Elm City Cycling

New Haven bicycle advocacy & community

Elm City Cycling

International Festival of Arts and Ideas 2019 Bike Tours

  • Properly fitted helmets are required to ride.
  • There are rides for all skill and experience levels.
  • Check each tour listing for a difficulty level.
  • Bring a bike, water, food, and sunscreen.
  • All participants must sign a release form before participating on the tour.
  • Click the tour listing below for more information about each tour.
  • All rides leave from the New Haven Green.
  • Save time, print out your release form in advance and bring it with you to the start of the tour. Fill it out now >

Sat, June 8, 2019, 9:00 am

Bike Tour: East Coast Greenway South

Travel South on the East Coast Greenway to Silver Sands State Park in Milford. This section of the ECG incorporates the Vision Trail, the Harbor side trail, the Long Wharf Nature Preserve, and the Savin Rock Trail. A representative of ECG will lead the ride and provide information and background on the trails.Details

Sat, June 8, 2019, 2:00 pm

Bike Share New Haven: Rent, Ride, Return

Shake hands with New Haven’s Bike Share. Learn how to sign up, saddle up, and hitch up. You’ll learn key bike handling skills along the way. You may either use your own bike or Bike Share bikes will be made available at no charge.Details

Sun, June 9, 2019, 9:00 am

Bicycle Culture in New Haven

New Haven’s bike scene today is a varied and vibrant reflection of our overall population. Join us as we visit some of the people and places that contribute to the richness of our city’s bicycle culture.Details

Sun, June 9, 2019, 2:00 pm

1779 British Invasion

Retrace the steps of New Haven’s defenders during the two-pronged offensive by the British. Ride to Lighthouse Point and Bradley Point, West Haven where the British landed and attempted to take our city.Details


Sat, June 15, 2019, 9:00 am

Cultural Identity

Experience the New Haven Cultural Heritage Tour by bike. The tour tells the pre-1970 stories of the experiences, contributions and hardships faced in New Haven by five of the cultural and ethnic groups that have enriched our community.NEA Big Read Details

Sat, June 15, 2019, 2:00 pm

Bike Tour: Strawberry Festival / Hindinger Farm

Ride to Hindinger Farm in Hamden for the annual Strawberry Festival. Events include family hayrides, clowns, lots of food and entertainment, and of course, beautiful, delicious red juicy strawberries!Details

Sun, June 16, 2019, 9:00 am

Historic Bridges of New Haven

New Haven is home to a wide range of fascinating and historic bridges. We’ll get an inside perspective of some of these often overlooked, important structures that carry our roadways and bikeways over rivers and other barriers. A great ride for dads and their loved ones.Details

Sun, June 16, 2019, 2:00 pm

Bloomsday Ride

Turn on your inner James Joyce with open mic poetry and storytelling. Bring your original or favorite poem/story to tell. New Haven literary backdrops add ambiance to this shared experience.Details

Fri, June 21, 2019, 5:30 pm

Prepare for International Make Music Day

Got rhythm? Don’t worry, every one is invited to International Make Music Day. Ride to locations throughout New Haven where music reigns, and is often free.Details

Sat, June 22, 2019, 9:00 am

Bike Tour: East Coast Greenway
Farmington Canal Trail North

Travel North from New Haven to Cheshire and learn about plans to connect the former rail trail to Northampton, MA. Visit historic Locks 12 and 14 before returning to New Haven. A representative of ECG will lead the ride and provide information and background on the trail.Details

Sat, June 22, 2019, 2:00 pm

The Games People Play

Do you know how to escape from a locked room? Ever wonder how to play bocce? Oh, the games New Havener’s play will challenge and entertain you.Details