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Famous Families of Fairfield Historical Bike Tour
September 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm$8 – $10
Fairfield residents are invited to join the Famous Families of Fairfield historic bike ride on Sunday, September 22 at 1:00PM. Hosted by the Fairfield Museum & History Center and the Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, the tour will visit various points of interest and recount the stories of important families from Fairfield’s long history, many of whose names are still well documented on the streets and buildings of the town.
“A bike tour provides a great way to access many of the spots where we want to show people how the names of prominent citizens from Fairfield’s past are still part of our daily lives,” said Walter D. Matis, Program Volunteer Coordinator for the Fairfield Museum, who will narrate the tour.
Tour participants will learn about Rodger Ludlowe, Mabel Osgood Wright, the Ogden family, the Jennings family, the Perry family, the Wakeman family, the Osborn family, and the Burr family, all of whom made important contributions to the town and whose names are memorialized at locations all around Fairfield.
Bike tour group members will start the ride on the Green in front of Town Hall. The ride will go past the the Fairfield Public library, the Birdcraft Museum, Roger Ludlowe Middle School and Fairfield Ludlowe High School. Then the group will stop at the Odgen House, Wakeman Boys & Girls Club, Southport Harbor and end at the Burr Mansion on the Old Post Road.
The cycling tour will cover approximately five miles, starting and ending at Town Hall. Bicycle tour participants are required to wear helmets and the group is limited to the first 25 people who sign up in advance. Children 13 and older can be part of the tour but must be accompanied by a parent.