The East Lyme Bike & BBQ to benefit open spaces and historic places invites avid and recreational bike riders alike for a spectacular ride along either a family friendly 9-mile historical house tour, 26 mile, 62 mile, 85 mile, or 100 mile course. The family friendly course will take you to 3 historical houses around East Lyme: the Smith-Harris House, the Thomas Lee House and the Samuel Smith House. Participants are welcome to stop at each house for a rest and tour of the property. For the other courses, there will be checkpoints along the rides for riders to use the restrooms or to refuel. All rides disembark from the beautiful, coastal Rocky Neck State Park located in Niantic, CT just off of exit 72 on I-95. The courses will head north along the canopy covered roads of southeastern Connecticut and will exhibit some moderate to difficult hill climbs. All courses will circle back to Rocky Neck where mouth-watering BBQ from Mago Point Smokehouse will be served to top off the day.
Event Details and Schedule (Attention: New start times)
The Horrible Hundred / 100 miles
The Dead or Alive 85 / 85 Miles
The Miserable Metric / 62 Miles
The Get Your Fix 26 / 26 mies
The Historical House Tour / 9 miles
* Registration Prior to September 25th: $65/rider (Teams of 5 or more registering together will receive a $5/rider Discount).
* Registration September 26th-October 1st: $75/rider
ATTENTION: Strict 500 rider limit (expected to fill up)
Registration includes: Ride of your choice, event shirt, event water bottle and post ride meal
Meal ticket: $30 (sold day of only, limited number available)
Event Long Sleeve moisture wicking shirt: $20
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Location: Registration and start at Rocky Neck State Park, 244 West Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357
Race Day: Registration at Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic begins about an hour before ride time (7:00AM for the first two rides)
7:00 AM 100 mile ride starts
7:00 AM 85 mile ride starts
8:30 AM 62 mile ride starts
10:30 AM 26 mile ride starts
11:30 AM Historical House Tour starts
Rides are expected to finish between 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM where post-ride meal will be served
Have 4 or more riding buddies? Sign up as a team and receive special perks! With a team of 5 or more, each rider gets $5 off their entry fee. Additionally, teams will have a special express sign up table and will start at the front of the pack for the ride. Registered teams are encouraged to send in a group photo, photo of jerseys or team logo that can posted to the website along with any caption you may want to add to the photo. Have a team of 3 or less? While you won’t receive the team perks, you can still send in a team photo and be posted on the website!
Post Ride Feast
At the conclusion of the ride, all patrons with a meal ticket will be treated to gourmet BBQ provided by Pitmaster, Pete Deversa, of Mago Point Smokehouse. The meal will include Pulled Pork, smoked chicken, veggie burgers as well as sides. Mago Point Smokehouse is set to open in the Spring of 2017, in the Mago Point section of Waterford, CT. Meals will be served from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Registration: Online or by Mail
*Only registrations received prior to September 1st will be guaranteed a race shirt!
No refunds will be offered.
- Download and print the form below or complete the form in the event promotion flyer.
- Pay by check to be made out to: Town of East Lyme
Note: “Bike and BBQ” in memo portion of check.
- Credit cards are not accepted by mail or the day of the event.
- All paper applications must be received by Thursday, September 29th.
- Registration forms may also be returned to the Parks & Recreation office during their normal
operating hours of Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM. They are located at the address below.
- Mail entry form and payment to:
Niantic, CT 06357
Race Day Registration:
- In-person registration and check payment can be done until 15 minutes before each ride on the event day, October 1st. Only Cash and Checks will be accepted..
The East Lyme Bike & BBQ is hosted by East Lyme Parks and Recreation. Proceeds from the event go to the East Lyme Land Trust, East Lyme Historical Society, Friends of Samuel Smith House, and Friends of Smith-Harris House. All of these groups are dedicated to preserving open spaces and historical places in the town of East Lyme for the community to enjoy.
Thank You to the Following Sponsors!
- Book Barn
- Chelsea Groton Bank
- CorePlus Credit Union
- Eliminator Cycling
- Green Acres
- Hayes Services
- M.J. Sullivan Automotive Corner
- Niantic Bay Bicycles
- Niantic Lions
- Niantic Plumbing
- Protek Auto
- Sean McGirr Photography
- Smith’s Acres
- The Tire Store
- Village Bake House