After walking 2000 miles, Montclair State University graduates continue a journey across the nation to raise money and awareness for Gail's Angels
, a charity that serves mothers with breast cancer who also have autistic or special needs children. Robert Bonora
and Anthony Greco
have passed the halfway mark on their walk from San Diego to their hometown of Nutley. The town plans a celebration on their return, most likely the second weekend in… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on August 24, 2010 at 11:00am —
Interesting walker story. Marc Abrams, who died Wednesday, had been a near-daily presence for decades, walking the hilly streets of the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Group of neighbors organize walk in his memory.
Added by Paul Kiczek on July 26, 2010 at 2:00pm —
According to a July 2nd Wall Street Journal article, "Today's home buyers aren't just looking for good schools and low crime rates when they evaluate a neighborhood, many brokers say. They're paying much more attention to what they can walk to. See the Wall Street Journal Article… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on July 8, 2010 at 11:00am —
A great big shout out to Nancy Jonap
and Joshua Parkhurst
for showing us the many sides of Jersey City. Who knew where A&P started? Plans for the Powerhouse? Jersey City as the "Railroad Hub"? and of course, the great waterfront views. Our walking yesterday went from Grove St to the Powerhouse Arts district - Pavonia - Hoboken Terminal along the waterfront walkway to Paulus Hook and finally to The Zepplin Biergarten. About 5.5-6 miles based on… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on June 28, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Thanks for organizing the walk and putting together such a splendid web site. I have forwarded the link to some of our family and friends who may find it of interest.
Added by Jay Freeman on June 26, 2010 at 1:36am —
Before I pulled out of the driveway near 4:00 a.m. on May 23rd, a fleeting thought stopped me cold. I had forgotten to print the attendance list of 115 walker registrants for our 50-mile walk. Was it a good sign that I remembered or a bad sign… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on June 25, 2010 at 2:30pm —
I would love to come but unfortunately I have a previous engagement which I can't break. My friend Joyce doesn't want to come without me.
Added by Coralyn Gorlicki on June 22, 2010 at 11:36am —
I will be at Wildwood with my daughter for a soccer tourn.Have fun!!
Added by Mary Fumosa on June 18, 2010 at 10:12am —
Sen. Frank Lautenberg
requested the U.S. Dept. of Transportation to allow bike and pedestrian access on the new version of the Portal Bridge
to be constructed over the Hackensack River. While the original purpose of the… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on June 3, 2010 at 1:30pm —
My business and passion is helping others learn to love taking take care of their bodies and feel empowered by doing so. Even as a wellness coach
, I always look for events to motivate me - something new and different to stretch my daily workouts- this was surely one. It was inspiring and most of all FUN! Fun being a key word
So often people think of… Continue
Added by Risa olinsky on May 28, 2010 at 8:36am —
If we do it again I'll do more than the 4 miles this time. I met the group as they left PATH in NYC and walked up to Penn Station with them. It was fun; good conversation and a chance to look at the City lights.
Added by Dolores McKeough on May 27, 2010 at 11:06pm —
I walked with the group from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station. (20-25 miles?) I did not know I could do that! I am grateful for the experience and for the wonderful people I met. I am very inspired to seek out more trails in my area of northern NJ.
Added by Jennifer Chaky on May 25, 2010 at 11:13am —
Yesterday, on a cool gray May morning, I walked 11 miles along the East Coast Greenway from the train station in Cranford, NJ
to Weequahic Park in Newark, NJ with my friend Risa. We had joined a group of walkers on the Big Walk who had started at 5:00 am at MetroPark on their 50-mile hike to Penn Station in New Yrok City.
The portion of the trail we walked wound through parks, including Nomagean Park in Cranford, and pleasant… Continue
Added by David M. Ascher on May 24, 2010 at 9:12pm —
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 —