Simsbury.bike News

Welcome to Simsbury.bike.  Here you'll find lots of information to help make your rides enjoyable and safe.    

While many group activities have been canceled due to COVID-19, it's great to see so many solo cyclists and families biking.  Please follow CDC guidelines when cycling on our roadways and trails, and use extra care around pedestrians. Bikes are essential - go for a ride! 

  

July News

Our updated calendar has a listing of local cycling clubs and weekly community rides.  

Through Sept. 29, grab your bike and follow the Simsbury Art Trail to see 37 life-sized bronze sculptures by Seward Johnson.  Learn more at:

 SimsburyArtTrail.com

Self-guided bike routes 

 

Join our virtual bike club Simsbury.Bike in the National Bike Challenge and ride (virtually) with us!   We've already logged 19,000 miles.  Make your rides count for bike advocacy.  

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 Calendar Highlights​ ​​​​​​

  • June 5 - Sept. 29 - Simsbury Art Trail

  • July 16 - Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, 10 AM, virtual, public welcome. Join Zoom MeetingMeeting ID: 979 8019 9372 , One tap mobile+16465588656,,97980199372# US (New York)   AGENDA

  • Sept. 12 - Simsbury Art Trail Guided Tour Ride

  • Oct. 2 - League Cycling Instructor (LCI) seminar,  New Haven

 See "Calendar" button above for complete listing.  

   

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Please consider helping us with our bike  advocacy work.  We can match your interests and availability to our volunteer opportunities.  Contact us! 

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National Bike Challenge

The Simsbury Bike Challenge is back!

Join our group/club Simsbury.Bike in the 2020 National Bike Challenge!   JOIN  

More info to follow.  

What is the National Bike Challenge?

The National Bike Challenge (NBC) is a free, nationwide bicycle advocacy and wellness program that encourages people to bike for fitness, transportation, and recreation.  Participants log the miles they bicycle and compete for prizes and awards in an online community. It’s fun, motivating, and a great way to support local and national bike advocacy efforts.
The NBC runs May 1- Sept. 30 with open enrollment throughout the challenge.  

 Join the NBC

 

Ride anywhere, any distance, any frequency,

then make your rides count!

 

2019 Challenge Updates

The League of American Bicyclists, in partnership with Love to Ride, is again hosting the National Bike Challenge (NBC) from May 1 though Sept.  30.

 

Locally, we have elected not to host our local NBC challenge, the Simsbury Bike Challenge, to give our dedicated participants a break from this fun but sometimes intense competition.  We will consider reopening the Simsbury Bike Challenge in 2020.  In the meantime, local riders may participate in the 2019 NBC.  Local results may still post on the NBC's Simsbury page.

 

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Since 2015, Simsbury has logged over 300,000 miles in the NBC.  In 2016 Simsbury Free Bike finished as the #1 advocacy group in the U.S.  If you liked the SBC and want to see it return, please consider becoming a volunteer to help support this and other bike initiatives.

SBC ARCHIVES

 

For more information, contact 

Debbie at challenge@simsbury.bike.

National Bike Month

National Bike Month is celebrated in May in communities across the country to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more people to give biking a try. In Simsbury, Bike Month is truly a month-long celebration with events, rides, classes, safety campaigns, and more.  Join us as we Bike to Work, Bike to School, and bike for fun! 

 
 

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