Thank you for organizing and leading a wonderful ride to Waterford yesterday. This is the third ride I have had the privilege of riding with your group and it was just as great as the others. You know great back roads all over this state! The pace is perfect as it allows everyone to enjoy the scenery while operating with safe skills. I also had no idea there was a restaurant under the bridge in Waterford. Hopefully I’ll get to join you again.
Wanted to thank Norm for a great ride yesterday to Litchfield County. It was my first ride with this group. Very professional and safe ride for sure. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a group to ride with. Will do so again.
Awesome time, awesome lunch, very good ride. As an owner of an auto repair shop in Windsor Locks, we recommend all customers with motorcycles or vehicles to Trantolo & Trantolo.
Just wanted to share what a great day and group ride I had with Norm and the Trantolo & Trantolo team. The meet up and registration was easy. The ride was organized with a relaxed boots-up pace, traveling through Litchfield County. Our luncheon stop was fun, friendly and a yummy place to eat. Gathering with fellow riders and sharing stories just adds an extra element to the delightful day! Thanks again Norm and the crew!
Fantastic guided tours throughout the countryside of CT, occasionally MA, NH. Guided/organized by Norm LeBlanc of Trantolo & Trantolo. Leisurely rides on mainly backroads. Have met some really great people with one main thing in common: The love to ride. I have ridden with the group many times and have never been disappointed. Very glad that I found them.
I have been riding with these wonderful group for 2 years now. Such safe riders. Norm and Lori do an amazing job in picking beautiful routes and perfect stops for coffee, gas and lunch. If you are looking for fun rides and other motorcycle events then CT Ride Guide it is!
We all had a wonderful weekend. Weather was perfect, all activities were perfectly planned, everyone got along well. I will for sure plan on going again, on another ride planned by Norm.
Had a great day, ride weather was beautiful. When we arrived in New London at City Pier there was a nice ocean breeze, had a nice lunch then went over to see the Coast Guard Barque Eagle. Bonus if you know what a Barque is defined as.
Another fantastic ride thru the back rides of the eastern country side. Nice to reconnect with old acquaintances, and meet new ones. Great job Norm.
Just wanted to drop you a hello and a thank you for yesterday’s ride. I don’t venture off to that part of the state enough. It is certainly beautiful farm land out that way. I appreciate the boots up ride and your road blockers were very good. I met several nice people. Look forward to maybe being able to ride again with you in the future.
Great ride in eastern Connecticut yesterday with Norm and Company. Thanks for a great day.
My boyfriend and I used to ride 300-400 mile rides with a few of our best friends on the weekends. We lost our leader to kidney failure at 64 yrs young. Our riding will never be the same, took us on some back roads in VT and NH that only truck drives know. We were on some incredible rides. We decided to try Trantolo Tours, and that filled the void in our life, been on the Sunday rides ever since. Thank you Norm and Trantolo.
Many thanks for showing us the tower @ the Stafford Conn. area… pretty cool. What a perfect place to party! And thanks for sharing with us the placing of our gears in first or second gear instead of using our brakes all the way down the long winding hill…. excellent suggestion. The restaurant Joanna’s was a home run… I had an excellent meal, very yummy. I’d love to take more rides with you if possible.
First time ride with this group, met some very nice people. Would sign up again, thanks Norm LeBlanc for a very organized ride.
Another terrific ride along the winding back roads of CT through the foothills of Litchfield over to Morris. Great little restaurant for hamburgers and ice cream. These rides are so well organized! Norm does a fantastic job of planning, organizing and leading these rides. For any women riders out there reading this, these rides are very friendly and welcoming. Don’t be nervous about coming solo either, I have had a great experience on all 5 rides I went on and have met some other nice riders. Thank you again Norm and the Law Firm of Trantolo and Trantolo for sponsoring these.
This was my first group ride. The ride was awesome and the trip was well planned. Thanks so much for a great day.
Hello Norm, this is Roland Lebeau from Westfield on the red Roadglide, I was one of the riders with you today on the wonderful Ride. I just wanted to say thank you again for the excellent leadership, safety and guidance. I am not able to attend these rides too often because I am usually very busy doing other things around the house or family obligations but I am glad I was able to join you and the others. Unfortunately my wife will never get on the back of a bike, she has no interest, you are very lucky your wife enjoys this with you and does not mind being on the back of your bike. It was very Generous for you and your firm to offer to pick up the tab for lunch, I did not expect this and it is greatly appreciated. I would like to return the gesture some day. I still work and planning to retire next year and this should give me more time to ride I hope. Once again thank you for your hospitality and for making the Ride to the great destination today, I will certainly remember for a long time, take care.
