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
2019 Discover CT Bicycle Tours
THANK YOU to all riders, marshals, partners, sponsors and volunteers in New Britain (Sept 15) and Falls Village (June 23)!
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.
The candidates attending this past weekend's League Cycling Instructor (LCI) Seminar in Glastonbury successfully demonstrated parking lot drills & other teaching exercises under the direction of Coach Rich Conroy from NYC. The Seminar included students from CT, ME, MA, and Washington D.C. The high heat and humidity was a challenge, but everyone managed it well. Congratulations to all the new LCIs!
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).
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