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More Information & FAQs

Do I need a helmet?

Helmets are mandatory! Helmets should be ANSI, SNELL or CPSC approved.

Can I use an E-bike?

This depends upon the type, size and weight. Class 1 and Class 3 E-bikes are pedal-assisted bikes and are permitted. However, it must look like a bike and not a moped or motorized scooter, which are often heavy and have small, fat wheels. These can be difficult to maneuver and hard to make quick stops. Class 2 throttle-assisted bike are not permitted.

What about traffic laws?

Safety First! Cycling safety and strict adherence to all cycling rules of the road are imperative. Riding more than two 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?

It is advisable you register in advance!. Pay attention to the date. The earlier you register, the cheaper the fee. Date and price breaks are listed on the registration page.

How do I get there?

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Automobile: 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.
Metro-North: 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.

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 18. A waiver is needed for anyone under 18. An adult must fill out the registration form with there own name and there will be a dropdown menu to select the amount of under age riders they are bringing. A $40.00 charge will appear in the invoice for each under aged rider. The confirmation E-mail will provide a link to a waiver form that should be filled out in advance and brought to registration when checking in.

When can I arrive at the Event? When is check-in?

Arrive anytime after 6:30 am. Check-in begins at 7:00 am and closes 10:00 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: 100 km (63 miles)
  • 7:30 am to 9:00 am: 75 km (48 miles)
  • 8:30 am to 9:30 am: 40 km (27 miles)
  • Meet time: 9:00 am: 25 km (15 miles) to be led by experienced ride leaders at approximately 9:30 am.

When will lunch be available?

11:30 am – 2:00 pm

How do I get a Bloomin' Metric® jersey?

Official Bloomin' Metric® cyclewear is available right now and you can purchase it right from this website on either the Home page or the Registration page. Purchase for 2024 are made directly through the manufacturer - Agile Sportswear (formally Ascend Sportswear). There is a cutoff date of March 17th for ordering by in order to receive your items before the event. However, we will restart the ordering process again for those wishing to buy cyclewear after the event. All orders will be fulfilled by Agile.

What if I ordered the wrong size jersey or clothing?

These are custom orders and cannot be refunded or exchanged, so double-check your size with the charts provided. The only other suggestion we can make is by bringing your item to the event to see if anyone else has the same issue where you might be able to swap them out. We will NOT be selling the 2024 cyclewear on the day of the event.

What Cyclists Are Saying

Here's what riders have said about the Bloomin' Metric®

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"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!"
D Buscarello

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"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."
J Chan

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"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."
C Moran

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"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."
J Romano

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"Very nice day... a Bloomin' day!"
H Blaustein

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"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."
J Bogdan