CT Beer Trail

Event Details

Bikes and Beers

Time: July 31, 2011 from 2pm to 8pm
Location: Cambridge House Brew Pub Granby
Street: 357 Salmon Brook Street
City/Town: Granby, CT
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/m…
Phone: (860) 653-2739
Event Type: bicycle ride, tour, meet up
Organized By: CTBeerTrail.net and Pedal Power (Vernon, CT)
Latest Activity: Aug 1, 2011

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Event Description

The next installment in the Bikes and Beers Series brought to you by Pedal Power and ctbeertrail.net is upon us! Will we beat the record 55 riders who attended the Willibrew Event...only time will tell.

 

We'll start and finish at the Cambridge House Brew Pub in Granby, CT.  If you missed our first ride you can read a little about it here.

 

The good folks at the Cambridge House will offer discounts on food and beverage and will provide a great atmosphere some post-ride fun!

 

The route has been pre-ridden and is perfect for all types of bicycles. The beer at the brewery has also been pre-ridden and was found to be extra tasty after riding this loop!

We'll head north around Lake Congamond on roads then back down to Granby on The Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Only a few of the road stretches are moderately traveled on by autos and those have good shoulders. Here is a link to the ride. 

http://ridewithgps.com/rou​tes/553979

As with all of our rides HELMETS ARE REQUIRED!!! We do our best to run these rides in such a fashion that nobody gets left behind and lost. That being said, we will keep the pace on the slower side and try to keep the group together while we're out there. On the test ride we averaged 13mph and it took us just under 1-1/2 hours. Looking to keep the pace closer to 10mph the day of. Feel free to print a cue sheet using the link above if you want to hammer it out and get back to the beer faster. 

Cambridge Brewery has a decent sized lot and I think there is potential for overflow parking across the street if we get in a jam. Try and carpool and take steps to make sure your bike is secured after the ride. Better safe than sorry! 

 

Riders of all skill levels are welcome to join in on the fun.  Who's in?

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Comment by Carmela Alberti on August 1, 2011 at 8:54am
Great time yesterday!  Looking forward to the next ride.
Comment by Stuart Linke on July 31, 2011 at 9:24pm
What a seriously great event! well organized, well paced, and a safe route!
Comment by Bryon Turner on July 29, 2011 at 9:46pm
Thanks Scott, why not get them on the site?
Comment by Scott Taylor on July 29, 2011 at 4:19pm
I've got a couple folks joining me that I don't believe are on this site.  Look forward to sharing some pints with fellow cyclists.
Comment by Bryon Turner on July 29, 2011 at 1:25pm
Frank, glad you,ll be joining us. I'd like to buy you a beer...
Comment by Matt Viara on July 29, 2011 at 11:33am

The group was pretty stretched up last time, but it almost all rail trail so it wasn't detrimental to the ride.  This time around we are looking to keep the ride together better since we are going to be on the streets.  We invite people who want to go faster than the 10mph avg we are shooting for to print a cue sheet and hammer it out as they see fit.

 

http://ridewithgps.com/rou​tes/553979 

 

early tallys on RSVP's are in the 20-30 person range.  Have a feeling we'll see more than that though.  See you there.

 

Comment by Frank Fermino on July 29, 2011 at 11:01am
Looks like I should be able to make it. How was the group split up before? Seems like 55 riders all together could couse some traffic issues. Or was it more of 20/20/and 20 with a few different leaders. maybe at different speeds? Just curious what Im in for. I hear Granby can be hilly.
Comment by Bryon Turner on July 28, 2011 at 1:01pm
No, same route.
Comment by Jan Schmitt on July 28, 2011 at 12:15pm
Has the route changed since it was first posted? I thought I saw a map of the route going south of Granby Center and not around the lakes.
Comment by Bryon Turner on July 26, 2011 at 12:55pm

Did they RSVP on this page?

 

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