People Cycling Rides

New England Charm -- Mystic.

This is a Cancelled Ride
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Ida Nystrom
Tour Dates
Start Location
Mystic, Connecticut
End Location
Mystic, Connecticut
Cost (est.)
$1400 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$700 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
30 mi / 48 km
Avg. Elevation
1000 ft / 305 m
Ride Description

Overview:  Mystic is a village on Long Island Sound, first settled by Englishmen after the Pequot War in 1638.  If you enjoy early architectural styles, you’ll love it here.  The busy downtown is filled with trendy restaurants and shops.  However, if you’re only here for the cycling, it’s about as beautiful as you’re likely to find.  Our rides will take us along the coast and inland through lovely rural countryside. In late October, the fall colors should be at their peak.

There’s a lot to do here.  Mystic Seaport (  and the Mystic Aquarium ( are both worth visiting. If  you're thinking about taking a short walk, there are several nature preserves. On the nightlife side, two large casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, are a short drive away.  Both regularly feature big name entertainers.

Lodging and Meals: This is a fixed base ride. The Whaler’s Inn, a boutique hotel located near the Mystic River and in the center of town, will be our home base for all five nights. Our rooms will feature either a King bed or two Queens.  Mystic Seaport Museum and the Mystic Aquarium are each just a short bike ride away.  Group dinners on the first and last nights will be held in-house at the hotel restaurant – the Shipwright’s Daughter.  There are ma… (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 rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
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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