The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area (Housatonic Heritage) in collaboration with the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership has announced ‘Heritage Ride 2015’, a coordinated end-to-end ride of the Western New England Greenway from July 26 to August 1. Beginning in Norwalk, CT, the group of cyclists will ride the most compatible cycling roadways throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont, terminating in Burlington, VT. Several informational stops will be made along the way, providing an opportunity for interested citizens to learn about the bikeway.
The Western New England Greenway is a multi-segment, multi-state bike route that links New York City and Montreal. The corridor largely follows Route 7 through the very western portions of CT, MA and VT. It connects with the East Coast Greenway at the Merritt Parkway near Norwalk, CT. at the Southern terminus, and with the Quebec’s Route Verte at the Northern terminus (Canadian border). The Bikeway includes over 300 miles of mapped routes, and includes lodging, dining, cycling shops and heritage sites nearby.
Since 2010 a group of volunteers from the three New England states have been working to coordinate an annual conference, create a website / Facebook site, and to map and publish the most favorable on- and off-road route.
For more information about the Western New England Greenway program, or to inquire about joining the 2015 ride, download the flyer , visit www.WNEGreenway.org, on Facebook:www.facebook.com/WesternNewEnglandGreenway
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