The Willimantic Ride Alongs

The Willimantic Ride Alongs


This is a new and local media experiment-in-the-making about life in Willimantic and Eastern Connecticut. Thanks to the riders and WRTD for allowing us to capture and share stories. I am planning for one Ride Along a month for 2017 on a mix of the WRTD routes in Willi, Norwich and Danielson. A schedule of future rides will be posted here as arrangements are confirmed.

The first “test demonstration” video was produced by three students from a video production class with Denise Matthews, a Professor of Communications at Eastern. Special thanks to Hannah Garrahy, Angelique Greenberg and Alex Johnson and Denise for their hard work and dedication! Future videos will be created by freelancers at Charter Public Access and other media students.

An article I wrote about the origins and background for this campaign appeared in the April issue of Neighbors, a regional news and culture magazine. Here’s the link:

 Our next ride will be in early July and I am pleased to report that videographer and producer Shane Goodrich will be on baord to capture your stories!


Visit the Facebook page for more information and to follow our adventures in the Quiet Corner:

Facebook Page for Willi Ride Alongs



For more information feel free to reach me at Thanks!

John Murphy

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