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Bumbling Along Bokum Road


Total Distance:  30.4 miles                 Elevation Gain:  1710 feet  


Degree of Difficulty Index:  1710 ft / 30.4 mi = 56.25 ft/mi             Terrain:  Hilly


Killer Hills: Wig Hill Rd (on the optional longer route only)


Geographical Region:  South Central Connecticut


City/Town:  Chester


Starting Location:  Rt. 9 Exit 6 CPL (Rt. 148) in Chester


Ride Description:  This somewhat eclectic ride is over mostly rolling terrain with some significant hill work toward the end of the ride.  It features visits to Centerbrook, a pass-through of the Otter Cove development, a possible lunch/snack stop in Essex village at the Connecticut River Museum and a visit to Deep River Landing before tackling the hilly portion of the ride on a seldom used back-roads-return to Chester.  For anyone wanting to do even more hill climbing there is a Wig Hill climb option at the very end of the ride (it's a toughie and is described on the route sheet).


Facilities and Points of Interest:    



            Facilities - Points of Interest


Centerbrook section of Essex


Supermarket on the right after the traffic light


Essex Meadows retirement community on the right


Start tour through Otter Cove development (follow mileage cues carefullyit's a maze)


Start of Essex village business district


Public restrooms in little park on the right after the post office and NewAlliance Bank


Connecticut River Museum; boat launch; pier/dock (views) – possible lunch/snack stop


Deep River Landing with gazebo (views)


Beginning of Wig Hill climb (optional, slightly longer, tougher route)



Note:  There are several places to purchase food and beverages along the route, especially in Essex village.




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