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

You’re doing what?
This November, I will bicycle my way from Titusville to Key West, Florida — putting the finish on a 3000 mile journey that began in 2015 in Maine.

But, why?
I’m a test-rider & fundraiser for the East Coast Greenway Alliance – a non-profit.  I bicycle with a group of 40 — who experience the current state of roads-n-trails network — to recommend what needs to be improved.  We raise funds for car/free or safe passages city-by-city from Maine to Key West.  Think, the Appalachian trail along the entire US East Coast, without the wilderness.

Can’t you just bicycle on the current roads? 
Sure — if you like playing russian roulette with traffic.  The goal is to create an off-road experience for as many miles as possible — so that families, children, walkers, joggers, bicyclists and anyone who wants to enjoy being outside — can do so safe from traffic.

Who’s driving this Greenway?
The East Coast Greenway Alliance — The East Coast Greenway is a collaborative effort that has attracted more than $1 billion in public investment in its first 25 years. The dream of a 3,000-mile protected biking and walking route represents a commitment to public health, environmental sustainability, economic development, and civic engagement. Together, we are connecting people to nature and communities via a safe, accessible Greenway.

Can I help?
Yes, you can.

Any tax-deductible amount you can afford to donate helps to create this Greenway of safe passages for all to enjoy — along our beloved East Coast.   Any donation — you will receive a personal, sincere thank you e-note, from me

Most importantly,
Thank you for taking the time to read.  Not everyone is in a place where they can donate, and I am just grateful you are in my life.
Jane

 

https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/jane-wadsworth-1/2019-Week-A-Year-Bike-Tour