New England



Southeast Connecticut Ride

June 22, 2019 (Saturday)

***Ride your own ride - No Groups***

Ride Start: Vanilla Bean Cafe, Pomfret, CT (Map)

Kickstands up at 9:00 am, Pre-ride chat at 8:45


This ride will be a group ride without any groups! The idea is that there will be a number of stops along the way where riders can socialize. Riders will ride by themselves or with a few friends - there will be no large groups. Everyone rides at their own pace. The route is very nice with a number of "Best of New England" roads like Grassy Hill Rd, Mt Archer Rd, Joshuatown Rd, Hopyard Rd, CT 207, CT 169, and CT 97. Some of these may surprise you.

There will be a number of "Best of New England" stops at places like Gillette Castle, the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry, and the Devil's Hopyard Chapman Waterfall.

Lunch is at Harry's Place in Colchester, CT.

The ride is 132 miles:

Part 1 70.9 miles (Vanilla Bean to Ferry)

Part 2 - 61.1 miles (Ferry to Vanilla Bean)

Change from Part 1 to Part 2 while riding the ferry ($6.00). The burgers at Harry's are great!


GPX files are for older Garmin GPS that do not use Trip Planner like the Zumo 665/660, Nav V, and the Zumo 550. GPX (Shaping) files are better for newer garmin devices like the Zumo 595/590, Nav VI, and the Zumo 396/395 that are limited in the number of waypoints they can use. GoogleMap is a classic Google Map that you can follow on your phone. Custom Map is a customized Google Map with more detail. Turn-By-Turn is a list of directions for those that prefer paper maps.

Read this short document about how to easily download rides to your Garmin GPS: Link



  1. Ed (Easy Ed)

  2. Debbie