Green Ribbon Ride Sunday: Expect road closures

As motorcyclists participating in the Green Ribbon Ride pass through Trumbull on Sunday, May 5, residents should expect temporary road closures.

According to race director and Trumbull resident Fred Garrity Jr., motorcyclists are expected to come down Route 25 and go down Main Street in Trumbull between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m. The 30-mile ride is honoring the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and leaves from Shelton at 11 a.m.

“It could be closed anywhere from 25 minutes to 45, depending on how many riders show up,” Garrity said.

Police Lt. Thomas Savarese said police will be sending out a notification later this week to businesses and churches along the route, making sure they are aware of the temportary closure.

All Trumbull residents are invited to wear green to show support for the riders along the parade route or at the end of the ride at the Westfield Trumbull mall. Organizers expect thousands of motorcyclists, and family and friends of the victims are among those participating in the memorial ride.

It’s hard to gauge how many folks will end up participating, since registration takes place the day before and the day of.

“It’s the nature of the event that because it’s rain or shine and because Connecticut does host so many charity events all riding season, people are very familiar with the process and just show up,” Garrity said.

“We’re encouraging people to come to Westfield mall to help support the cause and enjoy the free concert and vendors,” Garrity said.

Visitors should enter on the Madison Avenue side.

To learn more about the event, organized by Newtown’s five fire departments, visit or see our previous story here.