And that means it’s our busy season at Greater Mercer TMA. We’re sponsoring and co-sponsoring a number of events and activities. Get on your bike and get involved! Contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Saturday April 28, 12noon – 5pm
Where: Downtown Princeton
Come visit our table (we’ll be on Witherspoon Street, in front of Mezzaluna and across the street from Olive’s) for information on Bike to Work Week, Safe Routes to School, RideProvide, Anti-Idling, Carpooling, and more. And enter your name in our drawing to win a free bike safety kit! We’ll be right next to the West Windsor Bicycle & Pedestrian Alliance, so it’ll be a real bike-friendly zone. Please stop by, and don’t forget to avoid the crowds by taking the FreeB shuttle to the festivities.
Saturday May 12, 9am – 1pm
Bicycle Safety Rodeo
Where: St. Lawrence Rehab Center, Lawrenceville
St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center’s annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo and SAFE KIDS Day provides children ages 3-12 and their families with an opportunity to learn about safety. The day includes bicycle inspections, a bicycle safety course, and free helmets for all children who attend. Children MUST pre-register to receive helmets and have their bikes inspected. To register, call (609) 896-9500 x 2212 or email email@example.com. St. Lawrence is located on Route 206 in Lawrenceville, just off Exit 7-B of Route I-95.
Saturday May 12, 1pm – 4:45pm
Buy a Bike, Get a Free Helmet!
Where: Trenton Bike Exchange, Ewing
GMTMA will be at the Trenton Boys & Girls Club Bike Exchange giving away FREE helmets to anybody who purchases a bicycle between 1 and 4:45pm. The Bike Exchange, which donates all proceeds of its sales to the Boys & Girls Club, has a large selection of good quality, low cost used bikes for all ages and skill levels. All bikes are reconditioned and ready to ride. The Bike Exchange is in the Capitol Plaza Shopping Center at 1500 N. Olden Ave. in Ewing and is easily accessible by NJ Transit bus # 606.
Monday May 14 – Friday May 18
Where: On Your Bike
Be a part of national Bike to Work Week by registering for GMTMA’s 2012 event. The first 150 registrants get a Bike to Work 2012 t-shirt! At the end of the week, log your mileage, and we’ll enter you into a free drawing to win a prize from one of our generous sponsors. Registration is FREE and open to everyone. We encourage you to register regardless of whether you ride to an office – as long as you’re on a bike, replacing a trip that you’d otherwise take in a car. For registration info, visit www.gmtma.org.
Tuesday May 15, 6am – 8am
Breakfast for Bikers
Where: Princeton Junction Station
Do you bike to the Princeton Junction train station to get to work? If so, stop by our Breakfast for Bikers table on Tuesday of Bike To Work Week! GMTMA and the West Windsor Bike-Ped Alliance will be providing free coffee and refreshments to bicyclists.
Wednesday May 16, 7am – 9am
Breakfast for Bikers
Where: Trenton Transit Center
Do you bike to the Trenton Transit Center to get to work? If so, stop by our Breakfast for Bikers table on Wednesday of Bike To Work Week! GMTMA and the Trenton Cycling Revolution will be providing free coffee and refreshments to bicyclists.
Friday May 18, 12:30pm – 2pm
Lunch & Learn with GMTMA
Complete Streets: Changing New Jersey’s Roadways for All Users
Where: Princeton Public Library, Community Room, First Floor
Roadway hazards for bicyclists and pedestrians are often overlooked because historically, roadways were designed with only the automobile in mind. But in New Jersey and around the country, this is changing, thanks to the “Complete Streets” movement. Through efforts at both the state and local level, communities are becoming more aware of the need to accommodate all users of the roadway network. Complete streets are designed to enable safe access for all users — pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Attendees will get to see a new presentation and accompanying short film — designed and presented by representatives from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, planning firm Parsons Brinckerhoff, and consulting firm Civic Eye Collaborative — on the importance of Complete Streets policies and how communities and citizens can develop and implement their own policies. Case studies at the state, county, and local level will also be discussed. Refreshments will be served courtesy of our luncheon sponsor, Terra Momo Bread Company, and attendees will be eligible to participate in a free drawing for a bike safety kit! Space is limited, please pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday May 19, 8:30am
Trenton Bike Tour
Where: 1719 William Trent House Museum, 15 Market Street, Trenton, NJ
This family-friendly annual bike event is considered a must-attend by many local cyclists, families and the general public. Notable sites this year include: South Riverwalk Park, Riverview Cemetary, Columbus Park, D&R Canal State Park, The Island neighborhood, Stacy Park and more! As part of National Bike Month and marking the culmination of National Bike to Work Week, the tour aims to not only highlight the city’s many tourist attractions, but also promote healthy lifestyles and raise awareness of bicycle safety throughout the region for avid and recreational cyclists. Join us for a leisurely, police-escorted, 15-mile ride through New Jersey’s historic capital city. More info, and registration info can be found here: http://www.trentoncycling.org/2012-trenton-bike-tour/
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