Hi All hikers,
Weather for tomorrow soounds like it could be good for walking. It won't be hot and it won't be sunny. Maybe we will get lucky and it won't rain too much. A lot of the forcasted rain in this area never happens because it gets deflected north by the Pennsylvania mountains. Rain is not really a disaster either because we are not walking in dirt that turns to mud like the Appalachian Trail. An extra pair of shoes and socks might be a good idea. Just my opinion. I… Continue
Added by Tom on May 22, 2010 at 5:13pm —
Today, was National Commute to Work by Bike Day. So I did, partly along the East Coast Greenway in Cranford where I will be walking a 10-mile segment of the 50-mile Big Walk on Sunday, May 23. I hope Sunday's weather is as nice as today's was.
Added by David M. Ascher on May 21, 2010 at 10:07pm —
, a NJ2NY50 Walker, helped organize an earthday event called Save the planet — walk to synagogue! _ MetroWest News _ NJJN.pdf
to encourage walking to synagogue for Congregation Beth El in South… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on May 19, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Washington D.C. is experimenting with a new crosswalk concept its orgin traced back to the "Barnes Dance" or "pedestrian scramble" originating back in the 1950's. The original idea was to stop traffic in all directions when the light changes and allow pedestrians to cross on any corner. The version they are testing for D.C. not only allows all… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on May 14, 2010 at 4:51pm —
We slowly gathered in Penn Station Newark Sunday, May 2nd for our last planned practice walk of 20 miles before “The Big Walk
” just 3 weeks away. Igor and I carpooled after we both missed our morning trains. Maybe that was a sign that our timing was going to be off…
Added by Paul Kiczek on May 7, 2010 at 4:30pm —
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 mid-2010
in Europe and Asia-Pacific. What about US?
Added by Paul Kiczek on April 29, 2010 at 12:15pm —
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 —
The NY Post columnist Steve Cuozzo, has become the paper's… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on April 26, 2010 at 10:32pm —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on April 14, 2010 at 11:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on April 9, 2010 at 2:00pm —
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 —
To train for long distance walking, there’s no substitute for putting in some serious miles, or at least some serious hours, walking. My plan last Sunday, March 28th
, was to immerse myself in the actual course that Mike… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on March 31, 2010 at 10:30pm —
It may be faster to walk instead of using that cab. Over a 12 month period the overall average speed in the city was 9.5 mph. Seems Weds is the slowest day on avg @ 9.3 mph avg, but Midtown avgs are only at 6.3 mph during the week. Weekends things flow faster. And mornings they can really speed up to 16 mph.average. January is the fastest month and November the slowest. BTW - the recession has had one beneficial result - slightly less… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on March 24, 2010 at 10:59am —
I'm planning on walking, and my 6 and 8 year olds biking on the paths in Cranford. This will be a great way to support the walk, and and East Coast Greenway, and have a nice outing with my kids. Hope some other folks consider doing the same.
We will likely wait for the through walkers at Nomahegan Park - there is a great playground there. This will make waiting much more bearable for kids.
We may only go with the group for a short bit, but hope that that bit of… Continue
Added by Michael Dannemiller on March 24, 2010 at 10:50am —
An email was sent recently that asked if bikes could be used for the NJ2NY50. The short answer is "Yes" in that the East Coast Greenway, where most of the ride will take place, is a multi-use trail designed to allow both bikes and pedestrians. However, it would be wise if cyclists convened at or near one of the scheduled stops and rode ahead - not with the walking group. Riding and walking together, especially as the day draws on can be dangerous. By all means ride if you would rather do that,… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on March 15, 2010 at 9:00pm —