‘Center Streets’ promotes stroll, bike around West Hartford

"Center Streets," hosted by Bike West Hartford, invites walkerss and bicylists to ride the streets of central West Hartford on August 25.

WEST HARTFORD — Folks of all ages are invited to “take to the streets” for a care-free and car-free summer morning in West Hartford Center on Sunday August 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This fourth annual free family-friendly event expects to surpass last year’s estimated crowd of 2,000 participants.

The town will close traffic on four roads that form a rectangular loop around the central business district: Farmington Ave., South Main Street, Memorial Road Ext., and LaSalle Road. Ride your bicycle or scooter, or take a stroll down the street, without automobiles. Participating restaurants will offer brunch specials and free food surprises, many merchants will feature discounts, and great live music will be performed all morning. Children will be able to ride bikes and scooters, play hula-hoop, jump rope, and draw with chalk in streets closed to traffic.

Now in its fourth year, Center Streets has become a highly-anticipated end-of-summer tradition for many town residents. The event is the signature community initiative of Bike West Hartford, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes bicycle-friendly policies and programs in town.

Bike West Hartford, Inc. is working with ASRC to make this year’s event accessible and inviting for children on the autism spectrum.

Dust off your bikes, scooters, rollerblades and strollers, and meet up at Center Streets.

Bike West Hartford, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation promoting the development of bicycle infrastructure and education within West Hartford. For more information, visit www.bikewesthartford.org/.

Connecticut Media Group