Paul Kiczek
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Boston Greenbelt Walk - 2015 at Riverside or Waban Station (Start) to Oak Grove Station (End)

May 30, 2015 from 7am to 8pm
The Boston Greenbelt Walk is a one-day, 32-mile walk largely in parks from Waban Station in Newton to Oak Grove Station in Malden on May 30, 2015. This is our second annual walking event produced as a coordinated effort by many local and regional trail coordinators, the transportation planning group of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council…See More
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Martha Egbert liked Paul Kiczek's event TR2NB40 - Great Canal Walk - 2015
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Paul Kiczek left a comment for Win Cooper
"Win, Welcome to the FreeWalkers! We do have plans to grow with some interest in Florida.  Currently, we are mostly around NY/NJ/PA and Washington DC. Also, working on a Boston Project. Hopefully, we'll get something in your direction in…"
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Camino Portugese Tour at Tui to Santiago de Compostela, Spain

April 18, 2015 to April 25, 2015
NOTE: This event is sold out. We have a limit of 22 for this  event. If you would like to be put on the wait list contact pkiczek@freewalkers.org via email.Camino Portugese Walk is a new multi-day venture for the FreeWalkers and is scheduled for Saturday April 18 thru Saturday April 25, 2015. This 7-day tour is set in the northwest section of Spain in the Galicia province near the coast, famous for its hillsides, scenery, food and history as an old pilgrimage route. Our route will be the…See More
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"Hi Alex, Welcome to the FreeWalkers... Although I've seen your name a lot recently with the Camino coming up. Look forward to meeting and walking with you. Should be a great adventure. Paul"
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EMS Private Sale & Camino Guests Meeting at Eastern Mountain Sports - Bridgewater, NJ

March 29, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
 EMS is putting on a Private Sale as a MeetUp Club event (MUG Event) this Sunday March 29 in the Bridgewater Store between 6-9 pm. This is a special event - store closed the public - where FreeWalkers can comfortably browse the store, get chance to ask questions and take advantage of a 20% discount on items not on sale.  Also: For Camino guests and other interested in…See More
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EMS Private Sale & Camino Guests Meeting at Eastern Mountain Sports - Bridgewater, NJ

March 29, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
 EMS is putting on a Private Sale as a MeetUp Club event (MUG Event) this Sunday March 29 in the Bridgewater Store between 6-9 pm. This is a special event - store closed the public - where FreeWalkers can comfortably browse the store, get chance to ask questions and take advantage of a 20% discount on items not on sale.  Also: For Camino guests and other interested in…See More
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Spring Ahead 2015

Photos from 3/22/15 event - Trenton to Princeton
Mar 23
Penelope Rowlands left a comment for Paul Kiczek
"Hi Paul -- The Hamilton walk was just fine.  Easy and about 1.5 miles, as you had said.  It was a good distance for me; next time I'll double it (or more!)  Working my way up slowly. Very nice group and experience! cheers,…"
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Paul Kiczek left a comment for Penelope Rowlands
"Penelope, Good to see you again. Welcome to the FreeWalkers. Hope that ride from Hamilton worked out. Paul"
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"Jo Welcome to the FreeWalkers. I look forward to walking with you. Paul"
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What is the farthest distance (in miles) you have ever walked?
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What is your interest in joining the FreeWalkers?
Exercise/Fitness, Social Networking, Pro-Pedestrian Issues, Personal Challenge
What events might you be interested in participating?
NJ2NY50 (50 mile walk), LENAPE34 (34 mile walk), TR2NB40 (40 mile walk), Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge (100 miles/1 yr), Walking Tours (under 10 miles - historical/cultural/etc.), Practice Walks (shorter preview segments of longer walks)
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keep them coming

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New Walking Tech: Shoe inserts that charge your phone when you walk

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

How about energy-harvesting shoe insoles. As you walk, they take the kinetic energy from your step and convert it into electrical energy which can power other device, such as your smartphone. For every hour of walk time, you end up with about 30 minutes of talk time.…

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TED Talk: Life at 3 MPH

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

What if we all lived life at 3 mph? Jonathon Stalls has walked thousands of miles over the last few years in response to that question, including an across-country walk to raise support for Kiva.org. In this riveting talk, Jonathon asks us to question the design of our cities, and get out of the car, off the bike, and into a slower state of mind. Thanks to…

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Why Don't Kids Walk to School Anymore?

