Club Route Sheets

Find a ride recommended by your fellow club member 
in the towns below. You can also find copies of
the club forms here. 

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Bethlehem 

Bethlehem and Back

59 miles 

Start Amity High School Parking Lot

Branford  

Branford - Guilford, 

15 miles

Ride #6

Start I-95, Exit 56 CPL

Branford Shore Ride

16.5 miles

Ride #38

Start in the rear of Kohl's (the old Caldor's) parking lot in Branhaven Plaza

From I-95 South, take exit 54.  At the end of the ramp, make a left.  At the intersection of Rte 1, make a right.  At 7th light, make a left onto Alps Rd.  Turn left into the back of Kohl's

From I-95 North, take exit 53. Go to the light and make a right onto Rte 1.  At 3rd light, make a left onto Alps Rd.  Turn left into the back of Kohl's, 

Branford - Guilford

19 miles

Ride #7

Start I-95, Exit 56 CPL

Branford, Guilford and Stony Creek

20 miles

Ride #39

Start I-95, Exit 56 CPL

Branford Guilford Wanderer

25 miles

Ride #37

Meet at CPL I-95 exit 56 (Leetes Island Road)

Some Old, Some New

30 miles

Ride #48

Start in the rear of Kohl's (the old Caldor's) parking lot in Branhaven Plaza  Street directions above (Branford Shore Ride)

Branford, Guilford, Shore, and Country,

32 miles

Ride #35

Meet at CPL I-95, exit 56 (Leetes Island Road.) Lunch in Stony Creek

Branford, Guilford Shoreline Ride

33 miles

Ride #47

Meet at CPL I-95, exit 56 (Leetes Island Road.) 

Stony Creek Circuit 

32 miles

Meet at Walsh Intermediate School, 185 Damascus Rd., Branford. Park in the large lot near the tennis courts.

Start with an inland pedal along shady country lanes, then head to the shore for many miles of water views in Mulberry Point, Sachems Head, and Linden Point. Lunch in Stony Creek. The route has 1,675 feet of elevation gain or 52 ft. of climbing per mile

 

Cheshire  

Cheshire To Lake Compounce, Bristol, 

31 miles   

Meet at Lock 12 Historical Park, 487 North Brooksvale Rd. (Rt. 42), Cheshire. Cycle through the farmlands of Cheshire, en route to Lake Compounce in Bristol, and beyond. There is little shade along the way, so be sure to wear your sunscreen. This is truly about the flattest ride you will encounter in Conn. with only 600 ft. of elevation gain or 19 ft. of climbing per mile. If you like hills, this isn't your ride.


Laurel Club Ride, Cheshire

34 miles 
Start at Brooksvale Avenue


Tour of Cheshire I, Cheshire

29 miles 
Start at Cheshire Park


Tour of Cheshire II, Cheshire, 35.6 miles 
Start at Cheshire Park

Chester  

Chester to Gillette Castle Ride, 
25 miles with option to 42 miles -  Ride-#9

Start Route 9 Exit 6 CPL at Route 148
Optional ride into Essex and Deep River

Clinton  

Jump in the Lake

26 miles 

Start from CPL at I-95 exit 63 (Rt 81) in Clinton.  Rl.

Hammonassett via Clinton/Killingworth

32 miles 

Start from CPL at I-95 exit 63 (Rt 81) in Clinton. Country roads from Clinton to Hammonassett State Park and back.  Rl.

Tour De Hills

40 miles

Start from CPL at I-95 exit 63 (Rt 81) in Clinton.  Rl/HI.

Essex  

CT River Double Cross

29 miles 

Ride #30

Meet at Essex Town Hall, West Avenue. Take I-95 to exit 65, then left to follow route 153 towards Essex. Stay straight under Route 9; 153 becomes West Avenue. Town Hall is on left about ? mile east of route 9 towards Essex center - park in rear. Very scenic ride with two crossings of CT River, returning on Hadlyme ferry . Worth the drive and several killer hills. Lunch at Essex dock, Rl/Hi. Note this route sheet is not in SCCC format

Essex

35 miles

Ride #10

CPL, Route 9 Exit 3, Essex 35 miles, Rl.

