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100 mile, 62.5 (metric century), 50 mile, 35 mile, 20 mile and 10 mile Bike Tours through scenic Northeastern Connecticut’s Quiet Corner.
Rest stops at area churches (some historic) with all kinds of food prepared by WAIM’s faith communities.
Free food, beverages and snacks pre and post ride for all participants. Large parking lot with free parking.
Free Steeple Chase T-shirts to all individual riders and two free T-shirts per family/group of riders.
The Tour Sponsors...
This year is the 22nd Annual Steeple Chase Bike Tour. The Steeple Chase is a fund-raiser for two area non-profit social service agencies, WAIM and Perception Programs. The Windham Area Interfaith Ministry, comprised of 39 faith communities, provides fuel assistance, clothing, and furniture to area needy families. Perception Programs offers treatment, case management, education and housing to people with substance use and mental health co-occurring disorders, adults involved in the criminal justice system, and people living with AIDS.
The trademark of both agencies is providing quality services. WE NEED YOUR HELP to raise money to meet the increased needs of the clients we serve. Please ride with us and raise money for your neighbors, friends and family.
The 2012 Routes - riders' comments...
100 Mile Tour: “I love this ride. It's always a challenge and such beautiful roads.”-- 2012 cyclist.
62.5 Mile Tour: “My favorite new ride. Great support!”-- 2012 cyclist.
50 Mile Tour: “This should be 'Best ride in CT'.” -- 2012 cyclist.
35 Mile Tour: “This ride is delightful - not too long and not too short.” -- 2012 cyclist.
20 Mile Tour: “First year riding this route. I'll be back next year.”-- 2012 cyclist.
10 Mile Tour: “Excellent addition - thank you!”-- 2012 cyclist.
In 1995, an extended version of the 20-mile ride (28 miles) was listed in 1995’s Best Short Bike Rides in New England.
Are you riding with people from your job, a bike/cycling club or church? If you are, then join the Corporate/Club/Faith Community challenge by registering as a team. In addition to being able to win a prize the top 3 fundraisers will win a trophy and publicity in the local newspaper!