The Northern CT Border Run + ADD NEW ROUTE
2 in Connecticut Connecticut35 Miles
on November 1, 2007
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Start at the intersection of Rt 169 and 190 in North Woodstock CT. Head west on 197. About 25 miles into the ride 197 turns into 190. There's not many towns on this route, so when you get to Stafford Springs, look to fill your tank, and maybe your tummy there. Continue West on 190 until you cross the Connecticut River, and the Route ends at Rt 159, near Enfield, CT.
Note: If you wish to continue this ride back towards where you started, you could do what we did, which was to backtrack on 190 to Rt 32, just outside Stafford Springs, take 32 North to Massachusetts, and head East on Rt 20 through Brimfield and Sturbridge, and then South on 169 to the route's beginning, or home.
This route brings you through forests and farmland along the MA/CT Border. It is a great Leaf peeping Route! And, the roads are quiet and mostly good.
Country back roads so there won't be much traffic and yet you'll enjoy a few twists and turns along the way. Keep an eye out for the 197/190 change.
Except for Pomfret and Stafford Springs, you won't be going through many town centers, so start with a full tank, and enjoy the scenery. If you want to start your ride with a meal, I'd suggest you head down 169 South (a diversion from the directions described below) to the celebrated Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret (about 20 miles). Bikers love the great food and outdoor seating, and there's sure to be droves of bikes to eyeball there.
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