The Nutmeg Nor'Easter: A Guide to Connecticut's Premier Gravel Race

Greetings and welcome to The Nutmeg Nor'Easter blog. We are excited to bring you a guide to Connecticut's premier gravel race!

The Nutmeg Nor'Easter is a one-day gravel biking event held in the beautiful state of Connecticut. The race is designed for gravel bikes, cyclocross bikes, and mountain bikes with a length of approximately 55 miles. It is an exciting challenge for all riders, from the experienced to the beginner, with a mix of terrain that crosses beautiful open fields, forests, and riverside trails.

The event is held annually in the fall. It begins and ends at a popular local farm, giving riders a chance to experience the sights, smells and sounds of Connecticut's rural countryside. Along the route, riders will encounter climbs and descents of varying difficulty and terrain, featuring gravel roads, single-track trails, and technical sections.

The Nutmeg Nor'Easter is more than just a race; it is an experience. Riders will enjoy the challenge of the course, the camaraderie of fellow riders, and the unique atmosphere of small-town Connecticut. We invite you to join us for the ride of your life!

In this blog post, we will provide an overview of the race, the route details, and a few tips for success. We'll also discuss the benefits that gravel biking has to offer for riders of all levels, and provide some basic training advice and gear recommendations for a successful race day.

So strap on your helmet and get ready for The Nutmeg Nor'Easter! We can't wait to have you join us for this incredible event.

The Nutmeg Nor'Easter: A Guide to Connecticut's Premier Gravel Race

About the Race

The Nutmeg Nor'Easter is Connecticut's premier gravel race. This annual event is held in June and is a challenging, yet rewarding, test of one's endurance and athleticism. The race is open to all levels of cyclists, from serious racers to recreational riders. The route varies from year to year, but typically begins and ends in the beautiful town of Middletown, Connecticut. The race follows the river valleys and takes riders through some of the most beautiful and historic parts of the state.

Race Course

The Nutmeg Nor'Easter offers a variety of courses of varying lengths, with a total of four different distances: 50km, 100km, 200km, and an epic 400km. The 50km course is a great option for those new to gravel racing, while the 200km course is a good challenge for more experienced riders. The 400km course is a true test of endurance and requires riders to complete two full loops of the 200km course. All routes offer a mix of gravel, dirt, and pavement, with plenty of scenic views along the way. Riders will encounter challenging climbs, rolling hills, and fast descents throughout the course. The race is fully supported, with rest stops and medical personnel stationed along the way.


Registration for the Nutmeg Nor'Easter is open to all riders, regardless of experience level. Riders can register online or in-person at the event. All riders must have a valid driver's license, insurance, and a signed waiver prior to the start of the race. Registration fees range from $25 for the 50km course, to $100 for the 400km course.

Safety and Preparation

Safety is a top priority for the Nutmeg Nor'Easter. Riders are encouraged to wear a helmet, reflective clothing, and lights at night. Riders should also ensure that their bikes are in good condition before the race. It is also important to stay hydrated and well-nourished throughout the race.


The Nutmeg Nor'Easter is a great event that offers something for all types of riders. Whether you are an experienced racer or a recreational cyclist, this race has something to offer. It is an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself and explore the beautiful scenery of Connecticut. So grab your bike and get ready to ride! The Nutmeg Nor’Easter is a premier gravel race in Connecticut that offers a unique challenge and opportunity to experience the beauty of the state. The race traverses some of the best dirt and gravel roads that the state has to offer and offers riders the chance to experience the unique terrain and scenery that Connecticut has to offer. The course is challenging and requires riders to be prepared for a wide range of conditions, but the rewards are numerous, both in terms of the scenery and the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a difficult race. For those looking to challenge themselves and ride some of the best roads in the state, the Nutmeg Nor’Easter is definitely worth considering. The Nutmeg Nor’Easter is a great event and offers riders the chance to experience something unique. Whether you are looking for a challenge, a scenic ride, or just an opportunity to get out and explore the beauty of Connecticut, you won’t be disappointed. With its challenging terrain, beautiful scenery, and unique atmosphere, the Nutmeg Nor’Easter is a premier gravel race that offers something for riders of all levels and is a great way to explore and experience Connecticut.
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