At its last meeting, Bicycle Friendly Farmington, Inc., elected Jennifer Decker and Laura Mitchell Russotto to its Board of Directors. Participants in our Monday Night Social Rides this past summer will likely recall both Jennifer and Laura who were regulars and/or leaders of those rides. Laura is a teacher and brings experience with bike to school programs to the board. Jennifer is a corporate accountant and was also elected Treasurer of the Board at its November meeting.
From left to right: Jennifer Decker, Laura Mitchell Russotto, and Tony Russotto.
The board is delighted to welcome both Laura and Jennifer to our ranks!
Bicycle Friendly Farmington, Inc., is pleased to welcome Brian Burch to its Board of Directors. After relocating to Farmington, Brian discovered our considerable trails network, and returned to bicycling in order to explore the Farmington Valley. He has been a regular attendee at our Social Rides this summer, and we are pleased to welcome him to our Board.
The 2015 Unionville Festival is coming up, to be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from noon to 5:00 p.m., and Bicycle Friendly Farmington will be there!
Bicycle Friendly Farmington, Inc., is pleased to welcome David Oullette to its Board of Directors. David is a longtime cycling enthusiast who has a deep interest in all kinds of bicycling, including touring, road biking, mountain biking, and collecting and restoring vintage bicycles. David and his family put together BFF’s recent Farmington to Collinsville Vintage Ride-In, a leisurely ride on vintage (and retro) bicycles similar to the Tweed Rides that have become popular in many cities around the world. We are delighted to have David’s passion and commitment to safe and fun bicycling in Farmington as an official part of BFF!
Bicycle Friendly Farmington is co-sponsoring the Farmington to Collinsville Vintage Ride-In on June 7, 2015. This ride is for owners and connoisseurs of vintage bikes (pre-1980) who will make a casual ride from the Route 4/River Road parking lot of the Farmington River Trail into the center of Collinsville and then return. Riders will meet at 2:00 pm.
The Oullette family will be leading the ride. For more information or to join in, please visit the Facebook event page.
Celebrate the end of National Bike Month this weekend with two morning rides hosted by Doug and Jen. On Saturday, May 30, 2015 and Sunday, May 31, 2015, Doug and Jen will lead bicyclists on rides using our town’s vast rails trail system and connecting paths to nearby restaurants. After a stop for to refuel with breakfast, the ride will continue and return to the starting point. This weekend’s rides will take place on the trail system (and a few brief connector streets) and are suitable for riders of all levels.
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