Sunday, June 22, 2014

Welcome to the 2nd annual Seven Lakes Ride in Stafford Springs, CT!

This is a fund raising event to benefit the patients of Eastern Connecticut Cancer Institute (ECCI) in Manchester, CT. Both routes are fully supported and begin in Stafford, CT.  The 45 and 62 mile routes will travel through the charming rural towns of Willington, Ashford, Union, and Woodstock then head into the quaint southeastern Massachusetts towns of Sturbridge, Holland, and Wales before returning to Stafford. The 20 and 25 mile routes will traverse the towns of Stafford, Willington, Union, Staffordville, and Stafford.  So come out and “Pedal for Patients”!!!

Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014
Time:   65 mile 8:00am start – $35
  45 mile 8:30am start – $35
  25 mile 9:00am start – $25              
  20 mile 9:30am start – $25

Registration:  7:30am to 9:30am.

Day of ride registration will be an additional $10 for each ride so $35 for the 20/25 miler, $45 for the 45/62 miler.  Please register online to save money!

*T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 200 pre-registered riders.  We will be able to ensure t-shirts in your selected size for riders who register by June 8th so please register early!

There will be two rest stops on the 20/25 mile ride and several rest stops on the 45/62 mile ride.  Rest stops will be stocked with snacks (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.

Please join us for refreshments/food after the ride to re-hydrate and nourish your tired legs!

Contact information: neracearth@nerac.com

Directions:

Ride starts at Stafford High School, 145 Orcuttville Rd, Stafford Springs, CT 06076

COMING FROM THE NORTH (MASS)

Take RT. 91 South to Exit 47 East. Take RT. 190 East for approximately 15 miles until you enter the town of Stafford. You will pass Johnson Memorial Hospital on the left, the intersection of TR. 190 and 30 (at a white church) and the West Stafford Shool. Take the next left (RT. 319) at Smith Collectibles. This will be Orcuttville RD. Go straight, over some railroad tracks to a stop light. Go straight up a small hill. The High School is on the right.

COMING FROM THE WEST (HARTFORD AREA)

From I84: Take RT. 84 East to Exit 70. At the bottom of the ramp, take a left. Follow RT. 32 North into the center of Stafford. Go straight past the rotary (Stafford Savings Bank will be on the left) onto Furnace Ave. Follow this street to the end, and at the stop sign (approximately 3 miles), take a sharp left onto Orcuttville RD.-RT. 319.Go straight for approximately one and a half miles. Stafford High School will be on the left on a curve.

OR

From 190 East: Take 190 East to Orcuttville Road (RT. 319), just past West Stafford Elementary School.  Take a left onto Orcuttville Road.  Drive straight through intersection of Orcuttville Road and RT. 32 (traffic light).  Stafford High School will be on the right at the curve.

COMING FROM THE EAST (BOSTON/WORCESTER/STURBRIDGE AREA)

Take RT. 84 East to Exit 73, at the end of the ramp, take a right onto RT 190 West to the center of Stafford. Take a right at the flagpole onto Furnace Ave. Follow this street to the end, and at the stop sign (approximately 3 miles), take a sharp left onto Orcuttville RD.-RT. 319. Go straight for approximately one and a half miles. Stafford High School will be on the left on a curve.

COMING FROM THE SOUTH (NORWICH AREA)

Follow RT. 32 North into the center of Stafford. Go straight past the rotary (Stafford Savings Bank will be on the left) onto Furnace Ave. Follow this street to the end, and at the stop sign (approximately 3 miles), take a sharp left onto Orcuttville RD. RT. 319.Go straight for approximately one and a half miles. Stafford High School will be on the left on a curve.

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