Sunday, August 9, 2015

event: Super Moon bike ride at Lawrence-Hopwell Trail, night of Saturday Aug. 29

After the sun sets on Saturday, August 29, a full moon will provide illumination as bicyclists ride along Rosedale Lake, through meadows and under the tree canopy in wooded sections of Mercer Meadows in Hopewell Township. They will be participating in the second annual Super Moon Bike Ride at Mercer Meadows, sponsored by the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) and Mercer County Park Commission. 

All riders aged 12 and up are invited to participate in the six-mile loop along the Lawrence Hopewell Trail, the Maidenhead Trail and the Twin Pines Trail. The ride, expected to take about 45 minutes, is free to all, although donations are greatly appreciated. Advanced registration for every rider in the family is highly recommended at

For an interesting recap of the initial Super Moon ride a year ago, check
out this 5-minute video feature by photographer and LHT trustee Cie Stroud. 

In the video, the talking heads include Peter Kremer of Parsons Brinckerhoff
(bike master plan consultants), Michael Grey, co-owner of Sourland Cycles
in Hopewell, and Eleanor Horne, co-president of the LHT.

Related video, also by Cie Stroud. PS have you ridden on the LHT yet ? Try it !

Who else is in the news re: bike to work ?   

      The Green Bay Packers continued their famous training camp tradition of
      allowing kids to lend them bicycles, for riding to/from the practice field. 
      Jumping into the act, an insurance company has sponsored The Dream Fleet
      of customized sidecar-equipped bikes for "The DreamDrive".  SlideshowVideo

More local news re: riding around in the dark

        As part of a multi-month bicycle safety initiative, East Windsor Township is launching 
         "Bike at Night — Use a Light", on Tuesday, Aug. 4, which will continue through 
        Friday, Sept. 11. During this phase, the township will be distributing, at no cost, to 
        East Windsor residents the required pair of bike lights along with safety information 
        literature, daily through the police/court building at 80 One Mile Road. 

        Mayor Janice Mironov said, "'Bike At Night, Use a Light', the third and final phase of 
        the township Bike Safety Program, is geared to safe biking at night and will be a directed
        effort, through public education and personal contact to get bicyclers to use proper lighting
        at night. Those who bicycle at night without proper lights are a danger not only to themselves, 
        but to motorists using the roadways."

        The bicycle safety program is underwritten by a $10,000 grant from the New Jersey Highway 
        Traffic Safety Division.         Read the entire article.

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