This weekend, the Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) will host the DIY DK100 Mitch Ancona Ride. On Saturday, Sept 12, Mitch Ancona, owner of Ancona’s Wines and Liquors, will ride an epic 100 miles on the NRVT to showcase the trail and raise funds to build more miles.
Ancona will be riding the East Loop of the Wilton NRVT, which is about two miles long. Starting at the Wilton Twin Oaks parking lot, he will be riding his single speed bike back and forth and back and forth…. many times!
Ancona is a longtime supporter of the NRVT and is ready to build more trail. He says he rides “not for a living, but to live,” and supports the NRVT, “so others can have a safe place to ride a bike or walk.”
The public can support Ancona with a donation on the NRVT website, by riding some of the trail with him, or by coming to cheer him on. Ancona will be on the NRVT trail starting at 8 a.m. until he completes 100 miles. Bring cowbells, “Go Mitch!” signs, and clap and whistle him down the NRVT East Loop trail.
NRVT officials ask that spectators make sure to observe social distancing on the trail.
During the Coronavirus crisis, the NRVT had trail use spike by over 260%.
The NRVT has eight miles of completed trail and 22 more miles to build. All proceeds from this event help build more community-friendly, multipurpose trail.
The Friends of the NRVT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to the creation of a 30-mile, multi-use, handicap accessible, soft surface trail running through the heart of Fairfield County from Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, through Wilton, Ridgefield, and Redding, terminating at Rogers Park in Danbury.