Rain Rain Go Away…

14 May

It always seems to rain during Bike to Work Week, doesn’t it? Don’t let that deter you from getting out there on your bike, though! A little rain gear will protect you. But we will have to cancel our Tuesday morning Breakfast for Bikers at the Princeton Junction train station — the weather forecast for Tuesday just looks too grim. Please come out to our Breakfast for Bikers on Wednesday morning in Trenton, though, and also to our free Lunch & Learn event on Friday at the Princeton Public Library! Details below. Hope to see you this week, and keep on biking!

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 tohttp://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9s7bc4cab&oeidk=a07e5tmif0de1f6950b.

 

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.

Questions? Comments? Need more information?

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

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