This Sunday: the fourth annual Pierre Lallement Commemorative Bike Ride
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.
Travel South on the East Coast Greenway to Silver Sands State Park in Milford. This section of the ECG incorporates the Vision Trail, the Harbor side trail, the Long Wharf Nature Preserve, and the Savin Rock Trail. A representative of ECG will lead the ride and provide information and background on the trails.Details https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7250273
Shake hands with New Haven’s Bike Share. Learn how to sign up, saddle up, and hitch up. You’ll learn key bike handling skills along the way. You may either use your own bike or Bike Share bikes will be made available at no charge.Details http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7378487
New Haven’s bike scene today is a varied and vibrant reflection of our overall population. Join us as we visit some of the people and places that contribute to the richness of our city’s bicycle culture.Details
Retrace the steps of New Haven’s defenders during the two-pronged offensive by the British. Ride to Lighthouse Point and Bradley Point, West Haven where the British landed and attempted to take our city.Details
Experience the New Haven Cultural Heritage Tour by bike. The tour tells the pre-1970 stories of the experiences, contributions and hardships faced in New Haven by five of the cultural and ethnic groups that have enriched our community.NEA Big ReadDetails
Ride to Hindinger Farm in Hamden for the annual Strawberry Festival. Events include family hayrides, clowns, lots of food and entertainment, and of course, beautiful, delicious red juicy strawberries!Details https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5924242
New Haven is home to a wide range of fascinating and historic bridges. We’ll get an inside perspective of some of these often overlooked, important structures that carry our roadways and bikeways over rivers and other barriers. A great ride for dads and their loved ones.Details
Travel North from New Haven to Cheshire and learn about plans to connect the former rail trail to Northampton, MA. Visit historic Locks 12 and 14 before returning to New Haven. A representative of ECG will lead the ride and provide information and background on the trail.Details