Ashford Metric Century – October 4, 2009

Welcome to our 2nd annual Ashford Metric Century+!

This is a fund raising event to benefit the Ashford Recreation Department. All 3 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. 100 milers should be on the road by 7:30am, 62 milers by 9am and all other riders should be on the road by 9:45am. Day of ride registration will be an additional $5 for each ride ($20 for the 10 miler, $25 for the 25 miler, $30 for the 62 miler and $40 for the 100 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 and 100 mile ride. Rest stops will be stocked with snacks (gatorade, water, pbj’s, etc.) 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.

Please join us after the ride (starting at noon) for a baked potato and apple crisp.

Date: October 4th 2009
Time: 100 mile 7:30am
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 http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=8502

Contact: AshfordMetric@charter.net

Download 2009 Flyer in PDF format

Directions:

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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6 responses to “Ashford Metric Century – October 4, 2009

  1. Adriano Frechel

    Great scenery and wow those hills! 🙂 Had a great time and weather behaved. I would definitely do it again next year. Great support and friendly people. Oh and enjoyed the pictures too!

  2. Dawn and I proclaimed this as our favorite ride; first-timers on this route! Great scenery, each turn brought a new and often spectacular scenery. We also just missed the second sag stop, but were heartened by the second chance to freshen up just a few clicks up the road: kudos to the organization, and thanx for the words of encouragement! It made the 90 mile stop come all the quicker, and paced us to the welcoming delights from the kitchen! Seeya next year!

  3. Beautiful day and beautiful scenery for our first century. Very challenging ride in the hills. I have to say the organizers and support were just the nicest, most helpful group of people! Sent someone out just for us with water after we missed the second rest stop. Best baked potato and apple crisp ever at the end. Think I’ll be back for the METRIC century next year! Thank you!

    • We are all glad that you enjoyed the ride and congratulations on your first century. This is definitely not an easy one to start with. Hope to see you next year!

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