Wednesday, September 5, 2012

East Coast Greenway comes to Hartford

Wrapping up a seven day tour from Portland, Maine to Hartford, Connecticut, a triumphant group of cyclists finished with a 60 mile leg starting in Putnam and finishing in Hartford.  The cyclists are experiencing and celebrating the East Coast Greenway one week at a time.  Last year the cyclists rode from Calais, ME to Portland.  Next year the cyclists will be starting in Hartford, CT and finishing 7 days south of here.  Where?  I'm not sure.  The rides are FREE for ECG members.  Pretty sweet, huh?  Something to keep on the radar for next year.  At some point I'd like to ride the full route from Key West to Calais, ME ~ 3,000 miles.

The riders were met in Bushnell Park by Mayor Segarra, who recently showed his bike / ped chops by riding to the Bike to Work Breakfast.  The Mayor has a real bicycle advocate on his staff, Thom Deller, so expect change in a good way.  Thom came to Hartford from Providence, RI and did great stuff for that city.

The enthusiastic DJ welcoming the riders was perhaps a little hard of hearing...

Have you registered yet for the Discover Hartford Parks Tour?  Rapidly approaching on Saturday, September 29th.  Still looking for volunteers too if you can't cough up the dough to ride.