Essex Country Roads

35 miles

Ride #44

CPL, Route 9 Exit 3, Rte 154 in Essex

Flat Friday Double Crossing

41 miles

Ride #45

CPL, Route 9 Exit 3, Rte 154 i n Essex. Essex to Old Lyme and back

Farmington 

Farmington River and Canal Trail Circuit, Farmington

29 miles

Ride from Tunxis Meade Park, 50 Tunxis Meade Rd., Farmington. Loop along the Farmington River to Collinsville on the Farmington River Trail and connect via a series of roads to the Farmington Canal Trail. Lunch stop at the Stratton Brook State Park. Those needing a store to purchase food can eat their lunch by the Flower Bridge. The route has two 1-mile sections of dirt trail, plus a total of 3.5 miles of riding on roads shared with cars. The terrain is rolling with an elevation gain of 1,000 ft., or 34 ft. of climbing per mile.

Guilford  

Roll Around & Dip In The Lake

20 miles

Ride#23

Start at CPL, I 95 Exit 59 Goose Lane

Guilford Coastal Explorer

25 miles

Ride #63

Meet at Calvin Leete School, 280 South Union St., Guilford. If the parking lot is full, use Exit 59 CPL.  Explore the many hidden corners of Guilford's craggy coastline, including a look at a Stonehenge-like garden sculpture (see the NYT article here). Frequent water views at no extra charge. Due to the many dead-ends that we explore, there will be a number of regrouping opportunities. Rest stop at Chaffinch Island. The only place  to buy food comes late in the ride so be sure to bring all needed food and water. Total climbing is 700 ft of elevation gain or 27 ft f climbing per mile.  

Guilford-Hammonassett

29 miles

Ride #12

Start at CPL, I 95 Exit 59 Goose Lane, Rl.

Guilford-Hammonassett

30 miles

Ride#24

Start at CPL, I 95 Exit 59 Goose Lane.

 

Guilford Lakes and Lake Quonnipaug Ride

30 miles -

Ride #40

Start at CPL, I 95 Exit 58

Guilford-Durham-Madison Tour

33 miles

Ride #34

Start at CPL, I 95 Exit 59 Goose Lane.

Guilford-Durham-Madison Country Tour

34 miles

Ride #11

Start at CPL, I 95 Exit 59 Goose Lane. This ride looks only slightly different than the Guilford-Durham-Madison Tour above. It's also in a different format.

Guilford-Madison-Stony Creek

36 miles

Ride#29

Start at CPL, I 95 Exit 59 Goose Lane.

Guilford- N. Branford - Durham Loop

38 miles with option to 54 miles  

Ride-#17

Start at CPL, I 95 Exit 58

Guilford Lakes and Shoreline

42 miles  

Ride #41

Start at CPL, I 95 Exit 58

Haddam  

Killing Mad-Had

31 miles

Ride #53

Killing Mad-Had --- A pleasant rural ride through Haddam, Killingworth and Madison with numerous short and long climbs with fun descents. Can buy lunch items at supermarket at mid-route. 31 miles, Rl/Hl   

Meet at the CPL at Exit 8 of Rte.9, Beaver Meadow Rd, Haddam

Hamden  

Sleeping Giant Leisure Ride

9 miles

Ride-#42

Start at Sleeping Giant State park in Hamden. Rte 10 to Mt. Carmel Ave--across from Quinnipiac College 

Cindi's First

25 miles    

Ride #14

Start at Sleeping Giant State park in Hamden. 

Hamden - North Haven

25 miles

Ride #15

Start at CPL, I 91 Exit 10 ( I 91 Exit 10 to Route 40; Exit , Left at light, left into CPL). 

Seven Town Hilly Figure Eight

Hamden, Cheshire, Prospect, Bethany, Naugatuck, Beacon Falls, Oxford and back 

40 miles

Ride #59

In Hamden, take Route 10 North  (north of  Sleeping Giant, not far from Cheshire). Turn left onto Brooksvale Rd. Turn left into parking lot next to linear park.

Eight Town Hilly Figure Eight

Hamden, Cheshire, Prospect, Bethany, Naugatuck, Beacon Falls, Oxford, Middlebury and back

46 miles   

Ride #60

In Hamden, take Route 10 North. Start at shopping center parking lot opposite Brooksvale Rd. in Hamden

Hamden Picnic Ramble

53 miles

Ride #21

Start at Sleeping Giant State Park. Option for a shorter ride (44 miles). RL./HI

Madison

Madison Beach Ride 

13 miles

Ride #43

Start from CPL, exit 61 on I-95. 

Wine Tasting At Chamard Vineyard

30 miles

Ride #2

Start from CPL I-95 exit 61 Madison. Shady country roads with a stop at the vineyard. Rl

Rural Ramble Ride

32 miles

Ride #33

Meet at K. H. Ryerson Elementary School in Madison. From I-95 North, left at end of exit ramp onto Rte. 79.  Go North 4.1 mi. to school on right. Bear left at driveway fork.
A pleasant wooded rural ride, numerous short climbs, good descents. Bring food & water ---No Place to buy.

N. Madison, Guilford Jaunt

34 miles 

Ride #46

Start at shopping Center, on Rte 80, just east of intersection of Rtes. 80 and 79.

Picnic Tour

44 miles

Ride #22

Start from Hammonassett State Park, Madison. At circle, left toward Meigs Pt - left into drive to group picnic area (behind Nature Station). Rl

Middletown  

Middletown to Lyman Orchard

25 miles

Ride #32

Start: I-91 exit 20 Country Club/Middletown CPL

Milford  

Shoreline Short Ride

10.2 miles

Ride #55

Start at Jonathan Law High School parking lot on Milford Point Rd. in Milford.

Milford Shoreline Neighborhoods

15 miles

Ride #56

Start at CPL, exit 35 of I-95 

 

Milford to West Haven

19.5 miles

Ride #57

Start Milford Center in Milford 

 

Milford Turf to Surf

24 miles/37 mile options   

Ride #64

Meet behind the Milford Library, 57 New Haven Ave., in the parking lot next to Fowler Field and Wilcox Park (on the side by the baseball field, not the boat ramp). From I-95 North, take Exit 37. Right on High St., cross Rt. 1, and head to the Milford Green. Left on South Broad St. and cross the stone bridge. Right into the library parking lot and drive to the back lot BEHIND the tennis courts. From I-95 South, take Exit 36 and get on I-95 North to Exit 37 and follow the above directions. Route has two loops of 24 miles and 13 miles for a total of 37 miles.  

 

Enjoy favorite views along the shore with some less familiar inland roads. Terrain is mild throughout with moderate hills and many miles of flat cruising. Lunch in Milford Center after 24 miles with the option for another 13 miles along the shore. The 24-mile version has 640 ft. of elevation gain or 26 ft. of elev. gain per mile. The 37-mile loop has 850 ft. of elevation gain or 23 ft. of elev. gain per mile.

Northford  

Time To Shape-Up: Northford/Wallingford Loop

18 miles

Ride-#19

Start at William Douglas Commons, Old Post Road, Northford at intersection of Routes 22 and 17.

Northford to Lyman Orchards

27 miles

Ride-#16

Start at William Douglas Commons, Old Post Road, Northford at intersection of Routes 22 and 17. Built in lunch stop at Lyman Orchards.

North Haven  

Grand Apizza Aride 

16 miles

Ride #5

Start at Grand Apizza on Washington Avenue in North Haven. 16 miles, Rl, 

Old Lyme  

Leisurely Lymes -  The Other Way Around

29 miles

Ride #18

Start: By Post Office, Route 1, Old Lyme.  I-95 North, Exit 70, Left at light, Right at light onto Route 1.Post office is at end of shopping center on right.

Baldwin Bridge Crossover

30 miles

Ride #20

Start: I-95 Exit 70 CPL

Leisurely Lymes

39 miles 

Ride #4

Start at A&P Shopping Center, Old Lyme, I-95 exit 70. Enjoy a scenic 39 mile ride with a lunch stop at Devil's Hopyard. Great views. Rl

Orange

Orange, Woodbridge, Shoreline Loop

25 miles

Ride #61

A varied ride through Orange & Woodbridge and then down along the shore through West Haven and back up through Milford. Meet at Merritt Parkway CPL, Exit 58 (Rte. 34 North)  Possible stop for snacks at one of the many eateries on the West Haven Shore.
30 miles, Flat, Rolling, 12-14 mph

Simsbury  

Scenic Simsbury

19 miles

Ride #51

Very scenic - mostly flat with some rolling hills.  A rural ride with food/drink available on Rte. 10, at beginning of ride, but none along route for this ride length option.  

