Proprietors from Hartford, those whose names appeared on the tax lists of 1720 were originally given the western land grants called Hart(ford)land,now known as the Town of Hartland. The Town of Hartland was incorporated in 1761.
On behalf of the residents of the Town of Hartland and all of its officials, please accept our warmest of welcomes. We hope that you will come to know and love this community as much as we all do. Hartland offers the very best of small town living: an excellent school system, strong church and community organizations and a friendly neighborhood atmosphere.
The Tokeneke Classic bicycle race will be held again on Sunday August 14, 2016. For more than 10 years, the race has been hosted in East Hartland, and it will be starting at about 8:00 in the morning and going until about 5:00 PM. There will be 10 individual race groups, each escorted by State Police and a referee car or motorcycle.
The Tokeneke Road Race is both the “CT State” and “New England Regional” championship of professional and amateur bicycle racing affiliated with the USA Cycling Association.
The event will be running through East Hartland and Barkhamsted in 22 mile loops around the reservoir. We hope that you enjoy the event and accommodate the race groups to make the event the safest possible for everyone. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and the race promoters are doing everything they can to make it less of an imposition on the local towns and homes.