GMTMA’s Bike Week Events Next Week!

10 May

We have a lot going on next week, and we hope to see you out on your bike and involved. Contact Rebecca at rhersh@gmtma.org for more info.

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

Bike to Work Week: Register, Ride, and Win!

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. To register for free, go to http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9s7bc4cab&oeidk=a07e5tmif0de1f6950b.

 

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 at this FREE event 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 rhersh@gmtma.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/

Questions? Comments? Need more information?

Visit our website at www.gmtma.org, or email rhersh@gmtma.org

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