2021 Membership

Let’s Move ! Access the downloadable membership form at the bottom of this post. If you prefer to pay online, go to Members–Join Us!

21 reasons you should join Connex in 2021!

  1. Connex annual membership is a mere $15.00.
  2. Membership includes a FREE Connex Gaiter with remittance by January 31, 2021.
  3. Connex works in your community for FREE!
  4. Connex is a non-profit organization.
  5. 100% of the events and accomplishments happen through volunteerism.
  6. 100% of the $$ raised are returned to the Portsmouth community. 
  7. Connex hosts group cycling rides, hiking, and kayaking events.  
  8. Plans for the first official bike path in Portsmouth are underway.   Stay informed.
  9. The activity path in Mound Park is a dedicated area where youth can ride a bike, a skateboard, or a scooter without worrying about vehicle traffic.
  10. Connex installed welcome signs in Mound Park. 
  11. Connex designed and continues to distribute Discover Portsmouth brochure. 
  12. Connex purchased bike Cruisers in 2020 and hosts rides for adults.
  13. Connex purchased youth bikes in 2020 and hosts rides for youth. 
  14. Connex will host a backpacking class, video clips of trail heads, trail head locations, gear recommendations and more in 2021. 
  15. Connex members share ideas of places to hike and bike.
  16. Connex members share experiences and outdoor life hacks. 
  17. Connex promotes family-friendly social opportunities.
  18. Connex connects the community of Portsmouth.
  19. Connex showcases the beautiful landscape in which we live and thrive. 
  20. Connex members vote for Connex leadership.
  21. Connex needs you!  Your community needs Connex!

Connex Installs Two New Welcome Signs in Mound Park

Connex installed two new welcome signs in Mound Park. One sign is located near the pickleball and tennis courts along 17th Street. The other is located along Hutchins Street near the donor plaza that was installed in 2019 by Connex. If you haven’t take a walk along the activity path through Mound Park, plan one. Mound Park is home to the last remaining earthworks in the area and some of the largest trees in the City. The welcome signs were fabricated by Falcon Fabrication in Minford Ohio. The funding to purchase the signs was raised by Connex and supplemented with 2020 Hotel/Motel grant funding.

The Amazing Way Bicycles Change You

Tony Desnick, Director for Development and New Projects with Nice Ride Minnesota, makes the case that bikes are saving the world from itself. Bicycles really do change you and, in amazing ways, change the community around you. Watch the TED talk on Youtube at this link: https://youtu.be/KTT7i3SKpMQ