Henry Ar Foon Celebration Ride

A Bicycle Ride Honoring Henry Ar Foon
9AM, Sunday, October 9th, 2022

Curated by New England Coalition for Cycling Diversity

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on a Bike

Hosted by Blue Hills Cycling Club

Cosponsored by the New England Chinese American Alliance, LexRide, and The Chinese American Association of Lexington

·    Come join us on a ride to honor Chinese American cyclist Henry Ar Foon, reportedly the first Chinese child born (1874) in the Boston area and elected president of the Winnisimmet Cycle Club of Chelsea in 1897. We visit scenic Wompatuck State Park, lovely Jerusalem Road in Cohasset, and ride to Scituate to his later-in-life home site and grave site.

·    Start information. The ride will start at Wompatuck State park. If taking the train, the Cohasset MBTA commuter station is about 3 miles away from the Wompatuck Visitor’s center by bike trail. MBTA trains run from South Station.

·    Multiple-speed, no-drop groups to accommodate newer riders, and also those who like more spirited rides: 11-18 mph for 17 and 37 miles (extension to Hull). Maps and RideWithGPS directions and ride leaders will be provided.

37 or 42 Mile loop:
37 Mile route from Wompatuck
42 Mile route from the train station

17 or 23 Mile loop:
17 Mile route from Wompatuck
23 Mile route from the train station

Required Pre-register at https://forms.gle/SyCT1bqbHSLjw3JZ7. Check website https://neccd.bike/henry-ar-foon-celebration-ride at 6 AM for cancellations.  Sign waiver at the start.

Information on Henry Ar Foon in English: https://neccd.bike/henryarfoonoon-en/

Cyclist Henry Ar Foon (1872-1955) with friends at his home 60 Mordecai Lincoln Road, Scituate. Mr. McKinney, Bill Barnes, Eddie Ar Tick, Henry Ar Foon
Henry and Grace Ar Foon gravesite in Mount Hope Cemetery, Scituate, near corner Mt. Hope Lane and next to 330 Clapp Road. Grave at rear left section.

Photos courtesy Polly Kimmitt. https://pk-pollyblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-ar-foon-family-of-chelsea-and.html