The Tour de Lyme is one of Connecticut’s most popular charity bike rides. The event benefits the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, a non-profit organization working to conserve the unique and historic landscapes of Lyme, CT since 1966. The Lyme Land Conservation Trust is also the Tour de Lyme’s main organizer.
The Tour de Lyme offers a variety of rides to choose from, with several routes for road cyclists, mountain bikers and families riding with children. All rides start at Ashlawn Farm, in Lyme, CT.
Road routes include the 59-mile “Challenge” and the 26-mile “Classic”, and two less hilly routes: the 35-mile “Valley 35” and 26-mile “Valley 26”.
Mountain bike routes include the 26.5-mile long “Rider’s Test” and the 16-mile long “Intermediate Rider’s Test”.
The “Family” route is 8-mile long, a perfect distance for families riding with children.
While the Tour de Lyme is not a race, several predefined Strava segments on the road and mountain bike routes allow more competitive riders to record their personal time on these segments.
The registration fee is $75 for adults; $25 for youth (age 13-18), and children under 13 ride free with an adult registration (limited to 2 children per registered adult.)
After the rides, cyclists and their families meet for a picnic at Ashlawn Farm. The picnic is free for registered riders; $20 for accompanying adults and $10 for children under 12. Please visit the event’s website for more information.
Organizer: Lyme Land Conservation Trust
When: May 19, 2019
Where: Lyme, CT
Event website: Tour de Lyme