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Autumn News

Autumn is a lovely time to explore our Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community, so grab your bike and enjoy the ride!  Bike to Work, Walk/Bike to School and Bike Your Park Days are celebrated in the coming months. 


Ride the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail and take break at the  Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center to check out the outdoor history exhibit 350 Years of Simsbury History in 350 Steps. The display will be posted along the fence next to the trail and sports fields until December 1st.


Simsbury.Bike had a strong finish in the May-Sept. National Bike Challenge, logging 1,617 rides and 40,867 miles!  Team results will be posted shortly.  Congratulations to our top riders and those who achieved personal goals.  Many local riders will continue to connect virtually through our Strava Club Simsbury.Bike.  Ride with us!   

 Calendar Highlights​ ​​​​​​

  • Oct. 15 - Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, 10 AM. CANCELED

  • F, Nov. 13 - Farmington Valley Trails Council Annual Meeting (online), 7 pm

 See "Calendar" button above for complete listing.  



Please follow the rules of the road, trail etiquette and CDC guidelines when cycling on our roadways and trails, and use extra care around pedestrians. If you would like to improve your cycling skills, several virtual and on-bike classes are available.  Learn more. 


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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  


What is the National Bike Challenge?

The League of American Bicyclists, in partnership with Love to Ride, is again hosting the National Bike Challenge (NBC), 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.  


Ride anywhere, any distance, any frequency,

then make your rides count!


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.  The NBC's format beginning in 2018 no longer allows for robust competition between advocacy groups and communities.   




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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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