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Welcome to the 9th annual Ashford Metric Century+! This is a USA Cycling permitted event.

Pre-register online at https://www.bikereg.com/ashford-metric-century

*** The 9th Annual Ashford Metric Century+ will be held on October 2nd, 2016. ***

*** This year there will not be a century route. ***

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This is a fund raising event to benefit the Ashford Recreation Department. All routes are fully supported and include the quiet and rolling hills of Ashford, Eastford and Woodstock. Come out and enjoy the stunning fall foliage in classic New England.

Ashford Metric Century +

Ashford Metric Century +

Registration starts at 7:00am and ends at 9:30am. 62 miler’s by 9am and all other riders should be on the road by 9:45am. Day of ride registration will be an additional $10 for each ride except the 10 miler ($30 for the 25 miler, $35 and for the 62 miler, so register online to save a little money!

There will be one rest stop on the 25 mile ride and several rest stops on the 62 mile ride. Rest stops will be stocked with snacks (gatorade, water, pbj’s, etc.) and will have a floor pump and basic repair tools.

Participants should ride with a tube, tire levers, pump, and patch kit in case of flat tires. CPSC or US DOT approved helmets are required.

*Free T-shirts are guaranteed for pre-registered riders so sign up online to ensure a free T-shirt in the right size!!!

We plan on having another fantastic raffle this year. You can pre-purchase tickets on bikereg or at the school on the morning of the ride. Don’t forget to check the raffle table after the ride to see if you won!

Please join us after the ride (starting at noon) for a warm baked potato and apple crisp with locally made vanilla ice cream.

Date: October 2nd, 2016
Time: 63 mile 9:00am
26 mile 9:30 am
10 mile 9:30 am

Registration is from 7:00 am to 9:30 am or pre-register online at https://www.bikereg.com/ashford-metric-century

Contact: AshfordMetric@charter.net

Download 2016 Flyer in PDF format


Ride starts at Ashford Elementary School on Route 89 in Ashford, CT

Ashford Elementary School

440 Westford Rd.

Ashford, CT 06278

From the South and Willimantic:

From Willimantic take Route 195 north toward The University of Connecticut. In Mansfield Center turn right onto Route 89. Follow Route 89 north into Ashford. Cross Route 44. Ashford School is located on Route 89 2 miles north of the intersection with Route 44.

From the West and Hartford:

Take I-84 East to Exit 69. Turn right onto Route 74. Follow Route 74 through Willington to Route 44 in Ashford. Turn left on Route 44 to the intersection of Route 89. Turn left on Route 89. The school is on the right 2 miles to the north.

From the North and Massachusetts:

Take I-84 to Exit 72. Turn left on Route 89. Follow Route 89 (south) watching the signs because it turns twice. Ashford School is located on the left side of Route 89 about 6 miles from I-84.

From the East and Rhode Island:

From the Rhode Island border take Route 101 west. It merges with Route 44 in Pomfret. Continue on Route 44 west until Route 89 in Ashford. Turn right on Route 89. Ashford school is located on the right about 2 miles north of Route 44.

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  1. Going to have to look into this one for this year! good way to finish the season with the Metric!

  2. Is the 2012 62 mi route the same as last years? What is the total elevation and how difficult is it? Thx!

    • Right now the 62 mile route is the same as last year. The route has about 4,000 ft of climbing, but nicely dispersed throughout the ride. Typical moderate difficulty for the this area of Connecticut depending on your pace. Hope to see you at the ride.

  3. A big thank you to all the cyclists that took part in the 2010 edition of the Ashford Metric Century+

    I started posting the pictures from the event today… It will be a few days before I get all the pictures posted from the event, so keep checking back for more photos.

  4. At first we didn’t realize there was actually a 100 mile ride as the “Metric Century” title confused me. I really wanted to try my first century ride and was going to do a different one until my friend told me there was a 100 mile option. This was my first century ride and it was awesome! I couldn’t have picked a better one to do! We accidentally got a late start (chit chatting with each other in the parking lot too long) but we had a blast! The ride was very well supported, the crew was very kind and helpful and the scenery was awesome! It was a bit chilly but that just added to the adventure! It was wonderful to be fed loaded baked potatoes and applecrisp at the end! We will be back next year! You guys worked very hard and all of your hard work was very appreciated! 🙂

    • We are happy to hear that you had a great time … and congrats on completing your first century. We also appreciate the feedback and we will try to do even better next year on October 2, 2011! Hope to see you then.

  5. Tried to register at Bike Reg today, but it is closed out. Wanted the discount and avoid waiting in line…

    • Hi Ken,

      I close registration on Friday at 3pm every year so I have enough time to prepare all the pre-reg paperwork. See me at registration, I’ll be sure to get you through the line as quick as I can!


  6. Looking forward to the event – did it last year and was fun! Nice route and the support was excellent.

  7. Is this a random start or group start? There are 3 of us planning on riding. Please reply.

    • The ride does not have a “mass” start, the start times posted here are suggested start times that the event riders should aim for.
      100 mile 7:30am
      63 mile 9:00am
      26 mile 9:30 am
      10 mile 9:30 am

  8. Next year’s 3rd annual Ashford Metric Century+ will be held on October 3rd, 2010

  9. And we have ice cream for the apple cobbler this year….Come on out and ride!

  10. The forecast looks like it’s trying to clear up for Sunday and we’re hoping for clear skies. The foliage is perfect right now in eastern Connecticut, come on out and enjoy the ride and the beautiful fall landscape!

    weather from nbc 30:
    Sun October 4
    High: 72 Low: 51
    AM Clouds / PM Sun

  11. My husband and I are interested in the 100 mile route, but haven’t signed up yet. Do you have a map for that one?

  12. In 2008 we had about 80 riders, most doing the 64 mile course. For 2009 I would expect more.. of course it’s just a guess, but I would not be surprised to see 150. We are working on a 100 mile route plus something under 15 miles to accommodate riders of all levels.

  13. How many bikers were in this last year? How many expected for this year?

  14. Here is the link to the 25 mile route on mapmyride.com.


    I enjoy that route, quiet roads and enough hills to make me know I’m alive. My wife and I ride this occasionally.


  15. I will post the route today on the website.

  16. Could you post or email me a map of the 25-mile route?

  17. I’m glad you enjoyed it… We can’t wait to do it again!

  18. Thank you for the great course. I took a leisurely 25-mile ride in the cool rain today with a friend who was doing her first organized ride ever. It was a beautiful fall day, perfect for a ride. I am already looking forward to cycling next year.

  19. I’m sorry but this is a cycling event and we will be on roads that are not conducive to inline skates.

  20. Hi,
    can I use inline skates instead of a bike? is the trail surface very rough?

    thanks, apoogiza for the delay


  21. do you have a map for the 62 mile route? I am not from the area . thanks

  22. Yes you can ride a TT/Tri Bike… Hope to see you there Aaron….

  23. Can we ride a TT/Tri bike or are they off limits?


  24. I agree Michael, this is a great area for cycling. I sent emails to about 7 different cycling clubs and am posting some signs this week. Hope you can make it.

  25. michael adam-kearns

    Just found out about your ride while surfing the Pequot cyclists website. Will try to make you ride as I only live 6 miles from the start. Would highly suggest that you post this ride on the other Ct & RI bike club web-sites. This is a beautiful area to ride in.

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