Information provided by Mike Pikula
Photos courtesy of Michael Harrison
October 26, 2017 2:22 p.m.

On October 17, East Coast Greenway (ECG) Relay Riders arrived in Fernandina Beach as part of a 3000 mile relay along the ECG. Representatives from the Friends of the Amelia Island Trails, Inc. greeted the guests upon their water taxi arrival from St Marys, Georgia.

Riders and greeters gather around the East Coast Greenway logo with the tag line “A Trail Connecting Cities.” Photo courtesy of Michael Harrison.

City Commissioner Tim Poynter addresses East Coast Greenway officials on local government efforts to support trails. Not pictured, and also in attendance was Nassau County Commissioner Danny Leeper.

Amelia Island Trails, Inc. hosted a luncheon at Cafe Karibo for ECG officials and riders. Local elected officials, including Nassau County Board of Commission Chairman Danny Leeper and City Commission Tim Poynter, among many officials who supported the efforts of Amelia Island Trails, addressed those in attendance.

As the riders made their way down the east coast, approximately 100 organizations helped support the event. According to ECG, those who participated are “celebrating 25 years, 50 rivers, and 1 Greenway. We’re meeting Greenway friends old and new, honoring the work of local officials (and several governors), and encouraging more people to get out and enjoy this unique route.” The ECG Relay ends October 28 in Key Largo, Florida.

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Dan Groth
Dan Groth (@guest_49695)
5 years ago

Nice report, Mike. Sorry I could not be there to help celebrate.

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