Arline & I enjoyed it quite a bit, we’ll ride with you guys again, just cruising and enjoying the scenery. Thank you.
Jean Guy C.
Norm, I want to thank you for the fantastic group ride you had out of Old School Harley Davidson. This was my first group ride with you and I loved it. I’m a first season rider and this route was easy. Never got above 50 mph just an nice relaxing day nice twists and scenery with new friends. Thank you Trantolo and Trantolo for sponsoring these rides and allowing Norm to bring riders together. I would also like to thank you for the swag as well as lunch. I will definitely be joining in future rides and bringing my son along as well when he gets his Harley! Thanks again and keep up the great job!! See you soon and ride safe!
Thank you for the great ride Sunday well-planned and organized event, a great ride with great people, thank you for all you do.
Norm, I have to commend you and the Trantolo group for the excellent ride and lunch to Kimble Farms, New Hampshire. The ride thru the towns and country side was spectacular and well organized. The Weather thou a little on the chilly side (Thank God I wore warm gear) Was invigorating. The company was second to none. Everyone was pleasant and friendly. In fact another rider (Zak I believe) and I split off on the return home and did another 3 hrs. heading west thru some twisties. All in all a Great Day and Ride. I thank You, Your Wife, and your friend who stayed in the rear (Unfortunately I didn’t get their names), as well as Trantolo and Trantolo, who sponsored the lunch, and look forward to other great rides in the future. Thank You.
Thanks for taking us out last weekend, also thanks to Trantolo for the lunch. Roads were very good and for the most part lightly traveled. I remember riding through Monson on 32 a couple of months after the tornado years back. The devastation was incredible. Good to see they rebuilt and fixed everything up. I usually take 32 to 32A to 202/122 and take 78 through MT Grace state forest to NH 119, so it was good to get a different view up 202 all the way. Avoided most busy intersections and town centers – good planning. I’ve been on some of those roads before, but was pleased with the new roads I hadn’t been on. Good job leading the ride, kept everyone safe and together. Breaks/stops were appropriately placed. The pace was nice and relaxed, and observed posted speed limits. I prefer a little more spirited pace, but this was OK. Eatery choice was very good. Food was good, service was good, place was clean. I believe there were 16 bikes in all, and everyone rode responsibly. I lead several rides a year (smaller groups), so I have an appreciation for the planning and effort (a little stressful too) it takes to lead a ride. It was good to ride with a group and not have to worry about the route and getting people home safe. Thanks for all of your efforts Norm.
Norm, I would like to thank you and Trantolo and Trantolo for a great ride on Sunday, the route lead us through Lichfield county and the trees starting to change color were beautiful. Keep up the great work and lunch was great also. Hopefully we can do more rides like these.
Norm, It was nice meeting you and making some new friends & thanks for lunch.
Greg & Beth
“Absolutely fantastic ride. Well planned, well executed. Route was sent to us to review before the run. Norman was a perfect gracious host for this ride. Lunch was awesome. New to this group, we were welcomed immediately and made to feel at home. Thank you so much for an awesome ride Norman / Trantolo. Part of what made this great is that Norman keeps it fairly small. He tried to stay at 20 bikes or so, but this time capped it around 30. If everyone knew how great his group is, 1,000 riders would try to sign up. I saw this group on Facebook for a while now, and finally decided to give it a try. I will be doing many more with this group as long as they will have me! Thanks again!”
Great ride today, I loved everything about it. Even the rain held out long enough, so it wasn’t a very messy wet ride, home…
Thank you again.
“Rides with Norm are absolutely fantastic. He picks the most scenic and best routes. He’s a very good lead, riding at a nice relaxing pace, will not let the group get separated at traffic lights. Everything is very well planned including lunch stops at great places. My husband and I are totally hooked, and are looking forward to future rides. Other than that, CT Ride Guide has always kept us very well informed on all bike events in CT. Great resource! Thanks for everything you do!”
Norm, thank you so much for organizing and leading the ride today. I was concerned about coming alone, but everyone was so friendly and helpful. The pace of the ride was perfect so that we could take in the beautiful foliage as we wondered through the northeast corner. Lunch was an unexpected bonus and greatly appreciated. I would love to join you all on other rides. Thank you again. Stay safe.”