Monday Night Biking Schedule 2017
Important-Sign in before leaving, Sign in when return
Helmets required for all riders
April Mondays – unofficial rides from Talcott Notch Plaza, Farmington. These are unmarked rides and many times riders leave before 6pm to get in the daylight. Park in lot in the back.
05/01/2017 – Unionville–Group ride with Mt. Laurel Ski Club
Hosts Andy and Charlotte Le Clair 860-283-4889 860-307-1682 – Charlotte’s cell. Farmington River Trail and Farmington Heritage Trail
Directions: From I-84 West, take the Rte 6 Bristol exit to New Britain Ave. Turn right and follow to Red Oak Hill Rd on the right. Turn left on Tunxis Mead Rd. Parking lot is on the right. From I-84 East, take Rte 72 to Rte 177 North to Coppermine Road on the right. Follow Coppermine until it turns to Red Oak Hill Rd. Cross New Britain Ave and turn left on Tunxis Mead Rd. Parking is on the right. Pizza after the ride at Joey Garlics.
05/08/2017 – Group ride with Mountain Laurel Ski Club
Hosts Trish and Steve Malloy-860-978-2660-Avon
Directions: –Rte 84 to exit 39, Farmington Center. Take right onto Rte 10 north. Take left at first light onto Old Farms Rd. Meet at Fisher Meadows, 800 Old Farms Rd Avon, CT and park on your right. Pizza to follow.
05/15/2017 – Group ride with Mountain Laurel Ski Club
Host- George Lape-860-693-1866
Vindicator Cycles parking lot – 199 Shunpike Rd, Cromwell
Directions: From 91- take West St Exit- Right from South bound/ left from North bound.
Go left onto Rte 3, ride is on the left-Corner of Shunpike Rd. (Rte.3) and Coles Rd.
05/22/2017 – Group Ride with Mt. Laurel Ski Club
Hosts Annie Alden/Suburban Sports 860-828-5808
Demo bikes available.
25 Webster Square Rd, Berlin
Intersection of Mill St and Webster Square Rd off Farmington Ave.
05/29/17-No Ride, Memorial Day
06/05/2017 – Group ride with Mountain Laurel Ski Club
Hosts: Joe Mangione and Angie Testa 860 646-7505.
Directions: 673 Ellington Road, South Windsor. Directions: Rt. 91 North or South to exit 35A, Rt. 291. Take that to exit 4. At end of exit go straight onto Rt. 30/Ellington Rd for 1.4 miles. Turn right onto Pleasant Valley Rd, and immediate right onto Long Hill Rd right into back lot of church. Pizza to follow.
06/12/2017 – Group ride with Mt Laurel Ski Club
Host Bruce Laroche cell-860-604-5882
Westfield Shopping Center, 470 Lewis Avenue Meriden CT
Directions: Take 84 West to 691 East, exit 5, Take a left off exit ramp enter shopping center entrance across the street from Target. Ride starts at lot on the right.
06/19/2017 – Group ride with Mountain Laurel Ski Club
Host Mike Brown 860-803-5927
400 Addison Rd, Glastonbury
Directions: From South of Hartford-Take 91 North to exit 25(Route3 North), to Rt.2 East-see below
From North of Hartford-Take 91 South to Rt.2 East-see below
From West of Hartford- Take 84 East to Rt.2 East-see below
From East of Hartford-Take 84 West to Rt.2 East-see below
*From Rt. 2 East, take exit 8, Hebron Ave (Rt.94). At end of exit, take a left on Hebron Ave. Go approx.1.25 miles. At 3rd traffic light, take a left on Addison Rd, road will make a right turn at one point , but keep following it until you get to the park on your left. Pizza to follow.
06/26/2017 – Group ride with Mountain Laurel Ski Club
Host Joel and Doreen Witkiewicz 860-582-0480
Unionville -Bike trail lot Rte 4. 350 Collinsville Road, Unionville, CT
Directions: 84 to Rte 4 west. Parking lot is on the right -after go over the bridge of the Farmington River past Unionville center. Restaurant to follow.
07/10/2017 – Group ride with Mountain Laurel Ski Club
Bloomfield, Northeast Plaza, 772 Park Ave.
Directions: I-91, exit 35B, Northbound, turn left, Southbound, turn right onto Rt. 218 West. Go approx. 1.5 miles and turn right onto Rt. 187, Blue Hills Ave. At the 2nd light turn left onto Park Ave. Our meeting place is Northeast Plaza, approx. 2 miles on the right at the corner of Park Ave. and Seneca Rd. You will have passed Bloomfield High School and crossed railroad tracks. Pizza to follow.
07/17/2017 – Group ride with Mountain Laurel Ski Club
Host: Peter Knaus-860-729-9090
Alvarium Beer, 365 John Downey Drive, New Britain, CT 06051
https://www.alvariumbeer.com/ The tap room will be open exclusively for us. Food trucks for dinner.
