Kids Loved the Obstacle Course at our Bike Safety Rodeo

DSCN1813On Saturday morning, May 2nd,  twenty excited kids ages 5 – 10 came with their bikes and helmets to A.W. Cox School parking lot to ride the obstacle course with our local Guilford Police Officer O’Connor and Officer Shove, as part of their training for safe bike riding skills. DSCN1839Our Guilford Shoreline Greenway Trail Team hosted the event, coordinated by Team member Kristen D’Souza with her great team of volunteers, including Robin Gangemi, Claudia Bartlett, Laura and Adam Berkowitz-Gilbert, and volunteers from Guilford’s Middle and High School, Guilford Park and Rec Department and A.W. Cox 4th Grade Girl Scout troop.

After having their bikes and helmets checked out by a professional from Zanes Cycles, they followed a painted meandering line in the parking lot, avoiding various obstacles and obeying traffic signs DSCN1825– to test out their bike safety knowledge and balancing skills. When they completed the course, they were thrilled to receive a “Guilford” SGT bike license plate for their bikes, designed by Team member Laura Gilbert.

During the event, families dropped off twenty three used bicycles,DSCN1836 collected for Bikes for Kids, an organization out of Old Saybrook which provides needy kids and families with refurbished bicycles in the State and beyond.

We would like to thank all of our partners      who helped to make this a fun morning for the participating families. DSCN1844DSCN1809DSCN1808 A special thank you to the staff from the Park and Recreation Department and Officers O’Connor and Shove who got up early, after working extended shifts due to the American Idol Nick Fradiani hometown visit, to make this event possible!!DSCN1818DSCN1801DSCN1845

May 2 – Help clean-up Guilford Green this Saturday for Earth Day

Volunteer to help anytime between 8am-2pm at the Town’s 2nd ANNUAL GUILFORD CLEAN-UP THE EARTH DAY on the Guilford Green, as members of Shoreline Greenway Trail.   Please email organizer Duncan Markovich  at  if you can help.  Thank you!  Our SGT Guilford Team will be holding our  Bike Safety Rodeo at the same time, but would love some other members to participate in this valuable community event.  Thank you!    Pam Bisbee Simonds & Milt Charlton, Guilford Team co-chairs, Shoreline Greenway Trail

May 2nd ‘First Saturday’ Walk at Hammonasset Beach State Park

HammWoods*Runner4MAY 2nd, SATURDAY, 10AM MADISON: HAMMONASSET BEACH STATE PARK, John Paulson, Madison team member and Chair of Trail Development for the whole trail, will lead us from the SGT parking lot to the newest trail segment that runs from the park tollbooths to the walkway. Across the marsh we will pass the campground and walk around the peninsula to the end of the completed trail where work is starting on the new segment down to Webster Point Road. Spectacular marsh views and bird watching. Very easy, a few minor hills. 2 miles round trip, one hour. Meet at the eastern trailhead parking lot off Route One just east of the Hammonasset entrance road. Exit 62 from I 95 south to Route 1, Left on Route 1, Right into Park service road and parking lot. Questions:

May 2, Sat – Bike Safety Rodeo & Used Bike Donations 9AM-11AM at Cox School in Guilford

COME TO OUR KIDS BIKE SAFETY RODEO this Saturday, May 2 for kids 5 to 10 years old, from 9AM to 11AM at A.W. Cox Elementary School, organized by the Guilford Team of Shoreline Greenway Trail. [Read more…]