Jan 19, 2018

Bee Bee Cove Sat the 20

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The ever committed wife (and that’s legal) tells me there is snow covering the land once you drive inland toward Hartford. So that means let’s keep it coastal, no snow here.

Bee Bee Cove at 2 cause Jim can’t make it any earlier. I’ll get there at 1:30 to get folks started. Bee Bee Cove is a great spot for novice, sport and expert riders it's clean and there are lots of boulders to throw yourself at.


Rt 95 exit 89 (that’s my exit) Allen Street. If approaching from the south top of the ramp and right, if from the north top of the ramp and left, you will be headed south toward Mystic.

Follow Allen street all the way to the bottom of the hill. You will cross rout 1, then there will be a 4 way stop, then another 4 way stop. At the second 4 way stop turn right on rt on 215 ( Noank road).

Follow for just about ½ mile and you will see a small pull over on the right. There will be a small pond next to the parking pull out. There is a sign for Bee Bee Cove. Parking is tight but you can parallel along. If you go too far you will reach the intersection of Fish Town rd and rt 215 turn around and head back 100 yards.

Summer short from Bee Bee Cove


Jan 21, 2018Edited: Jan 22, 2018

Great ride today, six of us hit the trail from 1:30-5 seven if you count Mazy. The wrecking crew from NC minus Mustachee. No casualties except one inner-tube. Gary lead the pack on great new lines to try. One minute I was helping fix a flat on Scotts bike and once done when I looked up John was like "I'm headed home Gary killed me". Garry shrugged his shoulders and simply said "He was like I when I go here". I don't want to know the details, all I know is that everyone had a reallly great ride, lots of laughs and tons of great rocks to play on, and Mazy the trials dog was unstoppable. Thanks Jim (aka TW), Angry John, Franky, Scott, and Garry for making it a memorablel ride, Quote of the day, "Sure I can grind a rim with a beer in one hand, grinder in the other."

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