April 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Garmin-Asus announces newest Android smartphone A10 with Garmin navigation for Pedestrians

Interesting new android phone with cityXplorer™ maps makes it possible to plan and use pedestrian routes that include public transit options such as bus, tramway, metro and suburban rail


Maps are download like car GPS so its less online resources. Available

in Europe and Asia-Pacific. What about US?


Added by Paul Kiczek on April 29, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments


I see in the photos that kids have participated. I've never done this before, but I have a super-strong 11 yr. old daughter who is used to walking a short distance everyday. Does anyone with kids have advice as to if this is a good idea for her? Can we bring our bikes? thanks!

Added by Jennifer Chaky on April 27, 2010 at 2:29pm — 3 Comments

Pedestrian Plazas, Bike Lanes Are Vulgar Scourge, NY Post Rants

The NY Post columnist Steve Cuozzo, has become the paper's… Continue

Added by Paul Kiczek on April 26, 2010 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Practice Walk - 3rd Segment - NWK to NYC Rescheduled - Sunday May 2

Due to 70% chance of rain all day and temp in the 50's on Sunday we are postponing the event until the following Sunday May 2. There is a 3rd segment trail map now available at NJ2NY50.org under "Route" or you can click here to access and see route. Its 11 page PDF that you can print and review and take with you. Click here for map access.

Added by Paul Kiczek on April 23, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Cranford to Newark - NJ2NY50 Walkers Practice Walk 2 - 4/11/10

Spring was in the air and in our feet this past Sunday. The challenge was to walk segment 2 of the “The Big Walk” NJ2NY50 – 18 miles, from Cranford to Newark’s Penn Station – in preparation for our May 23 event. Our great and diverse group of 11, were looking to strut our stuff along, streets, rivers…


Added by Paul Kiczek on April 14, 2010 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Discovered: "One Day Hike" - 100K or 50K Hike event along the C&O Canal - since 1974

To my surprise, I accidentally came across this event in my Internet travels. This incredibly popular event in the Washington DC area has been going on annually and continuously since 1974, It involves over 300 hikers and closes out quickly, turning away would-be-hikers. This is the very same trail I hiked last year (in February) as my…


Added by Paul Kiczek on April 9, 2010 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

NYC is in Forefront Planning more Pedestrian Plazas

The experiments NYC has been doing long term in Broadway's Theater District and for other events have it thinking about expanding the program to other areas.… Continue

Added by Paul Kiczek on April 8, 2010 at 10:25pm — No Comments

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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