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July 27 – August 1, 2015 – The FreeWalkers’ Hartford to Providence Expedition is a 6-day walk along the East Coast Greenway. Each year Ken Kurland and Nancy Jonap explore new walking areas farther away in the spirit of FreeWalker exploration and adventure. This year they have chosen to walk approximately 110 miles in six days from Hartford, CT, to Providence RI. Last year they covered New Haven to Hartford and previously the Connecticut Coastal route from New York City to New Haven. Essentially, they are covering the East Coast Greenway by foot. Doing what no one else has done before.

Each year they invite others to join them, if even for part of the walk. Are you game for a little exploring? The ECGA is helping support the walk along the way. For more info, please click here.

Sunday, August 2, 2015  – Manhattan Loop Ride, a 32-mile ride circling Manhattan by bike. Mostly on greenways or on-street bike lanes but for fit cyclists. Rain date is August 9. Rider leaders are Tony Savarese and Scott Baker, volunteers for the NY Committee for the ECG. Free for ECGA members. For non-ECGA members, the $20 event fee includes the cost of ride and a one-year membership to the ECGA at a 50% discount. Check out the route here. For more info, please click here.

Saturday, August 22, 2015  Join the ECGA in celebrating a new section of the Tobacco Heritage Trail! Ribbon-cutting event will begin at 10 AM at the Washington Street trailhead in Boydton, VA.

Saturday, August 22, 2015 – Join the ECGARainbow Bicycle and the Maine Cycling Club for the 2nd Annual East Coast Greenway Lewiston Bike Festival in Lewiston, ME. This is a fun ride intended for beginner/moderate cyclists. Experienced cyclists are welcome but warned that we will be traveling at touring speed. The ride includes both 30 and 60 mile loop options, a scavenger hunt & prizes from local businesses, and experienced ride leaders & mechanics. Register today!
Thursday, September 24, 2015 – The 4th Biennial New England Bike-Walk Summit is relocating to downtown, historic Worcester, MA, at the DCU Center. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and stay tuned for more details. Questions? Contact the ECG staff in the New England regional office: or
Friday, October 2, 2015: Check out the New England Builders’ Ball in Providence, RI, to see some of the best hand-crafted bicycle frames and to meet their makers. The Northeast is known for its many talented bicycle fabricators and several of them will be on hand to display and discuss their work. Admission is just $5 for this ECGA-sponsored event. For more information, contact Eric Weis at
October 2-3, 2015: Save the date for the grand opening of the complete Virginia Capital Trail! A ribbon-cutting will be held October 2nd in Richmond, VA. On Saturday, October 3rd events will be occurring on different segments along the entire trail. More details to come!
October 4-9, 2015: Week-a-Year Tour Bicycle Ride from Fredericksburg, VA to Raleigh, NC.
Friday, October 9, 2015: Celebrate the arrival of the W-a-Year Tour by joining us for the Cross Triangle Bicycle Ride from Durham, NC, to Raleigh, NC. Info coming soon.
November 13-15, 2015: WHEELS Advancing Florida’s Mobility Future will include the East Coast Greenway Alliance Fall Summit in Miami, FL.