Thursday, January 30, 2020
Old Judiciary Room, Connecticut State Capitol
Hosted by Bike Walk CT
It was standing room only, and we successfully indicated to CT's Legislators that improved bicycling and walking have widespread public support in reference to:
- Proposed 2020 State Legislation
- CT2030 Transportation Plan
- Complete Streets
Big thanks to our excellent speakers: Rep. Roland Lemar, Co-Chair Transportation Committee, Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey, Tom Maziarz, CT DOT, Mike Morehouse, Fitzgerald & Halliday and a special thank you to Rep. Roland Lemar for sponsoring this event.
We had a wonderful time at last night's screening of the documentary MOTHERLOAD at Goodwin College Auditorium. This award-winning 90-minute documentary explores the history of cargo bikes while following film director and new mother Liz Canning on her quest to understand modern life and our hunter-gatherer DNA, and how cargo bikes can offer a solution. As Liz meets the people behind this push to replace cars with purpose-built bikes, she learns about the history and potential future of the bicycle as the 'ultimate social revolutionizer'. Her story is one of challenge, conflict, hope, and empowerment.
Watch the trailer here
In preparation for the Discover CT Bicycle Tour in New Britain on Sunday, September 15, the ride marshals enjoyed a group ride this weekend along the scenic 25-mile route.
Friday, July 12th, 2019 to Sunday, July 14th, 2019
Bike Walk CT provided bike parking at Sailfest in New London this weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity and had lots of great conversations about biking and walking in CT. Thanks to Bill Lunn, Nancy Dunn, Alanna Readel, Marty Olsen, and Rob Bareiss for volunteering to staff at Sailfest.
Bike Walk Connecticut thanks the folks that visited our tent at the Coventry Farmers Market on Sunday, June 30! We enjoyed great conversation about bike/ped advocacy, bicycle education, upcoming events, and grocery-getting by bicycle!
We had a great turnout of families who joined Bike Walk CT, Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington, Southington Police Bike Patrol, and Bike New Britain at our second annual Bike Safe Southington on Friday evening.
The attendees enthusiastically participated in several event activities such as the "melon drop" demonstration, the "how slow can you go" race, and the bicycle part tagging competition.
Thanks to everyone for joining us at the Old State House in Hartford for Bike Walk CT's Bike To Work festivities on Friday. Special thanks to DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes for cycling in from West Hartford, and presenting DEEP's goals and initiatives to the Bike To Work crowd. Thanks also to our exhibitors - Watch for Me CT, CTrides, CTtransit, Bike MS, BiCi Co. Community Bike Shop, and AAA (who provided a SAG vehicle for any cyclist needing assistance riding to or from the event).
Adventure cycling documentary coming to Cinestudio in Hartford January 21
“Inspired to Ride,” a stunning documentary about the inaugural TransAm Bike Race held in 2014 on the TransAmerica Trail, will screen at Cinestudio on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford on Thursday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m.
The event is sponsored by Bike Walk Connecticut as its annual cycling film night.
“Inspired to Ride” is the followup film from the creators of the wildly popular and award-winning film “Ride the Divide,” as well as their second film, “Reveal the Path.”
On June 7, 2014, forty-five cyclists from around the world set out on the inaugural TransAm Bike Race, a 4,233-mile cross-country, self-supported race from Astoria, OR, to Yorktown, VA. The route roughly follows the TransAmerica Trail as created by the Adventure Cycling Association, traversing through ten states in a transcontinental adventure of epic proportions.
“Inspired to Ride” follows closely the journey of a handful of these cyclists as they prepare, compete and experience what riding 300 miles a day feels like with only a few hours of sleep each night. They will rely solely on their fitness, meticulously chosen gear and mental fortitude to get them to the finish. And to make it even more interesting, they will be entirely self-supported – no crew, no follow vehicles and no prize money waiting at the end.
These athletes will endure agonizing climbs iin the Rockies, driving winds in the Great Plains and sawtooth switchbacks in the Appalachians all for a pat on the back, potential bragging rights and a cold beer when it’s over. Some are out to make history and set records, while others are simply trying to finish.
The filmmakers used the latest technology to give the audience an incredibly immersive experience while these cyclists speed along the TransAmerica Trail, revealing its varied landscapes, intriguing locals and captivating stories which dot this path to discovery.
Advance tickets to the screening are $12 at www.imathlete.com/events/inspiredtoride. Tickets at the door will be $15.
Cinestudio is located at 300 Summit St. on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford.
To view the trailer or for more information about the film, go to www.inspiredtoride.it.
For additional information, contact Garry Harrington at 603-209-5010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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