Newtown’s five fire companies are coordinating efforts to present The Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycle ride on Sunday, May 5, that will raise money for a number of local funds. Cost is $20 per person, and space is limited to the first 3,000 people who register.
The ride, according to organizers, will be done “to remember and honor Newtown’s 26 angels.”
The escorted ride will take riders from Shelton, into Derby, Seymour and Oxford, crossing Stevenson Dam into Monroe, north on Route 34 into Sandy Hook, over Wasserman Way. The route then heads south on Route 25 back into Monroe, and then into Trumbull, concluding at Trumbull Westfield Mall.
Registration must be done either Saturday, May 4, between 11 am and 4 pm, at Carl Anthony’s Restaurant in Monroe (food and drink specials will be offered by the restaurant during those hours), or on the morning of the ride, between 8 and 10:30 am, at the corner of Howe Avenue/Route 110 and Cornell Street in Shelton. The ride will be starting from that location Sunday morning.
Riders are encouraged to wear green.
Funds raised through the ride will be divided among the 26 families who lost someone on 12/14, The Sandy Hook Family Healing Fund, Newtown Police Union, Newtown’s five fire companies, The Center for Women & Families in Bridgeport, and Fairfield-based Al’s Angels.
For additional information contact Race Director Fred Garrity, Jr, 203-852-5046; Greg Gnandt, 203-258-0192; Anthony Capozziello, 203-948-8931; or visit GreenRibbonRide.com. Registration forms are available on the website, as is information for sponsorships, which are still available.