Olivia Lewis Chang
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Spring Ahead Walk 2014 - Trenton to Princeton at D&R Canal Towpath - East Coast Greenway

March 23, 2014 from 8am to 12:30pm
NEW: This year (2014) basic information sheet for the walk, including info on transportation - Click hereWeather forecast: for 3/23 (as of 3/18) - Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.A 12-mile walk from city to country. (Formerly called Practice Walk#1) This is 1/2 day warm up for the 40-mile Great Canal…See More
Jan 21, 2014
Olivia Lewis Chang is attending Paul Kiczek's event

LENAPE34: The Origins Walk - 2013 at Millburn to Newark Along the Lenape Trail

October 14, 2013 from 7am to 8:30pm
This Columbus Day 34 mile walk starts at the train station in Millburn, NJ and follows an old marked trail called the "Lenape Trail" in beautiful South Mountain, Eagle Rock and Mills Reservations. It includes suburban towns such as Montclair, West Orange, Verona, Bloomfield, Nutley, and Belleville, and ends in urban Newark.This is the third annual LENAPE34 which turned out to be very challenging yet popular with the FreeWalkers last year. The…See More
Aug 28, 2013
Olivia Lewis Chang is attending Paul Kiczek's event

BAY2OCEAN30: The Endless Summer Walk - 2013 at Starts: Matawan Train Station - Ends: Asbury Park

September 28, 2013 from 7:30am to 6pm
Do you wish summer would never end? The FreeWalkers have found a way to push the boundaries of that season by declaring September 28 this year to be our last summer day and one that is sure to be a great one for a final summer-like walk. The bay2ocean30 is a unique long distance walk along the interesting and beautiful New Jersey coast. We start at the Aberdeen/Matawan train station near Keyport in the bay area and work out way east to Sandy Hook then south along the ocean all the way down to…See More
Aug 28, 2013
Olivia Lewis Chang joined Paul Kiczek's group

Local Walking Group Partnerships

This group is formed to help create a liaison with local or special interest walking groups.Our intention is to collaborate and cross-support each other in terms of FreeWalkers promoting local activities and sharing information, while advocating for Freewalker events.SoMa On Foot - South Orange and Maplewood walking group organized by Risa Olinsky.See More
Aug 28, 2013
Olivia Lewis Chang is attending Paul Kiczek's event

FreeWalkers 2013 Celebration & Reunion at Surf City Megabar & Restaurant

June 23, 2013 from 4pm to 6pm
NOTE: This is a new venue for this event this year.Join us in Jersey City on Sunday, June 23th at 4:00 p.m. for a post-event celebration of our spring 2013 walks at the Surf City Megabar just a few blocks from Liberty State Park and near the Zeppelin Beer Garden (same owners) . (This place did not open last year on time for…See More
May 9, 2013
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FreeWalkers - Walking Tour of Liberty State Park 2013 at Surf City Megabar & Restaurant (Starts & Ends Here)

June 23, 2013 from 12:30pm to 4pm
NEW OPTIONS: here is the final summary of starting and meeting options for this walk: SuperSundayWalkOptions-2013.pdfNEW MAP: Review this map for details and options on the walk.Join the FreeWalkers for a 3 hour walk (about 7+ miles) of Jersey City in…See More
May 9, 2013
Olivia Lewis Chang is attending Paul Kiczek's event

NJ2NY50 - The Big Walk - 2013 at Metropark, Iselin NJ to Penn Station New York

May 18, 2013 from 6am to 11pm
This is our fourth annual super distance walk and our premier challenge event. We average about 60 participants with usually less than 10 going the entire distance. We're looking to do a repeat this year only bigger with more finishers.NOTE: In a recent decision this year "The Big Walk" is the "Not as Big Walk" due to damage done in Liberty State Park - usually a 7-mile loop which has been eliminated. Access to walking is still restricted so the usual 50-mile walk has been shortened to…See More
Apr 8, 2013
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Apr 5, 2013
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Apr 5, 2013
Olivia Lewis Chang is attending Paul Kiczek's event

TR2NB40 - Great Canal Walk - 2013 at D & R Canal - Trenton to New Brunswick

April 6, 2013 from 7am to 9pm
Trace the towpath footsteps of the Delaware & Raritan Canal, a 175 year old waterway across Central New Jersey - from Trenton to New Brunswick. The TR2NB40 - Great Canal Walk, a 40-mile, one -day long distance walk, is a superb physical and mental challenge and the first long segment in a series of three walking events aiming to walk across New Jersey following the East Coast Greenway.…See More
Mar 26, 2013
Olivia Lewis Chang is attending Paul Kiczek's event

Spring Ahead Walk - 12 Miles - Trenton to Princeton at D&R Canal Towpath - East Coast Greenway

March 24, 2013 from 8am to 12:30pm
NOTE: All system go tomorrow. A bit warmer. Carpool at Turning Basin 7:00 am - official event start @ Trenton 8:00am. Here's video from last year http://vimeo.com/62035706A 12-mile walk from city to country. (Formerly called Practice Walk#1) This is 1/2 day warm up for the 40-mile Great Canal Walk (http://TR2NB40.org - 4/6/12). Covers the first leg (1/3) and follows the same…See More
Mar 6, 2013
Olivia Lewis Chang and jessica wachtel are now friends
Mar 5, 2013
Paul Kiczek left a comment for Olivia Lewis Chang
"Olivia, Welcome to the FreeWalkers. I look forward to walking with you. Paul"
Jan 16, 2013
Olivia Lewis Chang is now a member of FreeWalkers
Jan 13, 2013

Profile Information

How did you learn about the FreeWalkers
Recommended by someone, Other
What is the farthest distance (in miles) you have ever walked?
22 miles
What is your interest in joining the FreeWalkers?
Exercise/Fitness, Personal Challenge
What events might you be interested in participating?
LENAPE34 (34 mile walk), Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge (100 miles/1 yr), Hudson River Loop (30 miles), Walking Tours (under 10 miles - historical/cultural/etc.), Practice Walks (shorter preview segments of longer walks)

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At 6:55pm on April 5, 2013, Henry Murphy said…

Eileen and I are planning to be there.  0324130949d.jpg

At 8:02pm on January 16, 2013, Paul Kiczek said…


Welcome to the FreeWalkers.

