Monday, June 15, 2015

Housatonic Rail Trail

Date: June 14, 2015
Report Type: TA Report
Trail Name: Housatonic Rail Trail
Town: Trumbull-Monroe-Bridgeport
Trail Conditions: Hard packed and dry (and paved in places)

Observations/Information: I led a ride on the Housatonic Rail Trail in Trumbull, Monroe, and the new section in Bridgeport for Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club and the Appalachian Mountain Club. The trail conditions are generally good with hard packed stone dust in Monroe, and in the Pequonnock Valley in Trumbull. The trail is paved in Bridgeport, and parts of Trumbull. There is the usual loose gravel by Victorinox (Swiss Army) in Monroe and by Northbrook Condominiums, but even the people on road bikes did okay with that. At Wolfe Park, the "security" guard insisted we use the bike racks, instead of leaning our bikes against the wall. GPX track and map:

Trail Ambassador Name: Tom Ebersold
Trail Ambassador E-mail: bikehikekayak123 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
How did you use the trail? MT Biking
Trails Ridden: Housatonic Rail Trail
Time of day: Morning
Time/Duration (hours): 3.5
Approximate Distance (Miles): 28
Image 1: Housatonic Rail Trail group, 6-15.JPG
Image Description(s)/Instructions: The photo is taken on the Housatonic Rail Trail at the Newtown border.

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