Georgia wraps up a weekend of Greenway Alliance meetings November 6 to 8 with an inaugural ride between Savannah’s favorite beach town of Tybee Island and the mainland city with its moss-draped squares. The inaugural 22-mile Tybee-Savannah Trailblazers Ride starts at 9:00 with a wheel around Tybee and will end, if all goes well, timed to a break of Alliance trustees from their morning meeting at the Mulberry Inn to welcome the 150 cyclists. Thanks to Savannah Bicycle Campaign Chairman Drew Wade for making this happen, and for his work in organizing the Greenway Alliance weekend. The Trailblazers Ride will focus on extending the Coastal Georgia Greenway – congruent with the East Coast Greenway through the Peach Tree State – between downtown and the coast. The weekend also marks the debut of Dennis Markatos-Soriano representing the Alliance in front of the Trail Council and board of trustees.
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Kudos Coastal Georgia Greenway Board member and Greenway Alliance Trail Council member Terry Landreth for capturing a silver level Bicycle Friendly Business recognition from the League of American Bicyclists. Terry and wife Darlene together operate the Camden Bicycle Center in St. Marys, Georgia, the historic town with ferry links to Cumberland Island National Seashore and to Fernandina Beach, Florida. Terry and Darlene are leaders in Georgia trails advocacy.
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Double kudos, too, for Jo Claire Hickson. Executive director of the Coastal Georgia Greenway, Jo just racked up IRS non-profit status for CGG and a $5,000 grant from the Coastal Georgia Foundation for institutional development.