Tour Opacum provides bike riders with the opportunity to explore the beautiful towns and countryside of the Quaboag and Quinebaug river valleys, with proceeds from the ride supporting the charitable work of Opacum Land Trust, preserving land across this region. Choose from one of four routes to explore the Opacum Land Trust service area with a 99.8 mile Full Tour, 48.3 mile Half Tour, a 26.8 mile Quarter Tour or a 2 mile Mini Tour for families and those who just want to take it easy.
*New for 2020*- based on feedback from our 2019 riders, we will be adding a 5th route that’s shorter than the Quarter Tour, but longer than the Mini Tour (somewhere between 7-15 miles). Check back for updates on the new route soon, or email TourOpacum@OpacumLT.org to let us know you’re interested & we’ll shoot you an email once the route is finalized and map is up.
The longer tours are hilly and offer a great challenge for experienced bike riders while the Quarter Tour and Mini Tour are fine for less experienced or new riders (though the Quarter Tour still has its share of hills!).
All routes are on paved roads and fully marked. Click here to view and download the route maps and cue sheets.
Take the full tour to challenge yourself and take in the beauty of this region. The full tour starts at Brimfield Winery, takes you through Wales, Holland and to Sturbridge for your first rest stop at Rapscallion Brewery. Continue up through Brookfield and connect back at the winery for another stop. Then it’s back on the road to Warren, West Brookfield and then a stop at the Flynt Quarry in Monson for a rest. Now you’re on the home stretch back to Brimfield, where a cold beer, juicy burger, and live music awaits you.
Enjoy a scenic, challenging Half Tour, which aligns with the first part of the Full Tour. Starting at Brimfield Winery, you’ll ride through Wales and Holland and enjoy a rest stop at Rapscallion Brewery in Sturbridge. You’re halfway back- just continue up to Brookfield and then back down to the winery in Brimfield.
Looking for a good ride to get the blood pumping, but don’t want to over do it? Then the Quarter Tour is for you. Starting at the Brimfield Winery you’ll ride through Wales, Holland, and Sturbridge and then back to Brimfield for a beer and burger- you deserve it! Although shorter then the Half and Full tours, the Quarter tour still includes many of the hills, so enjoy the downhills when you can.
Parents with kids or anyone looking for a quick ride is encouraged to register for Mini Tour. The ride is flat and takes you on a short loop around the winery and back. Mini Tour riders can depart between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm. Ride it once or customize your route length by riding multiple laps! Kids are free, but they must be registered with an adult to participate.
There are 3 rest stops placed so that you’re never more than 25 miles away from a stop, located at Rapscallion Brewery, the Brimfield Winery and at Flynt Quarry, on Upper Palmer Road in Monson. All rest stops have bathrooms and are fully stocked with water and snacks.
Full / Half / Quarter Tour
Junior Rides (under 18): $35
Adults (18+): $60
1 adult and kids: $35
2 adults and kids: $70
Please Note: Tour Opacum will be held rain or shine. We are unable to offer refunds and apologize for any inconvenience. Your registration is a charitable donation to help Opacum Land Trust with its conservation work.
Online pre-registration with prices as listed is open through July 8th. Prices will increase by $5 with on-site registration.
Opacum Conservation Properties Along the Tour
More information will be available about these properties and others that Opacum has protected at Tour Opacum. Be sure to check out the Opacum Info Table at the ride.