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Ashford Metric Century – October 5, 2008

This is a fund raising event to benefit the Ashford Recreation Department. Both 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.

Registration starts at 8am and ends at 9:30am. All riders should be on the road by 9:45am. Day of race registration will be an additional $5 for each ride ($20 for the 25 miler and $25 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, water, and we 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.

Date: October 5th 2008
Time: 63 mile 9:00am
26 mile 9:30 am

Registration is from 8:00 am to 9:30 am or pre-register online at


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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.