It must be spring, because Sound Cyclists of Connecticut has announced that registration is on for the 33rd annual Bloomin Metric, set for Sunday, May 23, 2010.
Cyclists have a choice of three distances: 25 miles, 75 kilometers or 100 kilometers. And the club isn’t exaggerating when it describes the routes as rolling through “breathtaking shorelines, reservoirs, mansions and flowering trees throughout Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Redding and Weston.”
It is one of the most beautiful rides in the northeast. Last year the event attracted over 2,800 riders.
More details: “This event is self-paced, arrowed and signed with well-stocked food stops, SAG wagons and a post ride lunch. The Bloomin’ Metric will originate and end at Calf Pasture Beach Park in Norwalk, which is conveniently located near the East Norwalk MNRR station and just off Exit 16 from 1-95.
“Pre-registration is $25 by April 1, $27 by May 1, $33 until May19 and $40 at the event. (By mail $27 until May 1 & $35 until May 19). All pre-registrants will be eligible to receive prizes, including a $3,000 voucher provided by Ciclismo Classico, which can be used for any of their European bike tours.”