ECSU Campus Map
Over-night & Meal Arrangements
 
   
 

The "ECSU ride start" is evident in the above campus map.

Parking: Parking areas will be specified on the map above when we know how many spots will be needed. Check back here closer to May 4. You can always check with the campus police at HQ in case there is a last minute change.

Meals in the ECSU cafeteria: If you plan to buy Sat supper in the cafeteria, you must get there by 6:30 pm and you must have specified this option on your registration form.

Meals otherwise: A few places to eat are indicated on the Willimantic map. (Suggestions are welcome from people familiar with the Willimantic area and will be added to the map. Please email me.)

Sat Night Sleeping Arrangements at ECSU:

We have reserved the gym in the Sports Center for Sat night. Bring a sleeping bag and pillow (and perhaps a pad). However, there are plenty of gym mats that we can use as pads. No food or drink is allowed in the gym.

Across the lobby from the gym is a classroom where bikes and other items can be stored. There are bathrooms conveniently located across the lobby.

Separate men's and women's locker rooms are also available for our use.

Sunday A.M.:

Sleeping gear and other items can be stored on the bus in the morning for its return trip to WCSU at Danbury, where it can be picked up when you get back. Be sure your items are labelled.

Riders who want to start at the R.I. border will be transported to that location, with the bus leaving at an agreed upon time.

Other Sleeping Arrangements:

If it is open, the Pachaug State Forest, located on route 49 in Voluntown, is a really nice campground. It is a few miles south of the R.I. border starting point . I slept there the night before my first ride across the state.

I briefly checked out a few other campgrounds in the Rhode Island border area. They primarily appear to be residential trailer parks, which I would not choose to stay at.