Maps & Routes
We ask that all Rock to Rock participants
respect important government and public
health guidance about social distancing.
Rock to Rock will look significantly different this year,
to keep our riders and whole community safe and healthy.
Rock to Rock will look significantly different this year, to keep our riders and whole community safe and healthy. We're inviting participants to do Rock to Rock in small groups at staggered starts. You can start at Common Ground and ride 20 or 60 miles to the top of East Rock or you can start at Long Wharf and ride 5 miles to the top of East Rock. You are also welcome to hike to the summit of East Rock or West Rock. If you are not comfortable getting out on April 24 you can take 5, 20 or 60 actions on behalf of our environment. You can ride a stationary bike or set a new milestone for your home exercise routine.
And we ask, however you are celebrating Rock to Rock, that you post videos and photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, using the hashtags #MyRockToRock and #RockToRock2021.
Check out our past route maps below. Updated routes for 2021 are coming soon.
In 2021 we are redesigning this route to start at Long Wharf and ride up to the bottom or top of East Rock Park. This route is great for riders of all ages and abilities, and riders trailing parade floats. It's flat, safe, and fun! This year we will travel in small groups with a ride marshal at the front and rear. Because our groups will be too small to warrant support, there will not be a police escort for this ride. We will not have a rest stop on this route in 2021.
This is the 2019 ROUTE. Updated map coming soon!
Looking for a bigger challenge? Our 20-mile route travels from West Rock, to Sleeping Giant, to East Rock. Download our 2019 route GPX file this link no longer works, and stay tuned for an updated file for the ride to the top of East Rock!
We most likely won't host the 40-mile route in 2021 due to the difficulties of providing rest stops safely. However, it is a great route, which travels from West Rock, to Sleeping Giant, down to Lighthouse Point, and back to East Rock. A great feature of this route is that its first 18 miles are the same as the 20-mile route, so you can always take a right turn at mile 17.8 and shorten the ride in half if you are struggling, injured, or antsy to get to the Green Fair. Downloadable GPX file for our 2019 40-mile ride.
Our beautiful metric century -- 62 miles long -- is for those up for an even more serious ride. This ride has 3 stops: Sleeping Giant, Guilford Rec Center (NEW rest stop), and Lighthouse Park. This ride is for serious cyclists only. You must be an adult with a road bike -- no mountain bikes allowed on this ride. Support for this ride ends at 2pm. We want all riders to make it to the celebration at East Rock. Download the 2019 GPX file. The route has not changed from last year.
East Rock Park Walk
For non-cyclists, Rock to Rock will offer a nature walk leaving from College Wood Ranger Station at East Rock Park (near Orange and Cold Spring Sts). Lasting one hour. Bring binoculars! The bird walk is open to all ages. Walkers are welcome to register and fundraise.