Wednesday, October 23, 2013

re: event - MAYOR'S COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE this Sunday at 1PM



MEDIA ADVISORY
Celebrate Bicycling, Bike Friendly Princeton, Family and Fall at
The Mayor's Bike Ride — 1:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013
***Free Refreshments at Mountain Lakes House***
WHAT: Bring your entire family to celebrate bicycling and Princeton's fall beauty on the Mayor's Bike Ride, sponsored by Princeton's Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PBAC) and the municipality of Princeton. The ride is a scenic and easy 3.5 miles through traffic-controlled streets and bike paths of the Community Park South and The Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve areas of town. Free refreshments will be served at Mt. Lakes House at the approximate mid-point of the route. All bicyclists are required to wear helmets.
WHERE: The ride begins at 1:00 p.m. in Community Park South, at the John Street entrance to the playing fields, adjacent to the tennis courts and the Community Park School basketball courts. Parking is available in the Community Park South lot (but we encourage you to bike to the start!).
WHY: Princeton is a beautiful place to bike any time, but especially in the fall, when temperatures drop and the foliage adds extra color to the landscape. What better way to celebrate family, enjoy the outdoors and get a little exercise to boot. Also, we're celebrating the work of Princeton's Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PBAC) which last week helped the municipality gain recognition from the League of American Bicyclists as a Bike Friendly Community. Princeton joins only four other New Jersey municipalities that have garnered Bike Friendly Community awards, and is one of only 291 communities in 48 states to have been recognized for its efforts to make itself a more bikeable town.
WHO: Mayor Liz Lempert, incoming School Superintendent Steve Cochrane, members of the PBAC, other two-wheeled dignitaries and lots of friendly bicyclists.
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