Bike Trails for Every Speed Last Updated: November 2023
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. Just be sure to check each location's safety guidelines before venturing out!
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. For up-to-date information on park closures, follow @CTStateParks on Twitter.
Looking for more mountain biking trails?
Here are a couple of 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.
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 that are open 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 some outdoor dining and seafood at Elm Street Oyster House, which is right off of Greenwich Avenue.