Not only is May National Bike Month, for many local students it is Prom Season! In that spirit, check out this amusing video, prepared by TransForm CA, an advocacy group for transit and walkable communities based out of the Bay Area. Picking up a Prom date on two wheels may seem like a pretty wild idea, but ‘Bike Proms’ are catching on all over the country, as young people get dressed up and ride to a destination to party. Here are some links to bike proms in Washington DC, Baltimore, Salt Lake City, and Los Angeles.
Back here in Princeton, we may not have Bike Prom, but we do have a whole bunch of activities including some organized by Greater Mercer TMA and WWBPA! First up, there is the 2013 annual ‘Bike Rodeo‘, which has now been expanded to a ‘Wheels Rodeo‘ to include skateboards and rollerbladers! Bring all kids big and small, for fun on 2+ wheels! The event, which will feature an obstacle course and free safety checks is going off at 400 Witherspoon St (Township Hall), right here in Princeton, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. It is organized by Princeton Human Services, Princeton Police Department, Mayors Wellness Campaign, and the Princeton Recreation Department.
If you haven’t registered for ‘Bike To Work’ Week (May 13-17), there’s still time! Find out how at the GMTMA website here. There is also a ‘Ride of Silence’ at the West Windsor Municipal Center at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, May 15, to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding public roadways.