On a sunny Saturday in April, the Shoreline Greenway Trail Rock to Rock Bike Team – eighteen energetic members, ages nine to seventy seven – rode their bikes in the 7th Annual ‘ROCK TO ROCK’ EARTH DAY RIDE in New Haven on April 25. This event is a major fundraiser for 24 environmental organizations and this is the first year that Shoreline Greenway Trail was invited to participate. Members from all our towns helped volunteer or joined our Bike Team.
Our Bike Team riders chose one of five different courses, ranging from the 8-mile Family Ride to the challenging 60-mile Century ride! Together they raised almost $8,000 from 94 generous donors..… a fun day and a fun way to raise funds for Shoreline Greenway Trail! We thank everyone who contributed to the wonderful day.
Several members volunteered at the Rest Stops for the 20-mile, 40- mile and 60-mile routes. At Lighthouse Point, East Haven members Barbara Brow, Mary Jane Toomey, John Cox and Susan Stacey were greeters. At Guilford’s Perk on Church 60-mile riders were greeted with refreshments by Milt Charlton, Greg Teschendorf, Jennifer Chaffiotte, and Deb and Russell Heinrich.
Our enthusiastic SGT Bike Team cyclists wore new white tech biking shirts with our logo for high visibility: Guilford members Chip Angle, Peter Hawes, Brad Kronstat, Carol Grave, Josh Geballe and Joe Garofoli; Branford’s Farhan Soomro, sons Manik 14, and Saami 9, Glenn Gaffield and Annie Heinzel; East Haven member Mark Bridgman; the three-generation Anderson-Simonds family from Guilford and Madison; and from Durham, Liz and Jay Conroy. Next year, join the Team!!