So I’m excited to see a number of “ask” (and “thank”) events as part of the Week-a-Year ride.
Here’s what’s planned as of now:
– A press conference with Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, a big supporter of trails. The state has just budgeted for the final phase of a 7-mile trail from Wilmington to New Castle and is doing planning work on a Wilmington-to-Newark trail. Nice!
– A rally in Perryville, Maryland, in support of a bike-friendly crossing over the Susquehanna River.
– Happy Hour with Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides and state officials. I’ll be thanking state officials for the just-opened bike beltway in Towson, Maryland, one of our overnight spots. I’m hoping it can connect the East Coast Greenway and downtown Towson.
– A photo event and signage installation in Alexandria, Virginia.
Personally, I’d like to thank Philadelphia for the Spring Garden Street Greenway now in the works. It will connect the popular Schuylkill River route and the East Coast Greenway.
And I have a big ask for you: Please sign the petition for a bike-friendly crossing over the Susquehanna River between Perryville and Havre de Grace. Right now the choices for East Coast Greenway users are bus or taxi — or in our case, barge.