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.
This week’s Valley Press includes a nice article on the Kevin Adorno Memorial Ride and Festival that BFF is helping to produce this weekend. The article is entitled “Inaugural festival in honor of Kevin Adorno” and is written by staff writer Ted Glanzer. Glanzer interviewed Tanya Adorno and BFF Chairman Ron Goralski, and includes a summary of the story of Kevin Adorno’s adventures as well as how the event came together.
Download a PDF of the full article in the Valley Press – 04-23-2015
The routes and cue sheets for the Kevin Adorno Memorial Rides have been finalized and can be downloaded below in PDF format. The 50-mile ride is a scenic route on country roads through six towns, while the 30-mile ride is routed mostly on the Farmington Canal Heritage and Farmington River Trails with a bit of riding on designated bikeway roads.
Download Adorno Ride 50-Mile Map & Cue Sheet.
Download Adorno Ride 30-Mile Map & Cue Sheet.
Register today for the Adorno Memorial Ride and Festival.
The 2015 National Bike Challenge runs from May to September and is a fun way to motivate yourself to ride your bicycle for transport and recreation. By joining the Challenge, you’ll also be part of our town-wide effort to show the world just how bicycle-friendly Farmington and Unionville really are! Bicycle Friendly Farmington is the official sponsor for anyone who signs up in the 06032 and 06085 zip codes.
Sign up today and then start logging your rides on May 1, 2015. Users of Strava and MapMyRide and some other apps can link their accounts and get their miles and rides updated automatically!
Saturday April 25th is Farmington Clean-Up Day and we hope each of you can help our community out. For over a decade, the Farmington Community has come together to clean its roads and trails of litter. As you may recall from last year, the Farmington Green Efforts Committee sponsors a cleanup competition and one of the awards is for the community organization that picks up the most trash. This is a perfect opportunity for BFF to shine as a group while helping our town out.
Bicyclists have a great advantage in this competition; the miles we have pedaled in Farmington gives us a great advantage when it comes to knowing the messiest streets in town. Let’s use this knowledge to win!