FAQ

Do I need a Helmet?

Helmets are Mandatory! Helmets should be ANSI, SNELL or CPSC approved, and must be brought to the registration desk at check-in.

What about traffic laws?

Safety First! Cycling safety and strict adherence to all cycling rules of the road are imperative. Riding two, three and four abreast is a violation of traffic laws and safe riding practices. Not only does this put you at risk but also events like this. Be safe – be considerate.

Learn More about Safety Here

Is There a Refund Policy?

This event is rain or shine. There are no refunds for this event. All registrations are final.

Do I need to register before arrival?

YES! Limited or no availability for new registrations at Sherwood Island.

How do I get there?

Automobile: I-95 to Sherwood Island Exit 18. Drive south to Sherwood Island State Park.
Metro-North: Take train to Green’s Farms station and follow signs/directions to cycle 2 miles to Sherwood Island

Directions to Event

Are bicycles allowed on Metro-North trains?

Yes, but limited in number. Please see the Metro-North website for more information.

Are there any age limits?

We strongly encourage all participants to be at least 16. A waiver is needed for anyone under 16.

When can I arrive at Sherwood Island? When is check-in?

Arrive anytime after 6 am – breakfast available after 6:30 am. Check-in begins at 7 am and closes 10 am.

Is this a race?

NO, riders go at their own pace; there is no timing or monitoring of time,

What are suggested start times for my ride?

  • 7:00 am to 7:30 am: 100K (63 miles)
  • 7:30 am to 9:00 am: 75K (48 miles)
  • 8:30 am to 9:30 am: 40K (27 miles)
  • 9:00 to 10:00 am: 25K (15 miles)

When will lunch be avilable at the Food Trucks?

11:30 am – approx. 3:00 pm

What if I ordered the wrong size jersey or clothing?

Please exchange at Sherwood Island at the Bloomin’ clothing store (depending on availability, either an immediate exchange or will be mailed to you).”

About Sound Cyclists
 Bicycle Club

We are a volunteer-run recreational road cycling club located in Fairfield County. Our club annually provides 1300+ organized rides and events, taking place throughout the week and weekend, serving cyclists of all levels. We stress safety, fun and fitness, and host a variety of social activities. We also offer cycling seminars, emphasizing safety and skill improvement, and partner with many local bike stores for other in-depth programs and a discount program for club members.

Our Public Ride Schedule shows abbreviated ride, clinic and event listings one week out, with a contact person included. The Club Member version shows full listings several months out with route map and additional ride or event information. Members also can sign up for our chat room, which is used for club messages about rides, events and weather cancellations, and can join our very active Facebook page.

Almost all our rides, cycling seminars and events are free. Some special events have fees to cover meals and other expenses. MEMBERSHIP is $25 per year.

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New to Recreational 
Cycling?

Interested in recreational road cycling but not sure how to start?

  • In April and May, there are free educational sessions on Getting Started in Road Cycling that might be of interest.
  • There is a special ride at the Bloomin’ Metric for new or less experienced riders.

Session: Getting Started in Casual Cycling

1½-hour session for less experienced cyclists or those new to road cycling, this is a mixture of presentation/discussion/demonstration and provides a basic orientation into getting started and safe riding. Free! No registration required – just show up!

Wednesday, April 25th, 7 pm – 8:30 pm; Westport-Weston YMCA

Topics covered:
Safety First
Getting Started
Your Bicycle (Major Components, Maintenance Schedule)
Operating your Bicycle
Safe Cycling Practices (Alone, With Others)

Group Ride at the Bloomin’ Metric

Join a group for the 25km (15 mile) ride, led by experienced ride leaders.  Meet at 9:00 am near the Check-In location. Prior to the ride, there will be a brief orientation on Safety and Group Riding.

Be sure your bicycle is in good working order before you arrive at the park. Not sure? Get a free inspection at 36 local bike shops. We strongly recommend all cyclists to be 16 or older at the Bloomin’, sorry no bicycle child/pet trailers are permitted.

Provided by Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club

Bloomin’ Metric

May 20th, 2018

Sherwood Island State Park Westport, CT

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Contact Us

bloomindirector@bloominmetric.com

P.O. Box 1144, Darien, CT 06820

917-940-8692

About Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club

We are a volunteer-run recreational road cycling club located in Fairfield County. Our club annually provides 1300+ organized rides and events, serving cyclists of all levels. We stress safety, fun and fitness, and host a variety of social activities.

Learn more at www.soundcyclists.com

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