Connecticut's Ride the East a Greenway success

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On Connecticut Trails Day, Saturday June 3, Ride the East took place, co-sponsored by the East Coast Greenway and the Trust for Public Land. More than 120 riders celebrated the Trust for Public Land’s 50th anniversary and showcased the Charter Oak and Hop River Trails, part of the 200-mile East Coast Greenway spine route through Connecticut.

The 50-mile ride and 7-mile family ride received rave reviews from riders from across the state. Representatives from the East Coast Greenway, the Trust for Public Land and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection spoke at the start. Riders stopped for water and snacks at the playground at Charter Oak Park and the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum in Willimantic. 

Huge thanks to Steve Mitchell, East Coast Greenway Alliance Connecticut committee chair; Barbara Amodio, East Coast Greenway Alliance Connecticut committee secretary; our friends at the Trust for Public Land; Manchester Community College and the many volunteers for their efforts to make this a fantastic event.  

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