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Simsbury.bike News

Welcome to Simsbury.Bike! Whether you are a local rider or a visitor passing through, we invite you to take a look around our website.  You'll find lots of information to help make your riding experiences enjoyable and safe.

 

We are happy to announce that Simsbury has again achieved Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community recognition from the League of American Bicyclists. It takes a village: committed town leaders, town staff, local businesses, and advocates working in partnership. Thank you to everyone who helped in this effort. 

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Calendar Highlights​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Su., Sept. 24 - Ride to Collinsville Farmers' Market with FVTC

  • W, Sept. 27 - East Coast Greenway Alliance, Wickham Memorial Library, East Hartford,  4-6 pm 

  • Sat., Sept. 30 - Rotary in Motion, Manchester

  • Wed., Oct. 4 - Nat'l Walk to School Day

  • Th, Oct. 5 - Tootin' Hills School Walk/Bike to School Day

  • Th., Oct. 19 - Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting, 10 AM, Zoom link to follow

    

See full details using blue Calendar button above.

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Get Involved

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

 

Safety

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, on-bike and online classes and resources are available.  Learn more. 

 

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National Bike Month

National Bike Month (May) celebrates all the reasons people ride — for fun, fitness, transportation, and health; and all the ways bicycling makes communities stronger —  like boosting the local economy and community spirit. 

    

Simsbury's annual Bike Month celebrations have included 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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Ride With Us!

New and returning riders of all levels are encouraged to participate in the national bike challenges offered by Love to Ride.  Join our group/Club Simsbury.Bike on Love to Ride, open to adult and teen riders who live, work, volunteer or regularly ride in Simsbury.  Participation supports local and national bike advocacy efforts. We hope you will ride with us in 2023!

Join Simsbury.Bike on Love to Ride

What is Love to Ride?

Love To Ride is a free online platform for riders of all abilities to log bike trip information and encourage biking through online community connections, goal-setting,  and friendly competition using leaderboards and challenges.  Ride information may be entered manually or by syncing from  fitness apps Strava or Map My Ride. Riders set personal goals, participate in an online community, and may compete for prizes and awards offered by the Love to Ride platform.  Most prizes are awarded by random drawing. 

  

Love to Ride hosts a number of challenges throughout the year including the Bike Month Challenge in May, Cycle September, Winter Wheelers and the National Bike Challenge (May to September).  Riders may join groups/clubs, ride with a Team or Workplace, or participate as a solo rider.

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Tips for using Love to Ride

 

Year Round Connections

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

   

Past Success

Since 2015, Simsbury has logged over 650,000 miles in the National Bike Challenge.  We continue to be the #1 participating bike club in Connecticut.

 

In 2022 Simsbury riders logged 66,000 miles in the Simsbury Bike Challenge and 1000 bike trips for transportation in the Bike-to-it! Bike Month Pledge event.  In 2023, we're taking a break from promoting our local bike challenges.  

 

ARCHIVES - Simsbury Bike Challenge

ARCHIVES - Bike-To-It! Pledge (2022)

For more information, contact 

Debbie at challenge@simsbury.bike.

WELCOME TO SIMSBURY.BIKE

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

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