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Fall 2017 SCSU Social Justice Bike Ride

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West Rock Nature Center

1090 Wintergreen Avenue

Hamden, CT 06514

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STARTING LOCATION: West Rock Nature Center, 1090 Wintergreen Ave., Hamden

  • Note: This Center, just over the border from New Haven in Hamden, is operated by New Haven Parks & Rec..
  • The Nature Center is just West of SCSU Campus. There are many ways to get there, so use your GPS to find the best route for you. There is plenty of car parking at the site. If you are borrowing a bike from the City, you will pick it up and drop it off at this site.

TIMING: START TIME IS 6:30 AM

  • We will start promptly at 6:30 am with orientation to discuss bicycle safety and provide an overview of the tour. Please be on time, especially if you are borrowing a bike from the City.
  • We will be biking for 2.5 hours (approximately 6:45 am – 9:15 am) – including lots of stops!
  • Our goal is to be back at the Nature Center with City bikes stowed and done with tour by 9:30 am.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • WATER BOTTLE. If you are borrowing a City Bike, bring regular size plastic water bottle to fit into bottle holder. Large Nalgene bottles will not fit.
  • SMALL BACKPACK TO CARRY SUPPLIES.
    • Cell phone: To communicate, if necessary.
    • Small notebook and a pen, if you want to take notes.
    • Sun glasses
    • Small snack – granola bar?
  • HELMET: All riders must wear a helmet. If you don’t have a helmet, you can borrow one from the City.
  • CLOTHES: If possible wear light/bright clothing so everyone can see you. Wear sneakers or other close-toed shoes. It is not safe to bike in flip flops. Wear layers if cold, because you wil warm up!

LOGISTICS

  • The route is about 13 miles and 90% flat. The only semi-hill we have to ride is at the very end – grand finale!
  • Short (3 min) informational briefs to describe each of the tour sites. There are about 12 stops.
  • Joe Milone, New Haven Park Ranger and SCSU Faculty Member serves as the tour’s Logistics Coordinator/Bike Expert. He will carry first aid supplies and flat tire repair kit. He works with the City bikes on a regular basis and will be able to answer any questions related to the equipment and bicycle safety.
  • Weather: Hopefully, we will get a nice sunny day! We will follow the weather closely. If thunderstorms or hard rain, event will be cancelled, but this seems unlikely. We will ride in light rain!
  • Any questions, contact Amy Smoyer, Tour Leader, at (203)508-5356 and SmoyerA1@southernct.edu
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Hamden, CT 06514

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