The Farmington Valley Trails Council will hold its Annual Meeting on Friday, November 14th, at 7:00 pm. It will be held at the Avon Senior Center at 635 West Avon Road, (the Sycamore Recreation Area) Avon, CT 06001. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. The program will consist of FVTC President Bruce Donald giving the year-end business report and updates on trail construction and other initiatives and news. Mr. Donald and the Officers and Directors will take any questions from the public.
Following the business portion of the program we are very excited to present a talk by Nicole Freedman, the "Bike Czar of Boston" and a former professional cyclist and member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Cycling Team.
A Massachusetts native, Freedman attended Stanford and MIT before cycling for the Shaklee, Charles Schwab, Credit Suisse, RONA and Basis professional racing teams. In the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, she competed in the women's road race. That same year she won the U.S. National Road Race. In 2007 she became the head of the "Boston Bikes" initiative for the City of Boston under then Mayor Thomas Menino. After a brief hiatus in Maine, she returned to her position as Director of Bicycle Programs for the City of Boston in early 2013.
Boston Bikes was launched in 2007 with the goal of transforming Boston into a world-class bicycling city. At that time, Boston had been rated three times as the worst cycling city in the country by Bicycling Magazine. Today, Boston has officially gained recognition as one of the great cities for cycling in the United States, heralding in a new era for bikes in Boston. Nicole's leadership has increased ridership and safety and initiated a myriad of projects that will fascinate interested listeners.
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