Author Archives: John McCormick

Summer solstice brings temps in the 90s as Riverton looks to the Fourth

In just two weeks, months of planning, prep, and fundraising by the tireless volunteers of the Riverton July 4th Committee will culminate with the arrival of the 119th Children’s Parade. Part summer picnic, part homecoming, part testimony to patriotic pride, … Continue reading

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With a little help from a lot of friends

Tethered to my workplace until 5PM that day I knew I would be unable to catch the arrival of the HRCentury riders, so I appealed to the Universe and it delivered in the form of this great pic of HRCentury creator … Continue reading

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Late to the party again…

Bike Event Peeps: Be advised I have to work until 5pm today so I will not be there for the arrival of Century riders or the Community Ride. I expect to make it to the Orange Blossom dinner. Pulleeeze… can … Continue reading

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This is happening

The latest Historic Riverton Century update from Rob Gusky: Registrations: 16 – 100 mile Century riders 5 – 30 mile riders from Bordentown 81 – Community Ride participants 30 – Orange Blossom Dinner attendees

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Just in Time for Bike Weekend

On Sunday during the Criterium the HSR will have a merch table in front of Riverton Free Library from about 12:30-4pm. Check all the latest historically themed mugs made from the Society’s archive of vintage images in the 1.05 MB jpg file at right or this 416 kb … Continue reading

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HRCentury forecast looks sunny

Just in from organizer Rob Gusky is this sitrep on this coming weekend’s Historic Riverton Century and 3-Mile Community Ride: FYI – everything is looking good for Saturday’s events – here are some updates Registrations 12 – 100 mile Century riders • … Continue reading

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Annie Londonderry’s legacy

These webpages have recounted the exploits of the riders of the 1895 New York Times Tri-State Relay Race more than a few times. As that event unfolded in June 1895, Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky, a young mother of three children, was just three months … Continue reading

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News from the front

Key bullets resulting from a conference call with Rob Gusky this morning and an email from Phyllis Rodgers about the upcoming Historic Riverton Century, 3-Mile Community Ride, and Historic Riverton Criterium follow: Eventbrite regisistration as of June 1 (10 days to go … Continue reading

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Summer is almost here, campers

If June is here, summer camp can’t be far behind. Today there are computer camps, karate camps, space camps, basketball camps, art camps, and many more, but the place for legions of boys around here during the 1950s was Medford Township’s Camp … Continue reading

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Community Ride not Riverton’s first cavalcade of cycles

The 3-Mile Community Ride planned to welcome the Historic Riverton Century Riders on June 11 is not the first bicycle procession around the streets of Riverton. In September 1894, in conjunction with an upcoming bicycle race on Riverton’s race track, the Ladies … Continue reading

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