Greenwich Point bike tour set for Sunday

The Greenwich Historical Society will sponsor a “Greenwich Point History on Wheels” family bike tour on Sunday, June 24.

The tour is designed to explore the rich history of Greenwich Point and show how an idyllic 19th century island estate, complete with a private golf course, built by millionaire J. Kennedy Tod on the original 1640 Greenwich founder’s Elizabeth Neck, evolved into the fabulous recreational town park it is today.

Participants will engage with local historians stationed throughout the park to learn about the original beachfront golf course, about the groundbreaking architect who designed the award-winning and now newly restored Innis Arden Cottage, the humble origins of the Old Greenwich Yacht Club, the historic Chimes Building’s uses, why the eagle statue stands guard over the estate’s pond and more.

As participants cycle through the tour, they’ll stop along the way to hear stories, take a closer look at some of the ruins, and see vintage photos from the historical society’s collection that capture snapshots from different eras. Kids can participate in their very own scavenger hunt as part of the tour.

Participants will gather at the first parking lot on the right after entering the park. The tour is open to bike-riding singles, families and children over seven years old who are able to ride a bicycle. Participants need to bring bikes and wear bike helmets. Water bottles are also recommended.

The tours will begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Admission is free but reservations are recommended. To reserve a space, or for additional info, please call 203-869-6899, ext. 10.

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