Join In For ‘The Mayor’s Bike Ride’! This Sunday, 1 p.m., Community Park South!

Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert (center, holding cell phone) consults with local transportation officials  while checking out a new cycle route in Princeton earlier this year. (Click to expand.)

Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert (center, holding cell phone) consults with local transportation officials while checking out a new cycle route in Princeton earlier this year. (Click to expand.)

This Sunday, October 27, there is going to be a group cycle ride around Princeton! The ride, organized by Princeton Joint Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee is intended to be a fun opportunity for residents who enjoy two-wheeled transportation to get together and enjoy riding through some beautiful parts of Princeton while admiring the fall leaves!

This is a recreational ride for all ages and ability levels. The route is just 3.5 miles and the pace will be very gentle. Adults, kids and riders of all ages are encouraged to join in! The route will proceed from Community Park South through Community Park North on off-street trails, through Mountain Lakes Park and back. Some parts will go along local roads with supervision from Princeton Police. Half-way around, at Mountain Lakes House, there will be a stop for refreshments (hopefully hot cider and/or hot chocolate!)

Details:

  • Date and time: Sunday, October 27 at 1 p.m.
  • Meet-up point: Community Park South (see map below)
  • Transit: NJ Transit Route 605Ā runs between Montgomery Township and Lawrence / West Windsor Townships along Witherspoon Street near Community Park South. NJ Transit buses are equipped with racks to transport up to 2 bikes at a time, so you can ‘bike and ride’.
  • Parking: Yes, free parking at Race Street or by Community Park Pool.
  • Ages: For all ages and ability levels!
  • Cost: Free!
  • Required equipment: Bicycle, Cycle helmet. Halloween costume optional.
  • RSVP not required- just show up on the day.

This bike ride was the idea of Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert, who is a member of the Pedestrian and Bike committee and a supporter of sustainability and healthy living. Cycling is green transportation and this bike ride definitely fits with the Mayor’s ‘Wellness Campaign’. The word is that new School Board superintendent Steve Cochrane will also be joining in. Maybe some other elected officials will get involved too? It would be great to see the whole Council joining with local residents by getting on their bikes to demonstrate Princeton’s commitment to green transportation. Either way, it sounds like this is going to be a lot of fun , so we definitely hope to attend!

Official poster for Mayor's Bike Ride. (Click to expand.)

Official poster for Mayor’s Bike Ride. (Click to expand.)

Does this bike ride sound like fun to you? Is this a good thing for the Mayor to be doing? Leave your thoughts using the comment box below.

 

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