Thank you to all of our supporters for coming out to see us on Tuesday, July 25th as we held our FVTC Benefit Evening. It was great to see and talk to so many people. We want to give a big shout-out to all of the staff at American Flatbread for being so helpful and accommodating to everyone that came through the door.  Thanks as well to those who contributed raffle items and other giveaways, including:

  • Bicycle themed bookends & cookbook (Nourish) signed by and courtesy of Terry Walters, Avon, CT 
  • A Handle Bar bike bag, bicycle socks, and other bicycle themed items, FVTC long- and short- sleeved high visibility shirts, and bicycle jersey 
  • Thule Hitch Mount Bike Rack 
  • Gift certificates and other swag courtesy of Benidorm of Canton, Suburban Ski & Bike of Berlin, East Coast Greenway Alliance, Watch for Me CT, and Bicycle Express of Simsbury 
  • Passes and discs courtesy of Tower Ridge in Avon, and vegetable basket courtesy of George Hall Farm in Simsbury

All proceeds from this event will benefit the FVTC, its members, and all trail users.

The Farmington Valley Trails Council is a local non-profit and is an all-volunteer organization. We are always looking for board members and volunteers to assist with the many tasks that exist. The board meets monthly via Zoom and our meetings are open to the public. We encourage all to attend. 

Officers and board members in attendance included: Barbara Collins: President, Laura Russotto: Vice President, Tony Russotto: Treasurer, Norm Berg: Secretary, Bruce Donald: East Coast Greenway Alliance, Fran Gurtman: Bike Walk Avon, Tim Bowman: Bike Walk Canton, Ron Goralski: Bike Walk Farmington, Alan Blasenstein, Joy Himmelfarb, David Kinkead, Diana Moody, Dwight Weed and volunteer Sherry Dwyer 

If you are interested in finding out more about the FVTC, visit our website at or send an email at