Bike Trails for Every Speed Last Updated 6/18
Shredding through mountain trails or gliding along an open road along the coast or through the countryside, there are so many ways to enjoy biking in Connecticut. We’ve pulled together a few recommendations and resources to help you find the ride that’s right for you.
Mountain Biking With an Edge
From rides along the coast at Bluff Point, to grinding uphill for the incredible views from Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut is home to an amazing diversity of terrain for riders of all skill levels. Here are few popular spots for mountain biking. Get more information about state park access and guidelines, here.
Looking for more mountain biking trails?
Here are a couple other bike trails to consider, in locations all over Connecticut:
Road Biking With a View
Connecticut has miles of back roads perfect for bike rides that wind through rolling farmland, trace scenic coastlines and meander through charming small towns. Here's just a small sample of some popular routes. You can also search for routes by town name or explore by region and terrain.
Weekend Biking Adventures
Looking for a longer experience, maybe with a little relaxation and sightseeing thrown in? Here are few of our favorite biking ideas, from a romantic ride along the Connecticut Bed & Breakfast Bicycle Trail to a ride that takes you through a historic covered bridge.
Great Rides With Kids
Whether you’re looking for paved, gentle slopes for little riders, or something more challenging for older kids, Connecticut has a range of options for a family bike ride. Remember that kids under 15 must wear a helmet — it’s not just good sense, it’s Connecticut State Law.
Biking Gear & Rentals
Need a bike? Here are a few places where you can gear up, or rent a ride, before your trip.
Escaping the City Grind
Coming from New York? Grab your bike and take a Metro North train to Greenwich. Here’s a great 20-mile loop you can take through the town and neighborhoods, even stop for lunch along Greenwich Avenue at Meli-Melo for juice and crepes.