BFF Craft Brewery Ride and Tour

bff brew rideThis August 21st, Bicycle Friendly Farmington (BFF) will become Beer Friendly Farmington (for a day)! Tidal River Brewing in Canton, CT, is the Farmington Valley’s latest addition to the growing craft beer scene in Connecticut. Join BFF for a ride to the brewery, with a tour and tasting led by Tidal River’s brewmeister, Geoff Mattheis.

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Monday Night Social Rides Are Underway

13615085_10209679975985964_2960712255973820188_nBFF’s popular Monday Night Social Rides are a fun way to get exercise with a group of friendly Farmington area bicyclists! Each Monday night throughout the summer, BFF leads a trail ride for 12-20 miles, starting and ending in Unionville. Riders of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to attend.

Follow BFF on Facebook for updates all summer long. We look forward to seeing you on Monday!

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BFF’s Bicycle Safety Rodeo Program

BFF's Bicycle Rodeo.

BFF’s Bicycle Rodeo.

A bicycle rodeo is a fun way for kids from 5 to 18 years old to learn skills required to safely ride a bicycle. BFF’s team of certified cycling instructors has put together a program that can be held at your school or organization to make sure that your young folks know the rules of safe bicycling.

Our instructors will conduct equipment and helmet checks and teach proper techniques for riding, stopping, and steering on a fun skills course. Contact BFF today to arrange a bicycle rodeo for your group!

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Free Bike Rodeo for Kids, May 14, 2016

BattersonParkLoop_2014-05-25cBicycle Friendly Farmington is holding a free bicyle rodeo for kids ages 8 to 12 on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Winding Trails in Farmington. The rodeo is being held in conjunction with the Adorno Memorial Ride and Festival co-sponsored by BFF.

A bicycle rodeo is a fun way to learn the skills required to safely ride a bicycle. At this event, BFF’s team of certified cycling instructors will conduct equipment and helmet checks and teach proper techniques for riding, stopping, and steering.

Once skills have been taught, kids will test them out on series of short and fun courses in a protected area. Prizes and awards will provided. The Bike Rodeo is designed for kids 8 to 12 years of age.

All participants must have a helmet and a proper-sized bicycle. Check-in is between 12 noon and 1 pm, and the event ends at 3 pm. Register for free at www.AdornoRide.org; same-day registrations may be available as well but we ask that you pre-register.

We look forward to seeing many families at this fun and educational event!

Download the BFF 2016 Bike Rodeo flyer.

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BFF is ready to celebrate National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month, and BFF plans to celebrate by riding our bikes around Farmington.  We hope you’ll be riding around town, too!  Snap a picture, post it and it’s that easy – you’re celebrating with us!  Prizes and glory available!  You can read more about our program here:

May is National Bike Month!

 

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2015 Report from the BFF Chair

Bicycle Friendly Farmington Accomplished Much in 2015. Will You Join with Us in 2016?

Dear BFF members and supporters,

RonGoralskiWhen I moved to Farmington in 1997, I was already a frequent bicycle commuter and pedaling through town on my way to Simsbury or Bloomfield. Like most towns in the area, Farmington presented cyclists with an array of hazards and obstacles, and many motorists could not relate to a bicycle rider with the backpack and flashing lights. In recent years, bicycle advocacy has changed how others view cyclists, and how towns and cities structure their communities. Being “bicycle friendly” is now an asset to local businesses and employers. Linear parks (bike paths) now connect neighborhoods, towns, and states.

You have the unique opportunity to become a part of this movement, and a part of something that is taking place in your own community.I wanted to take a few moments to review all that Bicycle Friendly Farmington (BFF) has recently achieved in hopes that you will join our renew your membership in BFF.

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