State, City Officials Visit ECC’s National Bike-to-Work Day Celebration

Elm City Cycling’s National Bike-to-Work Day breakfast was a success despite the threat of unfavorable weather. Several state and local officials dropped by, including Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and state Senator Martin Looney. ECC board member Melinda Tuhus wrote this piece for the New Haven Independent:

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Remember, ECC’s bike commuter breakfast is held on the third Friday of each month from March through October, usually on Pitkin Plaza in front of The Devil’s Gear Bike Shop.

May 16: National Bike to Work Day

Help us break last year’s record turnout (153) for May’s Bike to Work Day breakfast, Friday, May 16, 7:30-9:30 a.m. in front of the Devil’s Gear on Pitkin Plaza, Orange Street between Court and Chapel. Free breakfast, courtesy of Elm City Market, giveaways, CT Transit bike rack demonstration, and a chance to schmooze with other cyclists and policy makers. Rain or shine (hope for shine!)

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Pierre Lallement Ride Sunday, May 4

This Sunday: the fourth annual Pierre Lallement Commemorative Bike RideOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ansonia resident Pierre Lallement filed the patent for the first pedal-powered bicycle in New Haven some 149 years ago, when he could be seen pedaling his contraption around the Green. Each May we honor this momentous invention with a bike ride to Ansonia.

The ride departs Lulu’s Coffeehouse at 10AM, passing through the New Haven Green around 10:15 (meet up at either location), following roughly this route.

The ride will conclude in Ansonia with the town’s third annual Festival of Bikes. We hope to see you there!