Our 2013 Greenwich Finish honors Sgt Roger Petrone. A 17+ year-veteran with the Greenwich Police Department, Petrone was diagnosed with ALS
in 2007. His fellow officers and community leaders are on a quest to make Greenwich, CT, synonymous with an effective treatment for ALS.
With 51 townships and 263 miles behind us, we enter Greenwich, CT, and our 3 day journey from Boston comes to a close.
Riding at their own pace after an early morning departure out of New Haven, the first riders are expected to arrive in
North Greenwich at around 11:00am on Sunday, July 21st.
Coming into town on Round Hill Road, early riders will await the group with a few hours of hill repeats up and down John Street.
With an average grade of 8%, John Street is a steep and winding ¾ mile climb with grades of up to 13% in some places. We hate
ALS, and we take the opportunity on John Street to prove it. It's here that the fury of angry cyclists fueled by the fact that there
is still no effective treatment for ALS comes to a climax.
Cyclists have been known to climb John Street as many as 15 times as spectators cheer them on, and donate to their heroic efforts. (For
a rider: 15 times up John Street, on a 75 mile hilly ride from New Haven, is a distance and difficulty rating greater than even the toughest
day on the Tour de France.)
At 2 pm we leave the pain of the John Street for the pomp of downtown Greenwich, our Victory Ride down Greenwich Ave and Finish Line celebration
at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.
Come and join us!
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