Bike Month is packed with all kinds of events in Mercer County. There is something for everyone in the family and that is why Greater Mercer TMA would like to ask everyone to pay extra attention, be cautious, and share the road.
Biking events for children
- Bike to School Day for Princeton public schools:
Community Park School – TBD
Johnson Park School – May 16th
Littlebrook School – May 10th
Riverside School – May 18th
John Witherspoon Middle School – May 10th
Princeton High School – TBD
- Bike Rodeos
St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center will host its annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Safe Kids Day on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Children must pre-register for this event to receive a free bike helmet and bike inspection. Register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or by phone at (609) 896-9500, ext. 2212.
For more information go to http://slrc.org/events/post/bicycle-safety-rodeo
The Princeton 7th Annual Wheels Rodeo – Saturday May 20th, 2017 from 10AM to 1:00PM at 400 Whitherspoon Street. There will be free bike safety checks, helmets, refreshments and more! Enter for a chance to win a free family pool membership or a new bike.
This is your chance to bring any unwanted bicycles to donate and to register your bike with the Princeton Police Department.
For more information call Princeton Police 609-921-2100 ext. 2121.
More info online at https://www.facebook.com/events/1894169967521136/
Biking events for adults and families
- National Bike to Work Week is May 15-19th, and Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 19th. Register for Bike to Work Week, Bike to Food and Friends, and Bike to Work day events at http://www.gmtma.org/pg-bike-to-work.php
- On Sunday May 21st the Historical Society of Princeton will host “Chasing George,” a 10-mile bike ride along the D&R Canal State Park path, following the route George Washington took the morning of January 3, 1777 to fight in what became known as the Battle of Princeton.
- The “Chasing George” ride joins PBAC’s Ciclovia 2017 at Quaker Road. Between 1-4pm the road will be closed to cars. Feet and people-powered wheels are welcome.
Parking for cars is available at the Quaker Meeting or at Mercer Mall.
For further details see PBAC’s blog – http://pjpbac.blogspot.com
- Whole Earth Center Random Acts of Community
Each week in May on a randomly chosen day at a randomly chosen corner and time, Whole Earth Center will give the first 6 bicyclists who ride by a reward package from local businesses worth over $40. Whole Earth is also a sponsor of Bike to Work Week.
For more info, go to https://www.facebook.com/wholeearthcenter/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf