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Please join us for the 5th Annual Ashford Metric Century on Sunday, September 30th

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  • Please join us for the 5th Annual Ashford Metric Century on Sunday, September 30th

    Please join us for the 5th annual Ashford Metric Century+! Link to pre-register:

    This is a fund raising event to benefit the Ashford Recreation Department and Nerac Earth Cycling Club. 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 milers by 9am and all other riders should be on the road by 9:45am. Day of ride registration will be an additional $10 for each ride except the 10 miler which will be an additional $5, so $20 for the 10 miler, $30 for the 25 miler, $35 for the 62 miler, and $45 for the 100 miler on the day of the event. Please register online to save money!

    Pre-registration fees on bikereg:
    $35 - 100 mile
    $25 - 65 mile
    $20 - 25 mile
    $15 - 10 mile

    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, baked goods, granola bars, m&m'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.

    *T-shirts are only guaranteed for pre-registered riders so sign up online to ensure a free T-shirt in the right size!!!

    We plan on having another fantastic raffle this year. You can pre-purchase tickets here 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 free baked potato with all the fixings and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. There will also be free massages from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy after the ride.

    Date: Sunday, September 30th 2012
    100 mile 7:30am start
    65 mile 9:00am start
    25 mile 9:30am start
    10 mile 9:30am start
    Registration is from 7:00am to 9:30am



    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.

    See you there,