Trip report

SE CT Bike Ride

Road Cycling DATE: 05/12/2012 - 05/12/2012

Trip/Event Location: Lebanon, CT
US

Trip Leader(s): jonathanclark

Max # People: 10

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: Yes, but only to cover shared expenses, and I too am paying

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Please join me for a 30-40 mile bike ride along mostly country roads in SE CT; there will be some hills.  Ride will include a stop at a goat farm to view operations and taste/buy products.  

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

FOR GOOGLEMAPS, MAPQUEST et al and GPS use: 50 ISLAND BEACH ROAD, LEBANON CT 06249

From Hartford and points north & west: Get to Hartford and onto 84E. Just after crossing the CT River on the Bulkeley Bridge, take Route 2 exit (#55).  Follow Route 2E to Route 66E (Exit 13).  Turn left at end of exit.  Follow 66E to Hebron Center @ 85.  Turn right onto 85S.  After about 3 miles then turn left onto 207.  Go to final directions below...

Directions from SW CT: I recommend taking the Merritt or 91N to 691E/66E through Middletown, Marlborough to Hebron Center @ 85.  Turn right onto 85S.  After about 3 miles then turn left onto 207.  Go to final directions below...  

Directions from SE CT: I recommend 85N to 82 to 11 to Route 2 in Colchester.  Take Exit 18 and turn right onto Route 16.  Go past Stop & Shop to Colchester Center (less than 1/4 mile). At light turn left onto Route 85N/16E.  At the next immediate light 16E goes right and you proceed through in a left curve on 85N  At next light (after Harry's Place hamburger stand) take a right to stay on 85N.  Amston (Lebanon) is now a little more than 4 miles ahead.  Stay on 85N to beginning of Route 207. Turn right (it only goes to the right) onto 207.  Go to final directions below...

From Boston/E MA: Take 90W to 290S (towards CT) to 395S to Route 2W in Norwich CT.  Follow Route 2 to Colchester.  Take Exit 18 and turn right onto Route 16.  Go past Stop & Shop to Colchester Center (less than 1/4 mile). At light turn left onto Route 85N/16E.  At the next immediate light 16E goes right and you proceed through in a left curve on 85N  At next light (after Harry's Place hamburger stand) take a right to stay on 85N.  Amston (Lebanon) is now a little more than 4 miles ahead.  Stay on 85N to beginning of Route 207. Turn right (it only goes to the right) onto 207.  Go to final directions below...

...Follow 207 up a very steep hill and onto a sort of plateau for 1.7 miles to a right (after large Owenco farm field) onto Spafford Drive to the end.  Turn left onto Deepwood Rd to the 5th left onto Island Beach Rd (Amston Lake is always to your right). #50 is 4th house on the right - yellow with white trim, green skirting and a Rainbow flag by the door.  Parking is just beyond the house; room for 3 cars plus a couple of spaces in front if you pull as far off the road to the right as you can.

 ?NOTE: Please come in to the cottage and check with me about where to park.  My neighbors' parking lot is right next to ours and they get understandably upset if I use any of their spaces without permission.??


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Members That Participated

jonathanclark

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Hartford, CT


United States

Attended
richardc

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Danbury, CT


United States

Attended
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