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Sonya's Gillette Castle Gallop

 

Total Distance:  45.9 miles                 Elevation Gain: 2592 feet  

 

Degree of Difficulty Index:  2592 ft / 45.9 mi = 56.47 ft/mi             Terrain:  Hilly

 

Killer Hills: Several hilly sections

 

Geographical Region:  South Central Connecticut

 

City/Town:  Chester

 

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

 

Ride Description:  This somewhat hilly ride travels up to Moodus by way of the East Haddam swing-bridge and Johnsonville Village before dropping down to Gillette Castle State Park for a rest stop.  From there the ride heads up to Hadlyme before continuing on to Hamburg Cove via Routes 82 & 156 (smooth surfaces and wide shoulders) and then to a Connecticut River crossing on the Baldwin Bridge bike path.  Then it's a return trip to the CPL via seldom used (Old Saybrook's) Bokum Rd to Centerbrookand then on to the CPL skirting Deep River and Chester village.

                                                                                           

Facilities and Points of Interest:    

 

Mile

            Facilities - Points of Interest

1.4

Chester village with various shops

5.5

Tylerville: convenience store, Subway on left

6.0

East Haddam swing-bridge over the Connecticut River (views)

6.2

Goodspeed Opera House and the Gelston House on right

9.5

Johnsonville village (views)

10.3

Moodus: convenience store on right

16.6

Gillette Castle State Park (pavilion; bathrooms; water)

19.4

Hadlyme: convenience store on left

26.8

Hamburg village: convenience store on right

33.9

Shopping center with supermarket on left

34.2

Start 1-mile tour on the Baldwin Bridge bike path over the Connecticut River (views)

40.7

Centerbook: convenience stores on right

 

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