Adventure cycling documentary coming back to Hartford on April 16
“Reveal The Path,” the visually stunning adventure documentary that will ignite the dreamer in everyone, will be coming back to Hartford for an encore screening on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. after its first show on Feb. 5 sold out the Aetna Theater at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. The event will be presented by Bike Walk Connecticut.
“Reveal The Path” is the followup film from the creators of the wildly popular and award-winning film “Ride The Divide.” The film is an inspirational story of adventure, taking viewers on a 36-day vagabond bike trip to some of the world’s most visually stunning destinations.
Reveal the Path
Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.
600 Main Street, Hartford
Tickets $11 in advance,
$15 at door
|Filmed on four continents, “Reveal The Path” features world-class mountain bikers, including Tour Divide founder Matthew Lee, star of “Ride The Divide,” and Kurt Refsnider, 2011 Tour Divide winner.
Sponsored by Salsa Cycles, the full-length feature film explores Europe’s snow-capped mountains, Scotland’s lush valleys, Alaska’s rugged coastal beaches, Nepal’s elevated wonders and Morocco’s high desert landscapes.
Along the way the riders connect with locals who are living modest yet seemingly fulfilling lives, leading the filmmakers to question what it means to live an inspired life – however humble or extravagant.
“This adventure will leave you with an eager desire to chart your own course to faraway lands,” said director Mike Dion, who also co-stars in “Reveal The Path,”
as he did in “Ride The Divide.”
“Or, simply, you may just want to discover with eyes wide open what is around the next bend.”
Advance tickets to the screening are $11 and are available at www.imathlete.com/events/revealthepath. The Wadsworth Museum of Art is located at 600 Main St. in Hartford. Tickets the day of the show will be $15 at the door.
Bike Walk Connecticut is a member-supported non-profit organization making cycling and walking safe, feasible and attractive for a healthier, cleaner Connecticut. Bike Walk CT is the only organization working statewide to make Connecticut bike- and pedestrian-friendly. For more information, go to www.bikewalkct.org
To view the trailer or for more information on the film, go to www.revealthepath.com
For additional information, contact Garry Harrington at 603-209-5010 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on Saturday, April 27, 2013!
The Connecticut Bike Walk Summit is back! Please plan to join us on April 27 at Yale University in New Haven.
The 2013 Bike Walk Summit will bring together people from all over Connecticut to talk about how to improve bicycling and walking in our state.
- Hear the latest biking and walking updates from around the state
- Learn how to navigate the funding maze and get projects built in your community
- Get detailed guidance on making your community or organization officially bicycle or walk friendly
- Network and socialize at our bike/walk tours of New Haven and the Summit Happy Hour
Don't miss the chance to learn from experts and connect with others working on these issues. Come away energized and inspired and with tools you can use to make a change. Join Bike Walk Connecticut at this year's summit and help make cycling and walking safe, feasible and attractive for a healthier, cleaner Connecticut.
We hope you'll be a part of what promises to be a great event!Get more information
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Join us for a social at The Shack Hometown Grill to meet Bike Walk Connecticut and Fairfield County enthusiasts for making Fairfield County-- and all of Connecticut--more bikeable and walkable. A spokesperson from Bike Walk Connecticut, the Fairfield Bike Walk Coalition, the Merritt Parkway Trail organizers and Sound Cyclists will take a few minutes to explain what their group is about and working on. We hope the Norwalk River Valley Trail folks will join us too. The focus of the night will be informal so folks may meet, mingle and create opportunities to work (and play!) together.
The event is free but registration is required as space is limited; cash bar. Register now!
Fairfield Green Drinks
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
The Shack, Hometown Grill
2070 Post Road, Fairfield, CT
Map & Directions
- Friday, Aug 17, 6:30–9 am, Old State House, Hartford, sponsored by Bike Walk CT and the City of Hartford. Contact: Sandy Fry, email@example.com.
- Friday, Aug 17, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. NEW LOCATION this month at Gateway Courtyard located on George St between Church & Temple St in New Haven. Gateway Community College Foundation is this month's sponsor and is showing off their new downtown campus. Contact: Elm City Cyclists, firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.287.9811.
- Friday, Aug 24, 6:30-8:30 am, Raindate Aug 27, 2012, UConn Health Center (outside the Police Station Entrance, to the right of the Academic Entrance). Contact: Joyce Fritz, email@example.com, 860-679-2126.
- Friday, Sept 21, 6:30-8:30 am, Raindate Sept 24, 2012, UConn Health Center (outside the Police Station Entrance, to the right of the Academic Entrance). Contact: Joyce Fritz, firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-679-2126.
- Additionally, Elm City Cyclists sponsors Bike to Work Breakfasts year round on the third Friday of the month - usually at Pitkin Plaza, Orange Street (between Chapel & Court), New Haven from 7:30 to 9:30 AM. Contact: Elm City Cyclists, email@example.com or 203.287.9811.
Sunday, September 16th
E.O. Smith High School, 1235 Storrs Rd., Storrs, CT
Registration begins at 7:00AM. Participants do not have to register in advance, but we highly encourage you to do so.
