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SCCC Country-Breeze Metric Century Ride


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Total Distance:  65.9 miles                        Elevation Gain:  4087 feet  


Degree of Difficulty Index:  4087 ft / 65.9 mi = 62.2 ft/mi          Terrain:  Hilly


Killer Hills:           None; but there are numerous hilly sections on the ride route


Geographical Region:  South Central Connecticut


Starting Location (city/town):  Middletown


Starting Location (detailed directions to):  From intersection of Randolph Rd (Rt. 155) and Rt. 17 in the southern part of Middletown, take Randolph Rd west for ~ 0.7 miles; go left @ SS on Long Hill Rd for ~ 0.2 miles and turn right on Daniels St.  Vinal Tech will be on your right in 0.1 miles 


Ride Description:  This ride follows the route of the supported ride offered by the Southern Connecticut Cycle Club on 7/18/05.  This is a very challenging, lengthy and hilly ride that starts at Vinal Tech high School in southern Middletown, moves quickly into Middlefield before dropping south through Durham and Killingworth into Madison.  It then heads north through Clinton, Killingworth, Chester and Higganum before returning to the starting point.  The ride is largely over back roads with little traffic and lots of forested and rural scenery.  There is just a bit of riding along state roads Rt. 17, Rt. 148, Rt. 80, Rt. 154 and Randolph Rd (Rt. 155) where you should be alert for relatively heavy and/or fast traffic.  The route passes Cedar Lake at mile cue 41.5 and visits Haddam Meadow State Park @ mile cue 48.8 amongst other attractions.    


Facilities and Points of Interest:    



            Facilities - Points of Interest


Vinyl Tech High School


Irene Sheldon Park; bathrooms; water inside the park at the athletic fields


Cedar Lake (views)


Haddam Meadows State Park


Higganum business district (places to re-provision available)


Vinyl Tech High School




Ride description:  Wu-New146

Route sheet:  RS-New146


Ride submitted by:  Betty Gunning/DPS, 8/8/07 (updated 9/3/07)




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