Promoting Cycling Opportunities for ALL
On the Farmington Canal
Help Us raise money for a bicycle repair station and basic repair supplies
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In 2012, Doreen created the Community Place-making and Engagement Network (CPEN) as a catalyst for community relationship-building, leadership development and public health in the low-income Newhallville neighborhood of New Haven. Focusing on family fitness and outdoor recreation to positively impact the social determinants of health, CPEN established the Learning Corridor along the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, a linear park and designated section of the East Coast Greenway.
The Learning Corridor features a resident-maintained public green-space and Audubon-certified pollinator garden, access to the linear park, a space for festivals and community gatherings, and a bicycle storage facility where community members can access bicycles (and helmets!) for use on the trail and in the community.
The Learning Corridor features annual programs such as the springtime Pedometer Challenge for walkers, weekly maintenance work-days in June and July, the Harvest Festival in October, holiday sing-along in December, and will soon also feature a farmers’ market to bring fresh fruits and vegetables into Newhallville, where access to high-quality produce is currently limited.
Doreen is also an award-winning environmental educator who leads 4-H programs and teaches fishing for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). In 2011 she founded the West River Water Festival, a popular annual summertime event featuring canoe rides and watershed education.
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Stopped for a cold drink while ridding the trail
We invite groups to experience the trail with our bikes.
Today's guest, Women I Am,INC
10-12 years old boys group gather with David for a trail ride
We had our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on CT Trail Day June 4th, 2017.Big thanks to our other founding partners Elm City Parks Conservancy and Devil's Gear who supplied all 25 new helmets.
Doug Hausladen, New Haven's director of public transportation, traffic and parking and David Joyner stopped by to show their support.