Meet at the International Skating Center, Rte. 10, 1375 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury

Scenic Simsbury, Southwick and Suffield

32 miles

Ride #52

Very scenic - mostly flat with some rolling hills.  A rural ride with fook/drink available on Rte. 10, at beginning of ride and at 12 miles.

Meet at the International Skating Center, Rte. 10, 1375 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury

Westbrook  

Westbrook to Deep River

27 miles

Ride #3

Also known as the Deep River Fife and Drum Corp muster when the ride is held during the annual event. Start: I-95 Exit 64 CPL in Westbrook. Continue south along the Connecticut River to Essex and back to the CPL. One killer hill, Rl

Westbrook Country Roads

37.9 miles

This is a ride over mostly rolling terrain in Westbrook, Clinton, Ivoryton, Centerbrook and Essex with extensive views of Long Island Sound. In Essex, the ride goes to the Essex Town Dock and the Connecticut River Museum on the Connecticut River.

West Haven  

Scenic West Haven to Milford Ride, 

10.5 miles  

Ride #54

Meet at Savin Rock Plaza parking lot.  Take I 95, Exit 43 (Campbell Ave.)  Turn left, if coming from I 95 S, or right, for I 95 N.  Head down Campbell Ave. right to parking lot (see Adams) on Captain Thomas Boulevard.

Woodbridge  

Bethlehem and Back

59 miles 

Ride #26

Start Amity High School parking lot Newton Rd (off Route 114)
59 miles with a 37 mile shortcut option, Rl/HI.

Woodbury  

Woodbury-Litchfield Loop

39 miles

Meet at Hollow Park, 35 Hollow Rd., Woodbury. From I-84 Exit 15, head north on Rt. 6 for 4.8 miles, then left on Rt. 317 at the light. Next left on Hollow Rd. At the stop sign, head almost straight into the park. Classic tour through farm country and wooded areas of Woodbury, Bethlehem and Litchfield along many quiet country backroads with hardly a car to be seen. The climbs alternate with long, steady descents to reward your efforts, and the last nine miles is mostly downhill. Food stop in Litchfield. Possible ice cream stop at the top of the last climb to celebrate your achievement. The route has 2,400 ft. of elevation gain or 62 ft. of climbing per mile.

Wallingford

Wallingford Loop

14 miles

Ride #49

Pleasant country roads. One tough hill near end. No lunch/snack stops on this short route

Meet at CPL, on Barnes Rd in Wallingford. Take I-91, Exit #15, CPL is just west of highway

Down to Stony Creek 1

39 miles 

Ride #36

Starts from the CPL at I-91 exit 13 in Wallingford. Take exit 13, right at the end of the ramp onto Rte. 5N, then right into the CPL. Ride through Wallingford, Northford, East Haven, and Branford, stop at Stony Creek for lunch. Similar to Down to Stony Creek 2 (Ride #27) with a different route through Branford, Rl/Hl, 

Wallingford, Durham, Northford Loop

40 miles

Ride #50

Pleasant country roads plus a 13 mile stretch along Rte 17 for this option. Snack /drink stops at Lyman Orchards at 14 miles, and along Rte 17 after 16 miles

Meet at CPL, on Barnes Rd in Wallingford. Take I-91, Exit #15, CPL is just west of highway

Long Way to Lyman's

41 miles

Ride #58

Meet at CPL, on Barnes Rd in Wallingford. Take I-91, Exit #15, CPL is just west of highway.  (Route 68)

Down to Stony Creek 2

41 miles

Ride #27

Starts from the CPL at I-91 exit 13 in Wallingford. Take exit 13, right at the end of the ramp onto Rte. 5N, then right into the CPL. Ride through Wallingford, Northford, East Haven, and Branford, stop at Stony Creek for lunch. Similar to Down to Stony Creek 1 (Ride #36) with a different route through Branford, Rl/Hl, 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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