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SCCC's Sleeping Giant Leisure Ride


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Total Distance:  8.7 miles                          Elevation Gain:  N/A  


Degree of Difficulty Index:  N/A                                                  Terrain:  Flat (Est'd)


Killer Hills:           None


Geographical Region:  Southwest Connecticut 


Starting Location (city/town):  Hamden


Starting Location (detailed directions to):  Sleeping Giant State Park parking area, Mt. Carmel Road, Hamden (opposite Quinnipiac University) 


Ride Description:  This short ride starts and ends at Sleeping Giant State Park.  While the route uses busy Rt. 10 for about ½ mile both going and coming, most of the ride is on quiet back roads with interesting farm land and forested views.  At mile cue 4.8 it passes the Blue Hills Farm with its farm stand --- available during the growing season.  There is one very difficult (and dangerous) turn at mile cue 8.3 when turning off Rt. 10 onto Mt. Carmel Road at the traffic light.  Be very careful making this turn. 


Facilities and Points of Interest:    



            Facilities - Points of Interest


Sleeping Giant State Park


Blue Hills Farm (farm stand on right)


Ice cream store on corner to the left just before turning onto Rt. 10


Sleeping Giant State Park



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-New125

Route sheet:  RS-New125


Ride submitted by:  SCCC (www.ctcycle.org)/DPS, 6/19/07


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