Originally Posted by davef
We are looking forward to the 70 mile bike ride to NYC.
If you are bikers your are going to LOVE living in Connecticut. I lived there for 2 years, got involved with an active well-run bicycling group and had a great time exploring the area.
CT is roughly 60 miles by 90 miles, so you can literally be anywhere in the state in a couple of hours. The topography is scenic (gently rolling hills and flatter areas)and the country roads are typically lined with huge old trees that provide nice shade and little traffic.
The biking group used to arrange shorter rides (~ 12-15 miles) once or twice a week on weekday evenings and longer rides (~25-30 miles) on weekends. We also did an overnight stay on Martha's Vineyard, as well as taking ferries for day trips to Block Island, RI (aka poor man's Nantucket) and the eastern end of Long Island (very agricultural).