Bicycle riding around New Haven, CT
June 14, 2013 7:24 AM Subscribe
I'm going to be in New Haven, CT for the first time ever for a few days without a car soon. I would really like to line up at least two relatively easy bicycle rides that will end up at the seacoast during my short visit. Can you point me in the right direction? Bonus points if you can help me borrow or rent a bike.
posted by pinetree to Travel & Transportation around New Haven, CT (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm going to be in New Haven, CT for the first time ever for a few days without a car soon while my companion does some work at Yale. I heard that there are some relatively short bicycle rides from New Haven to the seacoast, but aside from mentions of this fact on a Wikipedia page, I cannot find any other information. For instance, my notes say:
"Local beaches are also a short bike ride or drive from the city center, and provide additional recreational opportunities."
"Bicycle along Farmington Canal, or shoreline bike routes."
Can you point me in the right direction? I would really like to line up at least two relatively easy bicycle rides that will end up at the seacoast during my short visit.
My companion and I both love riding bicycles and have ridden them a lot in various cities. We are not a serious cyclists or anything like that (just a pair of twentysomething year olds who get around mostly on our old bikes). So, I'm hoping to line up rides that are in the two hour range at most. We're up for being adventurous, though!
(On a related note, if any MeFites have leads on a bicycle I could borrow or rent, I would be incredibly grateful if you'd send me a message. I was hoping to bring my own old Schwinn road bike on the train, but just learned that Amtrak won't let me do so on the particular train I'm taking. Meanwhile, the $25 per day rental fee quoted on a New Haven bike shop's website is out of my budget).