I look forward to walking with you.



Recent Events

Spring Ahead 2017

March 19, 2017 - Eight FreeWalkers walked the 12-miles from Trenton to Princeton on a day when winter would not let go. Snow covered trail and cold temps slowed down the trek but sun and good spirits were plentiful. 

See photos here

Roosevelt Island/Astoria 2017

March 4, 2017 - About 40 braved the mid-teens and walked across town to the tram. We explored the island and the FDR 4 Freedoms Monument and park. Eventually crossing the bridge to Queens for some middle-eastern sights, smells and tastes. Ending it all at the famous Czech Beer Hall. 

See photos here

See survey results here

Kennedy 50-Mile Walk 2017

February 4, 2017 - An event for history buffs and hardcore walkers. Our 4th walk along the C&O Canal in Maryland and West Virginia - just like Bobby Kennedy did in 1963. Chilly weather did not dampen the can-do spirit of 50 fellow walkers at our grand annual event.

Learn more>>
See photos here
See survey results here

TRAINing Walk 2017

January 28, 2017 - It's mid-winter and 75 hearty walkers show up at the Morristown train station. This year we went West to East and ended in a cozy bar called Coda. Special kudos to Madison Honda for their hospitatlity.

See photos here
See the survey results here.

Midnight March on Princeton

January 7, 2017 - The Midnight March was our first all-night walking event and first event for the new year. Six brave FreeWalkers played wannabe soldiers and stayed with the troops into battle.at daybreak.
Read the entire story here
See photos here

See the video!

Holiday Lights in Dyker Heights

December 16, 2016 - About a dozen FreeWalkers braved extreme cold and outmaneuvered rabid fans of the famous Brooklyn neighborhood. Thanks to Nakis Pericleous for leading us to the holiday kingdom.
See photos here

South Orange - Maplewood Walk & Year-end Party

December 4, 2016 - There were 35 FreeWalkers walking the grand and historic neighborhoods of South Orange and Maplewood followed by our year-end party and awards. Thanks to Risa Olinsky and David Ascher for a great day for a walk, celebration party and a start of the holiday season..
See photos here

Gobble-Gobble for MEND

November 25, 2016 - A crowd of about 40 walked off some turkey and at the same time helped the unfortunate in our communities by supporting MEND of Essex County - a food-bank charity that we support. Gobble-Gobble Walkers were asked to bring food and/or donate to help the hungry.
See photos here

Stroll & Roll - Union County

November 6, 2016 - Familes and FreeWalkers enjoyed a great fall day in Echo Lake Park, Mountainside, NJ as we got about 200 participants strolling and rolling. Kids had as much fun as adults enjoying the games, mild temps and colorful leaves on our first-ever family walking event. Thank you sponsors and Risa Olinsky and Yohana Osorio for organizing!
See photos here

Philadelphia Marathon Walk

October 30, 2016 - Charles Upkike led about 20 FreeWalkers along the route of the Philadelphia Marathon, know for its scenery - especially this time of year.

Legend of Sleepy Hollow Walk

October 30, 2016 - Rick Mohovich led about a dozen FreeWalkers around the Tarrytown area in a walk that passed through the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery of Wahington Irving fame.

Tour of Brooklyn - Coney Island

October 29, 2016 - 25 FreeWalkers walked from the New City waterfront to Coney Island on our annual tour of a different section of Brooklyn each year. Always popular and interesting, we enjoyed great weather and scenery as we walked the greenway trail, including under the Verrazano Bridge. Thanks leader Nancy Jonap!
See photos here

Autumn on the Delaware Series

October 20-23, 2016 - Four consecutive days, 120 miles. Walking from York PA to Frenchtown. FreeWalkers walked in support of Jim Gregoire, a FreeWalker and man on a mission to walk the entire US East Coast. Charles Updike, FreeWalkers PA Regional director organized this series of walk to keep him company and provide a great reason to visit the Delaware River area.
See photos here

Sailung Nepal Trek

October 3-16, 2016 - Two weeks trekking te foothills of the Himalayas. Sydney Frymire of Trek of Your Life (TOYL), a FreeWalker and experienced hiker and traveler organizes trips to Nepal which include a bit of volunteerism and plenty of incredible sights.
See photos here

Lenape 34

October 10, 2016 - On Columbus Day each year we brave the wilds of Essex County and travel through five reservations, 8 parks a dozen or so towns as we walk from Millburn to Cedar Grove, Montclair and Newark as we follow the Lenape Trail for 34 miles in our most diverse walk.
See photos here

Endless Summer Walk

September 24, 2016 - Once again we tried our best to hold on to summer and made a 30-mile trek along the bayshore and oceanside from Matawan to Sandy Hook to Asbury Park. Great conditions again this year for a beautiful walk and one of our most popular.
See photos here

Tour of Boston

September 17, 2016 - Fran Price, our FreeWalker leader in Boston, put together a great tour of the highlights of Boston. We walked from South Boston to Copley Square, mostly following the water and the historic trail.
See photos here

Providence - Boston Expedition

Providence to Boston July 23 to July 29 - Loredana, Ken and Nancy have finished thier 110 mile week-long expedition on the ECGA.

Read Loredana's story on why she walks the expedition each year.

See Loredana's 7-day Photo Journal

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