Saturday, July 28, 2018
102 Miles, 84 Miles, 66 Miles, 43 Miles
This year’s Thread City Century will take place on Saturday, July 28th, 2018. The start location will be at Edward Garrison Park in Chaplin, CT. The park has plenty of parking, a large covered pavilion, and facilities. Come join us for our seventh annual Thread City Century ride! This year we will be donating half of all proceeds from the event. This will be divided between Bike Mansfield and organizations dedicated to improving our beautiful network of rail trails here in Connecticut.
The 102 Mile Century will take you through scenic turns at Devil’s Hopyard State Park, across the Connecticut River at the iconic Goodspeed Opera House, and back again on the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry in the Gothic shadow of Gillette Castle. For a Ride with GPS link to the 102 mile route, click here.
The 84 Mile ride also travels through the scenic turns of Devil’s Hopyard, but by-passes loop over the Connecticut River. This allows for a shorter ride with a little less climbing. For a Ride with GPS link to the 84 mile loop, click here.
The 66 Mile ride starts the same way as the longer routes, taking a turn in Colchester to link up again with the return to Chaplin. For a Ride with GPS link to the 66 mile route, click here.
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. For a Ride with GPS link to the 43 mile route, click here.
FOOD & REST STOPS
We get great reviews on our overstocked rest stops and abundant food after the ride. All ride lengths will have stops stocked with food, home baked goodies, fruit, and water. Still more food, fresh fruit, fruit, and beverages will be provided immediately at our post-ride picnic. You won’t go hungry! SAG riders and on call support will also be provided.
LOCATION & DRIVING DIRECTIONS
Ride begins and ends at Edward Garrison Park, 495 Phoenixville Road (Route 198), Chaplin CT.
Day-of-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.
For walk-in registration please arrive prior to the scheduled start time
To register by mail, click here to download a Thread City Century registration form.
John Hankins, Treasurer
129 Puddin lane
Mansfield Center, CT 06250
Make all checks payable to Thread City Cyclers
Or visit our Thread City Century website.