This Sunday, June 8, is the 22nd Anniversary of the CycleFest Bicycle Charity Ride, one of the oldest, safest, and most scenic self-paced charity rides in Western Connecticut. CycleFest, sponsored by Hat City Cyclists, offers 105, 80, 54, 23, and 14 miles route options, and is one of the few charity rides that does not require additional fundraising. All routes either at their beginning or end pass through Newtown. See the routes at HatcityCyclists.org, and select Cyclefest info, which offers links to the different routes.
Registration is $45. Proceeds from the event will benefit Danbury Youth Services’ Earn-A-Bike, a program that gives disadvantaged kids the chance to own their very own bicycles. See danburyyouthservices.org/programs/earn-a-bike/
For more information, suggested start times and to sign up, bikereg.com/Net/22756.
CycleFest starts at Bethel Middle School, 600 Whittlesey Drive, and registration opens at 7:30 am.