Mission Statement

Founded in 2007, South Windsor Walk and Wheel Ways (SWWWW) is a volunteer organization of people living and working in South Windsor. Our mission is to create and implement a comprehensive plan to provide safe non-motorized passages for the community by expanding and linking trails, neighborhoods, transportation, public premises and open spaces within our community and to other towns.

 Meetings  

Join us at our meetings: South Windsor Walk & Wheel Ways meets on the first Wednesday of each month. The monthly meetings are held at 7pm at the South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department - Wapping School (91 Ayers Road, South Windsor CT). 

Contact 

Email: swwandww@cox.net
  
 
 
2016 Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community Award
2012 Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community Award
2011 Honorable Mention as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists
 

Information & Events

Women's Bike Ride & Basic Skills Review - Sunday, May 16, 2021

Pre-Registration required, Ages 18 and older


This free program will help you enjoy riding your bike while feeling confident 
riding on the road. We will review basics skills such as helmet fit, checking if
your bike is in good working order, repairing a flat tire, signaling, scanning,
changing gears, and the basic rules of the road. Then we will head out for a
mostly flat 8 to 10-mile bike ride on quiet roads to apply these skills.

  • Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
  • Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Nevers Road Park
  • League Cycling Instructor: Ginny Hole

Meet at Nevers Park parking lot at the corner of Nevers Road and Sand Hill Road
next to the soccer fields and new restroom facility. Restrooms will be available as
well as use of bike racks, and water bottle refilling station.
 
 
To sign up for this class click Register 

 

Requirements: Please bring a working bike, sunscreen, water, snacks, helmet and mask.
You must know how to ride a bike and please wear bright comfortable clothing and closed
toe shoes. If you don’t have bright clothing, we can provide you with an orange vest.

Connecticut Trails Day - Sunday, June 6, 2021

Pre-Registration required, Ages 18 and older
 
If there was ever a time to celebrate our amazing Connecticut Trails,
2021 is it! South Windsor is participating in this celebration by inviting
visitors to enjoy a guided 2 mile nature walk through the
Michael Donnelly Preserve at 1165 Sullivan Avenue at 1PM.
Please bring water and masks.
 
Registration begins May 20, 2021. Please register on the
Connecticut Forest & Park Association website using
the following link:
https://www.ctwoodlands.org/ct-trails-weekend/events-2021/south-windsor-nature-walk-record-6447
 
  • Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021 
  • Time: 1:00pm 
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Michael Donnelly Preserve

Learn to Ride – Adults

Pre-Registration required, Ages 18 and older 

If you never learned to ride a bike as a child, our Learn to Ride class is for you. 
It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80; we’ll get you rolling in no time!  With our safe,
easy, effective method, you will learn how to balance and ride a bike as well as
adjust your helmet for proper fit.  The class is free.

 

  • Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
  • Time: 9am to 1pm
  • Location: SW Parks & Recreation parking lot
  • Class size: 8 adults
  • Equipment: Bicycles and helmets are provided
  • League Cycling Instructors: Ginny Hole & Ken Sek
 
To sign up for this class click Register 

 

Requirements: Please bring water, snacks, sunscreen and a mask and wear
comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes.

Sunset Walk


Join us for a 1.5 - mile Sunset Walk through Nevers Park.
Meet us under the Rotary Pavilion at 55 Chief Ryan Way at 8PM.
The walk departs 8:15PM. Masks required. All ages are welcomed!

  • Date: Friday, July 9, 2021
  • Time: 8:00pm 
  • Cost: Free 
  • Location: Rotary Pavilion

Thursday Evening Bike Rides - Adults

 

Join us as often as you’d like on Thursdays for a leisurely
10 - 15-mile ride through South Windsor, basking in stunning
sunset views of our lovely town. This ride is for beginners and casual riders.
Helmets required. Please bring water and masks. Meet at 5:45pm at the CT Valley
Brewing Company, 765 Sullivan Avenue ride departs 6pm.

  • Date: June 17- September 2, 2021 
  • Time: 5:45pm 
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: CT Valley Brewing Company

May is National Bike Month


Here are some suggestions for biking this month from the League of American Bicyclists and South Windsor Walk & Wheel Ways

    In addition to being National Bike Month, May is Mental Health Month. The benefits of exercising for physical health have been promoted for decades, and it’s increasingly  recognized that physical activity benefits mental health, as well. Our well-being, physically and mentally, is in focus right now. We don’t talk often enough about the mental health benefits of biking, including reducing stress and anxiety, and improving happiness, mental focus, and sleep. You don't have to put on Lycra or bike up a mountain to get these effects. Short and regular physical activity will go a long way to a cumulative effect on your health. This May, we’re not only encouraging people to bike because it is fun, but also because it feels good and is good for you.

     

    SWW&WW Bike Racks & Bike Repair Station

    We added a bike repair station with tools, an air pump, and an E-Bike charging station at the new restroom facility in Nevers Park next to the soccer field! The facility also has a water bottle refilling station, picnic tables and a bike rack. Enjoy a snack while charging your electric bike.

    Look for our bike racks at parks, schools, libraries, businesses and popular gathering places in South Windsor.  Please note the new bike racks at Dynamic Fitness Results on Rt. 5 and at CT Valley Brewing Company on Sullivan Avenue! For information on acquiring a bike rack at your business, check out our Bicycle Rack Cost Share Program on our website: www.swwww.org or help us purchase additional bike racks for the town by making a donation to South Windsor Walk & Wheel Ways through the South Windsor Community Fund at www.swfoundation.org.

     
     
     
     

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