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Paul Kiczek commented on Paul Kiczek's event Bronx Coast to Coast Walk
"On the length of the walk... Ken is mapping out the final details so the map will probably be edited a bit. If you click on the segments in the map on the left, you will see the mileage. Right now both segments total about 12+ miles. I expect it…"
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Cynthia commented on Paul Kiczek's event Bronx Coast to Coast Walk
"I can't seem to figure out how long (mile wise) this walk is and even tho I can get to the map I can't get Google to show the miles. I tried putting in the start/end on my own walking program but it gives me a direct route instead of the…"
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Bronx Coast to Coast Walk at Bronx NY

July 18, 2015 from 9am to 1pm
Dip your feet in the Hudson and the Sound in the same day on the same walk.This walk starts at the NW corner of Broadway and West 231st St at the W 231st St. stop of the #1 Train at 9:00.  We will then head west towards the Hudson River and walk along a rural road that's the westernmost avenue closest to the…See More
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Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good

Too many people think you have to exercise really, really hard to get a benefit, and nothing could be further from the truth. You're actually getting probably 95 percent or more of the benefits when you're walking as compared to jogging." this according to Tim Church, physician and exercise researcher, Louisiana State…See More
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Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good

Too many people think you have to exercise really, really hard to get a benefit, and nothing could be further from the truth. You're actually getting probably 95 percent or more of the benefits when you're walking as compared to jogging." this according to Tim Church, physician and exercise researcher, Louisiana State…See More
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Pittsburgh "City of Bridges" Walk at Locations in Pittsburgh (start downtown)

September 5, 2015 to September 8, 2015
Enjoy the perfect place for a Labor Day Weekend. Pittsburgh, PA - bridges, staircases, steel mills and the Great Allegheny Passage.  Up to four days hiking in and around the "City of Bridges".  Hikes will include all the pedestrian accessible bridges in the downtown area (13 by my crude count), both inclined railways, a reasonable selection of Pittsburgh's 712 public staircases…See More
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FreeWalkers 2015 Celebration & Reunion at Surf City Megabar & Restaurant

June 14, 2015 from 4pm to 6pm
Join us in Jersey City on Sunday, June 14th at 4:00 p.m. for a post-event celebration of our spring 2014 walks at the Surf City Megabar just a few blocks from Liberty State Park and near the Zeppelin Beer Garden (same owners) . The celebration event is more like an…See More
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Jay Walk Flatbush at Jane's Carousel (Starts)

June 14, 2015 from 8am to 12:30pm
Jay Leslie, a resident of Maplewood and a big FreeWalkers fan and member passed away in January 2015 after a battle with cancer. Jay liked to roam areas of Brooklyn so we've added a special walk all the way down Flatbush Avenue from Jane's Carousel to Rockaway Beach shore in his memory. It's about 12 miles and event details will be posted in the near future. Here's a detailed map of sites along…See More
Jun 8
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"I had a great time.  I look forward to walking with you more often."
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"Eva, Welcome to the FreeWalkers. Paul"
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Paul Kiczek left a comment for Dana M Erwin
"Hi Dana, I trust you enjoyed the day and congrats on the 17 miles! Nice meeting you and welcome to the FreeWalkers! Hope to see you again soon at an upcoming walk. Paul"
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What is the farthest distance (in miles) you have ever walked?
62
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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Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 2:12pm 0 Comments

Too many people think you have to exercise really, really hard to get a benefit, and nothing could be further from the truth. You're actually getting probably 95 percent or more of the benefits when you're walking as compared to jogging." this according to Tim Church, physician and exercise…

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What's the Right Amount of Exercise?

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

According to a couple new long term studies it appears even a small amount of regular exercise, like walking, greatly improves longevity  But how much exercise is too little, too much or just the right amount? It appears there is a sweet spot and may be more than normally recommended. …

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A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 2:34pm 1 Comment

Here's some interesting advice for all who sit for long periods and don't mind walking. 

You've probably heard recently that sitting is getting a bad rap these days for its inactivity leading to problems such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Studies now show that take just a two minute walk each hour, rather than even standing up, has a more beneficial outcome. Why not walk around the office just for your own personal benefit?…

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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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At 10:31pm on June 7, 2015, Dana M Erwin said…

I had a great time.  I look forward to walking with you more often.

At 7:12pm on May 12, 2015, Tamara Mishiyeva said…

Paul, Thank you very much. I've heard great things about Freewalkers and am looking forward to the wonderful walks. Tamara

At 3:43pm on April 14, 2015, Maryann said…
Thanks for the warm welcome. Some great walks have been planned and look forward to participating.
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.

 
 
 

Recent Events

Hudson Loop Walk 2015

About 65 FreeWalkers got past the morning rain and were rewarded with a great day for walking the Hudson. Always a treat this time of year and a fan favorite.

See survey results here.

Take survey if you have not responded and walked that day.

Boston Greenbelt Walk 2015

About 35 walkers made their way through the towns, parks and lands surrounding Boston from Newton to Malden on May 30 for our annual journey marking a great new trail to enjoy. There's a vibrant walking community here for FreeWalkers!

See survey results here.

Take survey if you have not responded and walked that day.

The Big Walk 2015

Our 6th annual "Big Walk" was held on May 16th with a small tough group of 18 challenging the elements and the extreme distance. The rains finally came but it didn't dampen the spirits!
Survey results
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Camino Portuguese Walking Tour

From 4/18 to 4/25 22 FreeWalkers traveled to Spain to walk the ancient pilgrim trails from Tui to Santiago de Compostela. Part of the famed Camino de Santiago. We walked 75 miles north to Santiago seeing the province of Galicia through villages, cities and farmlands. A most memorable European adventure. See survey results here.

The BeTween Walk

On 4/18, 19 FreeWalkers participated in our 5th annual 12-mile easy walk through Middlesex County. Group pic? Always an interesting detour in the heart of NJ.

Great Canal Walk

On 4/11, 30 FreeWalkers participated in our 5th annual 40-mile tough walk along the D&R Canal. Survey show 5 of 13 respondents made it to the end.

See survey results here.


EMS Private Club Sale & Camino Meeting

James Gallagher, mgr of EMS Bridgwater opened his store up for a private sale - 20% off everything, free prizes, pizza & discussion of prepping for the Camino. Great event for 15 FreeWalker guests.

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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