Discover CT - New Britain September 25, 2016 Learn more here -- on-site day-of registration is available Bike Walk Connecticut's Discover Connecticut Bicycle Tours are held in various cities and towns in Connecticut and showcase the best of our state, including beautiful parks, diverse neighborhoods, local businesses and cultural, architectural and scenic highlights. Ride proceeds will help fund our advocacy and education work to make Connecticut a better place to bike and walk.
There be will 3 supported routes for riders on all levels through beautiful Fairfield County and a 5K walk/run in Sherwood Island State Park, Westport CT. Fun for the whole family! Chili, cornbread and pie will be served to all registrants.
Bikes for Kids is a Connecticut based non-profit organization that brings smiles to children one bike at a time. Starting in Old Saybrook, the three ride options of 5 mi, 27 mi, and 63 mi provide scenic views of Long Island Sound and the CT River. A wonderful picnic, along with exciting activities for all ages, will follow the rides.
"A national event can be an amazing impetus for change in communities. Through annual surveys, local Walk to School Day coordinators across the country have told us how a simple one-day event has led to great changes such as long-term walking and bicycling programs, new sidewalks and pathways, enforcement of unsafe driving behaviors and needed policy changes at schools and in communities. Improvements that normally take a long time to institute can happen quickly when city officials walk or bicycle to school with students and see firsthand what needs to be done."
BiCi Co. brings the Hartford area invaluable bicycle education. The TS101 course is comprehensive and taught by Connecticut’s most experienced instructors. Classroom instruction on vehicular cycling, bicycle handling drills, basic bicycle maintenance, and a brief on-road ride to put new knowledge directly into practice.
Register early. The course sells out. Low income registration options available. Discounted for current BiCi Co. members.
David Herlihy will present on the invention and early development of the bicycle. Coincidentally, November 2016 will mark 150 years since the granting of the world's first bicycle patent, awarded to Pierre Lallement then living in New Haven, CT!
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