From I-495, take Exit 26, Route 62 West toward Berlin. After 2 miles, when Route 62 curves sharply to the right in the center of Berlin, turn left onto Linden Street, then left again (around the traffic island) onto South Street. Less than 1/4 mile down South Street, find the Berlin Memorial School driveway on the left. Go down the driveway and completely around the school to the large parking lot behind the school. Do not park in front of the school or near the soccer and recreation fields.
Bucolic, tree-lined rural roads with very little traffic, a particular treat dressed in bright green colors on a crisp morning in Spring. The 34-mile route is more hilly and includes several significant climbs, including the always-popular Green Street hill. The 24-mile route, while also hilly, avoids Green Street and is more rolling. The 14-mile route is an abbreviated version of the 24-mile, featuring similar terrain with 10 fewer miles. All routes feature a 1/2-mile warm-up climb followed immediately by a breezy and fun one-mile downhill run before the split at mile 4.6. All routes merge again near the end to share several more rolling hills and two additional downhill runs.
There is a porta-john at the school and rest rooms at the municipal building nearby. IMPORTANT: Park in the large lot behind the school. Do not park in the entrance drive, in front of the school or near the recreation fields. Please check the listing of this ride on the website for changes or cancellation before going to the start location.