Greenwich Safe Cycling promotes
"More people on bikes more often." That's the mission of BikesBelong.org. And, it has caught on with nationwide success. May is National Bike Month, May 9 was Bike to School Day, May 18 was Bike to Work Day, and various one- to three-month challenges are rolling from now through the summer months.
Here in Greenwich, that success is growing a little more slowly, but with gorgeous weather, 125 plus people helped kick off our own Bike Month with the 10th Annual Ride for Greenwich on Mother's Day.
Thanks to the following sponsors for helping to make this a safe, family-friendly event once again: Aux Delices, Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich, Dave's Cycle, Fareri Associates, Greenwich Bicycles, River Bicycles, The Silver Shield, and Upper Crust Bagels.
And many will be enjoying prizes donated by Arcuri's Pizza, Bliss Ice cream, Darlene's Heavenly Desires, Gofer Ice Cream, Chicken Joe's, Joey B's, Party Paper and Things, and Greenwich Bicycles.
More than 35 additional multi-bike racks will be installed around town on public properties next month, and private developers and businesses like Fareri Associates and Equinox have wisely added bike parking, too (CVS on West Putnam Ave., Fitness Center on Old Track Road).
And with road-sharing education growing and multi-use trails on the horizon, more people will able to ride more often, safely, and comfortably in Greenwich. That's the mission of Greenwich Safe Cycling.
Connect with GSC to support the campaign for Share the Road signage, and to participate in future rides and other bike events.
Check out our website, www.greenwichsafecyling.org , find us on Facebook, or email Info@greenwichsafecycling.org to join the GSC newsletter mailing list.
Share the Road, and cycle safe.
(The writers are co-chairs of Greenwich Safe Cycling)
Thank you for making Greenwich Reads Together a great success
All of us who worked to bring "Zeitoun" and Greenwich Reads Together to Greenwich this year -- and that group consisted of nearly 100 citizens from the libraries, schools, local businesses, houses of worship, community organizations, restaurants, media outlets, town offices -- want to thank the Greenwich community for the incredible outpouring of support and participation in this year's events.
We estimate that 3,000 people attended this year's programs during the two weeks they were offered.
None of this would have been possible without the support of the Greenwich Library staff and our corporate and community sponsors.
The consensus is that "Zeitoun" was an excellent choice for meeting the goal of Greenwich Reads Together "to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion and to build community connections."
(The writers are co-chairs of Greenwich Reads Together)