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    Default Tour de Lyme - a town of lyme andLyme Land Trust MTB event (road also)

    Town of Lyme has been a rather big supporter of Mtb-ing over the last few years . Just this past yr they have opened more trails to bikes and increased trail milage through out the area.

    They and the Lyme Land Trust are having a "biking event" which will be 2 diff MTB rides or a road ride, your choice. May 11 2013.

    Some of the new trails that have been recently opened to biking on the Mt Archer/Eno Preserve are kinda nice with areas that have nice views into the valleys. If you've never been there it's a great opportunity to check out something new while helping support MTB-ing, and the town's trails!!

    The road GPS track is up and I believe the MTB tracks will be uploaded in the next week or so you can get an idea of the terrain and location.
    The more advance MTB ride will teach you some serious hill climbing as you go from base to summit on 2 of the highest Mt's in the area (ok, more like big hills.. but still .. )

    more info here...

    http://www.tourdelyme.org/
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    Funny to see this posted, as this weekend I was visiting my family in Old Lyme. My parents are the proprietors of Christiansen Hardware on Halls Road, and a car passed by the store with a big decal on the side touting the Tour. I jotted down the URL, and was just reading about the ride this morning.

    A strange thing to mention here, but as I am considering signing up for the tour, I'm wondering whether to do the dirt or road option. On one hand, I should have a new touring bike I'll be excited to ride. On the other, I grew up riding in Lyme, at places like Hartmann—it would be nostalgic!

    Hmm… opinions welcome!
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    Maps are now up for the 2 mtb rides.. one is a pretty cool google map for the "Preserve Ride", and the other is a PDF map for the "riders test"

    http://www.tourdelyme.org/cycle-rout...n-bike-routes/
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    it's next weekend....
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    those in Power and control decided this is on,.. rain or shine!! so bring your rain coats!!!


    IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE TOUR DE LYME

    WEATHER:

    After carefully considering the various weather forecasts, we have decided to proceed with the Tour de Lyme on Saturday as planned -- rain or shine. Please check the latest weather forecast before the event and bring rain gear if rain is still threatened. We do have access to the school cafeteria so that you will be able to have lunch inside if there are showers.

    PARKING:

    Due to the huge rider response, we have far exceeded the parking available at the Lyme Consolidated School on Route 156. However, we have arranged for additional parking. ROAD RIDERS RIDING THE CHALLENGE, CLASSIC AND VALLEY RIDES SHOULD PARK IN THE FARM FIELD AT 576 HAMBURG RD (OPPOSITE SALEM ROAD) LESS THAN A MILE NORTH OF THE SCHOOL. There will be signs and volunteers to assist. It is an easy ride down to check in at the school grounds. MOUNTAIN BIKERS AND THOSE DOING THE FAMILY RIDE SHOULD PARK IN THE SCHOOL LOT.
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    was a REALLY good turn out both MTB and roadies really surprised at the numbers with all the rain!!! some minor 1st time event issues but they were minor and everyone seemed to really enjoy it, even totally soaking wet and chilled... Thinking Gunna work on getting NEMBA/CT NEMBA more directly involved next yr with the MTB part of the event...


    lots of great sponsors and I'm not a veggie person but the veggie food truck and those sweet potato fries were friggin awesome!!! as was the free ice cream and the local burgers!!!

    only thing lacking was coffee,.. and they WILL have that next yr!!!
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