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

In the late 1960s, nearly 50 percent of American children walked to and from school each day. In this short film produced by City Walk, experts discuss the decline of a once-common activity—and why it would still benefit children today. "Kids need to walk to school so they learn about active…

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Communities Creating Their Own Trail Signs

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 4:32pm 0 Comments

It started as a technically illegal exercise in improving how people experience the streets of Raleigh, North Carolina. Just some simple signs, lashed to light poles, at a few of the city’s key intersections, letting residents and visitors know what attractions and amenities could be found within walking distance and how many minutes it would take to reach them on…

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At 2:38pm on March 23, 2015, Penelope Rowlands said…

Hi Paul --

The Hamilton walk was just fine.  Easy and about 1.5 miles, as you had said.  It was a good distance for me; next time I'll double it (or more!)  Working my way up slowly.

Very nice group and experience!

cheers, Penelope

At 11:20pm on January 12, 2015, Gina Harrison said…

Thanks for the welcome. Heard great things about Free walker from Shorewalkers. Looking forward to some fun walks!

At 10:48am on January 7, 2015, tom stock said…

125 miles east west

At 5:01pm on January 6, 2015, tom stock said…

lets expand to long island   125 miles from rocky point to Montauk point, cut in thirds, 10 miles of road walking the rest woods.

have also walked around the entire perimeter of Long Island in two summers off and on.

regards,

tom stock

At 6:17pm on December 14, 2014, Rosemarie Strawn said…

Paul, thanks, me too cheers :)

At 11:11am on December 9, 2014, Frank P McNulty said…

   Thanks for your welcome. I look forward to the walks in 2015. Frank McNulty

At 5:58pm on November 16, 2014, Hans Peter Graf said…

Thank you, Paul for the entertaining walk today through Manhattan and a part of Brooklyn I did not know before. I look forward to great walks together in the future.

At 4:10pm on November 5, 2014, Craig C Weeks said…

Two of the guys did it and completed it in 13 hours.  Sadly I was unable to participate as my flight back from the Midwest was cancelled and I did not get home in time to hike.  Those guys walked 6 hours in cold rain so I give them lots of credit!

At 5:55pm on October 7, 2014, yolanda castillo said…
Next year ...looking forward walking and doing some sightseeing with the group.
At 10:18pm on September 25, 2014, joan schneider said…

Thank you Paul.  Look forward to the walk on Sat.

 
 
 

Recent Events

Spring Ahead Walk

25 walked the D&R Canal from Trenton to Princeton 3/22/15. See photos here.

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail #2 Walk

19 walkers trekked along the icy trail from Tarrytown to Van Cortland on March 15. See photos here.

Summary by Jack Shi.

Kennedy 50-Mile Walk

On February 7, 2015 about 40 walkers braved the cold and re-lived the 50-mile walk along the C&O Canal that Bobby Kennedy made famous.

See Kennedy50.org for details.

Hudson Waterfront South Walk

On Superbowl Sunday, February 1st, over 60 walkers from four walking groups joined together to walk 20-miles from Liberty State Park to the Bayonne Bridge. This was our first "UnitedWalking Event" a successful one to kick off our new big event program.

Click here for details.

Past Events

Tour of Brooklyn 2014 & Year End Party

On November 16, 2014 about 35 FreeWalkers followed our native Brooklynite, Renata Luisi and walked from Penn Station to Willaimsburg topping off the 2014 season with a rousing visit to the Radegast Beer Hall.

The Battle of Short Hills Walk

On October 18, 2014 about 29 FreeWalkers followed a Revolutionary War historic battle march into the Watchung mountains as well as experience other historical sites along the way.

The Origins Walk: Lenape34

On Monday, October 13, 2014,our 5th annual 34-mile trek through the wilds of Essex County will took place - a tough event to finish.

The Endless Summer Walk

Over 32 FreeWalkers extended their 2014 summer by walking our 4th annual Jersey shore event on September 27th.

In Their Footsteps

These FreeWalkers have demonstrated our spirit of determination, adventure and community and help set the standard for the rest of us. Awards were presented at the June 22nd Celebration Event. Click here to learn their personal story and what it means to be a FreeWalker.

Words to Walk By

Why We Walk

Why choose this as our goal? Why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do these other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.

-From President Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice University

Why We Don't (Walk)

Why choose doing as little as possible as our goal? Why take a long nap? Why, 35 days ago, insist on flying first class across the Atlantic? Why does Texas play Rice?

We choose to look at the moon. We choose to utter platitudes in this decade and do few other things, not because they are hard, but because they are easy, because that goal will serve to attract votes, because true challenges are those that we are unwilling to address, ones which we are willing to pass onto others, and ones which we intend to ignore.

From FreeWalker, Art McDonald, Rock Hill, SC

Read Art's inspiring essay "On Walking RFK's 50"

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