Welcome to the 4th annual Ashford Metric Century+! This is a USA Cycling permitted event.
Pre-register online at http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=12796
*** The 4th Annual Ashford Metric Century+ will be held on October 2nd, 2011 ***
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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.
Registration starts at 7:00am and ends at 9:30am. 100 miler’s should be on the road by 7:30am, 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 $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 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 riders registering by Friday, September 2nd. After that date we cannot guarantee T-shirt sizing or availability so I encourage riders to register early 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, 2011|
|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=12796
Download 2011 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.
Great event!! All of the people were so supportive, friendly and encouraging. The support on the course was fantastic and generous! The baked potato and apple crisp at the end were a prize in themselves.
Thanks so much for putting on a well organized event. I’ll certainly be telling more people about it for next year. I’m lucky to have ridden this as my first century 🙂
Thank you Caryn! We look forward to seeing you and everyone else next year! Congratulations on your first century ride!