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A Mansfield Hollow-UConn-Chaplin Ride


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Total Distance: 32.7 miles                         Elevation Gain:  2391 feet  


Degree of Difficulty Index: 2391 ft / 32.7 mi = 73.12 ft/mi         Terrain:  Very hilly


Killer Hills:           Several long, hilly sections


Geographical Region:  Northeast


City/Town:  Mansfield


Starting Location:  Mansfield Hollow State Park parking lot on Bassetts Bridge Road in Mansfield.  From Rt. 6 take Route 195 north; go about 2 miles continuing past Mansfield Hollow Road to the right; turn right on Bassetts Bridge Road and follow for about ¾ mile to park on the left.  


Ride Description:  This is a hilly ride including long up hills, especially during the last half of the ride; there also are thrilling downhill runs.  The first half of the ride features views of farmland and neighborhood routes with views of the Willimantic River and a climb to the UConn campus.  There is a fine spot along the Fenton River for a lunch or snack break followed by several long uphill climbs as the route circles through Chaplin and returns to Mansfield Hollow.


Facilities and Points of Interest:    



            Facilities - Points of Interest


Mansfield Hollow State Park: restrooms


Champlion's Store on left


UConn campus: various eateries on both sides


UConn Co-op. Food, restrooms


Mansfield Hollow State Park: restrooms





Ride description:  Wu-New017

Route sheet:  RS-New017


Ride developed by:  Roger Hall/Tom & Nancy Mann


Ride submitted by:  Don Shildneck, 7/5/06


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