Upcoming Rides & Events -

This is a small sampling of the club's activities. In the late spring, summer and fall, the club tries to provide a variety of rides from very social and gentle to training-grade. Please keep in mind that you will need to ride with a helmet to join us. In late fall and winter, when it's too cold to ride, we do a similarly wide range of hikes, often in conjunction with other local hiking clubs.

You don't have to be a SCCC member to join us on an event (your first ride is free, but you do need to join the club if you want to continue riding with us).  However, membership is only $20 / annum ($35 / annum for families), and if you join, you'll get 9 issues of our full-sized newsletter packed with information on all club rides, club picnics and dinners and informative columns. 


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  SAMPLE RIDES AND HIKES AND MEMBERSHIP FORM

A sample flyer is listed above.The Activity sheet includes some of the SCCC rides and other information and can be viewed or downloaded in Adobe Acrobat Format (pdf). You must have Adobe's free Acrobat Reader to view this file (About/Download Acrobat Reader).     


IMPORTANT REMINDER: Helmets are required for all rides. In addition, due to insurance requirements, non-members are allowed to participate in only one ride with the club as a non-member.

 

Saturday 06/03/2017  

Madison Inland & Shore Back Roads

• Time and Location: 10:00 AM, Madison
• This ride is over mostly flat terrain in Madison with brief sorties into Killingworth, Clinton and Guilford.
• Meigs Point in Hammonasset State Park is a great stop for snack/lunch. From Meigs Point the ride tours along Madison’s shoreline with its outstanding views of Long Island Sound and visits the Madison Surf Club on the way back to the starting point.
• Starting location: Meet at I-95 Exit 61 (Rt. 79/Durham Rd.) CPL 9:45 a.m.
• 30 mile, 11-13 mph (So, Fl/Rl, Cue, Rg,) Elevation Gain: 894 ft.
• HELMETS REQUIRED.
• RAIN, RAIN THREATENED or WINDY/COLD CANCELS.



Saturday 06/10/2017

Tyler Mill Trek Ride

• Time and Location: 10 AM, East Haven. Ride starts promptly at 10am, so plan to arrive & sign in about 9:45am, in Thompson Plaza parking lot opposite Rite Aid Pharmacy on right.
• Ride Description:rolling Show and go ride starting in Foxon through the back roads of Foxon, North Haven and Wallingford, through Tyler Mill preserve (rt 150).
• Meet at Thompson Plaza parking lot opposite Rite Aid pharmacy on right. From Branford and East, I 95 exit 52 take right, 3rd traffic light (~3 miles), take left (Mill St.), cross Rt 80 at traffic light, (Thompson St.) , take left into parking lot.
• Coming from New Haven and West, I 95 exit 51 Frontage Rd. take 4th right (Forbes Place) at light, and a sharp left onto Kimberly Ave. to traffic light, left (N.High St.) 5th traffic light (~3miles), take left (Mill St.), cross Rt 80,at traffic light (Thompson St.), left into parking lot
• Avg Speed = 11-13 mph, (So, FL, RL) ~24 miles.
• RAIN CANCELS.


Tuesday 6/13/2017 

Branford Evening Ride

• Time and Location: Meet 5:30 PM, Roll at 5:45 from Branford
• Meet in parking lot of Stony Creek Brewery, 5 Indian Neck Ave., Branford, CT.
• Ride Distance: 15+/-miles, social ride, average speed 11-13 mph.
• HELMETS REQUIRED.
• RAIN, RAIN THREATENED or WINDY/COLD CANCELS.


 


 


Other Events of interest- (Click on the link to get more information about the ride)

All Seasons- Hike Sleeping Giant - Sleeping Giant Park Hiking Group

Critical Mass Rides
Critical Mass Rides are held in New Haven on the last Friday of the month at 5:45 pm starting from the New Haven Green. Contact the Elm City Cycling Club�s web site at www.elmcitycycling.org for more information.

 


 



Download the Club's Activity Sheet

 

The flyer is not published during the winter months.  Come back in the Spring. (A sample flyer is listed above.) The Activity sheet includes some of the SCCC rides and other information and can be viewed or downloaded in Adobe Acrobat Format (pdf). You must have Adobe's free Acrobat Reader to view this file (About/Download Acrobat Reader).     

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Note -  Helmets are required on all club rides!

Ride Rating System

Category 

Le - Leisurely. Beginner\novice group ride

So - Social (fun group ride) 

Rc - Recreational (still fun, but aimed at the serious cyclist with experience)

Tr - Training (hard work to improve cycling skills for advanced riders)

Terrain 

Mt - Mountainous 

Hl - Hilly 

Rl - Rolling 

Fl - Flat Style

Sw - Swept (Leader stays with slower riders) 

Rg - Regrouping (Leader stops and waits at points during the ride) 

Map - Mapped (Riders are expected to follow maps or cue sheets) 

Pace This represents the MINIMUM average speed of the ride. CPL = Commuter Parking Lot