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
6/22/2020–7/3/2020
Start Location
Danbury, CT
End Location
Danbury, CT
Cost (est.)
$1800 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$950 (USD
Payment Due
4/22/0202
Avg. Distance
45 mi / 72 km
Avg. Elevation
1900 ft / 579 m
Ride Description

Ride Overview:

This is the first time an organized tour will be provided on the Western New England Greenway (WNEG) - - YES: You Will Be The First! This route was developed by the hard work and perseverance of a group of folks from the western corridor of Connecticut / Massachusetts / and Vermont. They formed a group called the Housatonic Heritage (named after the river / water shed region that flows thru the area). They received grants / assistance from various sources including the US National Park Service and the states the WNEG journeys through. They are now called the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area. As part of their mission they are developing a hiking / bicycling route. Their route uses back country roads (including some hard packed dirt) and goes along rivers, lakes and passes thru numerous quaint towns and some bigger towns as well as several small cities. An added bonus are the covered bridges that we will pedal. Please link to http://housatonicheritage.org to learn more about this group. Some of the group have pedaled along parts of the WNEG. The WNEG route is a work in progress as the elected representatives in the state’s legislative bodies budget funds to repair back trail bridges ($400,00 per bridge) as well dedicate resources to road grading, guard rail installation and to convert old unused (and in various stages of disrepair) railroad beds; thus sometimes we are f… (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.

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