The 2012 New Haven Century will take place on Sunday, July 1, 2012. The ride begins and ends at Pikin Plaza on Orange Street in New Haven, Connecticut (right in front of The Devil’s Gear Bike Shop).

Registration is open now at Bikereg.com.

By Car:

On-street parking is free in New Haven on Sundays. There are a number of commercial parking garages and lots nearby. Additionally, many Yale University parking lots are free and open for public use on the weekends. The Yale lot most convenient to the ride start is on Temple Street, between Wall and Elm.

By Train:

New Haven’s Union Station is a short bike ride away from the ride start. Click for directions from the station to Pitkin Plaza. (Note: after making the left turn onto Chapel Street, you can access Pitkin Plaza via a walkway next to the Elm City Market, without having to go around the Church/Elm/Orange block).

Click the link to view the shortest NHC Century Route: 30 miles

The 30 mile route is fast and flat, suitable for beginning cyclists. Riders will leave downtown New Haven and head west into the neighboring city of West Haven, riding along the longest public shoreline in the state. They will pass historic Savin Rock before riding into Milford for a rest stop in the town center.

After the rest stop, they will circle Milford’s duck pond and head back east, riding along Milford’s shoreline before heading back through West Haven and into New Haven.