The 10 Best Cycling Events in Connecticut!

Break away from the pack at one of Connecticut’s annual cycling races. The Nutmeg State is home to more intensive races that can stretch for 100 miles, and other non-competitive events that tour through scenic Connecticut. Explore the state and get involved with the community in these 10 best cycling races in Connecticut.  

1. Speed Time Trials, Stamford, CT

Do you live for speed? Test your limits at the four speed time trials at an indoor track at Pacific Cycling and Triathlon. The races are sprints of 10 miles with some flat tracks and some rolling hill courses. Clock your speed and sign up today!

2. Hop Brook MTB Race, Middlebury, CT

This mountain bike race has numerous categories to suit bikers of all ages. Prizes are awarded to the top finishers in each category including cash prizes for winners of the pro race and Category 1 race. Keep in mind that if you’d like to race, you must pre-register as no day-of registration will be available. An annual or one-day USA Cycling License is required for participating adults, but not for children or for the first-time racers.

3. Lime Rock Cycling Grand Prix, Lakeville, CT

Prepare your bike for a race in April and set your sights to win! The Lime Rock Cycling Grand Prix has numerous race categories including those for children (age 9-13), boys and girls 14 to 18, and adult beginner and professional races.

4. Neyoco, Danbury, CT

In mid-June, head to Danbury for the Neyoco cycling race for a fun time exploring this scenic area of Connecticut. Explores 50-kilometer and 100-kilometer routes, covering paved, gravel, and dirt roads. Teams are also invited to participate.

5. Cyclocross National Championships at Riverside Park, Hartford, CT

Each January, prepare to cycle in Connecticut’s wintry weather for the annual Cyclocross National Championships. Race registration starts in mid-October each year, so be sure to check early to ensure you can enter the race. The championships are a weeklong event with practice times throughout the week and a variety of races separated by age group and gender.

6. CCAP Tuesday Night Criterium Series, East Hartford, CT

Enjoy this mid-week event for the whole family meant to encourage biking for youngsters. These junior and adult races occur each Tuesday from May 2 until August 15. Additionally, the CCAP provides childcare for children age 5-10 for parents who are participating in the race.

7. Annual CCNS Kermis sponsored by CCAP, East Hartford, CT

Happening in May each year at the Rentschler Field, join the CCNS Kermis race to encourage youth and adults to participate in lifelong fitness. Check their website for additional information! 

8. CCAP Summer Road Series, Storrs, CT

This yearly event consists of a variety of races to benefit charities and includes fun events and activities for the whole family. 

9. East Lyme Bike & BBQ, East Lyme, CT

This annual event is a day full of fun for everyone. Cyclers can participate in a nine-mile bike ride to visit three historical houses or a 26-mile, 62-mile, 85-mile, or 100-mile race. The event culminates with a full barbeque of pulled pork, chicken, veggie burgers, and tasty sides.

10. The Tour, Litchfield Hills, CT

This non-competitive bike race offers 12, 30, 55, and 100-mile courses through the rolling hills of Litchfield County. See this beautiful area of the state in a leisurely cycling tour in August. In addition to seeing beautiful countryside, the aim of this tour is to raise money for charity.

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