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



Autumn is a lovely time to visit the Farmington Valley by bike.  Please note that there is a temporary closure of the Farmington River Trail in Stratton Brook State Park between Stratton Brook Rd. and the park pond.  Through cyclists may wish to detour to the west. Detour


Congratulations to our 50 Simsbury Bike Challenge  riders who logged a combined 65,500 miles in the May 1 - Sept. 30 National Bike Challenge!  We will be reporting final results shortly.  In the final months of 2021, our Simsbury.Bike club will continue to log rides for the LAB's #DriveLessBikeMore campaign.  Join us!  Logging your rides is a great way to meet other local cyclists, track your progress. and support a bicycle friendly Simsbury. 


It's annual meeting season - all virtual for 2021.  Check out our calendar for information on these annual meetings:  Bike Walk CT (Nov. 4), Farmington Valley Trails Council (Nov. 12), and the Northeast Multimodal and Transit Summit (Nov. 22).   


October Highlights ​​​​​​​​​​

  • Th., 10/21 Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting, Zoom, 10 AM.

  • Su., 10/24 - THe Eel XI Gravel Ride, Tariffville, 9 AM  



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

Get Involved

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


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Simsbury Bike Challenge

2021 Simsbury Bike Challenge 

Open enrollment May 1 - Sept. 30


The Simsbury Bike Challenge is back!

Since 2015, Simsbury has logged over 300,000 miles in the National Bike Challenge, finishing as high as the #1 advocacy group in the U.S.!  After a strong finish in 2020, team Simsbury.Bike is gearing up for an even bigger 2021 season.


  If you ride outdoors, any distance, any frequency, make your rides count for Simsbury! 


Riders 13 and over who live, work, volunteer or regularly ride in Simsbury are invited to join. Log rides, work toward personal goals, and compete for prizes and awards in an online community. It’s a great way to meet other local cyclists,  track your progress, and support a bicycle friendly Simsbury.  Plus,  it's fun, motivating, and free!  We hope you will ride with us.


To join, use the signup link to:

  1. Sign in or register as an individual with Love to Ride

  2. Opt into the 2021 challenge

  3. Select Group/Club Simsbury.Bike 

Riders may also join other groups/clubs competing in the NBC or just ride solo.  Join NBC


Returning Challenge Riders

If you’ve previously participated in the National Bike Challenge (2018 - present), make sure you're a member of our Group/Club Simsbury.Bike to add your rides & miles to the 2021 Simsbury Bike Challenge.  Groups/Clubs  and data sharing permission to sync with a fitness app like Strava may need to be updated if your Love to Ride account has been inactive.  


National Bike Challenge

This program is part of the National Bike Challenge (NBC), a free, nationwide bicycle advocacy and wellness program to encourage people to bike for fitness, transportation, and recreation. Local riders compete in the NBC and our local challenge simultaneously, supporting bike advocacy at the national and local levels.


Year Round Connections

The NBC runs May 1- Sept. 30 with open enrollment throughout the challenge. The Love to Ride platform operates year-round, and many local riders also connect virtually through our Strava Club Simsbury.Bike.   

Join Strava Club Simsbury.Bike



For more information, contact 

Debbie at

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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! 



Dedicated to safer, more accessible biking and walking in Connecticut's first Bicycle-Friendly Community.