The ECGA is Turning 25! Celebrate with us in Providence, RI, This Fall!

 

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The ECGA is Turning 25! Celebrate with us in Providence, Rhode Island.

Who: All are invited!

What: East Coast Greenway Alliance Annual Summit & 25th Anniversary Kick-Off

WhereProvidence, RI 

When: November 11 & 12th

Register Today!

WEEKEND AGENDA

Registration is required – includes attendance at all events, and lunch on Saturday. Non-members, registration also includes a year membership to the ECGA!

Friday, November 11th

2:30-4:30 pm
Join us in kicking off the ECGA’s 25th Anniversary Celebration & Annual Summit! We’ll start the weekend off right with two fun and active ways to explore the ECG in the Ocean State:

Option 1: Walking Tour
5-mile walking tour of the Blackstone River Bikeway (segment 1A in construction) and the future alignment of River Road, the Blackstone Boulevard, India Point Park and the pedestrian bridge spanning I-195, and the  George Redman Linear Park. Click here for the route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16213519

Option 2: Bike Ride
20-mile bike ride on the ECG Rhode Island coastal route. We’ll start at India Point Park, cross the Seakonk River over the George Redman Linear Bridge and ride the East Bay Bike Path to Warren, RI and back. (map.greenway.org)


5:30-7 pm
ECGA Reception & 25th Celebration at Small Point Cafe – 230 Westminster Street

Saturday, November 12th: Annual Meeting

Agenda (Draft):

8:30-9:30am
ECGA annual member meeting 

9:30 – 10am
Coffee & snacks

9:30am-3pm
ECGA 25th Kick-Off & State of the Greenway Summit 

10:00-10:30am
Welcome with elected leaders & introductions, Dennis Markatos-Soriano (ECGA, Executive Director) and Molly Henry (ECGA, New England Coordinator)

10:30-12pm
Panel on the history of the ECG and ECGA (Panelists TBA)

12:00 -12:45 am
Lunch & Networking Break

12:45- 2pm
State of the Greenway Update with special coverage on New England 

2 – 2:15pm
Break

2:15-2:45pm
Special Guest Speaker (TBA)

3 – 4:30 pm
Special activity (TBA)

University of Rhode Island, Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies
Classroom 260 A/B
80 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903

Registration includes attendance at all events, and lunch on Saturday. Non-members, registration also includes a year membership to the ECGA! Register here.

For more information please contact Molly Henry at molly@greenway.org or call 610.348.4931

Looking for overnight accommodations? Consider some of these options in downtown Providence:
Renaissance Providence, Hilton Garden Inn Providence, Providence Biltmore, Hotel Providence, the Dean Hotel, or Hampton Inn.

Interested in renting a bicycle? Check out these great local Providence bike shops to make reservations: Providence Bicycle, Dash Bicycle or NBX Bikes.

Top photo of Providence skyline with bicycle by Sarah Thomas, www.instagram.com/nomadiccycling/.

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