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Cycling & Pioneering for the greater cause — a Greenway version of the Appalachian Trail (without the wilderness!)

This November, I will bicycle (& skate) my way to Key West, Florida.  It is the finale of my pedal-powered journey beginning (for me) in Bar Harbor Maine in 2015 — cycling southbound a week+ per year.

But, I don’t ride for me.

I ride  — with a group of cyclists, test riders who are activists and pioneers for you, your friends, your family and future generations who crave safe travels that don’t involve a cars.  I pedal-power this distance for walkers, joggers, skaters, cyclists and those in wheelchairs who need trails & safe passages for commuting, recreating or just needing a dose of nature.

My fellow cyclists and I are part of The East Coast Greenway Alliance — a non-profit who works with communities along the Eastern seaboard to build or bridge trails from Maine to Key West that are car-free &/or safe-passages.

My ask, in this final  push to Key West — is that you join me.  Join me via a one-time tax deductible donation (any amount is truly appreciated) to the East Coast Greenway Alliance.

Why donate? 

  • You get to play a part of something big
  • What part is that?  Building an ‘Appalachian Trail’ (so to speak) on the East Coast — without the wilderness!
  • You will receive a personal note of gratitude from me
  • You get to experience the final test-ride in November via my blog (yes, reading is optional!)
  •  You will receive a high-five honorable shout-out in my blog at the end of the ride — after all YOU made it possible.  (read prior ECG cycling travels here)

Thank you, for reading, being a part of this effort and donating any amount you can.  Click DONATE to begin. Many thanks for your support — and making non-car travels safe for generations to come.



2012 Skate of the Union

The sista’hood takes to inline skating at the Fairfax Police Dept oval track – in a field of pro elite skaters (not us!) and amateurs (that’s us!) for a half-marathon ‘race. Well, maybe not a “race” for us – but we finished standing upright and burned off some calories along the way!

Jill and I started out at the BACK of the pack…and stayed that way for the first 2 laps. It was looking for awhile that we were the clear OWNERS of last place…until Jill started kickin’ some ass….and we picked off a few stragglers one at a time.

Once it became apparent that we weren’t going to fall, we started gaining more speed (with Jill leading again!), and soon other skaters jumped onto very sweet pace line. The vibe was fabulous — and you can’t beat skate endorphin’s!!! We came in JUST ahead of last place (woo hoo!)…with a bunch of new friends (paceline buddies)