Spring of 2023
(Rain or Shine)
Sherwood Island State Park
The Bloomin' Metric® is a bike tour event for every type of rider from the novice to advanced cyclist. We offer four routes that travel along stunning beaches and through the classic New England countryside of Connecticut. The Bloomin' has such a rich history that you can read about here.
REGISTRATION REOPENS IN 2023
When you're new to cycling and have never ridden with groups of riders, we know you will have lots of questions. Hopefully we can provide you with some important answers. Click the button below.
You Got a Shirt!
The 2022 Bloomin' Metric® T-Shirt
All registrants will get a tech shirt during the registration process. Your size is based on the selection you make on the registration form. Late registrations cannot guarantee a shirt.
What Cyclists Are Saying
Here's what riders have said about the Bloomin' Metric®
"I rode my first Bloomin Metric this year. I all have to say is wonderful, you have this down pat! From the breakfast to the organized signup, to the great roads, to the police escorteI d intersections, the food stops and finally the festival, everything was first class!!! I enjoyed the entire 64 miles and will definitely ride again next year! Thank you to all the volunteers too!"
"This was my first time riding the Bloomin' Metric. I was glad that the weather held up and not thunderstorm or heavy rain. I really enjoyed the 45 mile route and plan on returning next year again. Getting to the location from NYC was a breeze. Parking was hassle free. I had a great ride."
"Once again a great ride at the Bloomin metric. Thanks to all the volunteers who make this such an enjoyable ride. Kudos to all of you."
"I wanted to share my Bloomin Metric 2018 experience. Started out overcast with wet roads, ride 3 miles and I flatted no problem, changed tube ride another mile or so. Second flat. Changed rode to the 6 mile mark 3rd flat. The ride is not going well. BTW the sag wagon and many friendly riders stop to assist. So off I go again, now 8.23 miles in I flat again. I decide enough is enough start walking back towards the start. Once again a sag wagon stops. He flags down Greenwich Bicycle's van. They come to assist and now I think I will continue. We change the tube again again not finding what is causing the flats. Off I go. I ride along and catch up to Ridgefield Bicycle Shop Club. I ride the rest of the day with them enjoy my ride the rest of the 100k Loop. So I want to thank you for a fantastic ride and support. And a shout out to Greenwich Bicycles, you made my day."
"Very nice day... a Bloomin' day!"
"I want to thank you for a great day. I had shared feedback last year about the slight change in 100K route from previous year (addition of a killer hill) and the fact that several food trucks ran out of food early. The 100K course this year was tough, as expected, but a great ride. The grilled cheese truck was back and all trucks seemed to be well-stocked. And, the weather held out. Anyway, I wanted to thank you for listening, for the complementary registration this year, and for another great experience. I'll be back next year."
Directions to Sherwood Island State Park
I-95 to Sherwood Island Exit 18. Turn LEFT off exit if coming southbound/turn RIGHT off exit if coming northbound onto Sherwood Island Connector. Drive .9 mile into the park. Follow parking signs.
Take train to Green's Farms station. Exit the platform and ride over to New Creek Rd. Turn RIGHT and pass under I-95. At the T intersection, turn LEFT onto Green's Farms Rd. Cycle 1.1 miles to the traffic light. Turn LEFT onto Sherwood Island Connector for 1.2 miles into the park. Follow parking signs.