Farmington Valley Trails Council

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail & Farmington River Trail

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Trails-in-Motion June 1, 2013

Date: 6/1/2013
Time: 8:00:00 AM

The Farmington Valley Trails Council will hold its 16th annual Trails-in-Motion bicycle tour event on June 1st in conjunction with National Trails Day. The event helps to promote public awareness of the rails-to-trails initiative in the Farmington Valley, attracting new and existing fans of the multi-use trail system. The northern part of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail now has 38 continuously paved miles from southern Farmington through Westfield, MA. The Farmington River Trail is complete from southern Farmington to above Route 44 in Canton and has 10.2 miles of paved trail.  

All events will start and finish at the Iron Horse Boulevard and Mall Way parking lot in the center of Simsbury, CT. Once again, the Town of Simsbury, local police, local retailers, and other area organizations will be providing goods, services and prize items. This family-oriented event is designed for trail users of all abilities, and is fully supported until 3:00 pm.

The signature events are:

  • the 10-mile tour (10:30 am)
  • the 30-mile tour (9:30 am)
  • a 50-mile tour (8:30 am)
  • a 62-mile (metric century) tour at 8:00 am.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early to register and get ready. All tours utilize the trail system and allow participants to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in the Farmington Valley, with the longer tours going all the way into Massachusetts. Walkers, runners, and inline skaters are also welcome. Light snacks (energy bars, bagels, fruit, and drinks) will be provided at the start. There are several rest stops along the way. A number of door prizes await participants at the finish including a new bicycle. All entrance fees go directly to construction, beautification and maintenance of the trails and may be tax deductible.

Trails Council President Bruce Donald noted, “We are proud every year to show off the finest trail system in New England and let both veteran users and brand new participants know how much we love it. I am still surprised that there are people in our area that have not been on the trails and this is a great way to introduce yourselves to the best amenity Connecticut has to offer.”      

Registrations must be received by May 1st to receive the reduced rates below. After May 1 and Day-of-Event registrations, please add $5 (except kids). 

Early Registration Fees:                  Adults             Family (2 kids)          Kids <12

Members                                           $30.00             $45.00                         $5.00

Non-Members*                                  $40.00             $60.00                         $5.00

*Non-member registration includes your new FVTC membership


  • If you wish to register by mail, download and complete the Waiver. (One per person or family). Incomplete forms will be returned. 
  • Make checks payable to Farmington Valley Trails Council.  Do not send cash in the mail. 
  • Mail your completed form, waiver, and Registration Fee to: Farmington Valley Trails Council, P.O. Box 576, Tariffville, CT 06081
  • Fees are non-refundable – Event is rain or shine. Walk-in registrations will be accepted on the day of the event.


Click here to be taken to for online registration.  

Click here to download and print a mail-in registration form.

Click here to view the 10-mile cue sheet.

Click here to view the 30-mile cue sheet.

Click here to view the 50-mile/metric century cue sheet.




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