Bikers Honor Connecticut Revolutionary War History on Washington-Rochambeau Trail Ride

A group of bicyclists will be riding along the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail that passes through Connecticut in honor of the state's Revolutionary War history.

The route in its entirety spans 600 miles between Newport, Rhode Island and 128.3 miles of it are in Connecticut between Sterling and Ridgefield on the Rhode Island and New York borders, respectively.

The ride highlights "Connecticut's under-told Revolutionary War story," following the same route the French Army marched along in 1781, according to Bike CT.  It is is meant to "honor the Patriots who fought and died for our freedom."

The bike ride passes through Sterling, Plainfield, Canterbury, Scotland, Windham, Columbia, Andover, Bolton, Manchester, East Hartford, Hartford, West Hartford, Farmington, Plainville, Southington, Wolcott, Waterbury, Middlebury, Southbury, Newtown, Bethel and Danbury.

Some of the historic sites the riders can stop at along the way include Samuel Huntington House, named after the Connecticut Declaration of Independence signer, in Scotland, White's Tavern in Andover, the Old State House site where "Washington first met Rochambeau in 1780, and the Wadsworth Antheneum, given both Washington and Rochambeau stayed at Jerimiah Wadsworth's homestead, both in Hartford, the Asa Barnes Tavern in Southington, the Josia Bronson House in Middlebury and the Caleb Baldwin Tavern in Newtown.

Click here to read Bike CT's PDF with further information.

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