2023 Ride the State: Connecticut

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NOTE: The ride is sold out as of May 5. The waitlist is now full. Riders will be contacted if a spot becomes available. 

The Farmington Valley Trails Council, Farmington Canal Rail to Trail Association and the East Coast Greenway Alliance are teaming up to host Ride the State: Connecticut, a 56-mile bicycle ride to highlight the need to close the remaining gaps in the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail segment of the East Coast Greenway on Saturday, June 24.

Capped at 150 participants, the ride sold out for the second straight year in just over three weeks. Proceeds from the event will help go toward completion of the marquee Connecticut portion of the East Coast Greenway. 

The ride will begin at 8 a.m. at the southwest corner of New Haven Green (corner of Chapel and College Streets) at the Pierre Lallement Memorial Stone. The ride is scheduled to end at 3 p.m. in Southwick, Massachusetts.

Ride the State: Connecticut begins at the New Haven Green and passes through 11 Connecticut towns before it reaches Southwick, Massachusetts. Most of the trail features off-road travel providing a safe system of linear parks that can be accessed at multiple points. The trails serve multiple positive purposes for their communities and the surrounding region. Only two gaps remain – in New Haven and the Plainville area.

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