Bicycling

Glastonbury is a great place for biking and has an active group of volunteers that help foster biking in Town.  More information can be found at http://bikewalkglastonbury.com/ 

To learn more about Glastonbury’s Bicycle Friendly roads, please CLICK HERE for a map.

The Town has a Bicycle Master Plan with associated on-road and off-road bike route maps that include information on objectives and vision for the future of bicycling in town.  The plan also has sample rides and great destinations for riding.

A number of bicycle clubs are located in the area as well and host rides on an ongoing basis.  The local businesses below are great resources for riding, clubs and bike services or equipment:

Bicycles East Local Bicycle Shop
Cycling Concepts Local Bicycle Shop

2018 Bike Boulevard Scavenger Hunt!
On Sunday, October 14th between 8:00-11:00 a.m., come and explore some of Glastonbury’s bicycle friendly roads and take part in the Bike Boulevard Scavenger Hunt and Bike Rodeo. You’ll be on the look-out for “secret” pit-stops throughout the local streets to collect tickets to enter into prize drawings.  The more “secret” pit-stops you locate, the greater your chances of winning a prize - including a brand new bike from Bicycles East!! Look forward to some special chances to earn additional tickets along the route this year! The roads are nearly pancake flat, so riders of all ages are encouraged to participate. Additionally, kids can take part in a Bike Rodeo to practice safe riding any time between 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Academy back parking lot! 

A roaming bike mechanic will be out and about to lend a hand, but this is not a group ride.  Riders must abide by all traffic rules and will be expected to share the roads. This is a free event and no pre-registration is required.  However, prizes will be announced at the Apple Festival, so in order to claim a prize participants will need to purchase a ticket to the festival.

The “secret” pit‐stops will be located on sidewalks and street corners anywhere in the bicycle friendly section of Glastonbury in the map below. Once you find one “secret” stop, you might get a hint or two to help locate another stop. We’ll give you all your first hint here though – look on the map for parks and public places.

Map Zoom 2

While there is no set course to follow, choose from the following options this year:

  1. Explore the roads at your own pace from whatever starting and ending destinations you choose.
  2. Bring your Bike and park in our "Preferred Parking" area in the Academy Back Parking Lot and start your adventure from there. Feel free to leave your car while you visit the Apple Harvest Festival!

The “secret” pit‐stops will open at 8:00 a.m. and will close at 11:00 a.m., so take as much or as little time as you want to collect your tickets. Just be sure to give yourself enough time to check in with event organizers after your ride in the Academy back parking lot and then make it to the Apple Festival by 12:15 p.m. for the prize drawing.

Please contact dennis.desmarais@gmail.com with any questions about the event.

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