Hartford, Connecticut – Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 – Live Hartford’s bicycling and parks legacies. Road, mountain, commuter, comfort, hybrid, racing, touring, single speed, hardtail, 3- speed, banana, cargo, whatever you pedal. This is a fun loving urban parks tour - not a race. 10, 15, 25, and 40 mile bike tours will remind some of the routes of the 1990’s Hartford Parks Bike Tour but also feature miles new of riverfront trails and bike lanes. Both guided and self-guided walks feature Hartford’s historic, architectural, and natural attractions, some free and some for free. All routes depart and return to beautiful Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford.
Discounted online pre-registration is now open for the bike tour. Walk tour registration is day of event only. Remembering New York City ten years after September 11th, and recognizing Connecticut First Responders’ service every day saving and protecting life on our roadways - complimentary day of event registration for Police, Fire, and EMT/Ambulance personnel in work shirt.
Proceeds benefit Bike Walk CT and the City of Hartford, Hartford Parks Trust Fund. “The stronger the roots, the sweeter the fruits.”
“I invite residents and visitors alike to explore and rediscover Hartford. By touring our treasured and historic parks system, it’s easy to be in awe of the visionaries who founded our great city. It also inspires us today to continue implementing our One City, One Plan for conservation and development as Hartford becomes a greener, grander, and choice destination,” said Mayor Pedro E. Segarra.
Bike Walk Connecticut's mission is to change the culture of transportation in Connecticut through advocacy and education by making bicycling and walking safe, feasible and attractive for a healthier and cleaner Connecticut.
Discover Hartford Tour Website – www.hartfordbiketour.org
Discover Hartford Tour Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=159052354171214
Bike Walk Connecticut – www.bikewalkct.org
City of Hartford – http://www.hartford.gov/
Hartford Parks – http://www.hartford.gov/healthyhartford/OpenSpace/OSParks.htm