Quiet Corner Bike Tour

Quiet Corner Bike Tour (Formerly Thread City Century)

Presented by the Thread City Cyclers -- July 28, 2024

2023 Quiet Corner Bike Tour Flyer

2023 Quiet Corner Bike Tour Sponsorship Information

This year's 2024 flyer will be out shortly.

The Quiet Corner Bike Tour presented by the Thread City Cyclers (formerly theThread City Century) was renamed in 2023!  Register for the 2024 version early to get big savings.

All rides start and end at Edward Garrison Park in Chaplin, CT.

100 Mile Century

This year our century route will still take you through the scenic turns at Devil's Hopyard State Park, and then turn north to explore more of the Quiet Corner with an opportunity for ice cream at Wi-Li-Kit at the last rest stop. You will also have the option to at stop four other rest stops to fill your water bottle, have some packaged sweet or salty snacks, home baked treats, fruit, and a few other things for cyclists.

Last year's Ride With GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42828094

Map & Cue Sheet link will be updated soon for 2024 prior to the ride

69 Mile

The 69 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.  You will visit three of the rest stops used on the longer routes.

Last year's Ride With GPS:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42828350

Map & Cue Sheet link will be updated soon for 2024 prior to the ride

43 Mile

The 43 mile ride will head 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.

Last year's Ride With GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42828185

Map & Cue Sheet link will be updated soon for 2024 prior to the ride

25 Mile

We have added a 25 mile route this year with one rest stop that is shared with the other routes. The 25 mile ride will be the shortest route heading out and returning on the same roads as our longer rides.

Last year's Ride With GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/43259007

Map & Cue Sheet link will be updated soon for 2024 prior to the ride

 

18 Mile Gravel Loop

We will also have an 18 mile gravel loop using about 8 miles of the Air Line Trail with one rest stop.

Last year's Ride With GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42828230

Map & Cue Sheet link will be updated soon for 2024 prior to the ride

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. Half of the proceeds will go for trail advocacy to support and improve our local trails and youth cycling education.

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/quiet-corner-bike-tour

The day of the event registration and check-in opens at 7:00 AM.  Century riders can start between 7:30 and 8:00 AM. 69 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.

Even though everything has increased in price over the past year we have held the registration fees at the same level as last year.  Registering in advance helps in our planning and keeping some costs down, but you are always welcome to register the day of the event.

Fees:

Thru Jul 9 Jul 10-21 Jul 28 (Event Day)
$35 $45 $55

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:

Please send an email to:  [email protected]