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SCCC's Guilford/Madison/Stony Creek Ride


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Total Distance:  36.2 miles                     Elevation Gain:  1178 feet  


Degree of Difficulty Index:  1178 ft / 36.2 mi = 32.54 ft/mi     Terrain:  Flat to rolling


Killer Hills:        None


Geographical Region:  South Central Connecticut


Starting Location (city/town):  Guilford


Starting Location (detailed directions to):  I-95 Exit 58 CPL (Rt. 77) in Guilford; suggest that the western section of the split CPL be used. 


Ride Description:  This is a very comfortable and scenic route over mostly flat terrain that features a 2 mile ride along the Madison shoreline, a tour around Sachem's Head in Guilford and a visit to Stony Creek with its outstanding views of the Thimble Islands.  Though there are some lengthy stretches of riding along Rt. 1 going west from Madison to Guilford and east from Branford to Guilford, there are wide shoulders and smooth pavement to ease your way.  Also, the ride uses Rt. 146 from Guilford to Stony Creek from which there are occasional views of L.I. Sound and copious views of the salt marshes along the way.  Re-provisioning can best be done in Guilford at the shops scattered around Guilford Green. 


Facilities and Points of Interest:    



            Facilities - Points of Interest


Start 2 mile (+/-) tour along the Madison shoreline; views of L.I. Sound


West Wharf pier/jetty (views)


Guilford Green; various shops for re-provisioning, as needed; good mid-ride spot for a lunch stop


Start 4.4 mile tour around Sachem's Head (occasional views)


Stony Creek town dock (views)


Stony Creek Market & Pizza on right



Note:  This ride has been provided by the Southern Connecticut Cycle Club from its Ride Library as a service to the Connecticut bicycling community




Ride description:  Wu-New109                                  Route sheet:  RS-New109


Ride submitted by:  SCCC (www.ctcycle.org)/DPS, 4/25/07 (updated 5/3/07)


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