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Airline Trail via Hop River • April 4, 2020
This 41 miles of unpaved rail trail starts on the Hop River Trail in Vernon CT, then joins the Airline Trail in Willimantic. As rail trail, it is all pretty flat. It passes mostly through state parks with some big railroad cuts, including the impressive Bolton cut. While our ride ends in Pomfret CT, the Airline trail will eventually continue all the way to Franklin MA.
This guided ride is best on a gravel or adventure bike, but a mountain or road bike can work just as well. Typical riding pace is 10-14mph. Bring all the food and water you’ll need. The van and trailer will shadow the ride on the nearest roads to offer SAG support. Elevation: +1528 -1601 = -73.