Bicycling: Simsbury has been awarded the designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community by The League of American Cyclists. We have many popular bicycle routes on our town roads, including a scenic 14 mile sharrowed loop through town. These bike routes can be found on the “bike friendly” page of the Town of Simsbury website. See Bike Friendly Simsbury.
In addition, the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, which is part of the East Coast Greenway, runs north-south through Simsbury, from New Haven to Massachusetts. Information and maps for the greenway can be found at Farmington Valley Trails Council, (860) 658-4065, firstname.lastname@example.org , www.fvgreenway.org . The FVTC is an advocate, maintainer, and funder of 38 miles of multi-use rail trails in the Valley.
Bicycles are available to rent or to borrow. Daily or longer term rentals are available from the Bicycle Cellar. 532 Hopmeadow St., (Rte 10), Simsbury, CT. Visit www.BicycleCellar.com , email them at email@example.com or call them at (860) 658-1311.
Simsbury Free Bike has a regional bike share program that makes bikes available to borrow for up to 24 hours. A bike with helmet is available to riders that are over 18. Riders must provide a $10.00 deposit which is refunded when the bike is returned. Bikes are available at 10 locations in 4 (Farmington, Avon, Simsbury and Granby) towns in the Farmington Valley. For details visit www.facebook.com/simsburyfreebike and click on locations. In downtown Simsbury bikes are available at Fitzgerald's Food Store - 860.658.2271 and J Foster Ice Cream - email: firstname.lastname@example.org Both locations are adjacent to the bike trail.
Simsbury is also home to Connecticut Adaptive Cycling. Located along the trail CT Adaptive Cycling offers recumbent bicycles and hand cycles to anyone with a physical disability, allowing disabled riders to again cycle with family and friends. Check them out on Facebook or go to www.campmobilityproject.org for information on how to join the club and use or buy their adapted bikes.