Late Day Mountain Bike Housatonic Rail Trails

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This is an easy terrain trail great for newbies or experienced riders. NOT SUITABLE FOR STREET BIKES.

Do you have a mountain bike and looking to start getting out on some trails? Join us Wednesday for a little woods, rocks and roots, hard packed trail and a little paved trail from Newtown to Monroe... possibly Trumbull, if we have time.

The first 1/2 mile is quite bumpy, roots, rocks and sticks, but it is all flat. This is not suitable for a street bike... it then levels out to dirt, crushed stone and hard packed trail once we reach the Monroe town line. We will stop and take a rest at Wolf Park, use the facilities and decide if we have enough daylight to continue, or turn around.

There is VERY limited parking at the trail head.  We can squeeze in four, maybe five cars.  Otherwise you will end up parking on the road/grass nearby.  Do not park in Interstate Lumber parking lot as they close the gate when they close the store and your car will be stuck inside their parking lot.

PLEASE CAR POOL with anyone who can take your bike. There is a commuter parking lot 3 miles from the trail at exit 11 off of Interstate 84.

DIRECTIONS:

Please use google maps to find directions from your starting area.  These are detailed instructions to help you find the trail head.

From Route 34, turn onto Toddy Hill Road.  Swamp road is 3.2 miles on your left (Toddy Hill Road becomes Bostford Hill Road).  Turn left onto Swamp Road and the trail head is .1 miles just past the Interstate Lumber sign.  Yellow gate.

From Route 25, turn onto Botsford Hill Road.  Swamp Road is .7 miles on your right.  Turn right onto Swamp Road and the trail head is .1 miles just past the Interstate Lumber sign.  Yellow gate.

 

 

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  • marilyn f.

    so; anyone going tonight if it doesn't rain? my cell[masked]

    July 24, 2013

  • marilyn f.

    And a softball game tonight Chad! Oh Lordy! Can't make it. Anyone next wk? I am off next week for sure

    July 17, 2013

    • Donna W

      scheduled and posted a meetup for this Wednesday in WCOA it got a bit confusing to keep posted and updated in two meetups and almost everyone cancelled from this one.

      1 · July 22, 2013

  • Chad C

    sorry to miss, I have a make up softball game. Hope this ride happens again so I can join you guys next time.

    July 16, 2013

  • Jon S.

    A good ride for anyone looking yo get back on a bike after a long rest! Easy pace and nice terrain. enjoyed it a lot.

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No shit sherlock. .who schedules a bike ride in this heat. Loco :) ♥ love you & see you soon

    July 17, 2013

  • marilyn f.

    Sorry all. Had to go into work and I will get there too late. Next weds anyone?

    July 17, 2013

    • Donna W

      Sounds like a plan...

      July 17, 2013

  • sean l.

    Decided to do a 12 half hour day at work instead... have fun

    July 17, 2013

    • Jon S.

      We will miss ya Sean. Take it easy on your clients! Lol

      July 17, 2013

    • Donna W

      Next time Sean. I'll call you. Hahaha!!!

      July 17, 2013

  • Sarah

    Sorry I can't make it. I'm going to be stuck at the office later than I thought.

    July 17, 2013

    • Donna W

      Thanks for letting me know.

      July 17, 2013

  • Donna W

    Bring lots of water... It's HOT!

    July 17, 2013

  • greg

    I am so sorry but I am at a seminar that will be running 1 day behind. I was looking forward to biking with you all. Looks like a fun group

    July 16, 2013

    • Donna W

      We will do it again! Sorry about work schedule.

      July 16, 2013

  • Donna W

    The group is getting large (YAY!!) as this event is cross posted from another group. So happy so many can get out for an early evening bike :)

    There is only room for 3 cars at the trail head. I will address the parking issue by meeting at alternative parking areas... one at the cul de sac at the end of Surrey Trail Road, and another at exit 11 commuter lot. I can fit four bikes on my rack, and Chad indicated he can fit four as well.

    To keep everyone happy and safe, I will need a medium paced leader to start out a few minutes behind with a second group and late arrivals, and a sweep. Any volunteers?

    July 7, 2013

    • Donna W

      I have a volunteer from WCOA :)

      July 10, 2013

    • Donna W

      See event details for parking info. Please make arrangements to car pool.

      July 10, 2013

  • marilyn f.

    if I can make it sounds great; I will try but don't wait for me.

    July 6, 2013

  • Janet

    Wish I could come!

    July 7, 2013

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