Under the threat of rain, pledges continue to flow in as citizens around the state realize that Connecticut towns are all much better places to live than rain-soaked - and cycle friendly - cities like London and Portland.
As things get down to the wire with planning, Bike Walk Connecticut is pleased to report the following events - and once again thanks the event hosts for tirelessly working to make it all come together.
Bridgeport - Mayor Bill Finch will be hosting a Bike to Work Day event at 8:30a.m. The meeting place is at Beardsley Park, at the entrance of the Beardsley Zoo parking lot at 1875 Noble Avenue. The event is open to the public and features a bike ride from the park to the government center at 999 Broad Street, which is less than three miles away. For information contact Jacob Robison at firstname.lastname@example.org
Milford - Hosted by Tony's Bikes (108 Broad Street) this free and open to the public event features breakfast and is taking place from 7:30 to 9:30a.m. Bike inspections by Tony's Bikes' staff will be available - and those who show up by car will not be turned away from the fun. For information call Mike at 203-878-5380.
New Britain - The Bike to Work Day event at Central Park (corner of Main St. and West Main St.)from 7:00a.m. to 9:00a.m. will have some extra significance - and we're not talking about the breakfast: Last night, Mayor Erin Stewart and the City Council passed a resolution to make New Britain a League of American Bicyclists designated Bicycle Friendly Community. The designation seemed inevitable as last year's New Britain Bike to Work Day event had in excess of 40 riders take part - and that number is expected to be surpassed!
New Haven - While the Bike to Work Day Event hosted by Elm City Cyclists and Devils Gear Bike Shop has been on our calendar since before bicycles were invented, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro will be greeting cyclists and will be speaking on safe routes to school. Breakfast will be provided by Elm City Market, while CT Transit, Street Smarts and others are expected to attend the event. For information contact Bobbie Pilette at email@example.com
New London - JUST IN! - Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio will be leading a ride Friday, May 16th, at 8:00 a.m. from his New London home at 777 Ocean Avenue. Riders are encouraged to begin gathering at 7:45a.m. and the press is invited to join before, during, or at City Hall at the end of the ride. New London has recently completed restriping the bicycle lanes on Montauk Avenue and expects to install new bicycle racks in front of City Hall and other downtown locations throughout the next few months.
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