Foliage Bike Ride along the Farmington River Trail spanning five towns. (followed with Fireside POT LUCK BBQ picnic in the park, or possibly at Steve's, will update soon)
Paddling, Peddling, and walking -- it’s all good to keep you fit!
Sunday - October 13 @ 10AM
10AM – 1PM (more or less) [about 3 hours or less]
What: An easy long and flat foliage ride along the Farmington Canal.
Where: (Parking Lot) on New Britain Ave near the intersection of Red Oak Hill Rd -- more directions below.
Parking: To reach the trailhead in Farmington, take I-84 to Exit 38 and follow US Hwy. 6 west. Drive 3 miles and turn right on Route10North. After 0.25 mile, turn left on Meadow Road and continue 1 mile to the parking lot at Tunxis Meade Park, on the right. From the lot, take the sidewalk along Red Oak Hill Road for 100 yards, turn right and cross New Britain Avenue to the trailhead.
The ride: (29.5 miles) [or at your own distance ability]
We will peddle past five Connecticut towns in a 29.5 mile loop connecting it all. Much of the trail nestles against the banks of the Farmington River tracing the route of the old Canal line railroad.
The Farmington River Trail is an 18.2 mile loop trail linking points in Farmington, Simsbury and passing through villages of Unionville and Collinsville, Burlington and Canton creating a total of 29.5 miles
It should take about three hours more or less of riding. This contains the longest stretch of road riding on the Farmington Trail.
Picnikers: Lost without your kayaks and miss the picnics--? then please join us at the Tunxis Meade Park, Farmington around 1PM or by calling one of the peddlers.
Tunxis Meade: Apx address: 58 Tunxis Meade Rd Farmington
Notes from Al:
From the satellite view i see what looks like a pavilion by the basket Ball courts with 2 big parking lots. Looks good enough for everyone to fit..
Parking, approx. GPS: # 58 Tunxis Meade Rd Farmington seems good.
I personally will park at the TM Park since i will have the Pot Luck BBQ stuff , the additional bikes and other things loaded in the car near the Pavillion.
Here is the Bike Path Map Link you can play around with:
http://www.fvgreenway.org/map/maps.asp?id=2 Barbara will most likely have maps for those interested in joining her and the other riders for the long trip.
I will just go exploring to learn the area's paths and inspect a few interesting features, some can join me if you like or do the big loop.
I will have a heater (available if needed) along with the propane fire pit and grill for the BBQ.
Ok just RSVP and the rest of the things will be added if needed.
See all those interested there.