On July 20, former Bike Walk CT board member Tom O'Brien, his son Jake, Brookfield Selectman Bill Davidson and 7 others began a week-long bike ride from Burlington, Vermont to Norwalk, Connecticut following the route of the proposed Western New England Greenway (http://www.wnegreenway.org).
In addition to the 10 through-riders, Tom and team are hoping to persuade many of our supporters to meet up with us along the way and join us for all or part of a day's ride. If any of you are interested, here is the schedule for the last two days of the tour:
Friday, July 25 (Great Barrington to New Milford)
8:30 am: Depart from the Travel Lodge in Great Barrington (400 Stockbridge Rd)
3:00 pm: Meet up with local bike-riders in Gaylordsville and head to the New Milford Green
4:00 pm: Arrival at the Green; welcome reception in front of Homestead Inn.
Saturday July 26 (New Milford to Norwalk)
9:00 am: Depart from the Homestead Inn
10:00 am: Brief stops in Brookfield at the Bicycle Center, and at the trailhead (Silvermine Road next to Brookfield Police Station) for the soon-to-be-extended Still River Greenway
10:30 am: Ride to completion of tour in Norwalk.
We are particularly hopeful that a large group will meet us at the Gaylordsville Store on Friday afternoon (around 3) and accompany us on the final 7 miles to the Green.
If you'd like to follow our progress on the WNEG14 Bike Tour, we'll be posting regular updates on:
- "TrackMYTour": http://trackmytour.com/WbZl4#533997
- TheNew Milford River Trail Association's website at www.nmbikewalk.org/blog and on
- the New Milford River Trail's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/newmilfordrivertrail