From Berlin Turnpike. Turn west onto Pane Rd at the Olympia Diner (this turns into Kelsey St, then South St). In 1.3 miles turn right onto John Downey Dr. Go 0.7 miles, 365 is on the right.
From Rt 9 North. Take exit 24 (left exit) onto CT 71 towards Kensington. Take immediate right exit (S Main/New Britain Rd) and go right. Take first right onto Veterans Dr, then right onto South St. Go 0.9 miles and go left onto John Downey Dr. Go 0.7 miles, 365 is on the right.
From Rt 9 South. Take Exit 27 (Chestnut St – left exit). Left onto Chestnut. Go 0.4 miles to end, then turn right onto East St. Take immediate left onto Belden. Go to end and turn right onto John Downey Drive. Go 0.2 miles, 365 is on the left.
From 84 East/West. Take Rt 72 East toward New Britain. In 2.8 miles take the Main St exit. Turn right onto the overpass, then left onto Chestnut St. Go 0.7 miles to end, then turn right onto East St. Take immediate left onto Belden. Go to end and turn right onto John Downey Drive. Go 0.2 miles, 365 is on the left.
07/24/2017 – Group ride with Mountain Laurel Ski Club
Hosts Mike Kallberg and Maryann Kelly 860-841-7651
Wethersfield School, 15 Willow St
Directions: From SOUTH: Take 5 & 15 Berlin Tpk North to CT-175 ramp towards Wethersfield. Turn right onto CT-175- Wells Rd. Turn right onto Willow St. School is on the Right.
From NORTH: Take 5 & 15 Berlin Tpk South to CT-175- Wells Rd. Ramp towards Wethersfield. Turn Right onto Willow St, School is on the right. Restaurant to follow.
07/31/2017 – Group ride with Mountain Laurel
Host Joe Machowski 860-502-2500
1150 Burnside Ave, East Hartford
Directions: From Hartford, take 84 east. Get off exit 60. Turn left at the end of exit which is Burnside Ave. Go approximately 1 mile, turn right into large Plaza Family Dollar,Subway,Burnside Market. Restaurant to follow at Al Fresco Restaurant 1111 Burnside Ave.
08/07/2017 -Host John and Fran Paturel – 203-895-1878
53 Mariondale Dr, Plantsville
Directions: 84 to Marion Ave. Exit. Take a right on Marion Ave to right onto Mt. Vernon Rd and immediate left onto Roseanna Rd. 1st right onto Lagana Ave. 2nd left onto Mariondale Dr.
Picnic, bring a dish, drink to share.
08/14/2017 – Group ride with Mt. Laurel Ski Club
Host Jonathan Houck 203-213-6991
Meet at the Waverly Inn parking 286 Maple Ave., Cheshire.
Directions: Take Rte 10 South from I-691 for about 5 miles.Bear right onto maple Ave, proceed approx. 1 mile to Waverly Inn on the left. Or take rte 10 North to Rte 70 West and turn left. At the first light go straight onto Maple Ave (at the Post office) The Waverly Inn will be approx. one quarter mile on your right. A room is reserved at the Waverly Inn for our group after the ride for drinks and food.
08/21/2017 – Group ride with Mt. Laurel Ski Club
Hosts Clyde Proch and Scott Farrar-860-604-7530 or 860-874-5287
994 Forbes St. East Hartford
Directions: 84E to exit 58. Right to Silver lane, left onto Silver lane to Forbes St. Right onto Forbes St. Picnic rain or shine.
08/28/2017 – Group ride with Mountain Laurel Ski Club
Hosts Ron Kapraszewski and Lisa Day
33 Village Gate Dr, Southington
Directions: 84 or 91 to 691. exit 4 Take a right if Westbound, left if eastbound onto 322. Take right at 1st traffic light onto Meriden Ave. Take first right onto Village Gate Dr.
Picnic, Heated pool ,Bring your bathing suit.
Important: schedule is subject to change, please check the ski club website for any updates.
Newington Ski Club Ride Coordinators-
Ron Kapraszewski – 860-620-3498, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Paturel – 203-895-1878, email@example.com
Thank you to our bike ride hosts! Many of our rides are jointly hosted by Mountain Laurel Ski Club as well as Meriden Ski Club members. We appreciate the opportunity to ride together with our other club friends. All rides are marked and maps and emergency numbers are provided. Routes vary with usually a short, medium and long route. Please note: helmets are required on all rides!
Rides usually begin at 6pm, but try to arrive early to be ready as some riders start earlier. Usually Pizza or a Picnic is arranged for after the ride, with a cost set by the hosts. It’s a great chance to eat and socialize after the ride. Hope you can come out and ride with us!