To recognize the sad cancellation of Center Streets 2020 and provide a bicycling activity for all of those who have loved Center Streets the past 4 years, we are offering Center Streets Slow Roll!
Ride or bring your bikes to the West Hartford Town Hall parking lot by the flag pole and join us for a Slow Roll bike ride. Fun for all ages, this will be a slow ride around local streets from 10: 00 a.m. until we are ready to stop slow rolling. Streets are NOT closed to cars but we expect enough people on bikes to make cars take notice and wait for us to go by. This event should be safe for all ages. Masks and helmets are required. Safe distances between riders should be observed. We hope to have hundreds of bicyclists taking over the 2 1/2 mile mostly flat route around West Hartford. Explore the interactive route map. Slow rolls are taking place in many cities around the world. A critical mass of bikes kind of rules the road for a short time. Spread the word and join us! Questions: email – firstname.lastname@example.org
This is what Center Streets 2020 would have looked like. Covid-19 made Center Streets, like so many other great events in 2020, impossible.
Center Streets 2020, Bike West Hartford’s 5th annual open streets event, is tentatively scheduled for Sunday August 30th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in West Hartford Center.
With Covid-19 restrictions currently in place we are uncertain of where we will be at the end of August but we are hopeful that Center Streets will take place and bring many people to the streets of West Hartford Center to bike, walk, and roll through the car free Center.
Ultimately our 5th annual Center Streets was canceled but we will have Center Streets Slow Roll around West Hartford on the same day to recognize the demand for fresh air activities which allow for safe gathering.
Night Fall is a magical, free, outdoor community performance celebrating seasonal change through art, music, dance, and Anne Cubberly’s legendary giant puppets. If you’d like to ride to this fun event, join Bike West Hartford for a ride-in:
When: Sat. Oct. 5, 4:15 PM
Where: 50 South Main Street, West Hartford Center. Meet on the back side, opposite of Main Street
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Bike West Hartford, Inc. will be leading three family bicycle tours on the signed Neighborhood Bike Routes in town this Sunday, June 2 in recognition of Celebrate West Hartford.
The first tour will be the Green Route and we will meet at the Hall High School Hyde Road parking lot and leave promptly at 8 AM.
The second tour will be the Blue Route and we will meet at the Beachland Park parking lot and leave promptly at 9:30 AM.
The third tour will be the Orange Route and we will meet at the Fernridge Park parking lot and leave promptly at 11:00 AM. After this ride, we will encourage this group to head straight from Fern Park to Celebrate West Hartford, since the festival opens at noon, and park at the bike corral on Burr Street.
Each route should take approximately an hour.
All participants must wear bike helmets and should bring a water bottle. Tires should be pumped up with air before arriving at the starting point.
Add Center Streets 2019 to your calendars! Sunday August 25th
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Bike West Hartford, Inc. presents the 4th annual “block party on wheels” known as Center Streets! A square block of streets in West Hartford Center will once again be closed to cars and open to bikes, pedestrians, scooters, etc. Enjoy music by The Score and Righteous Continental. Free fun for all ages. Restaurant specials and samples, spinning classes by Lifer Fitness. Dust off your bikes and head to the Center. Don’t miss the best end of summer event.
Do you have a used bicycle in your basement or garage that’s ready for a new owner? Bring adult or children’s bikes to the brand-new REI West Hartford store at Corbin’s Corner shopping center, 1417 New Britain Avenue, on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 between 10am and 6pm. Your bicycle will be donated to Hartford’s community bike shop, BiCiCo.org, which repairs and “up-cycles” bikes for people in need.
Last year, REI West Hartford collected over 70 donated bicycles for BiCiCo, and we need your help to surpass that amount this year. To celebrate National Bike Month, all three of Connecticut’s REI stores participate this statewide bike drive in collaboration with local community bike shops. Learn more at https://www.rei.com/events/85869/rei-bike-drive
BiCi Co, which merges the Spanish words “bicicleta” (bicycle) and “comunidad” (community), was created by the Center for Latino Progress in Hartford in 2015, and is located at 97 Park Street, at the crossroads of the Downtown, South Green, and Frog Hollow neighborhoods. BiCi Co hosts the Earn-A-Bike program for youth to learn bike maintenance and safety, Do-It-Yourself mechanic hours (including a bustling Women’s Only DIY Night), and recently opened a bike shop storefront. This non-profit organization welcomes volunteers and supporters to get involved in a growing and collaborative bike-friendly community. For more information, contact BiCi Co Program Manager Joe Dickerson (Joe_Dickerson@ctprf.org).
Volunteers from BikeWestHartford.org will help REI staff collect bikes and transport them by rental truck to BiCiCo. To volunteer for this event, contact Jack Dougherty (firstname.lastname@example.org).