The Unitarian Universalist (UU) Men’s Fellowship in partnership with the South Coast Bikeway Alliance (SCBA) is sponsoring a presentation on the impact of rails to trails bike paths and an update on upcoming plans for the South Coast Bikeway. The keynote presenter will be rails-to-trails advocate Craig Della Penna, to be followed by a conversation with regional bicycling supporters and experts. The free event will be held on Wednesday, January 9th at 7:00 PM at the Fairhaven Unitarian Universalist (UU) Memorial Church Auditorium (102 Green ST, Fairhaven, MA, 02719).
Craig Della Penna, well known to the South Coast, will give a high-energy presentation on the history of the rails-to-trails movement, its tie-in to both the South Coast and Cape Cod, and recent developments that are accelerating rail-to-trails project completion across the state. To learn more about Craig visit greenwaysolutions.org/shortbio.html. Craig’s talk will be followed by a short presentation by: Bonne DeSousa (President of the Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path, and an active founding member of the South Coast Bikeway Alliance), Bob Espindola (Fairhaven Selectman and President of the South Coast Bikeway Alliance), Galen Mook (Executive Director of Mass Bike), Kevin Hart (Deputy Counsel/Research Analyst for the Massachusetts House Transportation Committee) and R. Bruce Donald (APBP Tri-State Greenways Coordinator East Coast Greenway Alliance).
All who have an interest in pathways for recreation, alternative transportation, promotion of tourism and economic development on the South Coast are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event. Pre registration is appreciated. Use the link above.
For further information contact Dave Chevalier at firstname.lastname@example.org or SCBA at email@example.com.
The Men’s Fellowship, formed in the Fall of 2001, convenes monthly in the Unitarian Universalist Society of Fairhaven’s Parish House and offers men of the church and the community an opportunity to meet for companionship, friendly association and caring.