Location: Tunxis Mead, Farmington CT When: Saturday, June 8, 2019 Time: Ride will start at 9:00 am Ride: 30 mile “loop”
This ride will start at Tunxis Mead in Farmington and make its way along the Farmington River Trail through Burlington, Collinsville, and then a portion of bikefriendly roadways through Simsbury where riders will pick up the Farmington Canal Trail and make their way through Avon and back to Farmington.
This family-oriented event is designed for trail users of all abilities, and is fully supported until 1:00 pm. A portion of this ride is on the road. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start time to sign-in and get ready. This ride allows participants to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in the Farmington Valley.
Light snacks (energy bars & water) will be provided at the start and there are plenty of opportunities along the route to stop for a break as needed.
Helmets are required for all participants. Highly visible clothing is recommended. $20.00 suggested donation for adults and $10 for 16 and under.
Upon completion of your ride, stick around to enjoy some food and entertainment, featuring musicians from Downright Music in Collinsville. Bicycle Friendly Farmington is an all-volunteer organization and 100% of funds raised go to support enhancement of safe bicycling in and around the Farmington area.
Greenway Parking Lot on RT 4 in Unionville (Just past River Road)
Hey you two! And you too! Grab your favorite riding partner and join us for a bike ride on the Farmington Valley Greenway. We will begin in Unionville and head towards Plainville where we will stop for lunch at Rebel Dog Coffee (approx 14 mi round trip). On the way back you have the option of adding approx 4 mi to your ride by crossing Red Oak Hill Rd and continuing to the parking lot at Brickyard Rd before turning around and returning to Unionville.
Bicycle Friendly Farmington’s Wednesday Evening Social Ride Series is ready to roll! We’d love to have you join us!
Each Wednesday, cyclists of all ages and abilities meet at the bike trail parking lot on RT 4 (across the street from the mini-golf on River Rd) and ride on the Farmington River Trail or Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Rides typically are 12-18 miles in length, but you are welcome to start the ride with us and turn around at anytime. We’ll pace ourselves to accommodate the entire group, so no rider is left behind.
We meet each Wednesday evening at 6:15 pm for a pre-ride safety check and sign-in, and depart at 6:30 pm. Distance and direction for each evening’s ride is based on the desires of the group that assembles. We return by sunset and often convene for a post-ride frozen treat (c’mon, you earned it!).
The intention of Firefly Bike Rides is to feel the living night from the seat of our bikes, to breathe the dark air and let it circulate inside because we can, and to show others that we are a passionate, if not slightly crazy sort of Pedal People.
Firefly Bike Rides will have the following requirements that must be followed in order to participate:
Helmets must be worn
Each rider must use a working headlight and taillight
All rules of the road will be followed. Stop signs and traffic lights will be obeyed
The group will ride single file and travel at an average speed of 10-12 mph
Reflective clothing is recommended
The ride will leave from the bike racks across from CVS at Riversedge Plaza in Unionville on Friday, May 17 @ 8:45 pm. The route will take us on RT 4 towards Farmington Center and then right onto RT 10. We will proceed and turn right onto Meadow Rd. Then, right onto New Britain Ave and back to Unionville Center. ROUTE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Afterwards, we’ll be stopping at Taprock for an after ride cocktail or bite to eat.
A bicycle rodeo is a fun way for kids from 5 to 18 years old to learn skills required to safely ride a bicycle. BFF’s team of certified cycling instructors has put together a program that can be held at your school or organization to make sure that your young folks know the rules of safe bicycling.
May is National Bike Month, and BFF plans to celebrate by riding our bikes around Farmington. We hope you’ll be riding around town, too! Snap a picture, post it and it’s that easy – you’re celebrating with us! Prizes and glory available! You can read more about our program here: