This Friday, Elm City Cycling’s monthly free breakfast event will unite sustainable transportation with sustainable power. The breakfast, which last month brought out a record one hundred cyclists, will be sponsored by Phoenix Press, New Haven’s home-grown print shop powered by its own wind turbine to provide clean, renewable energy for its operations. All kinds of cyclists are expected on all sorts of conveyances: sleek racing bikes, practical hybrids, folding bikes, cargo bikes, a pedicab and perhaps a unicycle. Phoenix proprietor Brian Driscoll will address the gathered throng briefly around 8:30 a.m., and we’ll be awarding our “Commuter of the Month” certificate to Paula Moody, executive director of the St. Francis Home for Children in New Haven, who bikes in from Middletown.

Details below:
Elm City Cycling presents Bike to Work Day free breakfast to cyclists and commuting pedestrians on Friday, Aug. 19, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. in Pitkin Plaza on Orange Street between Chapel and Court streets. Breakfast provided by Bru Cafe. Sponsored by Phoenix Press…Wind to Print. For more information contact or call 203.287.9811.


CT Folk is thrilled to announce the third annual Tour des Farms, a day-long bicycle ride to take place on Saturday, August 20. Starting at Treat Farm in Orange, the Tour will take cyclists to local farms, gardens, and other agricultural treasures along the 25-mile route. At each stop along the road, riders will be entertained by a Connecticut-grown musician. Stops include: Massaro Community FarmSavino VineyardsField View Farm, and the Ansonia Nature Center.


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Group puts a spin on discovering the area’s bounty

CT Post, August 16, 2011



Elm City Cycling’s Ice Cream Rides are Back!

Join us this Wednesday (July 14) at 5:30PM at the flagpole of the New Haven Green for this week’s Ice Cream Social ride. We leave promptly at 5:45PM and will be going to West Haven/Woodmont for your choice of ice cream parlors

Since it started in 2009 with 200 riders, Rock To Rock has become an annual rite and a major green fundraiser. This year, 500 riders raised more than $50,000 for 14 environmental groups, according to organizers.

Pierre Lallament lived in Ansonia when he got the patent for the first pedaled bicycle in 1886. Then he spent his life in relative obscurity, working for a factory and dying without fame, money or much credit.

Now one Ansonia resident wants to change that — and it starts with a 10-mile bike ride this summer.

As part of the annual International Arts and Ideas Festival in New Haven, a group will bike from the New Haven Green to Ansonia on June 12 to recreate Lallament’s first long ride.

The Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride kicks off on Tuesday February 15th with the official Launch Party at Koffee (104 Audubon Street). Full details

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