalk. Potluck Picnic to follow ride.

    • 9a
      D
      3333.233.20
      Herbs 33-Mile Ride
      Tbd Tbd

      Leaving from Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, this ride heads north through Darien into New Canaan, crossing the border briefly into New York with a food stop at Scott's Corner. The ride continues south reentering Connecticut and heading back through New Canaan, Darien and Norwalk. Potluck Picnic to follow ride.

    • 8:30a
      D
      2222.222.20
      Herbs 22-Mile Ride
      Tbd Tbd

      Leaving from Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, this ride stays south of I-95 with shoreline views before heading back to the High School. Potluck Picnic to follow ride.

  • Saturday, July 13, 2024
    • 8:30a
      C/13
      5050.050.00
      Shelter Island Shuttle
      Jeff Munk

      The Shelter Island Shuttle has become a "Rite of Passage" for new members and a traditional premier event for all members for over two decades. If you're a returning member to this ride, you'll want to do it again. If you're new to the club or just visiting, you're going to want to do this special ride! It's one of the club's more popular rides and you don't want to miss out on it. It only happens once a year. We meet at the New London ferry terminal at around 8:00-8:15 am to catch the 9:00 am ferry to Orient Point. Once on Long Island, we'll ride from Orient Point to Greenport to catch the North Ferry to Shelter Island. On our arrival on Shelter Island we will first cycle to our lunch stop before continuing on our way. We'll be cycling on mostly flat terrain with only a few rollers and a couple of minor hills scattered around the island. There are optional lengths for different paced rides. Due to the nature of the touring and social aspects of this ride, all rides are generally ridden at the low end of their respective paces. The entire ride is done in segments with stops for ferries, lunch and the beach - Crescent Beach, our traditional stop. After leaving the beach, we head back to Orient Point for the cruise back to New London. Far more detailed information that MUST BE READ can be found at: https://www.soundcyclists.com/shelter_island_ride.htm Ride Schedule registration is required. Again, please read the details provided in the link above.

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