495 Phoenixville Rd, Chaplin, CT, 06235, Chaplin, Windham County, Connecticut, United States

Start Date

07/31/2022

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Activities: Recreational 🚴🏿‍♂️, 102 miles, 84 miles, 66 miles, 43 miles, 18 miles

2022 THREAD CITY CENTURY

The Thread City Century is back after missing the last two years due to the pandemic and scheduled for Sunday July 31st. The start location will be the same as 2019, at Edward Garrison Park in Chaplin, CT.  There will be plenty of room to park, a large covered pavilion for registration and after ride food recovery. This will be our nineth Thread City Century ride over the last ten years! The routes are planned to be the same or very similar to our 2019 routes and we have updated route links prior to the ride. We will be donating half of all proceeds from the event to one or more trail advocacy groups for support of our local trails like the Hop River Trail and Air Line Trails.

102 Mile Century

The century will again travel through the beautiful twisty turns of Devil's Hopyard State Park, across the Connecticut River at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam and back over the river on the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry in the shadow of Gillette Castle.  We will cover the fee for the ferry. There will be five rest stops along this route to fill your water bottle, have some packaged sweet or salty snacks, home baked treats, fruit, and a few other things for cyclists.

84 Mile

The 84 mile ride will also travel through the scenic roads of Devil's Hopyard, but does not take the loop over the Connecticut River allowing for a little shorter ride with a little less climbing.  There are four well stocked rest stops along this route.

66 Mile

The 66 mile route has been our most popular route, and while we can't get you out to Devil's Hopyard like the longer routes it is a scenic ride taking a turn in Colchester to link up again with the return to Chaplin.  You will visit three of the rest stops used on the longer routes.

43 Mile

The 43 mile ride is the shortest route heading out to the rest stop in Baltic where it joins the other routes on the return to the park.  Two rest stops on this route to make sure you have enough fuel to get you to the finish and the after ride food.

NEW this year 18 Mile Gravel Loop

This new loop will be about half on road and half on the Air Line Rail Trail with one rest stop shared by all the other rides.  Gravel or Hybrid bikes with wider tires are best.

FOOD, REST STOPS, & ROUTE SUPPORT

We pride ourselves on our overstocked rest stops and abundant food after the ride.  All ride lengths will have stops stocked with plenty of packaged sweet and salty choices, home baked goodies, fruit, and water.  When you return to the park we will have a variety of offerings to make a fresh sandwich with some salads, chips, and fruits before you head home.  All included with the price of the ride. You won’t go hungry! Sweep riders and on call support will be provided for anyone needing transport back to the start / finish at the park.

LOCATION & DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Ride begins and ends at the Edward Garrison Park located at 495 Phoenixville Road (Route 198), Chaplin CT.

ONLINE REGISTRATION:  https://www.bikereg.com/thread-city-century

The day of the event registration and check-in opens at 7:00 AM.  Century and 84 Mile riders can start between 7:30 and 8:00 AM. 66 and 43 Mile rides start between 8:00 and 9:00 AM. All riders should be on the road by 9:00 and finished by 4:00 PM.

We try to keep the price of this ride low, but insurance and other expenses have continued to rise.  Registering in advance helps in our planning and keeping some costs down, but you are always welcome to register the day of the event.

Early Bird Registration Fee (through July 17 $35

Pre-Registration Fee (July 18-28)  $45

On-Site Registration (July 31)   $55          (checks payable to “TCC”)

For walk-in registration please arrive prior to the scheduled start time and make checks payable to Thread City Cyclers.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please send an email to:  Threadcitycentury@gmail.com

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