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Saturday 10/6 - Gravel and Garlic

Calling all garlic lovers! The Bethlehem fair grounds is hosting the Garlic Festival the weekend of October 6-7. A few years back the honorable Wayne Prescott treated us to a gravel tour thru western Litchfield County after which we headed over to the fairgrounds. It was so much fun we need to do it again.

Starting from the Bantam post office parking lot at 9AM we will head out for approximately 3 hours at casual B pace. The route will take us thru the scenic back roads of lower Litchfield County. Gravel or CX bikes are recommended. Route will be posted as soon as it is available.

After the ride it's a short trip down the to fair grounds all things garlic. With vampire season on the horizon you won't want to miss this!

Start/End location:

Bantam Post Office, 80 Doyle Rd, Bantam, CT 06750:

Bethlehem Garlic Festival

In reply to pcunningham

A few years back the honorable Wayne Prescott treated us to a gravel tour...

Honorable? Seriously? Highly doubtful.

In reply to wpprescott

Is that the ride we were promised we would see Sam Waterston mowing his lawn? I'm still pissed about that.

In reply to DinoSore

it was either that or the Anderson Cooper sun bathing ride.

Count me in. Any ride the Honorable WP does is great.

In reply to pcunningham

Here's the route. Should be about 3 hrs.

It features the iconic Steep Rock Tunnel as well as the old mining path along the Shepaug River. Lots of dirt and little traffic. We will pass Anderson Cooper's house and Julie Prescott's former house. I guarantee you will see neither of them mowing the lawn or sunbathing.

In reply to DinoSore

Is that the ride we were promised we would see Sam Waterston mowing his lawn? I'm still pissed about that.

That was a road ride and Gerry was with us. Don't misplace your anger from getting dropped worse than usual.

Argh... same day as Mansfield Hollow CX. See some of you for Monday night gravel.

Will someone work for me (haha)...sounds and looks like a great ride. Have fun!

I plan on joining the ride.

In reply to pcunningham

I'm definitely interested in joining.....hope I can keep up with you fast people :)

Route downloaded and ready to roll. Looking like a perfect fall day tomorrow! See everybody in Bantam at 9AM!

In reply to DoctorJ

Just to clarify for anyone on the fence, this will not be a hammerfest. Some of my old crew from Litchfield may show as well. They are all sane and definitely don't "race".

This is a perfect ride for John Lockwood. What are the chances of seeing him there?

In reply to wpprescott

You were in the Litchfield Mafia?

In reply to wpprescott

This is a perfect ride for John Lockwood. What are the chances of seeing him there?

Ah, shucks. Do you miss me?

Would love to be there, but my knee has been $#*t lately.

In reply to DinoSore

It was a fun ride and you were missed. Thanks to Wayne for leading it. A route worthy of doing again.

In reply to pcunningham

This was evidently written sometime before we got lost and everyone yelled at me.

In reply to wpprescott

It all worked out in the end.