National News: East Coast Greenway March 2016

National News

Registration Is Open for Our Maine Summer and Carolinas Fall Week a Year Tours!

2015 Week a Year Tour – Photo: Jim Sharpe

We are offering TWO awesome Week a Year (WAY) bike tours in 2016! In addition to our regularly-scheduled WAY tour from Raleigh, North Carolina, to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this fall, we are also offering a tour from the Canadian border in Calais to Portland, Maine, this summer. You can participate in both tours for a reduced rate!

Our Week a Year Tours explore a 300 to 350 mile section of the East Coast Greenway each year. They are led by ECGA staff and Trustees and are supported by a professional bicycle mechanic, a SAG vehicle, and a truck to bring riders’ gear from hotel to hotel.

WAY Tours are our largest fundraising events, as tour riders raise funds or donate to support development of the East Coast Greenway. We hope you can join us for one or both of our 2016 tours! More information about the Tours and how to register can be found here.

Read more and see photos from last year’s tour from Fredericksburg, VA, to Raleigh, NC, here.

We Are Hiring a Tri-State Regional Greenway Coordinator!

The East Coast Greenway Alliance is growing and expanding our capacity with the addition of a Tri-State Regional Greenway Coordinator. This new member of the Alliance staff will tackle the NY, NJ, and CT region and it’s exciting projects. Applications for the position are due by April 30, 2016. For more information, please visit our webpage.

Join as a New Member and Receive an ECG Buff!

East Coast Greenway Alliance Neck Buff

ECGA membership provides vital support for our Greenway program in each of our regions. If you aren’t an ECGA member yet, join by 3/31 and we’ll send you one of our new East Coast Greenway buffs!

These buffs are a great wicking layer, fit under a helmet, and are machine washable. Join as a new member at the $40 level or higher by 3/15 for your ECG buff!

ECGA Winter / Spring Print Newsletter Now Available Online

An electronic version of our Winter / Spring Newsletter is available for download. It includes an update on the Susquehanna River Crossing, highlights from our recent Summit in Miami, the great trails designated last fall, and more!

This blog post appeared in the March 2016 E-Newsletter.