Connecticut Bicycling Meetup is a (Subsidiary of Casual Bikers of Simsbury) and is a statewide Meetup offering bicycle rides throughout Connecticut and also includes parts of Rhode Island, New York and Massachusetts. Our calendar includes numerous single-day rides and several extended weekend rides. There are a variety of rides, designed to appeal to riders of different abilities. We ride on both paved roads and state trails. The routes for the road rides have been carefully chosen to follow low-traffic, country roads, where you can enjoy the ride and the rural scenery.
Connecticut Bicycling Meetup is part of the most active cycling groups in the world according to Meetup. Our group Organizers have had the honor of being one of the top 100 Organizers out of 230,000 Meetups worldwide.
We'll do our best to accommodate everyone and will never leave anyone behind. Please help us by attending rides within your skill and fitness level.
Helmets help prevent head injuries. Please wear one on every bike ride.
Head and tail lights are required on all rides ending after sundown. Reflective gear is strongly recommended. Ride organizers will do their best to find and lead safe rides. Each rider must keep their own bike and gear in proper condition, follow all traffic laws and follow safe riding practices. Keep the correct size spare tire tube with you on all rides. Please check your tire for proper tire pressure before each ride.
Connecticut Bicycling Meetup welcomes your feedback and questions. Message Board Etiquette- Please note that messages containing the following will not be allowed: ~Content that is inappropriate for a public forum such ads, spam, or references to products, offers, or websites and off topic information. ~Email addresses and other forms of contact information.
Clothing suggestions- You don't need to dress in the latest cycling gear to attend. This will still be a casual affair but padded pants and shorts, faster drying breathable shirts and biking gloves are recommended. Rides continue into colder months so use layers of clothing that can be adjusted as necessary.
Type of bicycle- The majority of our riders use hybrid bicycles. These work best at our pace of 10 MPH and ride better on stone dust trails and off road. Your local bike shop is the best place to purchase one.
Please Note: Connecticut Bicycling Meetup is not liable for any injuries that may occur while attending our events. By RSVPing to attend our events, you acknowledge that you accept full responsibility of your person and belongings as well as any guests you may bring, waiving any right to hold the group and its members responsible as pertained by"Terms of Service : Section 6.2 " found HERE (http://www.meetup.com/terms/) ( http://www.meetup.com/terms/ )