‘Bike To Work Week’ 2020 has been moved from its usual slot in May to this week, September 21-27, because of the coronavirus lockdown that struck earlier this year. Local transportation agencies Greater Mercer TMA and Keep Middlesex Moving are encouraging commuters to leave their car at home, and consider alternatives including biking. Here in Princeton, two events will be taking place to mark the occasion. First, on Wednesday, September 23,the first Princeton ‘Bike To Lunch’ campaign will take place. Co-organized by members of the Princeton Bike Committee, New Jersey Environmental Lobby, and Walkable Princeton, the event aims to encourage people to ride to a downtown restaurant and pick up some food for lunchtime. Participants are encouraged to take photos and share them on social media with the hashtag #BikeToLunchPrinceton.
There will also be a Bike Rally on Saturday, starting at 4 p.m. at Hinds Plaza, next to Princeton Public Library. Riders will follow a kid-friendly 1.8-mile route around the town on local roads, then get some ice-cream at Halo Pub. Facemasks and helmets are required!
More details can be found at the Princeton Bike Committee blog at this link.