People Cycling Rides

Western New England Greenway.

This is a Approved Ride
Moderate
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Rick Gallo
Tour Dates
9/15/2023–9/23/2023
Start Location
Cornwall Bridge, CT
End Location
Burlington, VT or Cornwall Bridge, CT
Cost (est.)
$1550 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$800 (USD
Payment Due
7/31/2023
Avg. Distance
53 mi / 85 km
Avg. Elevation
2100 ft / 640 m
Ride Description

This is a repeat of a tour hosted in both 2020 and 2022 – but in September instead of June. We are moving this tour over to coincide with the end of the Hudson Valley Fall Frolic tour. Hence our initial meeting will be the late afternoon on the same day as the after-breakfast departure of the Hudson Valley Fall Frolic tour (September 15th). About 57 miles separate the two tours ending / starting points. We can assist those going from one tour to another.

The WNEG tour takes us pedaling through CT, MA and VT (almost up to the Canadian border). And as mentioned is a repeat of a 2022 tour as well as the Covid shortened / truncated tour in 2020. The 2022 tour was written up in a local bike club newsletter.  The Western New England Greenway was developed by the Housatonic Heritage Foundation as part of their work for the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area, a program of the National Park Service (that serves the Housatonic River watershed region) to highlight western Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Along our way, several members of the Foundation come to our nightly social hours to provide insight to how the WNEG started and grew (for info on the foundation link to: https://housatonicheritage.org/about-us/our-mission/). They are always improving the route as they get federal, state and local government funds to purchase the right of way thru some areas, repair old railro… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy
Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Challenging
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a recently launched cycling club, which you can join for free, and is led by volunteer ride leaders. We will be offering tours in the United States and overseas. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 20-30 or so) who want to ride 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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