- 40 Mile Bike Ride-7:30 AM
- 20 Mile Bike Ride-8:00 AM
- 5 Mile Walk - 10:00 AM
- 4.5 Mile Bike for Children-10:00 AM
The largest team having raised the most money will be awarded at noon. There will be an open mic and afterwards, closing words of thanks will be given by Roots Of Development's Director Chad Bissonnette.Website Link
The Farmington Valley Trails Council will hold its 15th annual Trails-in-Motion bicycle tour event on Saturday, September 8th. The event is a rescheduling of the rain-out that occurred on June 2nd. The tour promotes public awareness of the rails-to-trails initiative in the Farmington Valley, attracting new and existing fans of the multi-use trail system. The northern part of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail is now paved 36 continuous miles from southern Farmington through Southwick, MA. The Farmington River Trail is complete from southern Farmington to Route 44 in Canton and has over 10 miles of paved trail.
All events will start and finish at the Iron Horse Boulevard and Mall Way parking lot in the center of Simsbury, CT. Once again, the Town of Simsbury, local police, local retailers, and other area organizations will be providing goods, services and prize items. Septemberfest will proceed as planned across Iron Horse Blvd. as participants return. Last year we had almost 400 participants. This family oriented event is designed for trail users of all abilities, and is fully supported. The signature events are the 10-mile tour (10:30 am start), the 30-mile tour (9:30 am start), and the 50 and 62-mile (metric century) bicycle tours (8:00 am start). Please allow at least 30 minutes to sign in and get ready. All tours utilize the trail system and allow participants to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in the Farmington Valley, with the longer tours going all the way into Massachusetts. Walkers, runners, and inline skaters are also welcome. Light snacks (energy bars, fruit, and drinks) will be provided at the start. There are several rest stops along the way. A number of door prizes await participants at the finish. All entrance fees go directly to construction, beautification and maintenance of the trails and may be tax deductible. Trails Council President Bruce Donald noted, "It's our major fundraiser each year, but more important than that, it is our chance to showcase one of the finest trail systems in New England and let both veteran users and brand new participants know how much we love it. It is our 20th anniversary this year as an organization and a credit to all of those who have worked tirelessly over the years. We could not be more proud."
Early Registration Fees:AdultsFamily (2 kids)Kids < 12:Members$30.00$45.00$5.00Non-Members*$40.00$60.00$5.00*Non-member registration includes your new FVTC membership
- If you wish to register by mail, download and complete the registration and waiver. (One per person or family). Incomplete forms will be returned.
- Make checks payable to Farmington Valley Trails Council. Do not send cash in the mail.
- Mail your completed forms and Registration Fee to: Farmington Valley Trails Council, P.O. Box 576, Tariffville, CT 06081.
- Fees are non-refundable - Walk-in registrations will be accepted on the day of the Event.
- Check the Website for day-of cancellations for severe weather.
Save on postage by Registering Online!Click here
to go directly to active.com
to download and print a registration form.If you would like to volunteer at Trails-in-Motion, please click here.Please print and display this year's poster
- click here.
Route sheet: 10 mile ride and 10k walk-run-skate.
Route sheet: 30 mile ride.
Route sheet: 50 mile/metric century rides.
Kudos to Elm City Cycling on this cool "Bike to Cool" calendar for August.
Join East Coast Greenway riders on the last day of the East Coast Greenway (ECG) week tour from Portland, ME to Hartford, CT Background:
The ECG is a planned 3,000 miles off-road route from Canada (Calais, ME) to the Florida Keys. The full route is 26% complete. The current route consists of both off-road and on-road sections. The on-road route is typically only where the off-road route has not been completed, or the off road route is missing some critical bridges or the quality of surface is not yet at the standard required.
The ECG is in the 2nd year of a 10 year program to ride the complete 3,000 mile route. We invite you to join us on a last day of the week ride for 65 miles. This current riding section is 30% complete. We will have a grand reception to arrive in Hartford on Saturday August 25, 2012.
- Distance: 65 miles or shorter (depending on where you start) but all should end in Hartford for a grand finish at 4:30 pm
- When: Saturday August 25, 2012
- Where: Danielson, CT to Hartford, CT (all on the ECG route)
- Breakfast: available at QVCC (nominal $)
- Starting Point: Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC), 742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239 [cue sheets will be available in advance]
- Starting Time: 8:30 – 9:00 am: ride time approximate 7 hours
- Option: you may start closer to Hartford, for shorter distance rides
- Finish Point: Bushnell Park, Hartford, CT
- Finish Time: arrive (as a group) at 4:30 in Hartford
- Cost: for riders on the last day = the cost is free: a) if you are an ECG member, or b) you have supported one of the 40 people riding on the full week tour.
You can become a ECG member [membership is $40]. Please support the ECG. visit
their web site https://www.greenway.org/membership_form.aspx
Part of the ride is to grow membership, and join others for a fun ride!
This ride is not supported except for a sag wagon, for mechanical difficulties. Questions
: Contact Rob Dexter [cell] 860 836-9304 for more information.