Local bike shops & businesses :
Benidorm Bikes - Canton, CT
Berlin Bicycle - Berlin, CT
Bici Co. (community bike shop) - Hartford, CT
Bicycle Cellar - Simsbury, CT
Bikers Edge - Bristol, Torrington
Bloomfield Bike - Bloomfield, CT
Body Over Bike (fit studio) - Avon, CT
Central Wheel - Farmington, CT
Cycling Concepts - Glastonbury, CT
Newington Bike - Newington, CT
Pedego Electric Bikes Simsbury - Simsbury, CT
REI - West Hartford, CT
Ridgeline Bikes - Avon, CT
Suburban Sports - Berlin, CT
Velo Legitimo (studio, coaching, club) - Farmington, CT
The Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program (CCAP) is Connecticut's cycling development organization for youth and young adults. The CCAP believes that the sport of cycling teaches a child or young adult a wealth of values, social skills and mindsets that help them become successful in every aspect of their life. The CCAP is proud to provide kids in the Farmington Valley and across the state with the opportunity to participate in cycling in a safe and positive team-based environment.
The Farmington Valley Youth Cycling Team ( established spring 2018), is a proud member of the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program. Boys and girls ages 9-18 are invited to register for road (spring/summer), cyclocross (fall/winter) and mountain bike (winter/spring) teams. Team focus is on developing riding and racing skills through teamwork, camaraderie and confidence building. Prior racing experience is NOT necessary.
Team practices are held at Rentschler Field, East Hartford, on the Farmington Valley Rail Trail, Winding Trails, and other locations. Learn more through their Facebook page, the CCAP or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simsbury High School Bike Club, started by CCAP and SHS students, meets for group rides, skills training, etc. (Currently inactive)
Henry James Middle School Bike Club (In development)
Squadron Line Elem. School after-school Bike Club - skills training and adult-led rides. Bikes and helmets provided.
Bike teams and clubs may focus on racing, club/group riding, off-road, etc. Some local teams/clubs include:
Casual Bikers Meet-up (<10 mph)
Here is a list of Government Agencies & Town Resources related to cycling.
Simsbury Bicycle Account - Tool used to monitor the development of bicycling activity in a community & assess how well a community is achieving its cycling objectives.
From Advisory Committees to Trails Councils - these advocacy groups and organizations help promote and advance cycling in the area.
Trailhub.org for regular updates on conditions and trail closures.