Welcome to Simsbury.Bike. Here you'll find lots of information to help make your rides enjoyable and safe.
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Read our March newsletter for updates.
Sat., 4/24 - Avon Trails/Earth Day Clean-up, Public Works, 11 Arch Rd., 9 AM.
Sat., 5/1 - CCAP BreakAway Benefit Ride.
Sat., 5/8 - Adult Smart Cycling class, Avon, 8 AM.
May is Bike Month. The Simsbury Bike Month Calendar is almost ready for publication. Additionally, many events are happening across the region. See our regional calendar for a complete listing.
May 1st also marks the beginning of the 2021 Simsbury Bike Challenge, part of the National Bike Challenge.
Logging your miles in the SBC is a great way to meet other local cyclists, track your progress. and support a bicycle friendly Simsbury. Learn more.
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, several virtual and on-bike classes are available. Learn more.
If you believe that biking and walking make Simsbury a better place to live, work, learn, and play, please consider helping us with our advocacy work. We can match your interests and availability to our volunteer opportunities. Contact us!
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National Bike Challenge
2020 Simsbury Bike Challenge
27 riders 40,867 miles
Simsbury.Bike had a strong finish in the May-Sept. 2020 National Bike Challenge, logging 1,617 rides and 40,867 miles! Congratulations to our top riders and those who achieved personal goals. Many thanks to our Simsbury.Bike riders for participating and supporting teammates - for all the reasons we ride - during these challenging times. Many other Simsbury riders appear on the NBC Connecticut leaderboard but were not on our team. All combined, Simsbury riders made a huge contribution to the NBC.
The NBC’s Love to Ride platform operates year-round, and many local riders also connect virtually through our Strava Club Simsbury.Bike. Sign up now for the 2021 season. The National Bike Challenge and the Bike Month Challenge begin May 1st.
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.
For more information, contact
Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!