Which route’s right for you?
The Saturday routes are concentric, overlapping at several points along the way. All distances are fully supported with rest stops every 15 to 20 miles where you will find fruit, snacks, water, sports drinks, bike mechanics, bathrooms, medical support and more. There are also SAG vehicles along each route to provide assistance, or to transport cyclists back to the start. How will you know where you’re going? No worries. We over-sign the course to keep you on it.
We designed our 10-mile ride to encourage participation from families with children, less-fit or older riders, cancer survivors who have recently completed treatment and anyone with just a short amount of time available to ride. There is one rest stop.
With the exception of one challenging ascent at the seven-mile mark, the 25-mile ride covers a relatively flat course through Weston and Westport and along the beachfronts of Southport and Westport before winding its way back to the Hunt Club. There is one rest stop.
The 50-mile ride passes through Weston, Georgetown, Redding, Bethel, Newtown and Easton then runs along the “Gold Coast” beaches of Southport and Westport. The course climbs steadily from the start, reaching its highest elevation at 25 miles. The second half of the course is a steady and gradual descent. There are three rest stops.
If 100 miles sounds like too much time on a bike for you but you still want a great challenge on gorgeous CT roads, this distance may be for you. It’s not a century, but it’s still plenty challenging for any level of rider. You’ll travel through three counties. There are four rest stops.
If you really want to challenge yourself, try our century ride – the toughest you’ll find anywhere. We didn’t plan it that way – it’s just the Connecticut hills. But all your hard work is made much easier by this beautiful course through the mid-summer CT countryside. There are six rest stops.