Covered Bridge Cruise Professional Review and Guide
"Everyone loves a covered bridge, except truck drivers. Covered bridges make one think of how the landscape looked before cars, before bicycles even, when horse-drawn coaches and ox carts were the means of transpiration. This ride passes through four covered bridges as it parallels the Ashuelot River running south from Swanzey.
The first leg of the tour is flat, passing large, undeveloped, trail-laced Pisgah State Park, a mecca for hikers and bikers. The second leg features a difficult 2-mile climb. The third is rolling but mostly downhill. Terrain: a little bit of everything, including long flat stretches, some dirt road, and a 2 mile climb. Traffic/Safety: watch for faster-moving traffic on the second half of the ride, on Routes 119 and 32."