"This is Your Turn to Do Something"
- Contributed by Peter Heard
On Wednesday, April 24, cyclists will embark on the third annual Tim Johnson’s Ride on Washington to raise funds and awareness for People For Bikes, a national non-profit that works to improve bicycling facilities, opportunities and programs nationwide. “We call this the ride that makes every bike ride better,” said Tim Johnson, a superstar cyclist famous for fostering the popularity of cyclo-cross in America. “Every time you see a bike path, or a bike lane or a bike program, chances are People For Bikes helped local advocates make that happen.”
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Entering its third year, this charity ride's first stop is overnight in Hartford on April 24. While several riders will join for a day or two, the long haul riders will ride more than 500 miles in just five days. After Hartford, the riders stop in New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore before finishing in Washington, DC on Sunday, April 28.
Riders from Boston are expected to arrive in Hartford are with their support vehicles between 4 and 4:30. There will be a brief welcoming gathering outdoors on the corner of Prospect Street and Bob Steele Way (formerly Grove Street) very near The Travelers tower. Anyone is welcome, but parking is limited. Riders encouraged.
Then, at 7:00pm, there will be a reception at The Bicycle Studio on Arch Street immediately adjacent to the Arch Street Tavern in Hartford. This is an opportunity to meet and mingle with Tim Johnson, 6-time U.S. Cyclo-cross Champion, Richard Fries and others. There is on-street parking on Arch, Sheldon and Prospect Streets. Also, there is a commercial lot at the new Front Street complex right across the street and, of course, at the Convention Center. Please be courteous to the Arch Street Tavern next door and not park in their lot.
Please consider supporting this ride with your donations. Any amount is helpful and will support programs riders care about. www.RideonWashington.org Pledge here at https://www.pledgereg.com/41753.
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