Thread City Century

Saturday, July 29, 2017

102 Miles, 84 Miles, 66 Miles, 43 Miles

Download a 2017 THREAD CITY CENTURY FLYER in PDF format.

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The Thread City Century is back after taking a year break with a new date of Saturday, July 29th. The start location will be at the same as 2015, at Edward Garrison Park in Chaplin, CT.  The park has plenty of parking, a large covered pavilion, and facilities.  Come join us for our sixth Thread City Century ride!  This year we will be donating half of all proceeds from the event to Bike Mansfield to help support the effort to make Mansfield a Bicycle Friendly Community.

The 102 Mile Century ride will be updated and improved from two years ago with many of the same roads and some new ones.  We will still travel through the newly paved, 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.

The 84 Mile ride is similar to the 102 mile route going 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.

The 66 Mile ride heads out the same way as the longer routes, taking a turn in Colchester to link up again with the return to Chaplin.

The 43 Mile ride is our shortest route heading out to the rest stop in Baltic where it joins the other routes on the return to the park.

We get great reviews on our overstocked rest stops and abundant food after the ride.  All ride lengths will have stops stocked with plenty of food, home baked goodies, fruit, and water.  Fresh food, fruit, and beverages will be provided immediately after the ride. You won’t go hungry!   SAG riders and on call support will be provided.

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


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.

Registration Fee is $25 for the Century, 84, and 66 Mile rides and $20 for the 43 Mile ride if registered by 5:00 PM on July 27 when online registration closes or $30 the day of the event.  For walk-in registration please arrive prior to the scheduled start time and make checks payable to Thread City Cyclers.

Please send an email to:  Threadcitycentury@gmail.comThe day of the event, registration and check-in opens at 7:00 am. The 105-mile riders will have a rolling start between 7:30 and 8:00 am, and the 45 mile and 62 mile (100 K) riders will roll between 8:00 and 9:00 am.

For walk-in registration, please arrive prior to the scheduled start time and make checks payable to- “Thread City Cyclers” or download, fill out, and mail an application with your check from our website:

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