Join SGT’s April 28, 2018 Earth Day Team

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Join SGT in New Haven’s 10th annual Rock to Rock Earth Day ride on Saturday April 28, 2018.

Rock to Rock is a bike ride dedicated to supporting environmental organizations in and around New Haven.  It is a bike ride and not a race, participants choose from 5 different routes:  8 mile family ride – great for kids, a 12, 20 or 40 mile ride as well as the metric century.  There is something for everyone!  Team members raise funds for the trail and then enjoy a great bike ride with over a thousand people also celebrating Earth Day and environmental organizations important to them.  If interested or you would like more information about joining our Rock to Rock team, please contact Kristen at kristen.dsouza@gmail.com.  This will be SGT’s 4th year and we have always had a great time so join us!!

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Join us to MARCH, BIKE or STROLL in the Guilford Fair Parade on  Saturday, Sept. 17 at 10am

The Guilford Team of  Shoreline Greenway Trail invites walkers and bikers of all ages, families with kids in strollers, etc. to participate in this local Fall event.  Join us to raise awareness of the trail and to support safe walking and biking in Guilford and across our Shoreline towns – creating A Better Way From Here to There!! IMG_0526
    If you are interested in joining us for the parade, please e-mail Kristen D’Souza in advance at kristen.dsouza@gmail.com.  
    The group will gather by 9:30am on parade day, Saturday, September 17 . We will announce our Team’s location closer to the event. Please wear a green t-shirt, or, an SGT t-shirt if you have one.
G14.9-Ev.parade.bella Dogs on leashes are also welcome!  Join the fun!

July 13, 7pm – at Blackstone Library, Branford: Local educator Ted Braun will present his new book

Ted Braun, a Shoreline Greenway Trail Board member, an avid bicyclist and a retired educator,  has written a new book based on the diaries of his wife Deirdre’s great-grandfather, Llewellyn Barker, written from the age of 14 to 86, entitled  The Barkers of Branford: Life in America Through a Local Lens, chronicling the history of a family, of a town, of a nation.

Blackstone Library display case of family memorabilia for Ted's new book

Blackstone Library display case of family memorabilia for Ted’s new book

Ted welcomes you to join him in his presentation at the Blackstone Library sponsored by the Branford Historical Society on Wednesday, July 13th at 7 PM.  Ted will share from the following:

·       A Boy’s Life in the 1860’s
·       19th C Domestic Life
·       The Golden Age Of Bicycles
·       Prohibition Insights      
·       Women Step Forward
·       19th C Branford Education 
·       A Laborer’s View
·       Electrification & The Flush Toilet 
                                                               ·       The Great War
Of special interest to cyclists is his chapter highlighting bicycling in the last decade of the 19thcentury. Some excerpts from the chapter on “The Golden Age of Bicycling”:   ….Bicycling in the mid 19th century was more akin to a circus act than a means of transportation. It was both difficult and hazardous for the rider who was precariously perched above the enormous front wheel of the “high wheeler”.  Not until the 1880s, when the “safety bicycle” was invented, did bicycling gain widespread popularity.
…The later 19th century launched “The Golden Age of Bicycling” …. Mass production made it affordable for the average citizen.   A million bicycles were produced in 1897 alone. 

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July 2, 8:30AM First Saturday Bike Ride: Guilford to Madison

Start your holiday early Saturday morning with a flat 15-mile round-trip on-road bike ride from the Guilford harbor along Route One to Madison’s  boat launch and red cottage at Circle Beach (seen in photo below from the Guilford harbor).  We will pass by the site of Guilford’s future first 3/4 mile trail section to be built completely off-road along the south side of Route One to the East River.  Meet at 8:30am at the Guilford Harbor – at the end of Whitfield Street from the Town Green.  Experienced riders 14IMG_0002_2 and older. Helmets required. Waivers signed at start. Bring water. Leader Pam Simonds, 453-2271 or guilford@shorelinegreenwaytrail.org.