Many people chose to enjoy summer differently. There‘s the typical beach bum who has the cooler always packed, the beach chair around their shoulder, groove to Jimmy Buffet, and seem to have that perfect tan from May until September. Then there are the BBQ experts who want to grill anything and everything out on the deck from the moment they get home until twilight. But then there are the summer riders who uncover their bikes the moment the snow has finally melted and roar throughout the open road. If you are of the last mentioned and live to ride, then make sure your bike is covered with the proper motorcycle insurance.
When the forecast calls for a beautiful weekend like the one we just had, it’s time to get out on the road and enjoy the weather while on your bike. Whether you enjoy a casual ride on your chopper or a thrill ride on your speed bike, here are some of southern New England’s best roads for a weekend ride:
North Tolland County Loop: Start in Stafford Springs on CT-140 west to route 30 south. From there, turn onto CT-74 East to route 320 and 195 through UCONN. Once at Mansfield Center, turn onto CT-89 heading north until you meet up with CT-190. Take that west until you’re back in the heart of Stafford Springs.
-Distance: 52 miles.
Sturbridge MA, to Point Judith RI: Start out on MA-131 south away from US-20, then hop on route 169 south for awhile. Take route 138 east in Jewett City, CT into Rhode Island all the way until turning onto RI-108 south in Kinston. Take 108 all the way to the ferry at Point Judith!
-Distance: 80 miles
–“Walk the Dog” Southern CT Route: Start on route 184 out of the Conning Towers Nautilus Park and turn onto CT-117 north. From there turn onto 214 east and then hop on Route 2 west towards Norwich. Get on CT-82 south until you hit route 156. Take CT-156 south and then take US-1 east. Get on I-95 north for a brief moment and take exit for Long Hill Road. Take route 12 north and return to Conning Towers Nautilus Park.
-Distance: 90 miles
Hope these roads give you the incentive to get out and ride on the winding roads of southern New England this summer. Make sure to wear the necessary protective gear when riding, and incase anything happens, be sure that Paradiso Insurance has you and your bike covered. Ride on!