Want a Western New England Greenway? Meet Up With Riders Going from Burlington, VT to Long Island Sound on July 25 or July 26
Proposed Western New England Greenway To Connect Communities In Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont
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).
The ride is intended to increase awareness and public support for the effort to unite all of the organizations that are planning to create bike/ped trails along the Route 7 corridor in order to create a safe route for walking and biking that extends all the way from the Long Island Sound to the Canadian Border.
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:
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