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Old 06-02-19, 06:48 PM
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What gravel roads do you ride in Southern New England?

Over the last couple of years, I've really come to enjoy cycling on gravel roads. Got a pretty good list of roads I ride in NW Connecticut/SW MA, Chester, CT, and I've been riding some of the D2R2 roads in Pioneer Valley, MA/Southern VT. I'm sure I'm missing some good routes so looking for any gravel rides you all are doing in Southern NE (or eastern NY not too far from the CT/Southern MA border. This is for my weekend ride so I'm up for driving up to around an hour and a half to pick up the ride. Not really gnarly roads as i don't have a mountain bike (I uses my Surly Disc Trucker for gravel rides).

Thanks in advance for any ideas!.
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Not sure if this is what you had in mind, but the North South Trail runs from the Mass border to the ocean. The surface varies from short stretches on paved road to technical MTB stuff, but mostly on backroads that vary from paved, gravel, or non technical MTB.

The Almost Official Map of Rhode Island's North South Trail (http://outdoors.htmlplanet.com/nst/nst_map00.htm)

https://www.rinemba.org/North-South-Trail

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Not sure if this is what you had in mind, but the North South Trail runs from the Mass border to the ocean. The surface varies from short stretches on paved road to technical MTB stuff, but mostly on backroads that vary from paved, gravel, or non technical MTB.

The Almost Official Map of Rhode Island's North South Trail (http://outdoors.htmlplanet.com/nst/nst_map00.htm)

https://www.rinemba.org/North-South-Trail

https://www.facebook.com/brumblebike...7266062317070/
Thanks for the links. I'll check into this trail. I generally am not set up for the technical off-road conditions but if they're shorter stretches, I could make it work. In any event, I'd not heard of this trail but it sounds like a really great ride. Thanks again.
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Not sure if this is what you had in mind, but the North South Trail runs from the Mass border to the ocean. The surface varies from short stretches on paved road to technical MTB stuff, but mostly on backroads that vary from paved, gravel, or non technical MTB.
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