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Time: April 30, 2016 from 9am to 3pm
Location: Common Ground and East Rock Park
Street: 358 Springside Ave
City/Town: New Haven
Website or Map: http://rocktorock.donordrive.…
Event Type: bike, ride
Organized By: Chris Schweitzer
Latest Activity: Apr 29, 2016
In its eight year, the Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride has grown into one of the region’s largest environmental events and fundraisers. The event itself - on Saturday, April 30th - is a day-long celebration of Earth Day and New Haven's rich environmental and cultural resources.
1500 cyclists will travel between West Rock and East Rock, with celebrations on both sides of the city. Along the way, they will eat tasty food, hear great music, take on environmental challenges and service projects, and explore the city's parks. They will travel along the Farmington Canal Trail and official city bike lanes, pass through many of the city's beautiful neighborhoods, and make stops in Edgewood and Beaver Pond Parks on their way between the Rocks. In 2016 there will be five rides: the 8-mile family-friendly ride; a 12 mile adult ride; the 20-mile ride; the 40-mile ride; and a metric century (60+ miles), all traveling through scenic and park filled routes in the New Haven region. Music at various stops and at the end at East Rock will be provided by CT Folk and with include performances by local musicians.
The goals for 2016 are $200,000 raised and 1500 riders. In 2015, the Ride raised over $185,000 to support 26 local environmental organizations, signed up over 1200 riders, received donations from over 500 individuals, and attracted more than 40 corporate and organizational sponsors. The funds raised annually support youth education, community gardens, city tree planting, environmental education, green policy work, local and healthy food projects, park improvements, and much more.