Sundays in August Bike Rides
All group rides will have 3 separate groups: A, B and C, departing at 8:00am sharp! A road bike is necessary to keep up with A and B group pace. Road bikes or fitness hybrids are recommended for C group ride. All rides in August will leave from Zane’s Cycles in Branford and all Sunday rides will leave from CT Cycling Center in Branford.

Women’s Only Group Rides Thursday evenings at 5 pm (through the end of September)
RIDES LEAVE FROM: Connecticut Cycle Center, at 28 School St. Branford, CT.


Closer to Free Ride
September 6 Race begins and ends at the Yale Bowl Complex in New Haven. Funds raised will directly support patient care and research at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center. Smilow is Southern New England’s premiere cancer hospital.


2014 Vista Tour de Shore – Sunday, October 19, 2014

October 19th at the Westbrook Elks Lodge! Whether you are a serious cycle enthusiast, new to the sport or just looking to support a great organization please join us! We offer 5, 25, 40 and 60 mile rides along the Connecticut Shoreline for all cycling abilities. Start a team and get friends and family involved. The Vista Tour de Shore is a fundraising, cycle event. Funds raised at the Vista Tour de Shore support the Endowment Fund of Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center, a nonprofit educational program for adults with disabilities



New Haven Road Race
20k, 5k and Kids’ Run – Monday, Sept 1

Dave Parcells Madison Triathalon – Madison, CT
Saturday, September 6, 2014 @ 7:00 am Surf Club, Madison Town Beach, Surf Club Rd, Madison, CT. No rain date. In case of inclement weather, race director reserves the right to shorten the course, hold a duathlon, or a 10K run. Wetsuits allowed. Race director reserves the right to accept or reject any entry. Field is limited to 500, combination of individual and team entries, and historically sells out well in advance. Swim .5 miles/Bike 13 miles/Run 3 miles

Hammerfest Triathalon – Branford, CT
Sunday, September 14 The 17th annual Hammerfest Triathlon, to benefit the Brian’s Hope, starts and finishes at the scenic Owenego Beach Club in Branford, CT. The open-water swim in the Sound is followed by a rolling two-loop bike course and a scenic run.
The approximate distances are 0.5 mile swim, 13.5 mile bike and 4 mile run. Come and enjoy this great event for a great cause!

Dare to Care Biathalon – Madison, CT
Saturday, September 20  1 MILE SWIM AND 5k RUN

Denali Run the Gauntlet
Sunday, September 28 at Hammonasset State Park


Run for the Ribbons – Branford, CT
Sunday, October 5  Runners and walkers will start and finish at Tommy Sullivan’s. 3.45 MILE RACE: The first 1/2 mile and last 1/2 mile will be run on asphalt surface. 2.45 miles will be off road on the trails of the Branford Supply Pond. 2 MILE WALK: 1 mile out and back on the asphalt surface of the Branford Supply Pond.

Bimbler’s Bluff 50k – Guilford, CT

October 19th, 2014. Registration is now open. The Bimblers Bluff 50k is an off road foot race through several inter-connected woodland preserves in southern Connecticut. Consisting entirely of rolling forest roads or single track that can be extremely rocky, the course will provide a true test of the runner’s fitness and mental stamina. You should only consider entering this race if you are confident you have sufficient running experience such as having completed a recent road or trail marathon. If you have any questions or concerns about your ability to complete this race but would still like to enter, please contact the race director.

Run for the Cove – Madison, CT
Sunday, October 19 Hammonasset State Park. 5K Race, 2 Mile Memorial Walk, and Kids’ Fun Run


Madison 5 Mile Turkey Trot – Madison, CT
Thursday, November 27 The run and walk will once again start from the West Beach area of the park.
Please refer to the course map on the race web site.  Very Flat 5 mile run course throughout the grounds of Hammonasset. 2 mile Family Fitness walk held at just following start of run on separate course .



First Saturday Walk with En Plein Air Art
Saturday, Sept 6  at Hammonasset State Park Contact:

Our ‘First Saturday’ Walk in September will offer walkers the chance to watch and meet members of the Madison Art Society. Artists will set up their easels along the trail en plein air and hikers may stop and watch and talk with the artists. Later in the day, there will be a reception and exhibition of the completed, framed trail scenes at Friends & Co. Restaurant in Madison.

Olmsted Outlook Spencer’s Creek
Sunday, September 7  Guilford Land Conservation

How does nature change with the seasons? This family-friendly hike will take some time to observe insects and (hopefully) salamanders, look at the changing leaves, listen for birds, and climb rocks. This is a series of three hikes, one in the fall, one in early December, and one in the spring; all at the same location. You may get muddy. Please bring water and snacks. Rain or shine. Park at the Eastwoods entrance off of East Bearhouse Hill Rd. Hike leader: Stacey Smith (860-460-5232).

All Ages Hike Nut Plains Woods
Sunday, September 28 Guilford Land Conservation

Join GLCT Steward, Karen Goldberg (203-671-5605) and Laurie Dray for a one-hour family hike in GLCT’s scenic Nut Plains Woods. Meet at the Cindy Lane property entrance. All ages welcome.


Braemore Preserve to Rockland Preserve
November 1  Guilford Land Conservation

Explore two beautiful preserves with GLCT member and AMC-trained Janet Ainsworth (203-530-7826 or The hike will begin at Braemore Preserve in Guilford, continue to Coan Pond in the Rockland Preserve in Madison, and return back to the start. Be prepared to encounter moderate terrain with some ups and downs, while enjoying meadows, wetlands, pine bluffs, rocky ridges and a restoration of a charcoal pit along the route. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Meet at the Braemore Preserve parking lot on Route 77 in North Guilford, opposite Bluff Head Farm.

Broomstick Ledges
November 9  Guilford Land Conservation

Please join open space stewards, Scott Williams (203-804-6134) and Kevin Clark for an exploration of GLCT’s Broomstick Ledges property. This ecologically important property includes unique geology and a range of habitat types. Park at the Bluff Head Parking Lot on Route 77 north of Great Hill Rd. Ages 10 and older.